March 9: Vineyard Soil Health Symposium
9am-12pm at Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 3589 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA

Professionals and growers will discuss vineyard practices that improve soil health and sequester carbon. Topics include cover crops, compost, alternative tillage techniques and planting woody plants. Each topic will feature an introduction from a knowledgeable professional, followed by a grower panel who will share their experience, perspective, and considerations for implementing the practices.  Read more .

May 1: Sonoma Winegrower’s Annual Sustainable Winegrowing Field Day
8am-1:30pm at Shone Farm, 7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville, CA

The Gold Ridge and Sonoma RCDs will host a seminar on cover crops and alternative tillage practices as part of the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission’s annual Sustainable Winegrowing Field Day. The seminar will feature an indoor presentation by Glenn McGourty, UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor-Mendocino County, followed by a field tour to look at cover crops in the vineyard, and the expansive demonstration garden planted by Kamprath Seeds, Inc., which features a wide variety of cover crops. Additionally, local vendors will have innovative tillage equipment onsite for growers to look at and see in-field demonstrations. Read more .

May 3: Enhancing Soil Health in Vineyards
8:30am-1pm at Gamble Ranch, Yountville, CA, $25 Registration Fee

Join Napa County RCD in a workshop focused on improving the soil health of Napa County vineyards. Registration includes lunch and a field tour. To RSVP, contact