Pear growers wanted for irrigation efficiencies project

WASHINGTON – Washington State University and Cascadia Conservation District are inviting pear growers to apply to be part of a demonstration project looking into ways to increase fruit quality and improve irrigation efficiency.  If selected, participants will receive up to $10,000 in cost share for irrigation system improvements […]

Napa River and Sonoma Creek Vineyard General Permit

CALIFORNIA – The Regional Water Board approved four Third-Party programs that can assist growers to draft and verify their farm plans, ensure compliance with the General Permit and file the farm plan: the California Land and Stewardship Institute’s Fish Friendly Farming Program, the Napa County Resource Conservation District’s […]

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Theodore Roosevelt

To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.

Aldo Leopold, 1949

Land, then, is not merely soil; it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants, and animals.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

Out of the long list of nature’s gifts to man, none is perhaps so utterly essential to human life as soil.