David Keller

After The Grapes Are Gone by David Keller,

Newly planted vineyards (Bodega Highway) are being ripped out due to no water. Time to dry farm grapes or leave…..  After the grapes are gone By DAVID KELLER September 2015 PD Article Link Our succession of boom crops in Sonoma County provides an interesting history — and a cautionary tale. The county’s world-class wine grapes …

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After The Grapes Are Gone by David Keller,

The industry has been failing for the last few years with grape gluts, bad business model and lowered sales. Will the coronavirus finish the industry like so many before in this county? The PD reports that the expected decline results in 9.21 million cases of wine.  (See Viticulture Briefs, Sunday June 28th.)  Coronavirus, 2018 record …

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SR’s Arlene Francis Center presents water film “The Longest Straw” April 18th 6:30pm

SR’s Arlene Francis Center presents water film “The Longest Straw” April 18th 6:30pm Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM PDT The Arlene Francis Center 99 6th St, Santa Rosa, California 95401 https://www.facebook.com/events/388721365041810/ The Arlene Francis Center presents the documentary film “The Longest Straw”, followed by a panel with the director of …

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Dutra faces New Set Back

“In the Bay Area, 90 percent of the wetlands have been destroyed by development,” said David Keller, founder of the Petaluma River Council and a longtime opponent of the Dutra project. “The health of the bay, the health of our Petaluma River, the health of our shorelines… is very connected to the health of our …

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“Here’s How Big Wine Gets to Avoid Environmental Rules in Napa” /KCET

Since little undeveloped space remains on the Napa Valley floor, most of this projected vineyard growth will probably occur in the forested hills to the east and west of the valley floor. This, environmentalists have warned, means thousands of acres of trees will almost certainly be cut down to make way for vines.   “Here’s …

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Asphalt plant request sent back

The project, approved by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors by a 3-2 vote in 2010, has attracted resistance at seemingly every milestone. Bird habitat, children, park, the Petaluma RIver and the gateway to Sonoma County next to an asphalt plant? How can this be a good thing? Thank you Friends of Shollenberger Park for doing the right …

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