Farmer Profile: Laguna Farm
by Susan Stover
Laguna Farm is located on over 25 acres on an alluvial plain, the Laguna de Santa Rosa, in Sebastopol. The Laguna de Santa Rosa is a biologically diverse ecosystem of native oaks and vegetation and provides a beneficial habitat for birds, mammals and insects. Laguna Farm truly encompasses sustainable growing practices, by working in harmony with the seasonal floodwaters, protecting the topsoil with erosion control and water conservation. In addition, soil fertility is maintained by organic compost and cover crops. When possible, crops are dry-farmed without irrigation and tilling is carefully planned. Continue reading...