TUNE IN To Wildoak Living Monday, Sep 26 at 9am: THE SEA FORAGER – UKIAH CO-OP TURNS 40

Kirk the Sea Forager comes to Mendocino – Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op turns 40!

In the first part of the program, Johanna “Wildoak” talks with Kirk Lombard about his book The Sea Forager’s Guide. The book combines depth of knowledge with wry humor and colorful storytelling to guide readers’ quests to hook fish, dig clams and pick seaweed for themselves, with practical instructions for gathering a variety of fish and seafood and recipes for what to do with each catch. You can view Kirk’s TEDx Talk hereKirk Lombard lives in Moss Beach, California, with his fishwife Camilla Lombard and their two kids, Django and Penelope. He writes, fishes, sings a skull-cracking baritone, dabbles in papier-mâché sculpture, plays tuba for the SF-based band Rube Waddell, and, with Camilla, runs Sea Forager Seafood, a sustainable, subscription-based seafood delivery service based in San Francisco. His work has been covered in many media outlets, including NPR’s The Salt.

Then Johanna talks with Lori Rosenberg, General Manager of the Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op. The co-op, as most people call it, is celebrating its 40th birthday this year with a big birthday bash on October 9 events in the store leading up to it. During those years, the Co-op has grown from a small food exchange to a 6800 square feet store that serves more than 1000 customers a day. Lori Rosenberg has been with the Ukiah Co-op for 30 of those 40 years. We talk about how the co-op got started, get a behind the scenes look at the workings of the store today and a glimpse into its future.

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