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From the Fire
Northern California Public Media News Director Steve Mencher and Museum of Sonoma County Director Jeff Nathanson visit three local artists whose work is featured in the museum's exhibition, "From the Fire: A Community Reflects and Rebuilds."
Out of the Fire
Musicians Eki Shola and Allen Sudduth lost their homes in the Sonoma County fires. They are among a group of local musicians who are raising money to replace instruments lost in the fires with a special album recorded at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati...
The Earth Laughs in Flowers
The farmers at Coyote Family Farm are among a new generation who see farming as a combination of spiritual practice, political act, community engagement and art form. Selling their fresh produce weekly at the farmers market, they are helping to reviv...
My Uncle Bobby
In 1969 at the age of 22, Robert A. Rothschild was drafted into the army and joined some 500,000 troops in Vietnam. In this short, the veteran remembers the night recon mission when he stepped on a land mine just south of the Vietnamese DMZ. (Produce...
As our planet faces mounting threats to its biodiversity, a new kind of scientist is emerging: the Citizen Scientist . Watch this KRCB North Bay Bountiful production to learn how the California Academy of Sciences and partner organizations are harnes...
Gathering Leaves: Sudden Oak Death Research
In collaboration with the University of California and Sonoma State University, citizen scientists in Sonoma County are collecting bay laurel leaves to assist in controlling the pathogen responsible for Sudden Oak Death.
Arts Education: ArtQuest at Santa Rosa High School
See how the ArtQuest program at Santa Rosa High School shapes young learners through visual and performance arts, and creates a safe place for students to express themselves. Through their artwork, students find freedom and joy in learning.
Arts Education: Theater at Analy High School
The Theater Program at Analy High School teaches students collaboration and team-working skills. Drama teachers Jonathan Mazer and Starr Hergenrather encourage students to embrace their individuality and confidence, as well as shape their social and...
Arts Education: Music at Lawrence Jones Middle School
The music program at Lawrence Jones Middle School teaches young students perseverance and structure, as well as inspiring the students to succeed in their academic life. Music teacher Oliver Fraenkle motivates students to use the skills they learn in...
Where Will They Go? Homelessness in Santa Rosa
Camp Michela/Last Chance Camp is a homeless encampment in the Roseland area of Santa Rosa. After the North Bay Fires, many people found themselves without any place to stay. The homeless population in the area has grown steadily. Municipal and County...
What Is Groundwater?
There is more fresh water stored underground in Northern California than is accessible from surface water sources, such as lakes, rivers and streams. To understand just how essential groundwater is, we’ll need to learn about how it is stored in the e...
The New Normal Rebuilding Homes and Lives
On this edition of The New Normal: Rebuilding Homes and Lives , we’ll find out how October’s wildfires made our tight housing market even more precarious, especially for the area’s most vulnerable residents. As the community rebuilds, we put the spot...
The area around Sebastopol, California was once well known for its apples. But vineyards have now replaced many orchards. Two family owned apple orchards that remain—Walker Apples and Devoto Gardens & Orchards—are part of a farming legacy that contin...
In 2014, California enacted the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. This KRCB North Bay Bountiful production explores the ways in which the legislation will impact Sonoma County and its water supply.
Shelter from the Storm
Habitat for Humanity plans to construct “Sonoma Cottages” to help alleviate the North Bay’s housing shortage following last October’s devastating fires. Watch this KRCB video to learn more. (Producer-Director: Joshua Dylan Mellars) - Fire Footage Cou...
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In the Shadow of Tall Trees
Muir Woods National Monument and its uncut old-growth coast redwoods would not exist today were it not for the foresight of early conservationists. Theodore Roosevelt's signing of the Antiquities Act of 1906 empowered Roosevelt and subsequent preside...
Housing and Health
KRCB North Bay Public Media and the Sonoma County Department of Health Services have partnered to raise awareness about the ways in which the social determinants of health affect our community. This Health Connections video explores the direct impact...
The Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic is devastating communities throughout the country. Sonoma County's Department of Health Services and KRCB North Bay Public Media have partnered to raise awareness. Learn more about opioid dependency and how to seek help in this Co...
Fermentation, an ancient form of food preservation, has been practiced on nearly every continent. Jennifer Harris, who runs the Fermentation Festival, takes a journey around Sonoma County to get to know some of the people who are helping to bring bac...
