Winery Is Eco-Friendly, Carbon-Negative Neighbor In Davidsonville: Report
DAVIDSONVILLE, MD - The Vineyards at Dodon is an environmentally friendly winery in Davidsonville. WUSA9 reported on Sept. 22 that the winery uses sustainable production to be carbon-negative. That means the vineyard absorbs more carbon than it produces, combating greenhouse gas emissions.
Sheep trample the grass, removing the need for lawnmowers. The remaining weeds create a natural habitat for bacteria, making the leaves bitter to pests and helping the winery reduce its insecticide usage by 70%. The sheep manure also offers a natural fertilizer for the grapes, WUSA 9 said.
“Each bottle of wine equals about as much carbon as a gallon of gas,” Winemaker Tom Croghan told WUSA 9. “Our goal was to adapt to the changing climatic conditions.”
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