Kern Farming: From the Ground Up

“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.” -Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture.

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Tehachapi Wine & Cattle Co.

Astounding! That’s the only word for it. As I swirled the deep red wine in my glass and inhaled the heady aromas, I thought, wow, this is really good. I tipped the glass to my lips and took a sip. Silky texture, deep, rich flavors, and a long finish. Wow again!

Who said they couldn’t make wine in Tehachapi?

That’s right. Tehachapi, the Cummings Valley to be precise, less than an hour’s drive from Bakersfield. It’s home to Souza Family Vineyards, a not-so-fledgling boutique winery that produces Primitivo, the Italian first cousin of Zinfandel, under the Tehachapi Wine & Cattle Co. label.

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Eric Dobbs: House of Stone, Inc.

If you look at some of the most famous landmarks around the world, you’ll realize that those who work in stone played a huge role in the beauty we see; everything from statues to huge, ornate marble pillars. And that beauty extends to the local stone carvers working today. At least, that is the case when it comes to Eric Dobbs, owner and CEO of House of Stone, Inc.

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Bakersfield’s Amazing Race

Pi Day was celebrated in a unique way with the annual Bakersfield’s Amazing Race! Part race and part scavenger hunt, participants went around downtown in costumes collecting clues, solving riddles, completing challenges, and documenting their feats along the way for a cash prize. All proceeds went to benefit Stewards, Inc., a nonprofit who helps disabled men, women, and children.

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