June 26 – CAFF – adapting to climate change.
Adapting to Climate Change on North Coast Vineyards & Farms Building Resilience & Increasing Crop Diversity Climate Models
co-sponsored by Slow Food Sonoma County North
JUNE 26, 2012 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Front Porch Farm Healdsburg, CA
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 & US Geological Survey.
Strategies for Adaptation Agroecology and climate resilience in the vineyard.
Miguel Altieri, PhD. UC Berkeley
Moving towards a true, dry Mediterranean climate – adaptive viticulture, crop diversity, and water conservation methods.
Glenn McGourty, UC Cooperative Extension, Lake & Mendocino Counties
Soil building for resilience: an overview of new (and old) technologies.
Rex Dufour, National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT/ATTRA)
State and federal legislative efforts to support agricultural adaptation to climate change, including status of “cap and trade.”
Renata Brillinger, CalCAN
Crop diversity as an adaptive strategy. Diversifying the farm landscape.
Preston Vineyards, Bernier Farms, Hopkins River Ranch, and Front Porch Farm
Tour of diverse crops and livestock at Front Porch Farm.
Cost is $40 and includes lunch and wine reception.Register at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/239584 or send a check by June 15, 2012 to CAFF, PO Box 4346, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.