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Back today after a week away…Carol and I took a road trip down to the Monterey area to Pacific Grove, location of the beautiful Julia Morgan-designed conference center Asilomar (which means refuge by the sea).  438 more words

My farm to school vacation…er, conference

Susi and I just returned from the first California Farm to School conference.  Hands down, it was the best “school” conference I’ve ever attended.  Let’s start with the location: Asilomar, a historic, sprawling complex with grand lodges and cabin/motel-ish accommodations sitting right on the dunes sweeping down to the Pacific Ocean. 312 more words

School Garden

Watercolors: Anticipating Summer

As the temperatures start to rise, I’ve been dreaming of oceans and beaches. In lieu of an actual trip to the shore, I’ve been painting some scenes from my past travels. 78 more words

The Waste Book

"Driven to Abstraction" at Asilomar

by Christine Barnes

Being “driven to abstraction” at Asilomar with Sue Benner was a fabulous experience. My good buddy Kari and I took her workshop two weeks ago, and I came away with a head full of inspiration and new ways to work. 384 more words

Christine Barnes

On-line Store Now Open!

We are full!  Asilomar is full!  It’s going to be a fabulous retreat!  And now the fun begins!

Our On-line Camp Store is now open for business! 164 more words


Germ-line gene editing: Time for a new Asilomar? New op-ed by Dr Silvia Camporesi in the Huffington Post

From Dr Silvia Camporesi’ s op-ed in the Huffington Post Blog:

“Scientists have been calling for a “voluntary moratorium” to pause and reflect on the technique of germ-line gene editing “until more research is done.” References to the 1975 Asilomar conference as an exemplar of good and responsible scientific practice are ubiquitous.

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Fanning the Creative Flame ~ Why Conferences Matter

The SCBWI San Francisco/South Golden Gate Conference (at Asilomar) was earlier this month, my first conference in over a year. Such an amazing conference! I can’t believe I was so short-sighted, to go that long without attending a writing conference. 456 more words