From the SF Chronicle:
Among the new locations that McConnell is most excited about is Morgan Hill’s Coyote Valley, an expanse of undeveloped farmland at the narrowing of the Santa Clara Valley south of San Jose. Just minutes away from the traffic and congestion of the tech epicenter is a world unchanged by the innovations of the last decades.
As the region’s tech culture takes the spotlight, McConnell hopes that his new show will remind people that “we’re also a hub of ecological innovation and making [Bay Area open space] accessible to everybody. People should be proud of that legacy we’re leaving.”
Ann Sobrato High School Planting
On April 17th, Ann Sobrato High School students had a successful day of planting a hedgerow at their school farm. Students, part of the Future Farmers of America program, are planting hedgerows to help protect and conserve their school farm’s natural resources. Discover Coyote Valley is working with the high school to expand their school farm out to ten acres.
Read the Article in Morgan Hill Times about the planting!
De Anza Students survey bird habitat on Sobrato High School Farm
It’s not just high school students who are learning from the Sobrato school farm. Students from De Anza College surveyed the farm site for local bird nesting populations. Students found fourteen species of birds using the field and four red-winged blackbird nesting sites.
Water Efficient Irrigation and Hummingbird Habitat Workshops: Bringing farming and conservation knowledge to Coyote Valley
Discover Coyote Valley hosted two workshops this past month. The Hummingbird Workshop featured conservation and wildlife experts, and included presentations from Sobrato High School students in the environmental club. Over 20 students, conservation experts, and engaged community members learned about how to support hummingbird populations through habitat conservation.