Introducing "From the Ground Up" - A Series of Farmer Profiles


As part of the on-going efforts of the 2020 Climate Change Consortium, hosted in partnership by the Climate Science Alliance and the California Department of Food and Agriculture, we are excited to share a series of producer stories, called “From the Ground Up: Farmer Profiles,” highlighting our region’s producers and the important work they do for our communities.

Southern California is home to an abundance of diverse and innovative farms that have adapted throughout time to the many challenges associated with farming in the region. On-going climatic changes, including more variable and extreme events, could exacerbate these existing challenges and result in additional impacts for the region’s agricultural lands and producers. In light of these challenges, farmers continue to play a critical role in advancing climate change solutions.

The 2020 Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops, a collaborative project of the Climate Science Alliance and the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is bringing together the voices of southern California’s producers, researchers, and technical representatives to identify strategies and recommendations that can advance climate resilience. Hearing from producers is the first, and most important part of these collaborative efforts.

As part of the on-going efforts of the 2020 Consortium, we are excited to share a series of producer stories, called “From the Ground Up: Farmer Profiles,” highlighting our region’s producers and the important work they do in our communities. These stories illustrate what it means to be a farmer in southern California, and the challenges and opportunities for resilience.

Stay tuned in the coming months as we share these stories, and for more information, visit:

Photo of Solidarity Farm, courtesy of Condor Visual Media