Replenishing the Water Supply in Coachella Valley: Mimi Avocado Takes a Farm Tour with the California Farm Water Coalition Part 3

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Water is a resource that everyone needs: for our homes, our businesses, our recreation and to sustain life. Did you know that underground water supplies, called aquifers, can be replenished so that water can continue to be available for everyone who relies on it? I was astounded and thrilled to learn about the planning and engineering that has been done to assure a sustainable water supply in the Coachella Valley, and I can’t wait to share this story with you. Continue reading

Mimi Avocado Takes a Farm Tour with California Farm Water Coalition – Part 2

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Coachella Canal: “Food Grows Where Water Flows”

Continued from  Mimi Avocado Takes a Farm Tour with California Farm Water Coalition – Part 1

After lunch, our farm tour continued as  we drove north toward  the Coachella Valley  and  headed out to an area off the main road to meet Dennis Jensen of Sea View Ranches.   We wondered where we might end up, as the sandy  road was rough and bumpy.    We passed undeveloped land and a field that was being newly developed for planting… with irrigation pipe,  materials for drainage, and large construction equipment working  the sandy desert soil.  We met Dennis at one of the ranches he supervises,  where he Continue reading

Mimi Avocado Takes a Farm Tour with California Farm Water Coalition – Part 1

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“Food Grows Where Water Flows”

When we enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables, we may think about where they came from or how they were grown  but we rarely think about the water that was used to grow that  food.  Last weekend I was part of a blogger  farm tour  in the Imperial and Coachella Valleys of Southern California as the guest of the California Farm Water Coalition.   We all know how important water is for our bodies. The truth is that water is essential for all of life.  Without water,  farmers cannot Continue reading

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