Today, April 16, 2014, marks the one-year anniversary of the Healdsburg SHED. We are amazed and humbled by the year we have just experienced and the community that has gathered around us at SHED.
Our aim with establishing this venue was to honor Healdsburg's rich agrarian history while celebrating the farmers, artisans, wine- and beer-makers, bakers, cheesemongers, artists, filmmakers, butchers, dancers, musicians, ranchers, writers, and other folks who make our area such an immensely satisfying place to live.
When we tell SHED's story, we must always tell Healdsburg's story. SHED is a reflection of Healdsburg's evolution and its agrarian history.
We've been fortunate enough to work with cultural historian Makalé Faber-Cullen and her partner, filmmaker Enrico Rossini Cullen, on a number of projects that tell that story. Makalé researched and designed the story scroll we're installing in our stairwell.
Working with the Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society, Makalé was able to draw upon old photos and texts to bring a fresh vision of our past, and she encapsulates it beautifully in this video:
Working with Enrico, the pair also created an origin story for SHED that explicates our ideals as well as shines a great spotlight on the artisans and growers we've been fortunate enough to work with:
We hope that you enjoy watching these as much as we do!