May 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Transhumance Festival: A Celebration of Grassland Culture, Resiliency and the Dedication to Good Good
“The seasonal migration of shepherds and sheep”
On May 11th, 2019, we will herd a flock of sheep from the Petaluma hills to downtown Petaluma. The flock will be grazing Steamer Landing Park Peninsula for fire protection and ecological health.
The morning will be dedicated to this act of shepherding called “transhumance”. Lunch will be provided by our local butchers at Thistle meats and Chef Matt Roberts. The day will be dedicated to ecological literacy, panels, and Fibershed-inspired market place.
This festival will bring the outer landscapes to the village center.
We seek to bring awareness to the connectivity of our food choices, how they affect our landscapes, local economies, and waterways. This festival aims to create a space for the development of our ecological lexicon in our region; to be a space of education and play both for our school children and adults alike, and to create a culture around our ecology and to enliven the art of grazing.
Tickets are $25 per person / under 12 free. – This includes local food tastings.
Lunch is $20 per person – An incredible feast out on the Peninsula.