The RCD started a carbon farming demonstration project this summer at the Tijuana River Valley Community Garden. Funded by a grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the project aims to demonstrate the benefits of carbon farming practices by comparing crop yield and soil quality where the practices have been implemented (test plots) alongside plots without the practice (control plots). We will demonstrate three carbon farming practices – compost application, mulch application, and two types of cover crops.
We are launching the project to the public at a Kick-off event on Saturday November 17 from 1pm-3pm. Local farmers and growers are invited to join us to learn more about carbon farming and this demonstration project. You can also read more about carbon farming on our website.
Please click here to register for the event.