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Perspectives and Interconnections of the Past, Present, and Future in Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources on the Central Coast.

Over the past decade, I have been fascinated by the intersections of agriculture, immigration, innovation, and social/political/environmental change, and how these interconnections influence the food we eat.  

This website showcases a project called Traces of the Past that explores these interconnections. It reflects these interests, my work, various explorations – and, of course, food!

I have more than 25 years of experience working in crop production. For the past 16 years, I have focused on water-related issues for irrigated lands and grazing systems on the Central Coast of California.  My work has allowed me to travel throughout the Central Coast region, delve into the region’s agricultural systems, and engage with agricultural and natural resource policy development. 

Today, I work for Provost and Pritchard as an Environmental Scientist and assist growers with water quality and regulatory compliance. It is compelling work, especially during this period of social and agricultural upheaval. 

The Central Coast Traces of the Past Project traces where we have been and how we arrived here and explores where we may be going on the Central Coast.