Readying Our Farms and Foodshed for Climate Change

Location: Just BeCause Center 1013 West State St 
Ithaca, NY 14850United States

 

 

Facilitated by Mike Biltonen and Jay Smith

We are currently in the midst of witnessing the devastating impacts of climate change through recent storms Harvey, Irma and Maria. But climate change has been affecting our farms for several decades now. The science and data show that there will continue to be dramatic impacts on every farmer’s ability to grow and distribute food. Agriculture is one of our greatest tools for reducing and even potentially reversing the effects of modern industrial society on our global climate, but it’s also one of the greatest contributors to climate change. Something has to give. Come learn about how we can work together as a community to increase stability and security in local food production!
 
This course is geared toward participants with some degree of knowledge related to growing food, but is open to all.
 

It will cover both urban and rural landscapes, and include information on crop production, soil health, water conservation, and farm design, as well as strategies for increased urban food production and the connections between climate change and food justice.

 

 

More info: http://groundswellcenter.org/event/agriculture-and-climate-change/

 

 

 

Event Properties

Event Date 2/3/2018 10:00 am ET
Event End Date 2/3/2018 3:00 pm ET
Individual Price Discounts available
$50.00
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