Startup of the Month: Unfold
Breeding seeds for vertical farms
The future of vertical farming begins on the genetic level. That’s the philosophy of Unfold, a Sacramento-based startup focused on innovating fruit and vegetable seeds to better serve indoor growing facilities.
Fleet of the Future
The City of Sacramento moves its municipal vehicles toward sustainability
Sacramento is working to turn its fleet into a model of municipal sustainability with electric vehicles, a software-and-hardware suite to monitor efficiency, and more.
The Herb Column: Living Earth
For cannabis farmers in the regenerative agriculture movement, it’s all about the soil
Small cannabis farmers are contributing to the regenerative agriculture movement by cultivating polycultures rather than growing just one crop.
Change in the Grapevine
Capital Region vineyards and wineries are cultivating an environmentally friendly way of life
In the Capital Region, there’s an emerging market among boutique vineyards and wineries focused on low-intervention farming and production methods.
Protecting Open Land
California Rangeland Trust project places fiscal value on the environmental benefits of ranches
Ranchers and those in the conservation industry know there’s an inherent value to working lands, such as cattle ranches. But how do they monetize that value?
California Protects Homeowners From Having Fire Insurance Dropped — Again
The state extends temporary protection from insurance cancellations to 2.1 million Californians living in wildfire-prone regions, but long-term solutions to stabilize the market remain elusive.
Laying the Groundwork
A widespread effort to achieve environmental justice in Sacramento is gaining momentum
Proponents say environmental justice efforts will only be successful if they are inclusive and equitable.
Family business close-up: Otow Orchard extends its family farm in Granite Bay to the community
The Granite Bay farm was established in 1911 by a Japanese
immigrant and is still run by his descendants, including his
The Bright Side: Down to Earth
Sacramento Edible Yards, a father-and-son organic-gardening
business, helps people learn how to grow their own food at
The Bright Side: Harvesting Community
A buyback program is helping microfarmers from the Southeast
Asian community feed families and recoup their losses from a drop