Under Construction


Doug and I are putting a lot of time and love into the building.  Our vision is becoming a reality with each flash of a weld and swing of a hammer.  I visit every day, pink hard hat on head.

The mechanical, plumbing and electrical work has advanced, and we are putting equipment in place.  On the ground floor we installed our wood-burning oven and two cold storage walk-ins (one windowed for SHED’s prepared food).

We designed the space for maximum flexibility.  By sliding a barn door, we can open SHED’s kitchen for observation and classes.  We have indoor/outdoor venues:  sitting room, balcony, terrace, theater.  We will tie events to the season and our region.  Although we expect to occupy our building in December, events will begin a few months later in February.

Standing in the center of the second floor on my daily visit, I look to the west over Foss Creek and see the historic Cerri Building, an old, metal fruit-packing shed.  To the south I see today’s Healdsburg with its rose garden, green commons and the creek’s restored riparian habitat.  This is exactly where we want SHED to be – at the confluence of the past and present, bringing tools, tastes and traditions to our community.

I like to imagine people here: enjoying café breakfast on the deck, relaxing with an afternoon snack, thumbing through our vegetable seed offerings, feeling the heft of a cast iron skillet, choosing flowers and food to take home…

The second floor makes me dream. In addition to hosting private activities here, we will regularly offer public events: educational talks, a wide range of DIY/Homestead/Skills workshops, social/cultural evenings, movies, Sunday Suppers

To the West, over Foss Creek to the historic Cerri Building.

Looking South to Healdsburg’s green commons and the creek’s restored riparian habitat.

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  1. Jackie Lyle

    Thanks for the gift of making it possible to view progress from afar!

  2. Can’t wait to see your labor of love and enjoy all your fruits of labor!

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