Free talk on ecological perspectives to improve your grow and protect the Yuba |

Free talk on ecological perspectives to improve your grow and protect the Yuba

The South Yuba River Citizens League will host its second “Growing Green for the Yuba” workshop Tuesday as part of a free, monthly series about environmentally responsible cannabis cultivation.

Workshops are held at the Holbrooke Hotel, 212 West Main St., Grass Valley, from 4 to 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month through November.

Tuesday’s workshop will focus on water conservation and delivery systems. Trey Sherrell, an environmental and regulatory compliance consultant who has worked with the Central Valley Water Quality Control Board, will discuss current environmental regulations relevant to growers. John Whalin, who works with Sierra Plumbing Supply, will provide simple solutions and cost-effective suggestions on water system improvements.

Future workshops include “Plan Ahead for Healthy Soil,” “Plan Now for Rain Capture” and “Grow Clean, Get Certified.”

The events are co-sponsored by the Nevada County Cannabis Alliance and Sweetland Garden Mercantile, and are funded by a grant from the Rose Foundation.

“We are committed to providing information and educational resources about the cumulative impact of cannabis cultivation across our watershed,” said SYRCL River Science Director Rachel Hutchinson in a release. “By highlighting accessible practices to cultivators, we hope that we can all work together to protect the river.”

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