That’s Humboldt…
More artists per capita than anywhere in California

2015 Eureka Symphony Youth Competition

German composer and musician Johann Sebastian Bach said once ‘I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results’. Rachael Post (piano), Hu Xiao (piano) and Carson McHaney (violin) proved this to be true after winning the 2015 Eureka Symphony Youth Competition, a yearly tradition since 2006 in which any Humboldt County resident under age 18 can compete to have the opportunity to perform with the Eureka Symphony and win a cash award. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear these young talented artists during the Eureka Symphony Spring Concert this coming April 17 & 18, 2015, at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts. 

This concert is suitable for families. Eureka Symphony has a free admission policy for kids 12 and under, with a paid adult--not one adult per kid, but as many kids as the adult wants to bring! More information about this event is available on the Eureka Symphony’s website or at the Symphony box office at (707) 845-3655. 

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Humboldt Comfort Food

So often we associate celery with summer and salads. But celery happily keeps going in the garden all winter long, so I like to treat myself occasionally to a rather sumptuous celery (and onion) gratin. It’s luscious, delicious, easy to make, and very comforting – I’d much rather eat this than macaroni and cheese!

Celery gratin

For some mysterious, but very welcome, reason, the slugs are not feasting on the celery right now, so harvesting enough good-looking stalks was not a problem this weekend. I know one should rotate crops, but these plants seem to do so well In this spot every year that I’m reluctant to try another. We’ll see what this next year brings, but I rather hope they would like to stay where they are. I didn’t even have to move them to a pot for the coldest part of the year.

A Humboldt Weekend in Review

I didn’t have anything planned up for tonight’s post, but a few interesting Humboldt-y things have happened in the last few days.

First off, it did turn out to be a theatrical kind of a week. The Middle of Everywhere at the Arcata Playhouse fitted in nicely between a quick swing around Arts Arcata (the black-and-white photography exhibit in the Umpqua Bank Upstairs Gallery is highly recommended) and a nice glass of Tempranillo at Crush.


Marketing Monday: Small Triumphs

It's been a good couple of weeks at the Humboldt Made office. Seven of our members went off to Expo West, we added several new contributors to our blog, and every day there are more calls from local businesses asking how they can get a headstart on making it work here on the Redwood Coast. But what, exactly, does Humboldt Made do? Well, here are three small stories that illustrate the sometimes difficult-to-describe small successes that make our work so rewarding.



First Year Friday: How's Your Website Working?


Welcome again to First Year Friday--our weekly blog where one of our members fills us in on the trials and triumphs of the first year in business. This week--Jodie Marynowski of JB Maryn Gift Concierge!

Jodie says:

For my first first-year blog, I thought I would share with you the lessons I learned about building a website.


Like most individuals who are thinking about starting their own business, I did a lot of researching in the beginning. I got really overwhelmed with all the things I was told I needed to do before I started my company. The main thing that stuck out to me was how important a website is in today’s business world. I kept reading over and over about how important your website is and how crucial it is to have a usable and informative site. Now into year 3 I realize all that I read was true, but how I went about building my site was a giant waste of time and money.




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Creating a model for sustainable forestry (says National Geographic)