Upcoming Workshops and Events
Like energy and transportation (which get most of the attention), agriculture is key to our climate future. As a sector, agriculture contributes to greenhouse gas emissions but is also buffeted by the changes caused by global warming. At the same time, farmers are in a position to help sequester carbon and work at the forefront of adapting to climate change. Come learn what climate-smart agriculture looks like, both on the ground and from a policy perspective. Presented by San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) and Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF).
+ Sara Tiffany / CAFF
+ Rich Collins / Collins Family Farm
+ Jessica Chiartas / UC Davis
+ Amy Winzer / California Climate and Agriculture Network
The CAFF North Coast Chapter is made up of current CAFF members and other agricultural enthusiasts in Sonoma and surrounding counties. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the monthly meetings though regular attendance is not required. We value input and diverse views on a variety of topics. As a chapter member, you will be receiving agendas and minutes of these meetings in addition to the main CAFF and regional newsletters. The North Coast Chapter’s “Leadership Circle” meets the fourth Monday of most months, from 6-8pm in Santa Rosa. For more information please contact Vice President Wendy Krupnick: wlk[at]sonic.net
Past Workshops and Events
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) released a request for applications for the Healthy Soils Program which provides funds for farmers to implement Healthy Soils practices in an effort to build soil carbon and reduce greenhouse gases in California agriculture. CAFF hosted two workshops to provide technical assistance to California growers and ranchers interested in applying for the Healthy Soils incentives program. The workshop covered program requirements, the application process, and helped participants get started on their applications. For more information on the Healthy Soils Program, download this Fact Sheet. For Healthy Soils Incentives program application assistance and/or access to the information packet from the workshop, please contact Sara Tiffany, sara[at]caff.org.