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We are committed to sustainable agricultural practices that yield top quality produce, grapes and wines while protecting the environment and supporting our community and farmers.

"Agriculture has changed dramatically, especially since the end of World War II. Food and fiber productivity soared due to new technologies, mechanization, increased chemical use, specialization and government policies that favored maximizing production....

Although these changes have had many positive effects and reduced many risks in farming, there have also been significant costs. Prominent among these are topsoil depletion, groundwater contamination, the decline of family farms, continued neglect of the living and working conditions for farm laborers, increasing costs of production, and the disintegration of economic and social conditions in rural communities.

A growing movement has emerged during the past two decades to question the role of the agricultural establishment in promoting practices that contribute to these social problems. Today this movement for sustainable agriculture is garnering increasing support and acceptance within mainstream agriculture. Not only does sustainable agriculture address many environmental and social concerns, but it offers innovative and economically viable opportunities for growers, laborers, consumers, policymakers and many others in the entire food system." - University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program

Location: California       Team website

 

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Team Activity

  • Eftekar
    Palestine
    Eftekar received a loan from Liz to paint her house and put in doors and windows.
    Liz
    2% repaid
  • Kousar
    Pakistan
    Kousar received a loan from Peter to buy a stock of different sorts of cloth for the summer season.
    Peter
    14% repaid
  • Khalida
    Pakistan
    Khalida received a loan from Peter to buy packs of salt, biscuits and beverages.
    Peter
    14% repaid
  • Safia
    Pakistan
    Safia received a loan from Peter to purchase blankets in various colors and designs.
    Peter
    14% repaid
  • Maa Tarini Shg (G) Group
    India
    Maa Tarini Shg (G) Group received a loan from Peter to purchase fertilizer and hybrid seeds of maize, paddy (rice), vegetables and small flower plants.
    Peter
    0% repaid
  • Demuri
    Georgia
    Demuri received a loan from David to buy calves, and expand the vineyard with new vine seedlings.
    David
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

14
Team Members
$2,850
Amount Loaned
111
Loans
7.9
Loans per member