To most of us, the name Jack London is connected to a famous writer, long gone, a perfectly nice public square in Oakland and now a beautiful State Park worth rescuing from budget cuts. But the fact is that London was the sort of celebrity we often hope for. He took his significant gains from plying his chosen craft and put them into the land we hold dear. He was a Sonoma County farm and ranching hero who brought back thousand year old techniques, and developed new ones of his own. He would be as comfortable in the midst of today’s most enlightened food and farming advocates as Wendell Berry or Michael Pollen.
There’s so much we can learn from this young adventurer, and so much we can hand along to those who come next. We’ve gotten some good words from a devoted steward, board member and docent. Well worth a watch, listen and share.