Diversity is the key to resilience, and our gardens have flora and fauna in abundance. New varieties of vegetables are continually added to the crop rotation, and include squash, greens, beets, tomatoes, and lots more. This garden benefits from the contribution our animals make, in the periodic addition of compost that is composed of animal manure and grape pomace. Throughout the estate, we have many botanical flowers planted alongside natives, including lavender, California fuchsia, rock rose, rosemary, butterfly bush, white guava, Peruvian lily, Jerusalem sage, ceanothus, and red valerian. There are too many trees to count, including toyon, black walnut, olives, weeping willows, cottonwood, live oak, blue oak, and many more. Of course, no synthetic fertilizers are used. Instead, we farm soil so that the plants will thrive.