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Hedgerow Farms

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Hedgerow Farms is Northern California’s largest native grassland seed production farm. Located north of Winters on the west side of Sacramento Valley, we produce origin-known California native grass, wildflower, sedge and rush seed on over 500 acres. Our species list includes more than 70 different species, many with multiple ecotypes offered. We provide consulting services for restoration, revegetation and landscaping projects, as well as plug transplants, native grass straw, custom seed cleaning, equipment rentals, contract plug transplant grow-outs and contract seed increases. We regularly host tours of our farm to explore the on-site examples of roadside, canal and ditch revegetation; grassland restoration; and hedgerow plantings.

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Brooks Island Regional Preserve

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Just a short hop offshore of the industrial Richmond waterfront, this island supports over 18 species of nesting birds as ...

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The Subtleties of Knowland Park

May 05, 2011 by Dan Rademacher

Knowland Park might be the City of Oakland's largest park--about 500 acres--but it's mostly known as the home of the Oakland Zoo. We visit the park with some native plant advocates who have their own fine-tuned sense of Knowland's beauty.

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Gambling on Grass at Point Molate

April 01, 2010 by Aleta George

Native plant advocates charge that the studies done for the proposed casino at Richmond’s Point Molate ignore the site’s rare collection of native grasses.

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Betting on Point Molate

July 01, 2006 by Chiori Santiago

With stunning views of the Bay and Marin, Richmond’s Point Molate has seen a lot of changes: It’s been a shrimp camp, a huge winery, and a Navy fuel depot. Now the site of a controversial casino proposal, this modest point of land is home to diverse wildlife and some of the East Bay’s last native coastal prairie.

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Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy

July 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

Purple needlegrass may soon gain recognition as one of California’s official state symbols, like the golden poppy, our state flower ...

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Grazing for Change

April 01, 2004 by Cindy Spring

When two hikers complained to state park rangers recently about an area severely trampled by grazing cows, they drew on ...

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Purple Needlegrass Takes Root in the Capitol

April 01, 2004 by Bay Nature Staff

David Amme, author of “Grassland Heritage” in Bay Nature’s April-June 2004 issue, called purple needlegrass “the undisputed candidate for official ...

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