Salty Soils: Can California Recover?

Finding fresh water in California, with its unsteady climate and uneven distribution of rainfall, is known to be a challenge. But what to do with that water Read More…

Aquaponics in Cambodia

Aquaponics, a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, is an emerging field in agriculture. An aquaponics set up is a closed system in which crops are planted in Read More…

The Ocean and the Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl was a devastating period in American history, and new research suggests that, surprisingly, the oceans are partly to blame. A team of researchers lead Read More…

Learning to do, doing to learn

“Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve” – this is the motto of the Future Farmers of America (FFA). Not long ago, Read More…

Food for thought

As fall unfolds and Californians soldier on through the drought, many farmers throughout the Central Valley are taking a tally of their annual harvest. Many of the Read More…

Where have all the honeybees gone?

With summer in full bloom, the hot, lazy days should be abuzz with bees harvesting nectar and pollen. Though bees are a familiar sight going about their Read More…

On the Pacific Flyway

One of the joys of working outdoors in the Central Valley of California is witnessing the biannual migration of waterfowl. Our location is both a rest stop Read More…