Archive for April, 2010

Natural Foods Co-op Hosts Screenings of “The Last Crop” April 30

April 22, 2010

Our neighborhood’s own Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op is hosting two screenings of the documentary “The Last Crop” on Friday, April 30.  “The Last Crop” tells the story of Jeff and Annie Main, and their vision in creating Capay Valley’s Good Humus Produce farm.  The film explains the importance of having local, organic farms to provide healthy produce to consumers.

From the promotional materials:

The Last Crop: Screening and Discussion

Friday, April 30 2010, 5:30pm-7:30pm and again at  8:30pm-10:00pm

If you want to eat local food, we must preserve our local farms. Capay Valley’s Good Humus Produce  provides healthy and delicious organic produce to our region, and is being preserved so that it will continue to do so for generations to come. The Last Crop is a documentary film that tells the story of Jeff and Annie Main, their farm and their vision. This inspiring evening will include a discussion with the farmers and filmmaker.

Organic snacks, beer and wine will be available.

You may register at this link.  The cost is $10 for both Co-op owners and non-owners.  (Please call the Co-op if you register and are unable to attend.)


Next UDA Dialogue: Re-Designing the Suburbs

April 22, 2010

Sacramento’s Urban Design Alliance (UDA) is having another interesting dialogue on Wednesday, April 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  This time the topic is “The Next Design Frontier: The American Suburb,” and the presenter is local architect and “smart growth” advocate David Mogavero.

From the information sent to the Blogger:

“Experimental design may not seem appropriate for Sacramento’s Central City, but the unique set of constraints existing in a less-urban fabric is an ideal setting.  Among Sacramento’s suburbs exist great opportunities, where the outcome has the potential for huge impacts on the region. It’s here that design challenges and a convergence of cultures are giving way to a unique new paradigm. Reduced traffic congestion and access to affordable housing are just a few of the results when we explore the Next Design Frontier: The American Suburb.”

This event is hosted by the local chapter of American Institute of Architects (AIA) at 1400 S Street in Sacramento.  For more information, please e-mail Dustin Littrell at

Sacramento Earth Day Festival Coming This Sunday

April 8, 2010

Attendees at the 2008 Sacramento Earth Day Festival admire a solar-powered generator.

Want to enjoy some free entertainment this Sunday, find out how you can live greener, and celebrate a cultural milestone?  The Sacramento Earth Day Festival is coming to Southside Park (8th and T Streets), Sunday, April 11 from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.  This year’s festival will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970.

As always, Sacramento Earth Day will have lots of live music, food, information, and fun.  The musical entertainment begins at noon with the Koyasan Taiko drummers, and will include entertainment by Autumn Sky, Walking Spanish, Shayna and the Bulldog, and many more artists–as part of the 40th anniversary theme, they’ll be performing many of the rockin’ sounds of the 1970s.  A wide range of booths will offer information on sustainability, conservation, renewable energy, green building and more.

Free valet bike parking will be provided by the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates.  Attendees are encouraged to bike, take public transit, or walk to the festival.  Attendance at the Sacramento Earth Day Festival is free. 

For more information or to volunteer, please visit the website of the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS), or call them at (916) 444-0022.  Or, pick up an Official Earth Day Program insert in this week’s issue of Sacramento News & Review.  Let’s make the next 40 years greener, cleaner and healthier than ever before!

A Bitchin’ Space Hosts “Cowpoke Soliloquy” Exhibition

April 6, 2010

Dear Readers,

I owe all of you an apology for not posting anything in over a month.  I could give you all kinds of excuses here, but I won’t.  Let’s just say life (and work) gets in the way of what we need to do sometimes.  Again, I’m sorry to leave everyone waiting so long for updates and new posts.

Having said that, here’s a new announcement of an interesting upcoming event:

Right across 19th Street from our neighborhood…the exciting and edgy gallery A Bitchin’ Space (at 2114 19th Street, between U and V Streets) presents an exhibition by Yolo County artist Mick Sheldon, “Cowpoke Soliloquy,” for four days only!

Let’s allow the gallery’s promotional e-mail do the talking for a bit:

“View a dozen or so fresh oil paintings on linen from his new portfolio of western still life arrangements of broken glass, potted cactus plants, shot up tin cans, and more laid out on a rumpled blanket of goo. Also take in the accompanying small sculptures from his “Tableaux de Horglots”, a thirty-five year passion. 

“What is a Horglot you ask? Well we don’t really know but Mick will surly explain at his lecture Sunday April 11th from 12:30 to 1pm.

“For the past 2 years Mick has been held up in his Yolo studio tirelessly creating his collection of “Cowpoke” oil paintings, only stepping out on 2nd Saturdays to keep his record of never missing an art walk (well one) since it started way back when.

“Yes he is a regular and proud of it! And we at a Bitchin Space are just as proud to show his Horglots and such cause Mick is one accomplished artist!
“After Mick’s show A Bitchin space goes dormant for a while so be sure to come by say hi and see another skate session on the Gnarly Nook!”

Here are the…


Thursday, April 8th from 6 to 8pm 

Friday, April 9th from 2 to 5pm

Second Saturday, April 10th from 12 to 10pm
 (Reception & skate session: 6 to 10pm)

Sunday, April 11th from 12 to 4pm (Artist Talk 12:30 to 1pm)

That’s a pretty short exhibition, so if this sounds like your cup of tea, don’t miss it!