We’ve already talked about the importance of carbon farming, a set of conservation management techniques that help store carbon, improve soil health, reduce greenhouse gasses, and create protective habitats for our landscape’s friendly pollinators. Now, thanks to the Healthy Soils Program, the state of California will work with growers and landowners to put many off these habit-improving techniques into practice.
The Healthy Soils Demonstration Program is accepting grant applications until 5 p.m. PT on Monday, August 28th, 2023. The program represents another effort to shape the future of California’s sustainable agriculture, and applicants can submit proposals in two different categories.
According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, “Type A projects will demonstrate implementation of conservation management practices, measure field GHGs emissions, collect soil health data, and conduct analysis on cost/benefits for adoption of the proposed practice(s) and anticipated barriers.” Meanwhile, Type B projects will “demonstrate implementation of HSP conservation management practices, collect soil health data, and/or conduct analysis on cost/benefits for adoption of the proposed practice(s) and anticipated barriers.” The overall goal for both types of projects is to showcase conservation management at work and help promote those practices across the entire state.
Interested in applying? Go to the program’s website for more information about deadlines, guidelines, budgets, and frequently asked questions. You’ll find all of that info by clicking here.
Meanwhile, FGS is always here to assist you with your soil needs. Whether you’re looking for fertilizer advice, ag supplies, or even custom-designed irrigation systems, we offer both the supplies and consultation that your growing operation needs. Stop by one of our supply centers or contact us here today!