Farming Without The Water
Irrigation is not a new idea, but farmers in our region once got through the growing season without it.
Dryland farming, it's called; and it requires careful choices in crops and careful conservation of water.
Dryland farming is still practiced at the Hanley Farm of the Southern Oregon Historical Society. It involves a LOT of mulch.
Hanley Farm Agricultural Manager Rion Glynn visits with details of the work... and the results.