It’s time for the Bluegrass Festival

  Once again, it’s time for true country music! The annual bluegrass festival will happen in a few short weeks, over in Parkfield on Mother’s day weekend. For 20 years bluegrass pickers, pluckers and fans have spent mother’s day weekend in these hills, entertaining themselves and guests with some of the best guitar and banjo …

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The Bluegrass Festival in Parkfield

Want to hear some authentic bluegrass music?  Come to Parkfield Mother’s day weekend. For nearly 20 years bluegrass pickers, pluckers and fans have spent mother’s day weekend in these hills, entertaining themselves and guests with some of the best guitar and banjo sounds west of Nashville. Parkfield is a quiet and quaint wide spot in …

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Jack London: The Father of Sustainable Farming

  Jack London was a great writer from northern California - but did you know he was also a farmer?  And he was one of the first to develop the philosophy of sustainability. London grew up on the mean streets of San Francisco and Oakland in the late 1800s.  He never knew his father. Even …

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The Steinbeck Center in Salinas

  Recently, I had the joy of traveling to Salinas with my daughter and granddaughter. It was a business trip for them, but I was going to reconnect with one of my heroes since childhood: John Steinbeck. Salinas is his birthplace, and the setting of so many of his books. Long before I moved to …

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