Over the weekend I headed to Groveland for the Sierra EcoSummit in Groveland. It was lovely. It was held at the Mountain Sage, which is a delightfully eclectic mix of coffee shop, nursery, concert venue, art gallery, and market. The summit hosted a number of workshops, and while I wasn’t able to attend all of them, the ones that I went to were fantastic and inspiring. This genius cob sculpture by Misha Rauchwerger also serves as a rain barrel. I had a ton of fun playing in the mud at his cob workshop.
Most of my drive to Groveland, took me through areas burned during the Rim Fire last August. The Rim Fire was mostly on the edge of my little world in Yosemite. While I’ve definitely felt a few impacts from it, going through a big chunk of the burned area, and then talking to people from a community that was deeply impacted by it, has widened my perspective substantially. I’ve spent a lot of the past few days thinking about forest fires and learning about them, and I’m planning to write more about them in the near future.
Until then enjoy this blurry picture of a llama. At a sound check.