Sustainability Highlight:
Vines and Ovines

Writing by Carl Evers III, AgIS Capital Director of Sustainability

Each year we graze sheep through the vineyard pictured below, and they provide the property with a multitude of benefits: they increase soil carbon, microbial life, water holding capacity, and fertility levels. They also suppress invasive weeds, reduce mechanical activities in the vineyard, and even help with pruning and suckering.

Grazing Sheep:

  • Increases soil carbon, microbial life, water holding capacity, and fertility levels
  • Suppresses invasive weeds
  • Reduces mechanical activities
  • Helps with pruning and suckering

We think that this is a great example of how leveraging biodiversity and natural processes are important components of managing farmland. Learn more about AgIS Capital’s Sustainability efforts on our Responsibility page.