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Agriculture - Food Farms to Vineyards

Sonoma County is famous for both the quality of our food from fruits and vegtables to meat and dairy - and the exceptional wines made from grapes grown in the perfect combination of soil and climate. 

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2018-01-03Jan 3, 2018

The devastating fires of October 2017 have created serious challenges for residents, many of whom are concerned about soil erosion, toxic runoff, and the health of fire-ravaged landscapes. Read on for insights and advice on these issues, presented by our staff of expert ecologists.

 

2017-09-27Sep 27, 2017

Readers of this reporter’s August local and national articles on unpermitted cannabis growing expressed both appreciations and appropriate criticisms. Their feedback has made me aware of how complicated this issue is.

2017-08-30Aug 30, 2017

This is the time of year, if you are not careful you might find your neighbors dropping off Zucchini on your doorstep. We often find zucchini as well as summer squash to be everywhere at the farmers' markets in September.

2017-03-01Mar 1, 2017

This is our 14th Annual Guide to Gardening in Sonoma County… which includes gardening resources located from Sonoma to the Coast and from Cloverdale to Petaluma. Articles are written by landscaping professionals to educate you on gardening techniques, encouraging a healthy insect population, tree care and more.Please use our guide to find and support locally-owned garden businesses.  And please SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS who make this guide possible! See Below for an Advertisers Index and# onour Map to make it easy for you to find them.THANK YOU!

2017-03-01Mar 1, 2017

Purchasing plants that have been grown in our climate provides advantages in many ways. These plants are already adapted to our seasons, they thrive in our climate zone, and they do not import insects and diseases from outside our area. Laa the nurseries and plant propagor=tors on this list are Sonoma County owned and pride themselves on locally-grown plants.

2017-03-01Mar 1, 2017

Designers specialize in creating beautiful gardens and landscapes, choosing plant materials and aggregate elements, but do not necessarily install or maintain the gardens they design. They often work in concert with partner professionals that do the installation and maintenance.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

Fruit tree cuttings/scions, and expert custom-grafted trees will be for sale to the public at low cost by theCalifornia Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG) garden club onSunday January 28th 10:00AM until 1:00PM, at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building at 1351 Maple Ave, 95404, across from the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

2017-12-06Dec 6, 2017

I write this as a concerned constituent of the marijuana community in Sonoma County. Having worked with several industry leaders and businesses, I am deeply concerned about the well-being of Sonoma County’s marijuana industry and understand the importance of protecting small-scale farmers. The medical-marijuana industry may soon lose its protection from federal recourse by December 8th if Congress has not approved a new budget including the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment.

2017-11-21Nov 21, 2017

It’s impossible not to note the devastation of not only the wineries lost, the homes and, indeed neighborhoods raised in their totality by this year’s fires. One of the few thoughts that I’ve had driving through Sonoma is noticing fire break lines where the vineyards are and where homes and businesses are no longer.

 

2017-11-21Nov 21, 2017

This is a personal account of the Cannabis Advisory Board Meeting held at the Permit Resource Management Department(PRMD) in Santa Rosa on Wednesday 9/27/17. I was delayed in writing this because of the fire, but I believe my personal perspective is of value to readers.

 

2017-11-06Nov 6, 2017

Even before the smoke cleared,
people were talking about rebuilding Sonoma County.

But what does that look like?
Who will make the decisions?
How can we all become stronger together?

2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

Several Sonoma County groups and their representatives have appealed the September 21st Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA) approval of a large winery and event center at 7097 Westside Road near Healdsburg, the site of historic Westside Farms.

2017-09-28Sep 28, 2017

With October's arrival we welcome squash season. For this month's article as I researched squash I realized there are so many options; from pumpkin to delicata to butternut to spaghetti squash. It seems a comprehensive list of varieties for winter squash to look for at the farmers' markets while you are shopping.

2017-09-27Sep 27, 2017

Do you want to be an informed consumer and support a healthy environment in Sonoma County? Health information and wine expert Pam Strayer will present a guide to using publicly available information to see which vineyard pesticides are being used in Sonoma. She’ll also present information on how to support Sonoma’s best organic and biodynamic producers.

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