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Sustainable wine pioneer brings biodynamic farming practices to cannabis

July 3, 2019

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As the first certified biodynamic farming vineyard in wine-rich Napa and Sonoma counties, the Bezingers show how operating a large-scale agricultural operation can conserve water and enhance the environment. Photo courtesy of Bezinger Family Winery.

While most winery owners in California’s Sonoma Valley grew concerned when the water table began sinking in the 1980s and ‘90s, Mike Benziger had a different response. He began searching for farming methods that required less water. It wasn’t just the lower water level that drove him. Irrigation pumping costs had been one of the […]

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