Sebastopol Farm Adopts Sustainable Practices, Grapples with Climate Change

Jul 31, 2017

Sign for Gabriel Farm in Sebastopol. The farm has several thousand trees of Asian pears, and many varieties of apples.
Credit KRCB/Steve Mencher

Asian pears growing at Gabriel farm, owned by Torrey and Lucy Olson in Sebastopol.
Credit KRCB/Steve Mencher

It doesn’t take a huge farm to make a big difference for the climate. Reporter Steve Mencher visited an orchard in Sebastopol recently on a tour organized by the California Climate and Agriculture Network -  CalCAN. The idea was to witness how initiatives developed in Sacramento are affecting practices on the ground in Sonoma County.

Find lots more stories like these as part of KRCB's North Bay Bountiful, "stories about our rich legacy of family farming and the new methods that are emerging for growing and distributing food." Want to go deeper? Here's a NBB episode on healthy soil.