Daily Acts Featured in Press Democrat’s ‘Sonoma Gives’

Check out our very own Trathen on the cover of the 'Sonoma Gives' supplement in the Press Democrat! Grassroots organizing seeds growth of Petaluma nonprofit Daily Acts MICHAEL SHAPIRO FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | January 26, 2017, 1:33PM A small group of concerned citizens can change the world, as Trathen Heckman discovered in 2001. He [...]

What’s Needed Now to Save the Planet— Individual Actions or a Mass Movement?

The recent election will impact many issues, but possibly none greater than the Earth itself and protecting our climate. Two different answers to this question were given last month by 350.org’s founder Bill McKibben at SSU’s 3rd Sustainability Day and, two days later, by Petaluma’s Trathen Heckman at Ripple the World, the annual fundraiser for [...]

Thank You!

On October 27th, more than 600 people gathered with us to raise vital funding and to celebrate our work at Ripple the World. It was an amazing moment for Daily Acts at this 9th annual event as we shared our successes, heard remarkable testimonials, felt encouraged by the devotion of our community, and raised a [...]

Edible Ecosystem – Made Local Magazine

Public food forests build community, improve food security, and increase access to healthy foods. It’s mid-July and, despite months without rain, the berries, herbs, flowers, and fruit trees at the public food forest surrounding the Cavanagh Recreation Center in downtown Petaluma are flourishing. As we brush past pomegranate and fig trees, Trathen Heckman, executive [...]

Ashevillage’s Community Resilience Challenge tests residents’ skills, resources

Posted on May 13, 2016 by Able Allen at Mountain Xpress “Be prepared” goes the Scouting movement’s mantra. And being able to face any challenge is often a goal of institutions. But the question is always: How? How can we be best prepared for whatever may come? The Boy Scout carries his pocketknife. Emergency services [...]

Community Philanthropy Awards: Clear Blue Commercial, Petaluma

BY GARY QUACKENBUSH, SPECIAL TO THE BUSINESS JOURNAL In the words of David Rayall, Sonoma County Water Agency coordinator for environmental services, Clear Blue is a leader in community philanthropy by demonstrating that a commercial business has the ability and accepts the responsibility to give back to the community and help sustain our planet. The company [...]

Volunteers install drought-friendly landscaping at Petaluma fire station

HANNAH BEAUSANG, ARGUS-COURIER STAFF Despite a deluge of weekend storms, about 40 volunteers braved the rain to plant a community garden in front of Petaluma Fire Department Station No. 3 on South McDowell Boulevard, transforming the patchy lawn into a drought tolerant landscape complete with edible plants. For the project led by Petaluma nonprofit Daily Acts, [...]

Petalumans share a plentiful bounty at 8th and Bee Homestead

ARIANA REGUZZONI, FOR THE ARGUS-COURIER At first glance, the yard on the corner of 8th and B streets looks like any other neatly kept, early spring garden in the cozy west Petaluma neighborhood. Clean gray river stones frame newly budding fruit trees, mature kale and chard plants pump out their nutritious offerings and a flowering quince [...]

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