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Hedgerows & Farmscaping for California Agriculture guide now available for download

Hedgerows & Farmscaping for California Agriculture guide now available for download

CAFF’s in-depth manual will help you choose and care for regionally appropriate plants that attract beneficial insects and prevent erosion. This publication is an updated revision of the original, 2004, […]

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Technical Assistance for the Healthy Soils Program

Technical Assistance for the Healthy Soils Program

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE HEALTHY SOILS PROGRAM Are you interested in implementing cover crops, compost, hedgerows and other Healthy Soils practices on you farm? The California Department of Food and […]

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Biodiversity: What it is, and How to Increase it on your Farm

Biodiversity: What it is, and How to Increase it on your Farm

This brochure was developed by the Wild Farm Alliance and CAFF defines Biodiversity as it relates to agriculture, and describes specific practices that farmers can implement to conserve biodiversity on […]

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Farming with Food Safety and Conservation

Farming with Food Safety and Conservation

Food-borne illness linked to pathogens in meat, processed food, and produce has led to increased attention to food safety issues at all points along the supply chain, including the farm. […]

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Biodiversidad: ¿Que es? Cómo Incrementarla En Su Rancho

Biodiversidad: ¿Que es? Cómo Incrementarla En Su Rancho

Biodiversidad (o diversidad biológica) es la variedad de vida. La biodiversidad comprende toda forma de vida, desde bacterias y hongos hasta pastos, helechos, insectos, y mamíferos. Más que eso, cubre […]

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Hedgerows: Benefits to Farmers, Benefits to wildlife

Hedgerows: Benefits to Farmers, Benefits to wildlife

A short guide to hedgerow design, installation, and maintenance. Prepared by the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County and CAFF.

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Hedgerows: Enhancing Agroecological Services

Hedgerows: Enhancing Agroecological Services

Hedgerows are linear assemblages of trees, shrubs, herbs and grasses densely planted along the borders of fields. Hedgerows provide multiple services including windbreak, erosion control, restoration of biodiversity, pollination, and […]

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Extending Hedgerow Systems in California Agriculture

Extending Hedgerow Systems in California Agriculture

When modern agriculture replaces natural habitat with crops, risks rise for soil erosion and runoff that can reduce water quality and its attendant impacts. Likewise, dust from farming activities can […]

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Hedgerow Farms Case Study

Hedgerow Farms Case Study

John Anderson’s love of wildlife and concern about disappearing wildlife habitats is what drove him to become a farmer. He and his wife Marsha bought their Yolo County farm in […]

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