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Volunteer ~ Help Collect Acorns

The RCD Needs Acorns! It’s acorn season and we need acorns for our school and community oak plantings this fall. If you have an oak tree or two with some acorns to spare, we’d love to have them! Be sure to collect: Fully matured and brown The shell is in tact, no small holes or large cracks in them They DO NOT rattle when you shake them-because those wont grow *Looking for valley oaks, coast live oaks, CA black oaks, and blue oaks Bring 1 + bags and be entered to win a limited edition Acorns to Oaks T-shirt! To enter: Label your bag(s) of acorns with the location/general area of the tree, include some leaves, and your contact info.   Bring bags of acorns to: Napa RCD Office 1303 Jefferson Street Suite 500 B ( upstairs) Napa, CA  — 8Am-5PM...

Attention Grapegrowers: Soil Health Survey

RCDs Need Input From Grape Growers  Please take this Soil Health SURVEY  by August 7 to tell RCDs: 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? The SURVEY should take 20-30 minutes. We know your time is precious. We ask for it so that we can tailor our work to your needs. Survey is First Step in Soil Health Project For vineyards in the North Coast region of CA, what does soil health mean? Napa RCD, along with RCDs, NRCS, and others across the region, are in the early stages of a grant-funded project to generate discussion, demos, and science on soil health/soil carbon as it relates to vineyards in our region.  In the next year, Napa RCD will be setting up 3 soil health demo sites in Napa Valley, hosting workshops, and offering free soil health assessments to grower. Stay posted on these efforts via the new North Coast Soil Health Hub website. Thank you for your time!   Contact Frances if you have...

New Website for Grape Growers: SoilHub.org

SoilHub.org is a new platform on which grape growers may share, discuss, and ask questions about your regional and crop specific needs.  SoilHub.org allows sharing of findings on soil health practices that are imperative to farm and landscape health, climate resilience, water efficiency, and long-term sustainability. The Hub is starting with the vineyard industry and will include other agricultural industries over...

Call for Wildflower Photos ~ 2018 Watershed Calendar

This Year’s Theme: “Native Wildflowers of Napa County” We are now seeking submissions of images from the community to develop our 2018 Watershed Calendar. Images should be high resolution and include flowering native plants and communities native to Napa County. The calendar will showcase Napa’s floral diversity highlighting plants from redwood forests, wetlands, chaparral, stream-sides, and beyond. If you are unsure if your photo includes a native or non-native species, please ask, and we would be happy to help identify it for you. Over 4,000 calendars will be distributed for free across Napa County. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Landscape (horizontal) orientation are preferred, though portrait (vertical shots) can be useful as well High resolution is preferred, please submit the original, unedited photo Photos taken in Napa County are preferred, but not required Species should be native and found in Napa County, Calflora.org is a great resource Single species, as well as plant communities are welcome. Send submissions to: NapaRCD@gmail.com **You will retain the copyright and rights to your photographs. You are granting NCRCD and WICC non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to publish the photographs you submit for editorial, educational, promotional, and other uses. All published photographs will be credited with the caption © “Photographer’s Name.” Your photo may be cropped, watermarked, or otherwise formatted. You grant NCRCD and WICC the right to use your name, or the name of an organization with their permission, in connection with the photograph. Photograph submissions must be the original work and exclusive property of the photographer. Please do not submit photos copied from sources other than your own property.** This calendar is made possible by the Napa County Watershed...
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