Homelessness and the cost of rental housing are both going up in Sonoma County, which isn’t a good combination. The question of how to maintain cultural and economic diversity in the face of these conditions is the focus of a North Bay Sustainability Mixer in Petaluma tomorrow night. Here’s a preview.
COTS' Mike Johnson will be one of four scheduled speakers at that gathering and mixer, which begins at 7 pm. You can find more information about it here.
The Bodega red potato was once a mainstay of life in the North Bay. But, after years of neglect, the heirloom spud nearly died out before being rescued by food historians. Today, the Bodega red is once again a thriving commercial success. A survey of farmers suggested that around 30,000 pounds of Bodega reds were grown for consumption this year.
Sonoma County already leads the state in volunteerism, but there is always room to do more. To help facilitate that, a first-ever Volunteer Fair is being held tomorrow in Santa Rosa, and we’ve got all the details about it for you on today’s Exchange.
Climate change and habitat loss are threatening the survival of hundreds of North American bird species. And local birding observers say, the numbers of numerous familiar birds are already visibly declining in the North Bay’s skies.
The Pacific flyway along the North coast is a vital corridor for many larger birds of prey, but Susan Kirks, past president of the Madrone Audubon Society, says that as a group, they are among the most threatened species that traverse this region.
It’s Innovation Week in the North Bay, when businesses and other groups show off their best new ideas. The big finish is a competition on Friday, in which some promising inventors and entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to win both public support, and backing from angel investor groups.
Find details about the Innovation Competition, including the full list of entrants, here.
This is North Bay Innovation Week in Sonoma County, which suggests a lot of new technologies. But innovation is also about new ways of doing long-established things, too, and that includes how we produce and prepare the foods we eat. Go Local is hosting a pair of presentations which look at innovations in that sector. Here’s a preview.