At Home & At Work in Wine Country
Seasonal workers settle into the wine community as year-round vineyard staff.
In 2015, Karissa Kruse, who serves as president of the Sonoma County Wine Growers, set out to revamp the group’s mission, focusing on sustainable conditions for the county’s agricultural workers. To better understand the challenges, the group initiated a community study. They found that key issues included workforce development, education, healthcare, childcare and affordable housing.
“We realized that addressing these issues wasn’t something vintners could tackle on their own,” Kruse says. So SCWG invited political leaders and community groups throughout Sonoma County to help design …
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