Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District | July 2017
Vineyard Soil Health Survey
Attention Grapegrowers: RCD needs your input!
The Gold Ridge and Sonoma Resource Conservation Districts and the North Coast Soil Health Network request grape growers to complete the anonymous online survey below. This survey is part of a regional effort to develop a North Coast Soil Health Network/Hub that will provide support and technical guidance to winegrowers interested in adopting climate beneficial vineyard management practices.
The purpose of the survey is to capture the range of climate beneficial/soil health practices currently in use or barriers to their implementation experienced by North Coast vineyard owners and managers. We would also like to hear from you on what types of information and educational needs you may have on the topic of improving soil health. Farmers are finding that soil health is key to sustainable farming, enhancing on-site resources, and increasing climate resilient systems.
What types of soil health practices are you doing? (e.g. cover crop, compost application)
What types of soil health practices do you want to do, but can't for one reason or another?
What types of soil health practices are you curious to learn more about?
Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma county farmers and partners are working together as the North Coast Soil Health Hub, and are networking with the California Farmer-to-Farmer Soil Health Network. State-wide, farmers, RCDs, educators, and partners see the need to enhance access to resources and opportunities for sharing on-farm innovation. The network’s efforts include: hosting farmer-to-farmer workshops, running long-term experimental demonstrations, and using the website as an information sharing platform.