Features

The science and the symphony of soil

07/11/2013
Deborah Koons Garcia did not make a film about dirt. Dirt is hard, compact, dead. Her most recent documentary, Symphony of the Soil, exalts in the invisibly teeming, wildly variant underdog of the environmental and organic food movements. Soil, through Ms. Koons Garcia’s lens, is the hero. The 104-minute documentary screens at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center, in Point Reyes Station. A Q&A session follows with Ms. Koons Garcia and two of the dozens...

Saltwater, at one year, nourishes with verve

07/11/2013
Diners at Saltwater Oyster Depot last Friday, grazing on delectable plates, might not have know that the man with the sweating forehead and light-wash blue jeans who was shucking the night’s bivalves and arranging them on rock salt also owns the establishment, which this month is celebrating its one-year anniversary...

Rekindling the knowledge of California Indians

07/11/2013
In Coast Miwok folklore, O’-ye, Coyote man, sends Koo-loo’-pis, the tiny but fast-flying Hummingbird, to the Sun in order to steal some of his fire for the newly created People. Koo-loo’-pis returns from a harrowing journey with a spark tucked beneath her chin. O’-ye puts the ember in Oo’-noo, the...

The garden as edible landscape

07/11/2013
An edible landscape is a garden in which plants that produce food grow alongside strictly ornamental plants. Edible landscaping enables a gardener to create a multi-functional landscape that provides deliciously fresh fruits and vegetables for a relatively small investment of water, compost and time. The blossoms on fruit trees in...

Art Rogers Family Album, July 3, 2013

07/03/2013
Great Moments in West Marin History RECREATING THE SIGNING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AT THE OLD WESTERN SALOON TO CELEBRATE THE BICENTENNIAL OF 1976

Art Rogers Family Album, June 27, 2013

06/27/2013
Baby of the Month SAMUEL BEAR LUJAN-GAVZER — BORN JUNE 7, 2012 Son of Michelle and Johnathan and little brother to Sunya of Point Reyes Station. Grandson of Joanne Lujan of San Francisco and Ben and Diane Lujan of Santa Rosa and Helen Gavzer of Seattle and the late Bernard...

Rebecca Solnit: The self as story

06/20/2013
Rebecca Solnit, an award-winning writer and “anti-memoirist,” grew up in Novato in the 1960s and 70s. She received a graduate degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, and has traveled around the country and the world, from New Orleans to Iceland. She has written over a dozen books and numerous articles and essays on the American West, gender, urbanism, disasters, politics and more. She will appear next Sunday, June 30 at Commonweal for a conversation with Michael Lerner. On Sunday she sat down with the Point Reyes Light’s Samantha Kimmey to discuss her new book...

A buggy inventory of Abbotts Lagoon

06/13/2013
No one really knows what the Anomalon californicum , a wasp, does at Abbotts Lagoon. Perhaps it parasitizes beetle larvae under ground, as its closest relatives do. Entomologist Paul da Silva just knows the Anomalon frequents a spine flower that usually goes unnoticed until someone sits on it. The College...

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