Launching the Songbird Farm Trail

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release – September 9, 2020

Watsonville, CA --- Wild Farm Alliance (WFA) has announced plans to create the first Songbird Farm Trail with the goal of one million nest boxes being installed on farms from Baja to British Columbia along North America’s Pacific Coast. A description of the project outlining the important role beneficial birds play on farms and the critical role farmers play in protecting declining bird populations is located on WFA’s Multimedia Story Platform titled Benefits of Birds on the Farm (bit.ly/SongbirdFarmTrail). 

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Webinar: Hedgerows to the Moon and Back

Please join Wild Farm Alliance for a special webinar, part of California Biodiversity Day 2020

What: Webinar - Hedgerows to the Moon and Back: Bringing Nature into Food Production

When: Thursday, September 10th at 10 am (Pacific)

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Corridors are for the birds!

We are excited to release our latest video about beneficial birds on the farm, featuring Emily James of Davis Ranches and Rachael Long of UC Cooperative Extension.

Davis Ranches has designed and installed several miles of hedgerows as corridors to allow safe passage and refuge for birds and other wildlife. These corridors support pest control by birds, with placing the habitat close to the crops.

They are located in Colusa, CA and their mantra and guiding principle is "Farming for the 22nd Century" with the intention of leaving a legacy of farming for generations to come.

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News from the Wild Side - June 2020

Catch up on the latest happenings with Wild Farm Alliance!

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When to Incorporate Wild Nature Versus Leave It Alone and the Bigger Picture of Healthy People and Healthy Ecosystems

Guiding Principles

At the heart of our work, we believe that farming within natural systems nurtures healthy people and flourishing ecosystems. Farming is dependent on ecological interactions among many kinds of species. Farms can be safer and more resilient because diversity encourages a wide array of beneficial organisms and processes. Farms are more cost effective with reduced outside inputs, and more climate-friendly because diverse habitats store carbon and buffer farms from storms and droughts. Farming with nature also gives room and rights for our nonhuman brethren to co-exist and prosper.

At the same time that we promote incorporating and accommodating nature on farms and ranches, we advocate leaving wild nature intact, as much as possible. We also support local and regional food systems that respond to people’s needs and that adhere to conservation ethics. These guiding principles can help prevent the spread of pandemic viruses like COVID-19.

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News from the Wild Side - April 2020

Catch up on the latest happenings with Wild Farm Alliance!

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News from the Wild Side - March 2020

Catch up on the latest happenings with Wild Farm Alliance!

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News from the Wild Side - February 2020

Catch up on the latest happenings with Wild Farm Alliance!

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