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We Reached our $20,000 Year-End Donation Drive Goal! 
We are grateful for your generous donations which have been matched dollar-for-dollar. 
Thank you donors and Victor Schaff for his $10,000 matching funds donation. 

Photo: S & S Seeds founder Victor Schaff and his daughter, S & S Manager Jody Miller. Photo by Joshua Curry

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CNGA Field Day at Hedgerow Farms, March 31, 2023

We will meet in person at Hedgerow Farms in Winters for hay rides through the beautiful fields, informal presentations, food and fun! 

Upcoming events

    • Friday, March 31, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hedgerow Farms, 21905 Co Rd 88, Winters, CA 95694
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    CNGA's 15th Annual Field Day and Return to Hedgerow Farms!

    Community Supporting Grasslands/Grasslands Supporting Community

    Friday, March 31, 2023

    21905 County Rd 88, Winters, CA 95694

    8:00 am Check in and refreshments

    Program 8:45 am to 4:00 pm 

    Join on our return to Hedgerow Farms for an updated, restyled, unique experience!

    • CNGA Members: $95
    • Non-Members: $130
    • Students (with ID): $45

    Morning refreshments sponsored by: Delta Bluegrass Co.

    Lunch sponsored by: Hedgerow Farms & Pacific Coast Seed

    Bring a water bottle and comfortable clothing for outdoor activities.

    We've kept the best from the past but with a new twist. You will still enjoy hay rides and walking tours within the incredible grassland habitats and native plant production fields at Hedgerow Farms. A remarkable array of speakers will bring us news on grassland research and our community theme.


    Vic Claassen, Soil Scientist, UC Davis Department of Land, Air & Water Resources 

    Jessa Kay Cruz, Xerces Society, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist 

    Valerie Eviner, Professor, UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences

    Sarah Gaffney, Restoration Ecologist, River Partners and CNGA Secretary

    Rachael Long, Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension

    Justin Luong, USDA Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences

    Tanya Meyer, Senior Program Manager, Yolo County RCD

    Jeanne Wirka, Ecologist, Center for Land-Based Learning


    Chad Aakre, Senior Ecologist, Westervelt Ecological Services and CNGA Conservation Committee Chair

    Andrew Fulks, Assistant Director, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden

    JP Marie, Manager, UC Davis Putah Creek Riparian Reserve and CNGA President

    Chris Rose,  Executive Director, Solano RCD

    Bryan Young,  Natural Resource Supervisor, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District

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California grasslands are among the most important yet most endangered ecosystems in the United States.
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Birds and insects that rely on grasslands are among the fastest declining species in North America.
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The Only Organization Working Exclusively to Conserve and Restore California's Native Grasslands

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