Gleanings from Bob CannardWhile it’s not really our announcement to make, we are pleased to be able to say a project that has been on the back burner for quite some time was recently wrapped up and turned over to the client.

Whew! […wiping brow…]

For the first time (ever), some of Bob Cannard’s ideas about farming and his own approach to growing have been collected in book form. We called it Gleanings and it includes a brief introduction, two sections presenting Bob’s philosophy, one section on basic garden rules, and then back matter on garden teas, the four+ food groups and working the soil for improvement. It’s not a ‘manual’ by any stretch. Much like any talk you might have heard Bob give, it’s meant to be an equal mixture of inspiration and instruction.

Greenstring Institute will now be carrying the project forward and releasing more copies, reissuing Gleanings in a revised form, or perhaps turning it over to another publisher. Check with Greenstring for details.

In the meantime, Whitworth & I have three two copies of this original first edition available for purchase: 80 pages; 5 in. x 8 in.; paper wraps; $30.00, inclusive of shipping and California sales tax. Please email your interest to We will invoice you through Paypal and you can pay by check, credit or debit card, or Paypal.

Bob Cannard is a renowned Northern California farmer who has been supplying produce to fine restaurants and regular folks alike for decades, while lecturing widely on organic techniques and restorativefarming.

Bob Cannard – farming with nature on
Edible Education: On the Farm by Bob Cannard on

Centre du Vin Universe

We like the new treatment Francois de Tessan dreamed up for the restaurant at the Ledson Hotel on Sonoma Plaza. Lighter, brighter, snazzier, jazzier – really catches your eye. It’s called Centre du Vin.

And I (Jeri Lynn) like how Tom (Whitworth) pictured it for him so he could pull it all together in just a couple of weeks  – in time for the film festival opening. It even looks like this in real life. Check it out next time you’re on the Plaza in Sonoma. You can’t miss it.

[Update: Oh my, already we have to qualify our thumbs up for the new look at Centre du Vin. We were shocked and amazed yesterday to see that the new awning has morphed into some honking RED thang from it’s previously discreet but snazzy self. Hmmph. Well, who knows? Still like Tom’s pic.]

[P.S.: This is a rather belated post script. It turns out the amazingly big weird red awning was short-lived, and all was quickly back to snazzy nouveau normal. And we hear the new menu is nice! Have you been by to check it out yet?]

[P.P.S.: You know what? Forget about it. The awning actually pulls down and the awning retracts. Sometimes it’s amazingly big and red like a big pizza pie, and sometimes it’s a snazzy, jazzy accent. In either case, it is not the meaning of life.]

More Views of Legacy Park Mosaic Animals

Robin Indar, the mosaic artist who made the larger than life animal sculptures installed in Malibu Legacy Park last fall, has posted some more views of the animals that we think are pretty fun.

Tom designed the sculptures in preparation for Robin’s work, and it’s exciting to see the finished sculptures.

Here’s Robin’s video. Enjoy.

on Tom Whitworth’s blog:
Malibu sketchbook
Legacy Park animals

on wandi 2.0:
Legacy Park animals hit the road