In recognition of Encinitas Rotary at Work Day, members of the Encinitas Coastal Rotary Club volunteered their time snipping and pruning grapevines at Coastal Roots Farm’s vineyard. “Our greatest challenge in maintaining a vineyard is getting enough hands on deck, which is why it’s so helpful to have volunteers,” said Coastal Roots Food Forest and Vineyard Coordinator LyOr Rabinowiz. The Sangiovese, Syrah, and Viognier vines are going into their fourth year of growth at the vineyard and will be harvested in August and September.

Each year, Rotary Clubs around the world identify a Rotary at Work Day hands-on project that all members can participate in to help their local community. The Encinitas Coastal Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. at Casa Del Q’ero in Cardiff. Other Rotarians and those interested in joining are welcome to attend. For more information go to www.encinitascoastalrotary.org. Learn more about Coastal Roots Farm at www.coastalrootsfarm.org.