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Elderberry Resources

Planting Hedgerows

 

Infographics from University of California Cooperative Extension

 

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Green Blog posts about hedgerows

 

Cost Share Programs for Establishing Hedgerows

 

Elderberry Propagation & Production

 

Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle 

  • Safe Harbor Agreements for Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle (a federally listed endangered species) Landowners in Yolo and Solano Counties can join safe harbor agreements or similar arrangements in order to provide assurances against additional future regulatory restrictions in connection with incidental disturbance of Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle associated with lawful ongoing activities such as habitat restoration, levee maintenance, and farming. 
    • Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Shasta, Sutter, Tehama, and Yolo Counties: Sacramento River Forum, Jane Dolan, e-mail: jdolan@sbcglobal.net
    • Solano County: Solano County Water Agency, Rich Marovich, e-mail: RMarovich@scwa2.com (Solano only covers land adjacent to Putah Creek and may be switching to a Habitat Conservation Plan model. Contact Rich Marovich for details.) 

 

Value-Added Product Processing

  • CA Cottage Food Law allows individuals to prepare and/or package certain non-potentially hazardous foods in private-home kitchens

 

Marketing & Sales

 

Other sources of information & Networking

  • West Coast Elderberry Growers “Helping commercial growers (or those exploring commercial production) along the western coast and inland USA and Canada with education, networking, and support.”  
  • Elderberry Growers Connect "Elderberry growers join to connect and share practices and resources related to commercial planting, growing, harvesting, processing and merchandising elderberries, elderflowers and products. This group is for more experienced growers. Beginning growers are asked to learn by reading posts, but to join the NEW Elderberry Growers group to post questions which more experienced growers will answer.”
  • New Elderberry Growers “This is a closed group for new commercial elderberry growers. Experienced growers are here to help. We offer advice to new growers in the exciting project to develop and maintain an elderberry orchard for commercial growing.”

 

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