Sustainability

Organic grower committed to his central California coast home

The Pacific Coast range rolls down to the Santa Maria Ranch, where Pajaro Valley farmer Dick Peixoto’s Lakeside Organic Gardens is readying to harve... more »

Alegría, Impact Bioenergy collaborate on organic urban farm system

Erik Cutter, President and CEO of Alegría Fresh and Jan Allen, President and CEO of Impact Bioenergy recently announced development of the Alegría F... more »

California to develop statewide soil health map

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently announced a stakeholder workshop on the development of a soil organic carbon map for... more »

How Prairie Organic Spirits celebrated Earth Day

Amidst everything that’s currently going on in the world, it’s important to take a moment, especially on Earth Day, to think about our planet, cli... more »

Soil health practices show economic and ecological benefits

A group of California organic farmers is sharing information about their efforts to combine reduced tillage with the use of cover crops, which they ha... more »

Winegrape vineyards honored for sustainable growing

[caption id="attachment_1284" align="alignright" width="300"] The California Green Medal winners have been announced for the Sixth annual Sustainable ... more »

Researchers put cornstarch to use fighting pests

Add yet another use for cornstarch—besides thickening soups and gravies, making adhesives, soothing skin and removing stains. Agricultural Resear... more »

Pollen Nation: Points to ponder when renting bees for organic crops

Back in the day, each farm would keep a few beehives to help ensure proper pollination of their crops. Adequate pollination is critical for maximizing... more »

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