Mendocino Art Center: The Heart of Art

Mendocino Art Center:  The Heart of Art

Mendocino Art Center: The Heart of Art Written by Nathan Butler | Photo Contribution by the Mendocino Art Center   John F. Kennedy once said “if art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” As a society how do we go about setting our artists free? Where are some of the places that vision takes them? The Mendocino Art Center…

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Petal Power

Petal Power

Petal Power  Eureka’s Rhododendron Parade By Nathan Butler | Photos by Sam Greene Each year since 1965, Eureka has hosted a parade to celebrate the beauty and popularity of Rhododendrons. In the last weekend of April, the community comes together to appreciate one of the most unique blossoming bushes that can be found naturally behind the Redwood Curtain. Starting at 10am, everything from marching bands to parade floats wind their way from 7th St. to…

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Home Is Where The Hearth Is

Home Is Where The Hearth Is

Home Is Where The Hearth Is Raven Ridge Retreat Story by Nathan Butler | Photos by Larry Ulrich   Trinidad is one of the earliest settled villages on the North Coast. It boasts a rich sailing and pioneering history. The pleasant atmosphere and unique businesses will easily spirit away your afternoon. It teems with parks, beaches and hiking trails the likes of which any community could envy. Sagaciously situated a scant mile from these world-class…

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A Foundation of FLORA

A Foundation of FLORA

A Foundation of FLORA Trinity River Farm By Nathan Butler | Photos by Sheala Dunlap   Good soil, plenty of water, lots of sun, and Tom O’Gorman; that is how you make your garden grow. Nestled in a picturesque valley of the Trinity River you will find Tom and his horticulture hard at work providing the local community and produce pilgrims from as far as Switzerland and Belgium, with not just healthy vegetables and succulent…

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Living Off The Grid with Woven Roots Lead Singer, Travis Barter

Living Off The Grid with Woven Roots Lead Singer, Travis Barter

            It is often said that the purpose of music is to drive social dialogue. Musicians then, must endeavor to put themselves at the forefront of what is commonly accepted and what isn’t, to find the inspiration and courage to try to open our minds to new ways of thinking. In true Humboldt fashion, there is a local reggae band trying to do just that. His name is Travis Barter…

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A New Humboldt Buzz

A New Humboldt Buzz

A New Humboldt Buzz     By Nathan Butler | Photo by Meghan Quintanilla     With the growing demand for local and sustainable food, Humboldt has found a brand new buzz. All-natural honey is now a local industry. The days of buying low-grade Chinese honey is over. One company leading the charge back to local and healthful products is Humboldt Honey. Started in 2012, they purchased the company based in Myer’s Flat. Suddenly those…

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The Danger of Ignorance

The Danger of Ignorance

The Danger of Ignorance   Living in Humboldt County becomes easy to believe that we have little or no control over the rest of the state and the decisions of those in places of power. Because of this false sense of inconsequentiality, we often avoid news and information that either serves to reinforce those misconceptions or remind us how bad things are to begin with. America was founded with the principle, that even the lowliest…

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The Power of Perambulation

The Power of Perambulation

The Power of Perambulation   In the age of high speed living, it is more important than ever to slow down. At the same time, in the age of computers, cars, and fast food, we need to get our bodies moving. One of the best ways to do this is perambulating or walking. It provides an effective means of getting those barbeque calories off without aggravating the old sports injury. Many people take walking for…

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Eel River Brew Review

Eel River Brew Review

Eel River Brewery: From Organic Barley to World-Class Beer If brewing is a dance, then the girl Owner/Brewer Master Ted Vivatson brought is the prettiest of them all. He was the first in the United States to have a certified organic brewery. In a time when others are using GMO crops and pesticide riddled ingredients, he took the road untraveled. Brewing organically is, on average, 30% more expensive than neo-traditional methods. He re-invented the industry….

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