Month: May 2017

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The Age of Me: A Story About Giving… and Ping Pong

The Age of Me Last Fall, I heard Yvon Chouinard on the radio talking about the new edition of his business biography, Let my People go Surfing. In the interview, he spoke about the current state of affairs and the role that businesses can and should play when government isn’t stepping up. Everything he said made immediate sense to me and I bought the book the next day. I tore through it in a matter of a few days feeling inspired and on a mission about what it means to be a business owner. I am thankful to love wine and winemaking, and the fact that I get to call it a job, but why not grow my business in more directions? Why not actively seek out ways to contribute more to individual, community, and environmental health and well being? If our goal is to improve everything, and it should be, then we always need to be innovating, improving, and looking for ways to lower our impact on the planet. We need to make the …

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Late Winter Harvest at Full Bloom Flower Farm

I’m so excited to bring you the first installment of our “Flowers Through the Seasons” story, in collaboration with Hedda Brorstrom, owner and farmer at Full Bloom Flower Farm. A couple months ago our photographer Dawn and I headed out to Hedda’s flower farm, located just outside the town of Graton. We captured one of the last winter varietal harvests, and got a sneak peak at trays and trays of starts getting ready for the next season. While we were there, Hedda harvested anemones, ranunculas, helebores, bleeding hearts, and calla lilies. We can’t wait for the next season.   Watch this field as it changes through the seasons! If all goes as planned, those rows and rows of crates are going to be hundreds of dahlias, safe from the clutches of gophers.