We the Future @ SRJC: Nikki Silvestri, keynote, on Soil, Communities, Global Warming

We the Future conference at Petaluma campus of SRJC was well attended and fearless in its presentations, free and even included lunch. We treat our young students well in this (Petaluma) town! I very much enjoyed the presentations of Joey Smith, Let's Go Farm, and Wendy Krupnik, Farmers Guild/CAFF, with [...]

By | April 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Look and See, farmer/poet Wendell Berry film airing on PBS Mon. 4/23

We were moved by the Wendell Berry film, Look and See, screened at Rialto, Sebastopol courtesy of Farmers Guild/CAFF. Important if you want to know what farming in Kentucky, in America, really is. Scary, too, as reality is so often these days. Farmers talking dirt, talking their love of the [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Farmers Guild offers Wendell Berry movie @ Rialto, Sebastopol Mon. 4/9, 1 & 7pm

Farmers Guild is offering two free screenings of a new Wendell Berry film, Look & See, followed by a panel discussion with young local farmers at Rialto, Sebastopol, Mon. Apr. 9, 1 and 7pm. Come early to ensure seats. I'm stoked! What a treat for those who want to hear [...]

By | April 7th, 2018|0 Comments

5th Annual Farmers Guildraising in Davis! Hope for small farms; what’s working now

So our tribe of 3, representing Oasis Community Farm just outside Petaluma, attended the FIFTH Annual Farmers Guildraising, this time held on campus at UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - and it was all it was cracked up to be. Real solutions to farming challenges, great networking, [...]

By | March 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Almost spring at Oasis Community Farm

So we're still busy defining ourselves, sometimes the most delicious part of life! Thought to describe a couple of quick vignettes - hummingbird in the living room and music in the barn! With, perhaps, a detour for children in the house...always a treat, though pretty MESSY. Last night, Bella, 5, [...]

By | March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Kaleidoscope Cabaret Opens with Joy, Whimsy, Talent!

Many in our area know Heidi, the Custom Costume queen formerly of Cotati, now at home across from Lucky's on Petaluma Blvd. and sharing a wall with her BRAND NEW Kaleidoscope Cabaret. We're delighted we got in the door for the first ever show! Full house, free popcorn, water bottles, [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Jerry Brown’s last State of the State speech 1/25/18 – Thanks, Jerry!

So glad to hear Jerry Brown's careful presentation of California's accomplishments, fears, challenges, and challenges...I mean, in the middle he had to go and say the Union of Concerned Scientists just moved the needle on the CLock of Doom to 2 minutes before midnight (annihilation via nuclear holocaust). BUT, he [...]

By | January 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Women’s March Come Again! Becoming our own leaders…

So Wayne and I along with a whole bus load of good friends made our priviledged way to SF aboard a bus with a toilet. Posh when you add champagne, chocolate, cheese and crackers. Sweetness of shared song, kids, dogs, sunshine, purpose...the energy of the Women's March (in SF) was [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Repairing the Face of God and more…

So it's old news - last year's interview, actually, but David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker for low these many years, spent a few days with Leonard Cohen months before the fabled poet/songwriter passed and came away with some gems others may know from religious studies or other. "The [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

STEADFAST, the blog. Common Ground article and a way forward…

Great ideas fall on my head: Common Ground article, 43rd Anniversary Gratitude Issue, Small but Steadfast, stuck in my head as I've been ruminating on What Must Be Done while good work done by others over decades falls to the wayside in this alt-right Republican administration. Tax plan to benefit [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|0 Comments