Photo above: Solidarity Farms
Catalyzing Carbon Farming in San Diego County
In our goal to preserve farming in our region for future generations, San Diego Food System Alliance is working on a collaborative initiative to promote and scale out "carbon farming" in San Diego along with key partners. Based on the recommendations of the foundational reports below, developed in partnership with Batra Ecological Strategies, a San Diego Carbon Farming Task Force was officially launched on January 2019 with over 40 multi-sector organizations in the region. San Diego Carbon Farming Task Force is co-facilitated by San Diego Food System Alliance and San Diego County Farm Bureau. For more information about the San Diego Carbon Farming Task Force, contact Elly Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jake Torrens (email@example.com).
This report, produced by San Diego County Farm Bureau, San Diego Food System Alliance, and Batra Ecological Strategies, is intended for policy makers, farmers & ranchers, and all interested San Diegans. It introduces the benefits and opportunities of carbon farming, and highlights the important role that San Diego County agriculture can play in reducing the causes of climate change and building a climate resilient region. This report is a visually-friendly summary of our technical report (below), Linking Climate-Friendly Farming Practices to San Diego County’s Climate Action Plan: An Opportunity Analysis of Carbon Farming in the Unincorporated County. The production of this visually-friendly version of the report was funded by Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation and San Diego County Farm Bureau.
Linking Climate-Friendly Farming Practices to San Diego County’s Climate Action Plan:
An Opportunity Analysis of Carbon Farming in the Unincorporated County
This opportunity analysis outlines carbon farming's sequestration potential, mechanisms to fund carbon farming, and how carbon farming can synergize with other ecological programs in San Diego County. The report was prepared by Batra Ecological Strategies for the San Diego Food System Alliance. This technical report was summarized into a visually-friendly shorter report (above), Building a Climate Friendly San Diego from the Ground Up. Funding was provided by the Climate Initiative of the San Diego Foundation (with support from Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation and San Diego County Farm Bureau for layout and design.)
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