We are adding perennial hedgerows in our field. These will help prevent erosion during rainy seasons, which will hopefully return next year.
The woody shrubs in the hedgerows will help attract ground bees, butterflies, birds, snakes, and other beneficial insects.
We did buy 10 shrubs from Yerba Buena Nursery in town. They provide native plants.
However, rather than buy, we are getting most of our shrubs by going into the hills and digging up wild/native ones to transplant into the fields. Here's a hedgerow expedition crew driving out to get some.
Here's the newly collected shrubs.
Here they are being settled into their new homes.