Local Farmers Share Yuba-Friendly Soil Practices – Nov. 16

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

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 share their wealth of soil-building knowledge and offer sound advice on best management practices to prevent over watering and reduce excessive application of nutrients.

Join us on Thursday, November 16th, from 4:00 – 6:00pm at the Holbrooke Hotel, 212 W. Main Street in Grass Valley.

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 specific cultivation issues have negative impacts on the watershed. 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 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 cultivation issues 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.

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