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From the soil to the seed to the table: ‘agroecology’ advocates meet for international conference

SANTA CRUZ—International researchers, farmers and community workers have toured Santa Cruz County farms and community gardens this week as part of a two-week intensive course to study the intersection of … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

New U.S. report says data confirms efficacy of organic farming

Santa Cruz Sentinel WASHINGTON — Just as congressional debate on the 2012 Farm Bill heats up, a Santa Cruz-based organization has announced the country’s first comprehensive, data-driven report on the … Continue reading

September 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

SureHarvest wins six-figure grant to continue sustainability system

Santa Cruz Sentinel SOQUEL – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded SureHarvest, a small, growing, software company, a $761,820 Conservation Innovation Grant to help specialty crop owners measure their … Continue reading

August 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Local women leaders in organic industry celebrate International Women’s Day

Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ — As the rest of the world celebrated International Women’s Day on Tuesday, a group of women, some with Santa Cruz roots, noted their own … Continue reading

March 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Proposed budget cuts make organic farmers wary

Santa Cruz Sentinel WATSONVILLE — For Jennifer Robinson, the new owner of a seven-acre pinot noir vineyard in Watsonville, federal budget proposals to make steep cuts to conservation efforts and … Continue reading

March 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Soquel software company sowing sustainability

Santa Cruz Sentinel SOQUEL — As the idea of environmentally sustainable agricultural practices gains traction worldwide, SureHarvest, a small Soquel-based technology and services company, is celebrating the close of its … Continue reading

February 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

California Strawberry Commission updates iPhone app

Santa Cruz Sentinel WATSONVILLE — Hoping to keep strawberries on the minds of holiday grocery shoppers, the California Strawberry Commission has expanded its free iPhone application to include 100 recipes … Continue reading

December 17, 2010 · Leave a comment

Hundreds of young farmers expected at ‘Greenhorns’ screening tonight

Santa Cruz Sentinel PESCADERO – Hundreds of young farmers are expected to leave their wet fields early today to gather for some local food, music, workshops and a preview screening … Continue reading

October 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

Santa Cruz County crop production values climbed $6.3M in ’09: Banner year brings in $491M

Santa Cruz Sentinel Despite the economic downturn, the aggregate value of Santa Cruz County crops grew more than $6.3 million in 2009, according to an annual report by the Santa … Continue reading

August 18, 2010 · Leave a comment

Horse lovers hold fundraisers for rescue efforts at Pregnant Mare Rescue in Aptos

San Jose Mercury News APTOS – Healers and general horse rescue advocates are hosting two events this month to raise funds for Pregnant Mare Rescue, an Aptos-based adoption and refuge … Continue reading

August 13, 2010 · Leave a comment

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