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Cirrus Wood

Cirrus Wood is a writer and photographer living in downtown Berkeley. His writing has appeared on websites, in newspapers, magazines, and the missed connections section of Craigslist, where he posts angry screeds to drivers who cut him off in traffic. He enjoys reading and writing about food, the environment, travel, labor, and in his free time bicycles the kinds of distances most folk would take an airplane for. He likes making people laugh and say ‘hmm’ in thoughtful wonder. Tips, recommended reading, and bad jokes can be sent to

known for their ability to eat just about anything, goats are often brought in to clear land of brush and grasses as protection against fire

Waiting to Call Home

The solitude and routines of one goatherd and his two dogs—plus 600 nannies and billies.

Dec 7, 2020
West Oakland resident Joey Santore is often on the lookout for neglected medians or public spaces where he might secretly plant a tree.

Oakland’s Stealth Arborist

Guerrilla gardener Joey Santore has planted more than 300 trees, encouraging a new appreciation of our habitat—and one another.

Apr 27, 2020
Lindsey Mesta, Frinj’s co-founder and chief marketing officer, examines coffee beans on the firms' bushes.

California-Grown Coffee at California Prices

Beans cultivated in the Golden State produce $18 cups of joe — as pricey as a glass of fine Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Nov 28, 2018
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