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Grower Profile #4: Mary Jean Russell, Pickalittle Farms

Black plastic tarps provide weed control

Practices: Occultation, cover crops, compost, field borders, reduced tillage, companion planting, crop rotation Mary Jean Russell runs Pickalittle Farm, a diversified vegetable operation in Bakersfield, CA. She provides organically-grown vegetables...

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 2:22 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources

Grower Profile #3: Nathanael Siemens, Fat Uncle Farms

Nathanael puts up fencing for the sheep. Photo from https://fibershed.org/2019/09/04/california-cotton-fields-nathanael-siemens-on-a-10-acre-model-toward-regeneration/

Practices: No-till, animal integration, alley cropping, poly cropping, composting, and cover cropping Nathanael Siemens is an organic grower juggling a variety of crops, fields, and systems across California. He has a 150 acre farm in Modoc County...

Posted on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 2:21 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources

Conservation Profile #2: Steven Lee, Quaker Oaks Farm

One of the hedgerows on the farm, next to the vegetables. Photo by Shulamit Shroder.

Steven Lee, PhD, has worked as the farm manager for Quaker Oaks Farm in Visalia, CA for the past 5 years. This 22-acre nonprofit educational center includes 8 acres of native wetlands, 2 acres of organic mixed vegetable crops, and 1 acre of organic stone...

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 1:14 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources

Alves Dairy successfully completes AMMP Grant

Alves' AMMP Project. Image by Dana Brady.

In Spring 2019, one of the owners from Alves Dairy reached out about applying for an Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) grant through CDFA. Only one other project like this in the area exists, so tackling this sort of large-scale manure...

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 3:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources

Soil Testing Protocol for HSP Recipients

Photo by Shulamit Shroder.

Congrats! You've been awarded a grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture's Healthy Soils Program. Now what? Once your grant has been executed and before you implement any of your practices, you need to take soil samples to...

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 4:13 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources

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