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Climate Smart Agriculture Blog

A Field Day for Cover Crops

Alli Fish holding a radish.

As I have mentioned in my previous blogs, I have a certain affinity for cover crops. Mostly it is because I see enormous potential to increase the soil health and climate resiliency in Ventura County agriculture by incorporating cover crops. To shed...

Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 8:34 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Alder Springs Vineyard – Ecological Vineyard Management in Mendocino County

Alder Springs Vineyard in May 2019

    Located in Laytonville, CA, 150 miles North of San Francisco and 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean, sits Alder Springs Vineyard. This remarkable piece of land is home to approximately 140 acres of wine grape vines ranging in cultivars and...

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 3:01 PM
  • Author: Britta Leigh Baskerville

Agroforestry and Climate Smart Agriculture

Photo by Jet Kim on Unsplash

There has been much buzz and renewed interest recently in planting trees as a tool to combat both the causes and impacts of climate change. But what role do trees play in climate-smart agriculture? With respect to building healthy soils, tree canopy and...

Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 8:53 AM

Soil Armor at the Dairy

No till wheat corn

When you think of armor, you might think of medieval knights protecting damsels in distress. For Frank Fernandes of Legacy Ranch, though, the damsel in distress is his soil. To protect his soil from compaction and weed pressure, he has experimented with...

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 3:40 PM
  • Author: shulamit Shroder
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Environment Food

HSP Winner: Meadow Farm Community Land Trust- Mendocino County CA

A bird’s eye view of the 6 acres designated for the HSP project

Just North of Fort Bragg, down a country road, sits a small community with a big mission. “We strive to ameliorate the suffering and other negative impacts of climate disasters” it's stated on their website. Applying for a...

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 2:14 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Environment Food

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