Soil Health Hub
Bring your voice into the discussion and join the effort to build
a farmer-to-farmer agricultural network for the North Coast.
Farmers are continually trying to increase farm resiliency, stay ahead of the regulatory curve, save money, and enhance marketablilty. A large part of this network is trying to work together toward these goals through developing a greater understanding of the many co-benefits of improved soil health on the North Coast. Please join us to share, discuss, and question the specific needs, successes, and challenges in agriculture on the North Coast. The Hub is starting with the vineyard industry and will include other agricultural industries over time.
Contact us with questions or comments, and participate in the community forum.
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Farm Demonstrations: These farms are demonstrating a variety of soil health practices through either short or long term experimentation.
LandSmart certified vineyard in the Carneros area, owned by Napa County Resource Conservation District.
This vineyard has been under conservation tillage practices since 1998.
Ongoing field trial testing tilling regimes, and developing a carbon farm plan.
Resource library: a growing collection of tools, articles, and information.
Nationwide there are efforts to build climate smart communities. While our North Coast Hub has been working to make this website into a robust, information sharing platform, we came across Cornell's effort. The model is very similar to what we are trying to achieve....
“The Plant Materials Program is an extensive listing of technical publications organized by topics such as Climate Change, Cover Crops and Soil Health, Drought Tolerance, Nutrient Management, and others.” Recommended by Cornell University
"The USDA Southwest Climate Hub, located at the Jornada Experimental Range ARS research unit, assists farmers, ranchers and forest landowners in coping with the impacts of climate variability. These impacts include extreme drought, wildfire, tree mortality, increased...
The network is a collaborative effort by farmers and their partners.