Under The Persimmon Tree


Below are the recordings of the first season of Under The Persimmon Tree conversation. So far we have three published. Please check back often or, better yet, please join us next Sunday for Supervisor Mary Adams.
Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts 07.14.19
Steve Beck 07.08.19
Bradley Zeve 06.30.19
Magnus Toren and Bradley Zeve.
Photo by Paul Cain.

Every community has its own story to tell.

Stories help shape the way a community sees itself – where it’s been and where it’s going, its individual personality and perspectives – what makes it different from other places. Or like Library Board member, Susan Zsigmond, said,  “Stories are what give life to a place, a place without stories is nowhere.”

So the reason we do this is to remind one another of our shared humanity, our shared love of this place Big Sur, to strengthen and build the connections between us, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters.

We also hope that the project will help further the understanding of the awesome responsibility that was placed upon the Big Sur community thirty years ago when Leon Panetta, our congressman at the time, suggested that the long term protection of the coast would be left largely in the hands of the Big Sur community.

We are also creating an audio archive for the future. 

We hope you enjoy it.