Dairy Restores Riparian Area
Sonoma County Dairyman Jarrid Bordessa has been working with his cooperative, Organic Valley, to develop a carbon farm plan. As part of that plan, he decided to restore a riparian area on his farm.
Bordessa… “The carbon farm plan identified the creek restoration as being the number one impact we can do to fix carbon to our soil per acre. So along that restored area, they're going to plant 600 trees and per acre that practice had the highest carbon fixing potential. Behind the obvious one when we did our carbon farm plan is applying compost to all our pastures. That one is the cheapest. It gives us the most bang for the buck. It actually, it benefits us the most. But the Creek restoration had other benefits as well. You know, it's supposed to create wildlife habitat and pollinator habitat. And I think it's just going to aesthetically look nice on our farm also.”
Bordessa received help from over 400 students, teachers, and volunteers to plant the nearly 700 trees in the area.