Managing for on-farm #biodiversity can increase resilience to #ClimateChange impacts…

Managing for on-farm #biodiversity can increase resilience to #ClimateChange impacts while reducing #emissions and sequestering #carbon.

Check out Wild Farm Alliance’s valuable but FREE Biodiversity Conservation Guide for #organic farms and certifiers to learn how to make it happen: www.wildfarmalliance.org/biodiversity_guide

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Nicolette Hahn Niman and Michael R. Dimock had a great…

Nicolette Hahn Niman and Michael R. Dimock had a great time on Capital Public Radio’s “Insight” show today with host Beth Ruyak. They talked about the growing power of the food movement as a warm up for tomorrow’s Inaugural Farm Tank Summit. They mentioned Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), California Climate and Agriculture Network and Slow Food USA during the segment. Listen to this brief but lively segment. You can follow the summit via live stream tomorrow through Farm Tank’s or Barnraiser’s websites. Nicolette and Michael hope you’ll join them!

California Food Policy Council Public Health Institute Occidental Arts & Ecology Center
http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2016/09/21/insight-092116a/

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We did it!, No you did it!!! ROC surpassed our…

We did it!, No you did it!!! ROC surpassed our $10,000 goal for today! If we keep up the pace we’ll meet our $40K minimum and head for our $65K stretch goal! More on that later. We want to thank the folks who got us here so far. See below the full list of Barnraiser backers. It is becoming the list of superstars from the #goodfoodmovement across the nation! They see the need for more policy action and they are saying YES to a new food and farming system! Please Join them

Alessandra Ghini, Go Strategy Partners, Amelia Moore Union of Concerned Scientists, Andrew S Kanter, MD, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health & Earth Institute, Ann Anderson of Humboldt Food Policy Council, Ben Feldman Ecology Center, Berkeley Food Policy Council & CA Alliance of Farmers Markets, Beth Wyatt Sonoma Wealth Management Group, Slow Food Russian River & LandPaths, Caitlyn Galloway Little City Gardens, Charity Kenyon Slow Food Sacramento & Slow Food USA Policy Committee Chris Robb, Parade Farming Co, Christopher Gardner, Menus of Change, Craig McNamara Sierra Orchards, Founder of Center for Land-Based Learning & President, CA State Board of Food & Agriculture, Daralyn Durie and Ragesh Tangri Durie Tangri LLP, Dawn Perri Changemaker, Debbie Mytels Acterra, Diana Donlon Karlenzig, Center for Food Safety, Dulanie Ellis, Film Maker, Ground Operations, Edie Jessup at Food For People, Eli Zigas, SPUR, Evan Wiig The Farmers Guild, Jacqueline Clemens Winters Farm to School, Jeanne Merrill of California Climate and Agriculture Network, Jileen Russell Puu O Kumau Ranch & Slow Food Hawaii, Judy Schriebman, Changemaker, Julie Cummins, CUESA, Laura Mack at Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance, Laura and Larry Martin of Food & Wine Trails, Lawrence Jaffe of Sebastopol Grange, Lilia Smelkova, Food Day, Liz Downey and Sarah Downey of Two Tumbleweeds, Malaika Bishop of Sierra Harvest & Nevada County Food Policy Council, Marie Sayles of Barnraiser, Martin Bourque of Ecology Center & CA Market Match Consortium, Melita Love of Farm to Pantry, Michael O’Gorman of Farmer Veteran Coalition, Navina Moon, Heal Food Alliance, Nick Papadopoulos of Crop Mobster, Owen Dimock & Patsy Dimock, Paul Dolan of Dark Horse Vineyard and Farming Company, Paula Shatkin of Slow Food Russian River & the Gravenstein Apple Presidium, Peter Rogers a Changemaker, Peg Champion of Champion Organic Communications, Renata Brillinger of California Climate & Agriculture Network, Richard Rominger, Rominger Brothers Farms & Former Secretary of CA Dept of Food & Agriculture & Former Deputy Secretary USDA, Ron Pardini, Urban Village Farmers Market Assoc, Ross Stromberg, Farm to Pantry, Sandra J Mardigian Changemaker, Sue Sigler of CA Association of Food Banks, Suzanne Grady of Petaluma Bounty, William Rosenzweig Physic Ventures & the Food Business School

http://bit.ly/2dPasHF

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Great news!! Over $5 million of Water Bond dollars to…

Great news!! Over $5 million of Water Bond dollars to be spent on much-needed ground-level training and demonstration projects for water use efficiency. Many thanks to the staff at California Department of Water Resources for hearing our feedback on the program.

Read more: http://calclimateag.org/water-bond-funds-to-support-irrigation-training-soil-water-demonstrations-and-sweep-technical-assistance/

Among the all-stars to be funded for these exciting projects: California Association of Resource Conservation Districts, Resource Conservation District of Tehama County, Resource Conservation District of Monterey County, Sonoma Ecology Center, SIP Certified

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