Harold Edwards, Limoneira's president and CEO, has received the Sustainability Award from the Captain Planet Foundation for his leadership in developing an eco-conscious agribusiness.
“The Captain Planet Foundation is internationally recognized for its outstanding work providing the next generation of stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live,” said Edwards. “I’m thrilled that they have acknowledged Limoneira’s extensive efforts on the stewardship and sustainability front.”
Limoneira's sustainable practices include (but are not limited to) solar-powered orchards, water waste prevention, maintenance of crop diversity, scheduling production at non-peak energy hours, recycling natural waste as mulch, providing work force housing and benefits for staff, utilizing integrated pest management, and partnering with community-centric organizations.
Limoneira is an international agribusiness based in Santa Paula, Calif., and is a major producer of lemons, avocados, oranges and specialty citrus crops, among others.