Free Field Day Highlights the Many Benefits of Hedgerows

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California Marine Sanctuary Foundation and Hedgerows Unlimited will host a workshop to demonstrate how to plant hedgerows and to outline their benefits on November 10, 2018, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  
 
Hedgerows provide habitats for beneficial insects and pollinators, serve as windbreaks and visual barriers, sequester carbon, and protect against soil erosion. Beneficial insects attracted by hedgerows can reduce pests and sometimes increase crop and forage growth and yield. 
 
Hedgerows also can produce crops, such as lavender, persimmon, nuts, and/or flowers.  
 
The free workshop and planting demonstration will take place at Monkeyflower Ranch, 1481 San Miguel Canyon Road in Royal Oaks, California.  
 
Confirmed speakers include Sam Earnshaw from Hedgerows Unlimited, John Warner from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, rancher Rebecca King, rancher Sarah Lopez, Pam Krone from the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation, and Aidee Guzman from the Kremen Lab at the University of California, Berkeley.
 
To reserve your space, RSVP to Pam Krone at pam.krone@noaa.gov.
 
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This article was submitted by Pam Krone.
 
Pam Krone is the Agriculture Water Quality Coordinator for the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation. Krone works with agriculture to increase agricultural sustainability and improve water quality entering the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
 

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