Thank you to all our sponsors, supporters and volunteers for another successful BBQ & Picnic Fundraiser on June 2nd, 2024, our 151st!

In Partnership with Bennett Valley Community Association

A great time was enjoyed by all! Congratulations to our 2024 Cherry Pit Spitting Contest World Champions: Adult Division Champion: Rob Thompson at 25’ 5” and Childrens Division Champion: Landon Swinger at 10’!

 We thank our BVCA partners for managing online ticket sales and sponsoring the adorable All About A Farm petting farm experience! See full set of photos at our Facebook page:

We look forward to seeing everyone again for a day of family fun and celebration at the 152nd on June 1st, 2025!























Past Events 2023-24:
February 6, 2024: District 1 Supervisor Candidates Night
FREE community event hosted by Bennett Valley Grange and Bennett Valley Community Association (BVCA)

Come out to meet your County Supervisor candidates one month before primary Election Day (March 5th) at the historic Bennett Valley Grange! Hear from your candidates directly on all the most pressing issues Sonoma County is facing, and Bennett Valley in particular, and what they think. Rebecca Hermosillo and Jonathan Mathieu are both running for District 1 Supervisor, to replace retiring incumbent Susan Gorin.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

2023 BBQ:

We thank all our generous sponsors for making our historic 150th Anniversary Celebration BBQ and Fundraiser a great success on June 4th!

We give special thanks to all our dedicated volunteers, including the Sonoma County Search & Rescue volunteers. We also extend our deepest gratitude to our special guests from Petalumans of Yesteryear who brought 19th Century Sonoma County history alive with characters from the period.  We also greatly appreciated our special visitors from Chasin Goat Grazing who brought adorable baby goats along with helpful information regarding the many benefits of grazing cooperatives and how they help keep wildfire prone areas safer.

As our Grange celebrates its past throughout 2023, we also look forward with our many new community focused programs. Come out and learn more about what’s new at our Grange and how you can get involved!








PAST EVENTS: all inquiries should go to [email protected]. Bennett Valley Water Resources Update: A Review of Bennett Valley Groundwater Conditions & Regulatory Update

What: This is a free Grange and BVCA Community Event. No charge, and Open to the Public
Where: Bennett Valley Grange Hall, 4145 Grange Road, Santa Rosa, CA
When: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 6:30pm-8pm (doors open 6pm) Bennett Valley Grange
RSVP: [email protected]
Reservations recommended as seating is limited.

Are you concerned about the drought, and the future of our water supply? Ever wonder about the current groundwater conditions for Bennett Valley? Will there always be water when we turn on our taps?

Come out to see your neighbors and enjoy an informative briefing about our water resources in Bennett Valley from our local experts.

Marcus Trotta, Principal Hydrogeologist with Sonoma County Water Agency will be our speaker, along with Robert Pennington, Professional Geologist with County of Sonoma’s Permit Sonoma, Office of Planning and Natural Resources.

Marcus will provide an overview of the geologic history and geologic structure of Bennett Valley in unincorporated Sonoma County land, its current groundwater conditions and management. We’ll also hear from both Marcus and Robert on latest developments around both County and State regulations that may impact Bennett Valley and private well owners in the future. There will be time for Q&A at end of program.

Marcus Trotta
Marcus is Principal Hydrogeologist with Sonoma County Water Agency. Marcus received his B.S. in Geology from University of California Davis and has been a specialist in Hydrogeology professionally since 1995. Marcus has been the technical lead for both the Sonoma Valley and Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agencies.

Robert Pennington
Robert is a Professional Geologist at with Permit Sonoma’s Natural Resources Division. Robert received a B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from University of California Santa Barbara, and M.S. in Water Resources Engineering from Oregon State University. His professional experience and expertise is in hydrology and hydrogeology. As a geologist for the County, Robert’s responsibilities are quite diverse, but principally include (1) environmental review of impacts to groundwater resources, and (2) water resources policy development.

Meet the Sheriff Candidates!

The Bennett Valley Grange is hosting a no charge community event on Thursday, April 21st, 2022, 7pm – 8pm (doors open 6:30pm)

Come out with your neighbors to meet the Sonoma County Sheriff Candidates for 2022 during an interactive Sheriff Candidates Panel in the historic Bennett Valley Grange Hall. Car pooling strongly encouraged!

Where: 4145 Grange Road Santa Rosa, CA

When: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 7pm-8pm. Doors open at 6:30pm

Election Day is coming up fast on June 7th! Learn more about all three candidates at their websites:


Welcome to the official website of Bennett Valley Grange #16. Located in Santa Rosa, CA, Bennett Valley Grange is the oldest Community Grange in California and proudly home to the oldest Grange Hall in continuous use in the United States. We are proudly associated with the California State Grange and National Grange. We are looking forward to welcoming our community back into our historic hall on Grange road and inviting you to become active members of Bennett Valley Grange.