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Hi, all --
Interested in using otherwise marginal land for energy production and economic development.
Based in the Bay Area, but most of Northern California and a big chunk of Central Nevada is available, if needed to find appropriate acreage.
Nothing specific identified yet, but trying to get the overlap between local climate (particularly frosts, as far north as this...), soils (which co-vary with local climate, not least due to elevation, particularly rocky/sandy/loamy...), and precipitation (successful cultivation despite the lack thereof, being the key draw of trying to make this work)!
Would love to discuss cultivation, economics, key pitfalls and pearls, and anything else of note -- just basically trying to understand the current status of people and projects in this area (and -- most importantly -- what's already been done -- no point failing twice!)