Promise of Paradise Episode 40: Steve Baird and Tara Sufiana

Sep 7, 2019

September 5, 2019 — In this episode, we’ll hear from two very different back-to-the-landers: Steve Baird, who came to Redwood Valley from Berkeley in 1972, and Tara Sufiana, who moved onto a property on Orr Springs Road near Greenfield in 1971. 

While many of his friends pursued the back to the land lifestyle more rigorously than he did, Baird says he was part of the posse that rolled into town at that time. As he became more and more a part of the community, he developed a nuanced understanding of various points of view. It’s the individual experiences that write the book, he reflects.

Tara Sufiana has written a book, chronicling just some of her adventures dancing, singing, and seeking through Europe and the Middle East. She can be found in Ukiah at Writers Read, Sundays in the Park, and First Friday Art Walk, still dancing, still singing.