Napa Green is a global leader in sustainable winegrowing, setting the highest bar for sustainability and climate action in the wine industry. Napa Green facilitates systematic soil to bottle certification for wineries and vineyards, and provides the resources, tools and connections to continuously level up leadership. In 2021, Napa Green was the first sustainable winegrowing program in the world to redevelop Vineyard certification standards to focus on climate action, regenerative carbon farming, and social equity. In 2022, Napa Green and community partners launched a first of its kind, six-event Climate & Wine Symposium (Napa THRIVES now RISE) with over 65 speakers and 600 total guests.
As a leader of the regenerative agriculture industry since 2006, Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA) creates real and lasting change on millions of acres in North America by helping farmers to become more resilient, efficient, and profitable. AEA’s highly trained consultants work with growers to combine nutritional supplements and biological inoculants and regenerative practices to implement customized crop programs designed using cutting-edge sap analysis. This science-based approach empowers farms to exceed crop quality markers and to produce healthier soils, stronger crops, and higher yields. AEA is at the forefront of regenerative agricultural media and education, including the popular and highly regarded Regenerative Agriculture Podcast, informative and inspiring webinars, and educational content that serve as a preeminent resource for growers around the globe. To learn more about AEA’s regenerative programs and products, visit the website or subscribe to the Regenerative Agriculture Podcast.
Agrology is a leading climate tech start-up and Public Benefit Corporation with a mission to help farmers adapt to and beat climate change with real-time analysis and predictive insights. The Agrology platform consists of climate and carbon monitoring systems, both based on ground-truth data and machine learning. The Agrology Climate Monitoring System delivers predictive insights and warnings, up to three days in advance, for wildfire smoke taint, extreme weather, soil conditions, pest and disease emergence, and irrigation. Agrology’s Carbon Monitoring System tracks soil carbon sequestration in real time, quickly detecting carbon loss via carbon dioxide emission events. Agrology customers include Braga Fresh, The Duckhorn Portfolio, Boisset Collection, Dana Estates, Emeritus Vineyards, Jordan Vineyards and Winery, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Langtry Farms, Lawrence Vineyards, Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, Renteria Vineyard Management, Signorello Estate, Silver Oak Vineyards, and numerous specialty farms. Agrology is the winner of two highly selective National Science Foundation SBIR Awards, a 2023 WINnovation Award, and is a recipient of a USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities grant. Agrology has offices in Alexandria, Virginia, and Sonoma, California, and can be found online at Agrology.ag.
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For decades we’ve known that cover crops improve soil fertility and break disease cycles. However, the list of benefits and uses just keeps growing: improved water infiltration, enhanced nutrient cycling, reduced soil compaction, better water holding capacity, weed suppression, nutrient cycling, water quality protection, excess N sequestration, erosion prevention, biodiversity enrichment, pest control, pollinator habitat support. All this and good looks too!
At Buzz Seeds we believe that all cover crop mixes should support pollinators. That’s why we design our mixes to maximize floral resources. We work closely with local natural resource experts to make sure that none of our seeds will become problem weeds.
Earthworks Biochar is produced in the Sierra Mountains of California and is derived from woody biomass. Our biochar is used by farmers as a soil amendment due to its highly adsorbent properties. Biochar retains moisture and other nutrients that would otherwise leach out of root zones, improving crop yields, saving water and reducing fertilizer requirements. Biochar can help reclaim degraded soils and is also used in stormwater and wastewater systems to capture and filter pollutants out of water, including metals. Biochar has been found to have multiple uses beyond agriculture and Earthworks is just at the tip of learning about how biochar can be used in new markets like Green Building (ex. concrete, asphalt) and graphene production. The Earthworks Biochar product is Carbon Negative certified by the European Biochar Certificate (EBC) as a source of sequestered carbon and lab tested by the International Biochar Initiative (IBI) to ensure customers it is of the highest quality.
Napa Wildlife Rescue is the only organization permitted by the California Fish and Wildlife to rescue, rehabilitate and reunite/release wildlife in Napa County. Every year we work with well over a thousand orphaned or injured wildlife, with the goal of returning them to their wild lives. Barn owls are an excellent alternative to harmful rodenticides, otherwise known as rat poison. Rodenticides weaken the rodents before killing them, making them slow and attractive to predators. Then, when they are caught and eaten, the poison spreads and kills the predators of the rodents. This makes the rodent problem even worse, because there are fewer predators to control their population. Instead of using cruel poisons, whose effects spread beyond your intentions, they recommend an approach called Integrated Pest Management. This is a systemic way of thinking about pests in the environment, which addresses the root of the problem instead of only the symptoms.
Napa RCD empowers the community to voluntarily conserve, protect, and restore natural resources in a landscape that supports agriculture, urban areas, and wild lands. We provide technical assistance, educational programs, monitoring programs, and funding sources to help land managers meet their conservation goals.
Did you know that the weight of wine bottles is 40% lighter than it was 15 years ago? In fact, today, nearly 9 in 10 (87%) of 75cl wine bottles fall under the light to medium weight category.
While glass packaging is one of the most sustainable packaging materials, the industry continues to innovate in terms of technology and design to further improve its environmental impact. With extensive lightweighting efforts, bottles can be made lighter while keeping all of their qualities.
Saverglass, the world’s leading manufacturer specializing in the production and decoration of luxury and high-end glass bottles.
Full service Wildfire Fuel Reduction and Forest Debris Management.
With their mobile burn process, The Clean Burn Company is able to perform most burning services where the piles are; eliminating the need to dismantle and manage each part of the tree separately. They manage all parts of a tree in one process.
No hauling, no chippers, no piles of flammable material left behind.
Wilbur-Ellis is one of the largest family-owned companies in the world. Applying our knowledge and expertise, we have grown into a $3 billion business by focusing on the essentials people need to thrive. We don’t just sell you the product, we help you put it to work. Our products, services, and innovations fit together to maximize your return on investment. We customize solutions to be sure your vineyards get what they need, right when they need it. When you partner with Wilbur-Ellis, our extensive sampling, analyses, scouting, and application methods ensure we get the job done right.