The upwelling of interest in the Sebastopol Grange is far from unique, says Vice President Lawrence Jaffee. The local group is part of a growing trend.
Farming and food has historically been a central focus for California’s granges, adds Jerry Allen. As interest in those subjects has increased in recent years, the sometime-dormant granges have been able to fill a renewed need.
The California Grange will hold its annual convention in Sebastopol for five days, beginning Wednesday. Spokesman Rick Keel says having their event here was an easy choice.