What can you find at the Sebastopol Grange?

Sebastopol Grange team

What can you find at the Sebastopol Grange?

Opportunities for community-building and social action, music, food, fun and friendship! Everyone is welcome to attend, participate in activities, or become a member. (It’s not just for farmers!) Learn more about the Grange.

Our hall is closed during pandemic restrictions, but Grangers are still connecting, planning, and working to strengthen our community and our hall. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up on what we’re doing until we can meet together again!


Grange members enjoyed a spring picnic!

Grange picnic

Grange members enjoyed a fun picnic on the lovely grounds of the Grange Hall on the last Saturday of April! Socially-distanced, we enjoyed, games, music, hula hooping, and great conversation! So nice to be together again after so long apart!


Please attend the Sebastopol Community Needs Summit on May 12!

Sebastopol Community Needs Summit

Fueled by Sebastopol Service Organizations

The City of Sebastopol and local service clubs invite you to the Community Needs Summit. The goal of the summit is to publicly lay out as comprehensive a picture as possible of significant local social, environmental, educational, and other issues. The summit will help connect interested people to organizations who are already doing great work.
Click here to learn more and register to attend!


Produce Exchange/Donation begins May 11

Produce exchange

The Home Gardener Produce Exchange/Donation will begin May 11! We will be trading plant starts and seeds as well as any early surplus produce you may have. The exchanges will be held the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, May through October from 5 to 5:45 pm outside of the Grange hall (please wear a mask).
This year we will be adding a raffle to benefit the Grange (income has greatly decreased due to pandemic closures) and we will be joined by a Master Preserver on specially organized dates to educate us all on the art and science of preserving produce! Lastly we are encouraging all who can to take part in our Bounty for the County initiative to grow extra in our gardens for the purpose of donating fresh produce to our neighbors in need. (see Grange website for more details)

SOLD OUT – Movie Night at the Grange! May 15, 8pm

Lost In the Middle movie at the Grange Backyard!

A group of friends in their 40s come together the year after helping a friend die with dignity. Now, they convene in the small town they grew up in to scatter the ashes and say one final good-bye.
Think The Breakfast Club thirty years later meets The Big Chill, only more queer and diverse and funny. Shot in Sonoma County, where writer/ director Angie Powers grew up, Lost in the Middle celebrates the hidden diversity of small-town life..


General Meeting at the Grange on May 25, 6pm

Join us for our first post-pandemic gathering! We’ll most likely meet outdoors, following the produce exchange. No potluck at this meeting; please bring your own food and chair. We’re looking forward to welcoming new members at this meeting, so if you’ve been considering becoming a member, we’d love to have you!

Getting to Know a Granger

Tor and Dena Allen honor the sun and the soil

Tor and Dena Allen in their garden

Tor and Dena are living the example of a lower carbon footprint year by year, and teaching others as they do. Their Rahus Institute hosts alternative energy conferences for educators, Dena volunteers with local food-growing programs, both are active members of our Grange. Learn more about them!
Read more Getting to Know a Granger profiles.


Workday at the Grange

Big thanks to the Grangers who came to whack some weeds

and spruce up the grounds around the Grange Hall recently: Nancy Cadigan, Carol Henderson, Jeanna and Sebastian Collet and their boys Obi and Eli, Gary Abreim, Paul Schwebel, and Laura Shafer!


Stop Asian Hate

Grangers are talking about…

SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), Bay Area chapter

The recent murders in Atlanta and attacks in Oakland and San Francisco have brought to national attention to what, unfortunately, is not news to many: bigotry, misogyny, and racialized violence in our country is thriving and Asian and Pacific Islander Americans are frequently the targets of hate crimes and acts of terror. Learn more.


Please help our Sister Grange, the Morgan Hill Grange!

Morgan Hill Grange

This historic building is in danger.
Please help save the Morgan Hill Grange. Because of COVID, it is in financial trouble due to the inability to rent out the venue. The Grange has been very friendly to the bluegrass community and could really use help. Click to learn more and contribute to their Go Fund Me account.


Grangers and Beekeepers Association complete Hedgerow Project 2020
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Using mostly native California plants from local nurseries and the beekeepers gardens, the Really Good Bees Inspirational Garden was planted behind the Grange Hall in October. Read the story about how this collaborative project came together while our hall has been closed due to the pandemic.