We’re very happy to introduce a new columnist with this issue of the Kenwood Press. Robert Kourik, author of 18 books on gardening including Lazy Ass Gardening, Understanding Roots, and Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates. Robert will offer gardening tips to our readers once per month in his column “Laid-Back Gardening with Robert Kourik.” Spring is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planting! This issue also features a new installment of Mackenzie Cramer’s “Pandemic High School,” and the second “Safe Living in Sonoma Valley” column from Julie Atwood.
We’ll have more new columnists in our March issues. We can’t wait. In case you missed it in the Feb. 1 issue of the Kenwood Press, our offices are moving from our longtime location at 8910 Sonoma Hwy. in Kenwood to 13700 Arnold Drive in Glen Ellen. We cleared out the old space at the end of January and hope to be moving into the new space in March. Special shout out to Travis Garrett Tree Service, which did a beautiful job pruning the trees in front of the building to let lots of natural light into our future space. A few readers let us know that they noticed we temporarily removed the old newspaper stand from the Kenwood shopping center. It’s currently at Marshall’s Auto Body in Kenwood getting a new paint job and face lift, and will be back in action soon. In the meantime, if you are outside our Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Oakmont, and Bennett Ridge distribution area, or you’d like extra copies of the Kenwood Press, you can pick one (or a handful) up at Glen Ellen Market, Oliver’s Markets in Santa Rosa, Whole Foods in Sonoma and Santa Rosa, Barking Dog Roasters on Sonoma Hwy., Oakmont Village Market, Kenwood Village Market, or from the bench by the bookshelf at Jack London Village. If all that fails and you see Paul or me driving around town, flag us down. We always have a huge stack in our backseat.
As our third issue goes to print, it feels like we’re turning a corner. COVID-19 case numbers are in decline, and our friends and family members are getting their first doses of the much-anticipated coronavirus vaccine. Our local teachers at Kenwood and Dunbar Elementary Schools have vaccine appointments later this month. Let’s keep going in the right direction.