CAFF to Host a Sonoma Region CSA Network Meeting

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) is hosting the second in its series of meetings that will result in the formation of a California CSA network next Monday, the 17th of March, at the Sebastopol Grange. The meeting will take place from 4:30-6:30 pm. The Sebastopol Grange is located at 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol.…

Richard Heinberg and The Purposely Confusing World of Energy Politics

Our neighbor over at Sebastopol’s Post Carbon Institute, Richard Heinberg, has posted an excellent new essay at Resilience.org that touches upon numerous facets of current political debates over energy, economic growth, and climate change. One aspect of the essay’s thesis in particular caught my attention: Political prejudices tend to blind us to facts that fail to fit…

The $350 Million That Wasn’t: The Press Democrat Manufactures Happy Headlines

The Press Democrat (PD) manufactures a happy headline about (our) benevolent capitalists giving schoolchildren big bucks A minor quibble with the North Bay’s largest paper, perhaps, but shouldn’t we, at a minimum, expect a PD headline to be accurate, not directly contradicted by the article it accompanies? The article in question appeared on Wednesday, February…

A Special Screening of Women On The Land at the San Francisco Art Institute, February 25

Here’s a screening coming soon of a beautiful documentary that deserves a much wider audience - Women On The Land – Creating Conscious Community - at the San Francisco Art Institute. This is one of the loveliest, most inspiring films I’ve ever seen. The film touches upon the work of several generations of women on the Northern…