Mimi Casteel, Invitation to join the Willamette Valley Oak Accord
At the Annual Meeting of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, February 2017
Thank you for this opportunity to speak to you today about the movement we are now calling the Oak Accord. This movement sprung organically from conversations about the relationship between biodiversity and agriculture. Most if not all of us are familiar with the term biodiversity and have a general sense of its literal meaning, but less of a grip on why, as farmers, winegrowers, and winemakers, we should care.