I know I have noticed the wonders of our yard, and neighbor’s yards with a keener eye than ever before. As for our neighbors? They have been sharing their garden news and seeds too, and have seemed to develop increased interest in the activities of our local animals. One neighbor shared she has been offering the crows crumbs from her daughters car seat. And well, the crows, hanging on the telephone line, tells all with their vibrant CAW of her arrival back home. A different neighbor has been going around collecting and feeding snails wine, indulging in a local and readily available protein delicacy. This gardener is happy to have such neighbors.
Now back to the building, to the Sanctuary, whose primary service has been a gathering place, a place of congregation. Our doors remain closed to the public in compliance with state recommendations. As we see it now, you can come over (following recommended social distancing and mask wearing) but you can’t come inside... enjoy our garden. As for what’s going on inside? We are happy to announce we are renovating the entire upstairs by refinishing the original Douglas fir hardwood floors. This project contains within it many other projects, including a renovated recording studio, stage, library bookshelves, sunset window, and new gallery install.
Katie and Solomon (founders and residents) were awarded Preservationist of the Year by the Arcata Historical Preservationist Society. And to celebrate?! The household decided to take on the floors, returning their golden shine, and filling the approximate 10,000+ screw and nail holes, so that someday soon, we might all join together for a good Boogie Woogie dance groove.