Janus Matthes

Hopkins Asleep at the Wheel? Citizens say yes…..

Uninformed officials EDITOR: It does not go without note that Supervisor Lynda Hopkins was quoted as saying that she has not seen that there were 65,000 acres that would be available for cannabis growing under the county’s proposal (“Rift over cannabis farms widening,” April 4). If she didn’t know such an important provision, it indicates to me …

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Neighborhood group produces mapping if cannabis can move into to your neighborhood

Update from SOSN: Craig has figured out the possible consequences of the proposed cannabis ordinance for Bennett Valley. You can figure out what might happen to your neighborhood by using the map at “It’s too Much Cannabis”.  All the information that you need is at: https://www.itstoomuchcannabis.com/ This article/letter appeared in today’s Kenwood Press. https://www.kenwoodpress.com/2021/04/13/letters-20210414-0503-278072/ Letters The …

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Will Bucklin at his dry-farmed vineyard Old Hill Ranch in Sonoma Valley. Photograph: Charlotte Simmonds for the Guardian

When in Drought, California Dry-farming by The Guardian

  When in Drought, California Dry-farming by The Guardian Dry farming forgoes modern irrigation and, farmers say, produces much tastier crops. In a drought-stricken state, should others follow suit? Wine grapes were not watered in Sonoma and Napa before the 1970’s. Corporate wine moved in after that and water use became the norm. Grape growers …

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Russian Riverkeepers: Uncharted Waters for the River This Summer

DITCH YOUR LAWNS! Vineyards are bad neighbors… Russian Riverkeepers: Uncharted Waters for the River This Summer This past Sunday, while out on the River, we observed the clearest waters we can remember seeing in over 50 years. With 25+ feet of visibility, we could see the bottom of some of the deepest pools—from Geyserville to …

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Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Another reason to ban glyphosate (RoundUp) in the vineyards. “We don’t want to wait the next three generations to find out the chemicals that are in use now cause breast cancer,” said Brody. Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are …

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