facebook tracking pixel Karen Henderson: Supports the Centennial Reservoir | TheUnion.com

Karen Henderson: Supports the Centennial Reservoir

Agriculture is important to California, our nation, and Nevada County as well as essential to our way of life.

Food produced locally is a life line for not only nourishment, but also for our local economy, such as growers markets, grocery stores, supporting businesses, in addition to our local farmers and ranchers. Nevada County rang up over $24 million dollars in farm gate receipts alone in 2013, up $6.4 million dollars from the year before.

How do we grow our local food footprint for our community? How can Nevada County be self- reliant and grow food sustainably?

Simple, increase our water storage capabilities.

We live in an area where we can grow a wide array of foods for our community but without a reliable source of water during the summer irrigation season, we cannot. That is why Nevada County Farm Bureau supports the Centennial Reservoir. We believe the additional storage provided by the new reservoir would ensure we have a reliable water source for local food production, regardless of continued drought.

Let’s work together to support the Centennial Reservoir to continue our strong agriculture legacy in Nevada County and ensure a local food supply for our growing population.

Karen Henderson, president

Nevada County Farm Bureau


J. Powell: Pay it forward


Head down and totally preoccupied, I placed my basic food items on a local grocery store conveyer belt. Who can now afford to buy extras? I fished through my purse for cash and was told…

See more

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User