Laguna De Santa Rosa by Brian Gaberman in Sebastopol, California

A summers day on the Laguna where a lot of organic produce is grown. In winter this land is completely underwater and we slosh around with high boots, watching the gophers swim by.

Name:Brian Gaberman



Fixing the world through Permaculture

Tell us about the place you live:

Sebastopol, California is progressive small town USA, where you can eat the best local foods, drink the best local wines, antique/salvage shop all day long, and actually support a local economy. Don’t miss Hardcore coffee.

A perfect day?

Watch the sunrise, drink Hardcore Coffee, eat brunch at Gypsy Cafe, salvage shop for a while, drive out Bodega Highway to the Freestone Bakery, eat amazing baked goods and visit the garden there, hit the blustery coast in Bodega Bay, drive back into town and have dinner and a beer at The Barlow somewhere. Hit Screamin Mimi’s Ice Cream for dessert if you’re up for it.

What is the best thing about your spot?

One of the last holdout towns that still pushes a local economy and tries to keep out the big corporations.

What is the worst?

The constant battle to keep out the corporations and unsustainable wine growers.

What would be surprising about this place to an outsider?

That’s it’s small, but not podunk.

Before I die I want to visit:

Tom Waits house

Who are three of your favorite artists?

Sally Mann, Mat O’Brien, Jeff Tweedy


Name:Brian Gaberman


Favorite place to eat:

Papa’s and Pollo

Favorite place to drink:

Hardcore Coffee

Favorite shop:

Rays Salvage

Local Tip:

Don’t drive over 25 mph on main street. The cops are sharp as a tack.

Must Do:

Everything on my perfect day list