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Julie Walker Elected President of San Diego County Farm Bureau



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Newly elected San Diego Farm Bureau president Julie Walker.
June 26, 2013
ESCONDIDO, CA – At their Annual Meeting on May 2 the members of San Diego County Farm Bureau elected Julie Walker president of the organization. Walker accepted the gavel from Noel Stehly of Stehly Farms Organics who served as the county Farm Bureau president since 2011.

Julie Walker and her husband, Joe, are the owners and operators of Obra Verde Growers in Valley Center where they produce a variety of drought tolerant perennial plants. They have been growing on their farm in Valley Center since 1974 and over time have increased their plant offerings from just a few varieties of Australian waxflower to over 100 varieties today. Many of the plants they grow are native to Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa and are selected as they are naturally suited to do well in Southern California's climate. The Walkers sell their products as cut flowers, cut foliage, plant plugs, and planted containers to commercial growers, landscapers, retail nurseries, garden clubs, and backyard enthusiasts.

Stepping into the role of President of SDCFB, Walker stated, "It is an honor and a challenge that I take seriously. In addition, I gratefully carry with me the wisdom, influence, and advice of all those before me under whom I have served; clever, vibrant people who continue to share their wealth of ideas and expertise designed to continue to pave the way for us all in farming."

San Diego County Farm Bureau is a nonprofit trade organization with approximately 5,000 members. It has operated since 1913 with the mission to represent San Diego County agriculture through public relations, education and public policy advocacy in order to promote the economic viability of agriculture balanced with appropriate management of natural resources.

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    Water, specially groundwater abuse
    August 19, 2013 | 08:17 AM

    Seeking assistance and support to encourage exclusive golf clubs from abusing water, specially groundwater. Many county golf courses have gone to groundwater use to pretend they are conserving water, for instance the Maderas Golf Club in North Poway.
    Unfortunately because $$$ and Sunroad Enterprises talks the Citybof Poway has turned a blind eye to any type of requirement to ask the golf club to minimize grass of water. In fact, a mr. Jason Martin of the city of Poway said they have a right to all this water, some that would be as far as groundwater from the Lake hodges./San Pasquale area that is for farming.
    The Maderas Golf course is seeking to amend their original Cup to not follow county standards in riparian wells nearby. They tell tale tales and Blue Sky Ecological Reservem GReen Valley Civic Association, Old coach and deer valley homeowners, some solely depend on groundwater need outside help.
    For the most part golf courses are the biggest users of water, and Maderas has done Nothing to conserve, with minimal use and acres of lush grass.
    Any assistance is welcome,
    Pam Moore
    858-451-9193

    Pam Moore
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