Tag archives: farming

Dear Montecito: Heather Hawthorn
By Stella Haffner   |   December 10, 2020

If I had to think back, I would say the first time I learned about sustainable agriculture was during one of the Montecito Union School Earth Day events. There were always a number of stations for us students to visit. I remember the bicycle-powered blender, the birdhouse making station, and what I think was probably […]

For Love of the Land
By Hattie Beresford   |   December 3, 2020

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County recently welcomed a new executive director with local roots, Meredith Hendricks, who brings 20 years of conservation, land management, and leadership experience to the County. Her successes with conservation and preservation projects in the San Francisco area will come into play as the Land Trust works to finalize […]

Laguna Blanca Girl Scout Wins Award
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 11, 2019

Local Girl Scout and Laguna Blanca High School student Natalie McCaffery has received the highest Girl Scout honors, winning a Gold Award for her extensive Smart Farm program that she implemented at Laguna Blanca.  Naturally drawn to the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Music), Natalie recognized the lack of healthy food choices among […]