This post provides a summary of some key points taken directly from the 64-page Regional Adaptation Strategies: Kootenay & Boundary report, published July 2019. Questions about this project and report can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about Kootenay and Boundary programming and support for your farm’s adaptation strategy or Environmental Farm Plan, contact email@example.com. The full report can be accessed online here. Background The Kootenay & Boundary Adaptation Strategies plan was initiated by the BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative to address priorities identified through both the 2012 Climate Change Risk & Opportunity Assessment and the … Continue reading REPORT RECAP: Kootenay & Boundary Regional Adaptation Strategies
Join the BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative in enhancing agriculture’s ability to adapt to climate change! The BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative works with regional governments and local producers to develop tools and resources to enhance regional and agricultural resilience to climate change. The workshops are Part 2 of a Regional Adaptation Strategies planning process which will result in a clear set of local strategies and actions. At the workshops, you’ll be able to develop and action strategy for addressing climate impacts, share your knowledge and experience and build on the results of workshop #1 (held … Continue reading Feb 5 & 7, 2019: PRINCE GEORGE & TELKWA, BC – Climate Change Adaptation Workshops
Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Why we need to rethink climate change: Timothy Morton – books podcast- The Guardian Released Feb 13, 2018 When you first hear some of philosopher Timothy Morton’s ideas, they may sound bizarre. He argues that everything in the universe – from algae and rocks to knives and forks – has a kind of consciousness. That we need to scrap the concept of “nature” as being distinct to civilisation. And, he says, we’re ruled by a kind of primitive artificial intelligence: industrial capitalism. These ideas may sound strange, … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Why we need to rethink climate change
This weekend something special is coming to the Peace Region. On September 23, the Peace River Organic Producers Association and Young Agrarians will be hosting their first ever Peace River Farmer Mixer. The event will include presentations focusing in on the topic of “Sharing Your Farm’s Story” and networking at the Goodfare Hall beginning at 9:30 with farm tours to follow. According to event organizer Donovan Kitt, “We picked those speakers because we wanted to have topics that are relevant to everyone whether you’ve been in the business for a while or you are just considering getting into farming or market … Continue reading THIS WEEKEND: Peace Country Farmer Mixer!
Sunday September 18th, 2016; Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon 7:30 PM – An evening with David Suzuki – Climate, Food and the Future. Pre-order tickets at: https://broadwaytheatre.ca/events?p=event&event=3770 DOORS OPEN at 6:30 PM Dr. David Suzuki is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist, and broadcaster. He holds a Ph.D in zoology and genetics, has won numerous academic awards, and holds 25 honorary degrees from academic institutions in Canada and around the world. He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada and is a Companion of the Order of Canada. Dr. Suzuki has written 52 books. David will be joined by Ian Mauro and Darrin Qualman. … Continue reading SEPT 18: David Suzuki: Climate, Food and the Future – Saskatoon, SK
SPEC (The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation) and YA are getting set to launch a project called ‘Climate Change Adaptation for Small-Scale Farmers’, the goal of which is to contribute extension materials and expertise around farmer-identified issues related to climate change and growing food in urban and peri-urban farms around Metro- Vancouver. We will engage farmers (experts themselves) to help identify the topics of interest, guide the dialogue, and share site-specific expertise with one another. SPEC will coordinate demonstrations, tours and workshops. Best practices and adaptation strategies specific to the Metro-Vancouver area will be developed using the collective knowledge of farmers … Continue reading Climate Change Adaptation for Small-Scale Farmers