When Water Works with Fire: FireSmart Lake Sonoma

Sonoma and Marin counties have over 600,000 residents who depend on the water stored in the Lake Sonoma reservoir. This reservoir is fed by a watershed of about 84,000 acres, which is occupied mostly by private landowners.  These acres have a high and very high fire hazard status according to Cal Fire, and if a catastrophic wildfire […]

Firesmart Lake Sonoma Community Workshops

Like you, our perspective on fire was forever changed last October. In partnership, Ag Innovations and Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) are organizing a two-part workshop series called “FireSmart Lake Sonoma” about living with fire in the Lake Sonoma Watershed. Find out more about the project and workshop details, including essential resources here. We invite all […]

Creating a Movement

Ag Innovations was approached by the leaders of the Biodynamics Association and the Demeter Association in early 2017 about a project to bring together the biodynamic agriculture community around a shared agenda for the future. Motivated by the upcoming 100th anniversary of Rudolf Steiner’s first agriculture lectures in 1924 and the growing demand for biodynamic […]

Changes At Ag Innovations

I remember clearly the day I stepped into the role of president at Ag Innovations almost 13 years ago. My good friend and mentor, Michael Dimock, had handed me the reins so he could move to create great things at Roots of Change. I knew one thing then that is still true today. The work of Ag […]

Peering Ahead Into 2018

When asked how I feel about my new position at Ag Innovations my response has been, “Honored, daunted, excited!” Joseph has been a mentor, friend, and teammate for these last three years, and it is an honor to be taking up the plow in his stead, so he can – literally – move further afield. I […]

Roadmap for Climate Resilience Launched in Sonoma County

The North Bay Climate Adaptation Initiative is proud to launch “A Roadmap for Climate Resilience in Sonoma County.” (See the fact sheet and full report here). Ag Innovations is thrilled to have been part of this unique, cutting-edge process. The Roadmap is the first prioritization of how all types of actors in Sonoma County can do their part to […]

Ag Innovations is Hiring: Santa Barbara County Conservation Blueprint Project Manager

Ag Innovations is hiring a Project Manager to support the successful completion of a community engagement planning process for the Santa Barbara County Conservation Blueprint project. The Project Manager will support the completion of a Blueprint conservation assessment drawing on the expertise and aspirations of technical and community participants across Santa Barbara County. This is a part-time […]

Growing Our Farms: Connecting Landowners & Prospective Farmers

California farmers are coping with unrelenting challenges – the most experienced are retiring, and the regulatory environment is growing increasingly complex, and markets. Compounding this reality is the tremendous cost of land throughout the Golden State, and emerging farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to acquire the acreage and infrastructure necessary to succeed in today’s agricultural economy. In response, communities […]