Fish Food Project: A Closer Look

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The team from UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences came by to take their weekly field samples, and we were able to get a few photos and ask Eric Holmes a couple of questions about that little pink bag.

Update: Our Salmon Habitat Project has its Root Wads!

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The most important elements of our North Tobiasson Deep-Water Rearing Structures Project are arguably the root wads, as they are what will provide the salmonids with the actual shelter from velocity and predators.

Article: Could rice fields save endangered salmon in the Sacramento Valley?

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The LA Times has published an article on ways that rice farmers are contributing to saving salmon in the Sacramento Valley, including River Garden Farms and our Fish Food project!

Update: River Garden Farms Fish Food Project

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The rice fields that we flooded for our fish food project are filled to the brim, and California Trout and UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences came back out today to take samples and level readings.

Update: Our Salmon Rearing Habitat Project Gets its Canopies

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We’ve been on a mission to procure some of the materials we are going to need for our North Tobiasson Deep-Water Rearing Structures Project.

River Garden Farms is Making Fish Food

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Every year, soon after harvest, we flood our rice fields.  The practice is part of our holistic approach to farming.  Flooding helps to naturally break down the rice straw so that the field will be ready to work up for planting the following spring.  The standing water helps with decomposition of the plant material left […]

Update: Salmon Rearing Habitat Project Scouting Mission

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Our Salmon Rearing Habitat Project (now officially named North Tobiasson Deep-Water Rearing Structures Project) team went on a scouting mission for a few of the important elements of the project. The goal of the day was to investigate some of the logistical issues involved with the installation, as well as follow up on leads for potential sources […]

River Garden Farms has a SLEWS Day!

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The Center for Land-Based Learning describes its wonderful SLEWS Program (Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship) as “engaging California high school students and teachers in meaningful environmental stewardships that allow students to practice scientific skills, learn from natural resource professionals, and expand on classroom concepts, while accomplishing real habitat restoration projects on farms, ranches […]

Article: Reconciliation ecology could end California’s water wars

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River Garden Farms is mentioned in this article which first appeared in the Central Valley Business Times. It is now republished and archived at Maven’s Notebook with permission.