Green String Farm & Institute: Joining Farming and Education
At Green String Farm & Institute, Bob Cannard aims to provide sustainably grown food for the local community, while teaching future farmers the skills and knowledge to feed their own communities and take care of the environment.
The Good Earth
The Napa Resource Conservation District's Charles Schembre is on a mission to sequester carbon in the ground of our vineyards. This practice keeps carbon from being released in the atmosphere, and makes the vines healthier and more resilient than che...
Every year, the San Francisco Bay Area looks forward to the November crab season opening, but recently the Bodega Bay small boat crabbing fleet has experienced especially rough waters in bringing its catch to port. (Director-Producer: Joshua Dylan Me...
Down Home on the Zazu Farm
Featuring internationally acclaimed Sonoma County farm to table chefs and restauranteurs Duskie Estes and John Stewart, “Down Home on the Zazu Farm” provides a behind-the-scenes look at two successful chefs committed to sustainability. The documentar...
The meteorological phenomenon known as Atmospheric Rivers has a significant impact on the frequency and severity of floods and droughts in the North Bay. Advanced forecasting techniques currently being developed to monitor these storms could mitigate...
Rivers in the Sky
In the early 1860s, a cataclysmic flood ravaged California, bankrupting the state and forcing the government to move the capital from Sacramento to San Francisco until the flood waters subsided. The flood was precipitated by a meteorological phenomen...
The Spanish Gardener
Over the last forty years, nursery owner Polo de Lorenzo has created a rare and alluring garden in Sebastopol, California inspired by childhood memories of the lush botanical garden in his native Canary Islands. The Spanish born gardener has also obs...
Saving Heirlooms: Honey Bees, Seed Banks and Crop Diversity
This segment of North Bay Bountiful travels to Petaluma’s Seed Bank, one of an increasing number of providers of heirloom seeds for gardeners desiring a wider diversity of feedstock and a re-connection with our agricultural roots. From Petaluma, the...
Born to Be Wild: Quarryhill's Conservation Quest
The Quarryhill Botanical Garden — located in Glen Ellen, California — has become a base station for international conservation efforts and a living laboratory for scientific researchers and students. A tranquil refuge from our increasingly urban way...
Karen DeSalvo, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, Public Health 3.0 Presentation
Karen DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., delivers a presentation during the Public Health 3.0 conference on April 12, 2016. Dr. DeSalvo is the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
El Grupo de Padres de Roseland
Roseland está situado en el corazón de Santa Rosa, California. Es una comunidad con energía vibrante, donde los residentes luchan económicamente para mantener a sus familias. El grupo de padres de Roseland entiende que el lugar donde vivimos es impor...
Roseland Parents' Club
The Roseland neighborhood is located in the heart of Santa Rosa, California. A group of Roseland parents understand that place matters, and they are working to make positive health changes for the future of their community - creating an environment w...
Garden to School: Garden Class - North Bay Bountiful
Salmon Creek School in the Harmony Union School District in Occidental, California, teaches kids about the food they eat through a robust gardening program. The school garden program truly represents the farm-to-table movement, and kids lead the way.
Garden to School: Cooking Class -North Bay Bountiful
Children learn about cooking and serving the food they grow in their school garden at the Salmon Creek School. This progressive educational program in the Harmony Union School District in Occidental, California, is finding new ways to teach kids abou...
Kristina Hill, Ph.D., "Sea Level Rise and Adaptation in Marin" Environmental Forum of Marin 2016 Lec...
February 10, 2016. KRISTINA HILL, (Associate Professor of UC Berkeley Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning and Urban Design) is a theorist, designer and planner who specializes in the application of ecological and geomorphological princi...
