We Are In This Together: Hedgerow Farms Tour
Back in April of this year, I attended my first California Native Grassland Association’s Field day at Hedgerow Farms in Winters, California. The weather was unseasonably cold and wet and I realized when I got to the farm, that I was entirely unprepared for this weather (I don’t even own a proper rain coat!). But the weather did not stop myself or others from attending this event, as there were over 100+ people, who also seemed as unprepared for the weather as I was. Soggy hay rides aside, we were all excited and anxious to see what was growing at Hedgerow Farms.
Some of the key things I took away from the day were the importance of preserving and restoring our native grasslands;
providing habitat for beneficial insects including bees and butterflies;
and incorporating native grasses and forbs in our urban landscape.
Whether it’s responding to the drought, restoring the monarch butterfly and bee population or fighting the loss of our native grasslands…we are in this together.
– Melissa Ruth, project manager
May 22, 2014 at 5:28 pm