Jacoba Charles and Mark Dowie doing oral histories with West Marin ranchers.Upcoming Broadcasts:
virtual shed, we gather old tales of life in coastal California, with a focus on people whose
ancestors settled here to make their living from the land or sea. Each episode is a “family conversation”, with a son interviewing his father or
a wife reminiscing with her husband. Guided, recorded, edited and produced by a professional
journalist, this project works to maximize kitchen-table-style banter and emotion
so that it can be appreciated by a wide and diverse audience. Visit our website and listen to the complete archive at thestoryshed.wordpress.com, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don Gilardi of Redhill Farm talks with his mother, Joyce, about how they worked together to rebuild their family's ranch into a thriivng business.
Sally Gale of Chileno Valley Ranch talks with her 94-year-old mother, Anita Dolcini, about Anita's life growing up on a dairy ranch in West Marin. She describes life on the ranch, speaking Swiss on the playground, helping cook breakfast for the hired men over a wood stove, and what she had to do in order to go to UC Berkeley.
Al and Loren Poncia of Stemple Creek Ranch just north of Tomales discuss how their family came from Italy in the 1890s and settled in Marin. Life in the county was very different in the old days, with tight-knit communities built around train stations, and big dances in the chicken barn!