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The organic movement’s pioneers tell their story in new documentary

02/22/2018
The organic food movement exploded in the early ’80s after a representative from Berkeley’s Chez Panisse visited Bolinas with a peculiar request. As detailed in a new documentary by San Franciscan filmmaker Mark Kitchell, forager Sibella Kraus came out to Star Route Farm in search of ingredients for a mesclun—a...

Nature Notebook, February 22, 2018

02/22/2018
The first of March’s two full moon rises next week on Thursday, March 1 and brings afternoon low tides and six-foot tides in the morning. Coastal areas have been blustery this past weekend, making whale watching difficult. Typically by February, most whales have passed south to Mexico; they begin their...

Art Rogers Family Album, February 22, 2018

02/22/2018
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” RIDGE LATHAM EASTMAN — BORN JANUARY 5, 2017 Son of Laughty Nixdorf and Evan Eastman and little brother to Liam of Point Reyes Station Grandson of Peggy Day of Point Reyes Station and the late Jeffrey Nixdorf of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Laurie and...

Marnie Jackson’s beauty line: Products for a cleaner planet

02/15/2018
The ocean lies about 15 miles from Marnie Jackson’s Nicasio farm but it’s a fixture in her daily ruminations as she tends to her sheep and rabbits. In particular, she considers how we humans are destroying it through particles of plastic and the choices we make at the grocery store...

Art Rogers Family Album, February 15, 2018

02/15/2018
DARLENE JOHNSON AND FAMILY — THE OWNERS OF MOSTLY NATIVES NURSERY IN DOWNTOWN POINT REYES STATION Margaret Graham and Walter Earle started Mostly Natives Nursery in Tomales in 1983. When they decided to retire in 2016 after 33 years, Darlene, who had worked for them for a year and a...

Mara Nelson’s Cover Girls: Upholstery made to last

02/15/2018
An invitation to move to Inverness in 1971 opened an unexpected door for Mara Nelson, then a 23-year-old early childhood education graduate from Illinois. For nearly five decades now, Ms. Nelson has relied on her skill with fabric—which she first tested sewing doll clothes at the age of 9—to carve...

Geography of Hope: Building resilience in nature

02/15/2018
At first, what might seem remarkable is the quiet. Silence becomes more palpable when hundreds of people gather in a room, in quiet anticipation or contentedness, or a private moment of meditation. Before long, though, the silence will be filled with words and ideas. Passionate speakers will share their insights,...

Katie Beacock: Reflections from Seadrift

02/15/2018
When Katie Beacock and her husband founded Seadrift Realty in 1973, the gated community just north of Stinson Beach was home to roughly 20 houses. Relocating from East Marin with their four—soon to be five—children, the couple built a home overlooking the lagoon and set up an office at the...

Marisol Salgado: Evolution at the Whale

02/15/2018
The lunch rush at the Whale of the Deli on Monday arrived in waves as patrons floated in to gaze at three blackboards announcing custom sandwiches, pizza and Mexican food. Cheers from the Winter Olympics played on the television in the maroon-tinged room while the deli’s matriarch presided from behind...

Kelle Kearney: A people person veterinarian

02/15/2018
Inside the San Geronimo Valley Veterinary Clinic last Tuesday, an Australian shepherd named Teddy lay stoically on a stainless steel treatment tub as his teeth were cleaned. The six-year-old dog has been coming to Dr. Kelle Kearney for his entire life, and this time the veterinarian noticed an irregular bump...

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