Friday, June 19, 2009

Every Little Bit Helps

I'm sitting at the Saturn dealership, waiting for the Hybrid Vue to be serviced. It's a great time to catch up.... including posting to this quiet little blog.

As much as we're devoted to community nonprofits, us Sandhill folks also feel pretty strongly about the environment. Part of the reason, I'm sure, if the fact that we're farmers and our connection to the land and water is strong. But it's also just something we feel strongly about. Simple as that.

So what little bits are we doing to help the environment? Hmmmm....

Our new Legacy wine contributes to the Legacy Land Conservancy. And I'm (Heather) just about to join their board.

The hybrid. When we needed a new winery vehicle last fall, we decided to spend a little extra money to save some gas.

Also last fall, we were verified under the Farm*A*Syst program -- this MDA program verifies farms that use good groundwater stewardship practices.

Our Blushing Crane wine has always benefitted the Haehnle Bird Sanctuary.

I (yep, it's Heather again) also served on the board of the Dahlem Conservancy for over 5 years.

Every little bit helps.