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Growing Green: Healthy Soil for Less, Making the Most of Your Site

November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

FREE

Growing Green Workshop Series: Free monthly mini-workshops on environmentally responsible cannabis cultivation

WHAT: Healthy Soil for Less, Making the Most of Your Site
WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
WHERE: Holbrooke Hotel, 212 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA
These events are free and open to the public.

Interested in learning more about how to make your soil the best it can be, while protecting the environment?

On Thursday, November 16th, SYRCL presents “Healthy Soil for Less, Making the Most of Your Site,” featuring a panel of local farmers, who are seasoned in soil amending and passionate about protecting the Yuba River watershed.

Brian Chaplin, Wade Laughter and Krsna Bryant, will join us and share their wealth of soil-building knowledge and offer sound advice on best management practices to prevent overuse of water and reduce the need for excess nutrients.

Brian Chaplin

Wade Laughter

Krsna Bryant

Didn’t make it to past workshops? Check out the videos here.

 

Our scientists and concerned community members recognize that the overuse of chemical pesticides and herbicides, diversion and storage of water, and alteration of the terrain and vegetation lead to pollution and algae blooms in our streams and rivers, the poisoning of wildlife, and the loss of late season stream flow. SYRCL works to educate and inspire the community to engage in sustainable and ecologically sound cannabis cultivation in the Yuba watershed.

One way we can protect the watershed is by reducing the amount of water, nutrients, and pesticides that are used. Many farmers in the Yuba watershed and beyond are implementing best management practices for cannabis already. This workshop will feature a panel of local farmers that are implementing good practices that protect the environment.

SYRCL’s vision is that people will see that well-regulated agriculture – which is what cannabis cultivation could be – should not harm water quality, fish and wildlife. By addressing the sustainable cultivation issue through collaborative leadership, science, stewardship and education, we can educate each other to ensure cannabis is grown in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way.

Co-sponsored with Nevada County Cannabis Alliance and Sweetland Garden Mercantile, these workshops are for anyone interested in learning about best management practices for cannabis cultivation that will safeguard the Yuba. SYRCL is able to organize these free events thanks to a grant by the Rose Foundation.

This workshop is free and open to the public.

“We are committed to providing information and educational resources about the cumulative impact of cannabis cultivation across our watershed. By highlighting accessible practices to cultivators, we hope that we can all work together to protect the river,” said Rachel Hutchinson, SYRCL’s River Science Director.

The environmental impacts of unregulated, large-scale cannabis cultivation are real. The overuse of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides pollutes the water and poisons wildlife. Illegal water diversions result in dry creeks. Deforested and poorly graded land damages habitat for native fish and wildlife. So-called “trespass grows” on public lands wreak havoc on the landscape.

SYRCL’s vision is that people will see that well-regulated agriculture – which is what cannabis cultivation could be – should not harm water quality, fish and wildlife. By addressing the sustainable cultivation issue through collaborative leadership, science, stewardship and education, we can educate each other to ensure cannabis is grown in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way.

Thank you to our sponsors!
We couldn’t do it without the support of our local community and all of you!

Growing Green for the Yuba 2017 is presented with appreciation to the Rose Foundation, and organized in coordination with the Nevada County Cannabis Alliance.

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Details

Date:
November 16
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Category:

Organizer

Frieda Slavin
Phone:
530-265-5961 ext. 203
Email:
frieda@syrcl.org
Website:
yubariver.org

Venue

Holbrooke Hotel
212 W. Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
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