Several people asked me if I was on NPR recently, and I had to tell them it was my brother Stuart. The piece was on the California drought and in the Pajaro Valley, there might not be another farmer who is as knowledgeable about the water situation than Stuart. Stuart have been on two committees that advise the Parajo Valley Water Board and has been saying for years, before everyone else jumped in, that water will be one of our biggest challenges. Below is a link to the NPR piece.
We all hope that we will have a very wet winter, but that will not solve the long term problem of increasing water demand and decreasing supply. KB is working on many programs to use recycled water, recycle our greenhouse water, collect runoff from greenhouse roofs and reduce usage to a bare minimum.
However...as Stuart says, the long term solution will have to be a community solution with all parties working and sacrificing together.
|Stuart with a valuable resource.|