Resilient Roots
Climate Smart Agriculture & Food Systems

Agriculture plays a prominent role in Southern California, holding significant economic, cultural, ecological, and historic value. The Climate Science Alliance team is working collaboratively with various partners in the region to elevate the role of local agriculture as part of our region’s climate solution and taking actions to test strategies and educate youth and the public on our local food system. Learn more about our Resilient Roots projects and get involved today!

Project Updates
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2020 Report
Climate Impacts on Crops
2020 Consortium Powerpoint
Summary Guide to Climate Impacts on Crops
2020 Consortium
2020 Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops

The Climate Science Alliance and our collaborating project partners seek experiences, insights, and input from a diverse group of producers across the region through a series of workshops funded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Visit the 2020 Consortium page to learn about upcoming and past events and how to share your input, needs, or recommendations.

Farmer Profiles
From the Ground Up:
A series of Farmer Profiles

As part of the on-going efforts of the 2020 Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops, we are excited to share a series of producer stories 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.

Carbon Sink Demo
Carbon Sink Demonstration Project

In collaboration with Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians and Solidarity Farm, this project is working to help demonstrate how carbon sink farming practices can be applied under Southern California conditions to benefit farmers and support climate mitigation and resilience efforts. 

Climate Kids
Resilient Roots: Connecting Climate and Food Systems

With support from the 2019 Environmental Champions Grant from San Diego Gas and Electric, our Climate Kids program has expanded to include a new module, “Resilient Roots: Connecting Climate and Food Systems.” As part of this grant, the Climate Science Alliance will work to support our partners and other local stakeholders to support outreach and co-create educational materials for our community exploring the intersection of climate, food, and agriculture.

On the Blog

RSVP Today! CDFA Webinar Presents Results of “2020 Climate Change Impacts for Specialty Crops” Report

July 22, 2020

A Profile on the Legacy of Escondido Agriculture: Part 2

July 7, 2020

A Profile on the Legacy of Escondido Agriculture: Part 1

June 30, 2020

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Resilient Roots Sponsors

A Program of the Climate Science Alliance

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 “To safeguard natural and human communities in the face of a changing climate.”

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The Climate Science Alliance is fiscally sponsored by the California Wildlife Foundation (Tax ID: 68-0234744).

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