…..This spring we seeded for one of our newest stewardship customers, Aubry Springs, in Picabo Idaho and had incredible success. Every species we seeded germinated and many of the grass species, especially great basin wild rye, grew so much that some areas looked like a lawn. This fall we decided to mow these fields to help reduce the annual vegetation and expose lower vegetation to the sun. It is simply amazing and gratifying to see how well our native restoration has worked after just one season without any supplemental irrigation. And this is in a water year that was two inches below normal!
…..Much of the vegetation being mowed was annual sunflower that had finished growing. Mowing provided much needed ground litter and organic material, while at the same time hopefully getting some of the seed from the sunflowers back on the ground to grow another year.
…..I do love my office.
…..Look at the beautiful seed rows! After one year of growth these reclaimed agriculture fields are already providing beneficial habitat. Anybody out there want to stop farming and save the planet, give us a call.