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Check out our Spring/Summer 2021 videos, created and hosted by Rock Starter Emma Logan! (We recommend clicking full screen to fully appreciate.)


In addition, UC’s Master Gardeners of Sonoma County are available to support you remotely throughout your entire kit seeding and tending process! Email them at or leave a message at (707) 565-2608, mention you’re a getstarted Starter, and they’ll respond within 1-2 days.


Continued thanks to program partner Petaluma Bounty and all of our product sponsors: Petaluma Seed Bank, Swallowtail Garden Seeds, Friedman's Home Improvement and Grab N' Grow.

Thinning your Starts

Planting your Kits


in the news

Press Democrat: March 20, 2021

getstarted is the Sonoma Home section cover story on the first day of spring! 

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Petaluma Argus Courier: March 16, 2021

A year after fashioning a new way to donate food, the Petaluma residents behind getstarted are again looking to supply hundreds of local families with the tools – and plants – they need to grow produce at home.

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Petaluma Argus Courier: September 25, 2020

getstarted kicks off the story as an example of one way Petaluma Bounty is partnering to address food insecurity. 

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Press Democrat: September 11, 2020

getstarted is featured as a new initiative that shares the bounty in Sonoma County.

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Radio Interview: September 5, 2020

Listen to getstarted on Garden Talk-- Sonoma County's source for gardening, hosted by Steve Garner and Gwen Kilchherr-- on KSRO Sonoma County's FM News Talk Station.

Interview is in Hour 1, at 23:40  

media inquiries

For media inquiries, and to obtain hi res versions of the below images, please contact Nina Sazevich, Sazevich PR at or 415.752.2483.

Media Release: March 8, 2021

Volunteer home gardeners needed this spring for getstarted— a neighbor-to-neighbor initiative to address food insecurity in Petaluma by promoting the practice of growing healthy food

Media Release: August 31, 2020

A new initiative rallies dozens of Petaluma home gardeners to grow edible plant starts for distribution this fall to local families experiencing food insecurity

2021 program 

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