At Redwood Hill Farm, we’re reducers, reusers, recyclers… and composters!
With a bit of time, kitchen scraps, plant clippings, and straw and hay from the barns turn into what we love to call “black gold”! It’s part of our ongoing commitment to the environment, and our constant striving to be as “green” as we possibly can.
This commitment has enabled us to receive certification and recognition as a Sonoma County Green Business, and the news of our Green Business Certification was the lead news item in the Press Democrat’s Agriculture Briefs.
The Sonoma Green Business Program is a partnership of government agencies and utilities that assists, recognizes, and promotes local organizations, focusing on small to medium-sized consumer-oriented businesses who voluntarily operate in environmentally responsible ways. Certified participants must be in compliance with all environmental regulations and meet program standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimizing waste.
A Green Business…
- Is recognized as an environmental leader
- Strengthens its bottom line through operating efficiencies
- Improves employee morale and creates an overall healthy workplace
- Demonstrates community good will
At Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, along with our solar-generated power, electric vehicle for company use and the electric vehicle charging station (charged by solar power), we have upgraded the lights throughout our creamery for energy efficiency and have put them on motion sensors. We also reclaim water, have a strong reduce, reuse, and recycle program and an incentive program for all our employees to help us “keep it green”. At our Sebastopol farm, we also use solar power. In addition we employ organic & sustainable practices throughout the 20-acre farm, which includes composting and using that finished compost to hold the winter rains to the soil, and nourish our orchards and gardens.