CAFF Field Day Climate & Diversity (Healdsburg)
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Adapting to Climate Change on North Coast Vineyards and Farms; Building Resilience and Increasing Crop Diversity
What are likely future climatic conditions that will affect crop growing in the North Coast region of California, and how can farmers adapt?
How can diversifying the farm landscape function as an adaptive strategy?
The North Coast Chapter of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) will address these questions during this all day field event at Front Porch Farm in Healdsburg. Join us at this beautiful location on the Russian River, as we hear the most up to date information from prominent climate scientists, agriculturists, and seasoned growers.
Registration starts at 8:30, Program begins at 9 am.
Climate Models of Future Conditions That Will Affect Crop Growing in the North Coast
Lisa Micheli, PhD. North Bay Climate Adaptation Initiative (NBCAI)/ Pepperwood Preserve
Alan Flint, PhD. NBCAI & USGS
Agroecology and Climate Resilience in the Vineyard
Miguel Altieri, PhD., UC Berkeley
Strategies for Adaptation; Moving Towards a True Dry Mediterranean Climate/ Adaptive Viticulture, Crop diversity, Water Conservation
Glenn McGourty, UC Coop Extension, Lake/Mendocino Counties
Soil Building for Resilience; An Overview of New (and old) Technologies
Rex Dufour- Regional Director-National Center for Appropriate
State and Federal Legislative Efforts to Support Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change, Including Status of "Cap and Trade".
Renata Brillinger, California Climate and Agriculture Network
Crop Diversity as an Adaptive Strategy/Diversifying the Farm Landscape/Expanding Market and Ecological Opportunities; The Grower Panel
Preston Vineyards, Bernier Farms, Hopkins River Ranch, and Front Porch Farm
Tour of Diverse Crops and Livestock at Front Porch Farm
Cost of $36-40 includes lunch and wine reception. You will receive address information after purchasing your ticket.