What is the Sebastopol Grange?
Since 1898, the Sebastopol Grange has served as a gathering place for our rural community. As relevant now as it was then, our hall is today a bustling hub for local resilience, grassroots activism, homegrown music, public education and good times for all. Join us!
Grange halls are often the center of their community, providing opportunities, culture and education, entertainment, emergency shelter, and a meeting place where new friends are made and old friends are cherished. That is the mission of the Sebastopol Hall.
The Sebastopol Grange is a community organization that took root in Sebastopol in 1898. Rising from the fields and farmlands, we gathered on common ground to heal and support each other, work together, and sustain local farms and a locally resilient economy and community. For more than 100 years, we’ve preserved our founding principles of unity, liberty and charity here in Sebastopol.
We built our Hall in 1946, through the labor and donations of the local farm community. You may pass it every day as you drive between Sebastopol and Santa Rosa. The hall and its membership have experienced a revitalization in recent years.
We invite our friends and neighbors to share the harvest from the fields and celebrate the bounty of life with us. Many of the activities at the Grange are open to everyone. The Grange is family-friendly. Although our organization’s roots are in agriculture and we support our local food system, our Grange is not just for farmers.
Our General Meetings are on hold while Covid-19 restrictions are in place. When we can reopen, we will resume meetings to be held on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm.
At our general meetings, we enjoy a potluck dinner and some music, and typically have a presentation about a community program or a discussion about a topic of community interest.
Everyone is welcome to apply for membership in the Grange. Each member contributes at their own pace and level of participation.
The benefits of membership are many;
- Personal fulfillment from making a difference in your community.
- Fun, family-friendly experiences where young and old alike share.
- Discounts on products and services.
- The comfort of knowing that as a Grange member, you are never alone.
The Grange supports and advocates for healthy communities, family farms, local economies, cultural diversity, public schools and education, the arts, and a variety of charitable causes.
The national Grange has lobbyists in Sacramento and Washington D.C. and boasts a long history of successful legislative advocacy. Important issues discussed and decided at the community Grange level may become State or National Grange policy, and even legislation.
The Grange is non-partisan and non-denominational. The Grange was the first national organization to support and promote women as equal voting members. Learn more about the American Grange movement and the California State Grange.