- Author: Jeffrey P. Mitchell
April 25, 2023
Phil and Katherine Foster host GOOGLE Food Lab for tour of Pinnacle Organically Grown Produce!
About 53 folks who were part of the GOOGLE Food Lab out of Mountain View, CA were treated to a half-day walking tour and lunch at the beautiful organic farm of Phil and Katherine just east of Hollister, CA on April 25, 2023. The GOOGLE Food Lab describes itself as "an invitation-only community of food leaders, change agents and visionaries, creating positive change across food systems." Pinnacle Organically Grown Produce was chosen to host part of the group's 2023 tour because of the farm's long-term leadership and pioneering progress on organic vegetable production systems that use a wide range of beneficial practices that contribute to the farm's diversity, soil health, employee welfare, and economic success. The multitude of the Fosters' practices including use of 'single-line' cover crops to conserve water, on-farm composting and routine field application of compost, hedgerows, and reduced disturbance tillage, were on display during the two-hour walking tours that Phil Foster along with Jeff Mitchell took the visitors on. The tour was coordinated by Eva Antczak of GOOGLE following an earlier visit to the farm by Michiel Bakker, GOOGLE's Vice President of Global Workplace Programs in 2022.