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Ecopia Farms: Growing More with Less

April 29th, 5:00pm, Lucas Hall, Forbes 126

Ecopia Farms is a local farm researching ultra-low water use methods for agricultural production. The USDA reports that the average head of lettuce requires more than 75 gallons of water to reach harvest. Ecopia Farms uses less than 12 ounces of water per head. This reduces the use of precious water by over 97% compared to conventional farm practices. Dan Perez will discuss their research and explain how ultra-low water methods could be one of the answers to decreasing water usage in California and worldwide.

Tags: Drought Series, Save Don't Squander

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