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Growing a Cover Crop

In Agricultural and Residential, ESF, Sand Hill Farm, Stewardship & Restoration Projects by Administrator

This CCC crew member helping distribute seed in the areas where we had erosion channels form after  ~ 1.47 inches of rain fell last week. This detailed work will help address minor erosion issues now so that those spots do not become larger problems after more rain, which we’re expecting this week. Also, we are literally watching the cover crop …

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Fields of Green

In Agricultural and Residential, ESF, Sand Hill Farm, Stewardship & Restoration Projects by Administrator

On September 30th our last trash dumpster left SHF, we cleaned up 66.51 tons of garbage, which went out in 17 dumpter loads! This does not include the weight and dumpsters of recycling. The property is cleaned up, graded and the cover crop has been planted. We are watching the crop’s growth closely as rain is expected later this week. You can …

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Preparing for the Rainy Season

In Agricultural and Residential, ESF, Sand Hill Farm, Stewardship & Restoration Projects by Administrator

With the huge clean-up at Sand Hill Farm mostly complete, we’ve started planting our cover crop! The cover crop is Merced Rye and we’ll be planting 120 pounds per acre. Sediment basins have been cleared and irrigation is already in place, but in the coming weeks we’ll be finishing up some important maintenance projects that will help direct rainfall runoff …

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Preparing for Seed

In Agricultural and Residential, ESF, Sand Hill Farm, Stewardship & Restoration Projects by Administrator

The hard work removing plastic from Sand Hill Farm continued this week as we cleared more plastic from the dumpsite and hauled it away in dumpsters and labor crews removed even more plastic and agricultural debris from the fields. We are also repairing sediment basins, drainage and irrigation systems in preparation for planting our cover crop. There was some excitement …

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Plastic Removal Continues

In Agricultural and Residential, ESF, Sand Hill Farm, Stewardship & Restoration Projects by Administrator

We’re still working hard removing plastic at Sand Hill Farm. In the lower fields, we are almost done removing sheet plastic. The staff is also working on removing irrigation pipes and working on the irrigation system. In the upper fields we are removing chopped-up sheet plastic, but all the fields been disked and had their gullies filled. In the photo …