Give me odorous at sunrise
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where i can walk undisturbed. - Walt Whitman
One touch of nature
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. - William Shakespeare
And this our life
And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. - William Shakespeare
Nothing is more completely
Nothing is more completely the child of Art than a garden. - Sir Walter Scott
We do not see nature
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understanding and our hearts. - William Hazlitt
We make a living by
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill
This country will not be
This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live. - Theodore Roosevelt
We never know the
We never know the worth of water 'till the well is dry. - Thomas Fuller
Miss no single opportunity
Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love. - Therese de Lisieux
The work an unkown good
The work an unkown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. - Thomas Carlyle
If we always helped
If we always helped one another, no one would need luck. - Sophocles
No joy can equal the joy
No joy can equal the joy of serving others. - Sai Baba
What lies behind us
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Earth laughs in
Earth laughs in flowers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The butterlfy counts not
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore
We rise by lifting
We rise by lifting others. - Robert Ingersoll
Those who contemplate
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strenght that will endure as long as life lasts. - Rachel Carson
A good decision is
A good desicion is based on knowledge and not on numbers. - Plato
Green is the prime color
Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. - Pedro Calderon Barca
I alone cannot change
I alone cannot change the wolrd, but i can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. - Mother Teresa
He who lives
He who lives not to others, lives little to himself. - Montaigne
We must learn to live
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. - Martin Luther King Jr
Faith, Family, Farming, Friends
Faith, Family, Farming, Friends. - Marla Rae
Be a rainbow
Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud. - Maya Angelou
One of the first conditions
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken. - Leo Tolstoy
Where flowers bloom
Where flowers boom, so does hope. - Lady Bird Johnson
Love planted a rose
Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet. - Katharine Lee Bates
The wilderness and the idea
The wilderness and the idea of wilderness in one of the permanent homes of the human spirit. - Joseph Wood Krutch
When we tug at a single
When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world. - John Muir
In every walk with nature
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. - John Muir
The clearest way
The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness. - John Muir
The poetry of
The poetry of the earth is never dead. - John Keats
It was in the forest
It was in the forest that i found "Peace that passath understanding". _ Jane Goodall
Like music and art
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. - Jimmy Carter
I go to nature
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. - John Burroughs
To sit in the shade
To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. - Jane Austin
What nature delivers
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
We only have
We only have what we give. - Isabel Allende
Doing nothing for others
Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves. - Horace Mann
We cannot live only for
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow man. - Herman Melville
Alone we can do
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. - Helen Keller
I am one person
I am one person, and i cannot do everything, does not mean that i will refuse to do that which i can. - Helen Keller
Coming together is a
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is a process; working together is a success. - Henry Ford
The economy is a
The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the enviroment - not the reverse. - Herman E. Daly
The things that matter
The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least. - Goethe
The earth provides
The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed. - Mahatma Ghandi
To forget how to dig
To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to foget ourselves. - Mahatma Ghandi
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. - Frank Lloyd Wright
I believe in
I believe in God. Only i spell it in Nature. - Frank Lloyd Wright
Ancient lovers believed
Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in one's breath. - Eve Glicksman
Destroying rain forest
Destroying rain forest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal. - Edward O. Wilson
There are two ways
There are two ways of spreading light - To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. - Edith Wharton
When tillage begins
When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization. - Daniel Webster
We have known the long
We have known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community. - Dorothy Day
Great Expeditions: Quarryhill Botanical Garden
The Quarryhill Botanical Garden is a North Bay hidden horticultural gem located in Glen Ellen. The garden is a lush cornucopia of endangered plant life grown from seed during the last quarter century. Executive Director William McNamara discusses the...
Educating the Next Generation: Quarryhill Botanical Garden
The Quarryhill Botanical Garden is a North Bay hidden horticultural gem located in Glen Ellen. The garden is a lush cornucopia of endangered plant life grown from seed during the last quarter century. Executive Director William McNamara discusses Qua...
California Conservationism: Quarryhill Botanical Garden
The Quarryhill Botanical Garden is a North Bay hidden horticultural gem located in Glen Ellen. The garden is a lush cornucopia of endangered plant life grown from seed during the last quarter century. Executive Director William McNamara discusses why...
I know most people want others to have good lives
I know most people want others to have good lives, when they understand the situation, they will do what they can to steer the world back towards kindness. - Daoud Hari
This we know
"This we know. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth the sons of earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it". - Chief Sealth
Let the gentle bush dig
Let the gentle bush dig its roots deep and spread upward to split one boulder. - Carl Sandburg
Anything else you're interested in
Anything else you're interested in is not going to happen if you can't breathe the air and drink the water. Dont sit this one out. Do something. - Carl Sagan
He who wishes to secure
He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own. - Confucius
My garden is
My garden is my most beautiful master piece. - Claude Monet
We have been born
We have been born to associate with our fellow man, and to join in community with the human race. - Cicero
To own a bit of ground
To own a bit of ground, to scratch it with a hoe, to plant seeds and watch their renewal of life - this is the commonest delight of the race, the most satisfactory thing a man can do. - Charles Dudley Warner
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