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Please Join El Dorado Wine Grape Grower Association’s December ZOOM Meeting on It’s All About Healthy Soil, Plants and Air with Fred Hunt, NRCS RCD

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Please join us on Wednesday, December 2, at 6:30pm, for a Zoom discussion on soil, soil sustainability and carbon farming for El Dorado County grape growers. Our guest speaker will be Fred Hunt recently of the El Dorado and Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation Districts (RCD). Fred was the RCD’s Soil Technician/Ag Specialist for 11 years and has recently retired. 

Sustainability, sustainable, what is it? What does this mean for you and your vineyards? How does this apply to your cultural practices? Carbon farming improves a plants’ ability to take carbon dioxide out of the air and put it into the soil where it releases oxygen and becomes fertilizer. Healthier plants allow for more carbon dioxide sequestration. The discussion will be about soil practices for healthier plants and cleaner air.

Join the scheduled Zoom meeting for a better understanding of what this means to you as a grower. Hear the good news about current cultural practices in El Dorado County and how to step up your carbon farming game. What are you seeing in your vineyard? Bring your questions for Fred. 

There is no cost to participate but registration is required to get the Zoom meeting login.

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Same day registration is available. We look forward to “seeing” you on December 2!

About Fred Hunt

Fred Hunt was an “Ag Specialist” with the Resource Conservation District (RCD) for the past 11 years. He retired from this position on October 1. Prior to returning to El Dorado County in 2007, Fred worked in the Central Valley for 33 years working in the fruit industry growing or selling citrus, table grapes and tree fruit. Fred and his family continue to raise livestock and horses in El Dorado County. He is available for consulting on resource issues, tree fruit selection and maintenance, and livestock. You may contact Fred at (559) 696-1373 or [email protected]

The RCDs are special districts which represent Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) programs to the citizens of the counties. The NRCS is a branch of the USDA. For more about the Resource Conservation District’s history and contact, go to: https://eldoradorcd.org/about-us/. Contact the El Dorado and Georgetown Divide RCD’s Mark Egbert, District Manager, at  [email protected] or (530) 303-5328; cell phone: 530-957-3472.

Never Zoom before? There are loads of instructions online (Google how to use Zoom instructions). Here is one: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

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