California is a Leader in Climate Smart Agriculture

By Arty Mangan, Restorative Food Systems Director at Bioneers

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Mar 16, 2017 · 7 min read
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Capay Valley Almond Orchard

“A landowner does not just own land. He/she owns a piece of the watershed(s) that helps regulate: floods; fires; water flow and soil health; the spread of pathogens, pests and disease; biomass production (photosynthesis); food webs and biodiversity; and nutrient cycling. The land carries memories of the family or beauty or spirit, and may provide space and time for recreation and refuge. Caring for these assets has rarely or adequately been rewarded.”

Programs like EQIP and the Healthy Soil Initiative encourage and compensate the right activities, farming in more enlightened ways to produce food in partnership with nature. Clearly there are not yet enough financial resources allocated, but it is an encouraging start.

Perennial Perla Grass at Three Feathers Ranch
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