On any other day of the week you'd find Aaron Lucich, owner-grazer of Holistic Ag, guiding his herd of 200 cattle to graze through the hilly Pepperwood Preserve in Sonoma County. But in the aftermath of the Tubbs Fire this month, his cows have no grassland to call home!
When the fire ravaged his area, Aaron was miraculously able to rescue every one of his animals by creating his own firebreak, herding them to safety through the flames. However, by the time the fire was contained, all of their grazing land was lost.
While Aaron, his family, and the cattle are safe, his business is in ashes. He lost all of his equipment and infrastructure - a total of $50,000 worth - which insurance does not cover, and now must pay $9,000/month to bring in hay to feed his herd while he searches for land to temporarily relocate.
Holistic Ag operates one of the most innovative and eco-friendly regenerative grazing programs in the world, which sustainably raises grass-fed cattle while enriching the local ecosystem. But they can’t run without grassland for their cows to roam. Aaron needs support to relocate the cows for 5-6 months until the grass regrows, along with supplemental feed, repairs and replacements for ranching infrastructure.
To donate on your own, go to https://www.youcaring.com/holisticag-988911
Today's Fire Flighter is composed of three brews from Laughing Monk Brewing. For each one sold, Mojo will donate $3, and Laughing Monk will make a matching donation to the Redwood Credit Union's North Bay Fire Relief.
Each Fire Flighter includes:
Minor Heresy - Stout with Belgian yeast
Holy Ghost - German-style pilsner
Sister Sister - double IPA
With songs that place an emphasis on lyrics and story-telling, and with world class instrumental playing that prizes spontaneity and dialogue, this highly adaptable collection of musicians under the leadership of trumpeter/composer Darren Johnston brings poetry, interplay, vocal harmonies, and a cross section of musical interests into a curious new blend of roots/art/dance music that defies category.
There's no cover, but we encourage tipping and consumption, of course!
Learn more about the band HERE