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New study finds eco wines rate higher than conventionally grown wines according to experts

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160802171829.htm Do eco-friendly wines taste better? Raise a glass to organic grapes: Study finds eco-certified wine rated higher by wine publications Date: August 2, 2016 Source: University of California – Los Angeles Summary: It’s time to toast environmentally friendly grapes. A new study shows that eco-certified wine tastes better — and making the choice even […]

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Preserve Rural Sonoma County

Enough Already ……Sonoma County moves to limit winery development?

Enough Already Sonoma County moves to limit winery development By Padi Selwyn  http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/enough-already/Content?oid=2978035 The wine industry study session held by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors earlier this month was a step in the right direction, as local officials try to balance the interests of the wine industry with a growing backlash by rural residents

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Peak Industrial Civilization? June 1st discussion at Sebastopol Grange

You are invited to attend: Reality 101: Living Through the Peak of Industrial Civilization Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sebastopol Grange, 6000 Hwy 12, Sebastopol  $10 – $15 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds). RSVP and get tickets here Join Nate Hagens, educator, writer and past editor of The Oil

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Big Wine & Binge Tourism Cost You:

Big Wine & Binge Tourism Cost You:   Groundwater depletion Drinking water quality polluted with chemical runoff Lack of diversity & monoculture-ask the Irish Deforestation for the land rush-say NO to coastal pinot Wildlife corridors fenced off, habitat diminished for animals. Wineries have more rights than we do-look at Supervisor approvals Millions of pounds of

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Gualala Logging plan, Comments have been reopened

There are petitions online and CalFire is still accepting comments for their exception to state logging rules. They have revised the skid roads and some of the logging along the Gualala river. CalFire is still making an exception to the state logging plans and need to hear from the public. Friends of Gualala River (FoGR),

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