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Sonoma County Healthy & Sustainable Food Action Plan: 2016 Status Report

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Four years ago, the Sonoma County Healthy & Sustainable Food Action Plan (FAP) was issued as a call to action to answer this and many other food and farming related questions. Last month, Ag Innovations, in partnership with the Sonoma County Food System Alliance, published a status report featuring an implementation overview, inventory of local food and farming initiatives, and updated indicators.

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Tags: Local Food, Leadership, Food System Alliance, Collaboration, Regional Food Systems

Roadmap for Climate Resilience Launched in Sonoma County

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The North Bay Climate Adaptation Initiative is proud to launch "A Roadmap for Climate Resilience in Sonoma County." (See the fact sheet and full report here). Ag Innovations is thrilled to have been part of this unique, cutting-edge process.  

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Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan Released

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On May 24, a coalition of Santa Barbara organizations announced the release of the Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan. The plan represents a milestone for both Santa Barbara County in reflecting community consensus on how to build a more resilient food system and for the food change efforts more generally in its focus on a postive agenda that stands outside of traditional political divides.

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Longstanding CRAE Member, Richard Rominger, Awarded UC Davis's Highest Award

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Longstanding California Roundtable on Agriculture and the Environment (CRAE) member, Richard Rominger, and his wife Evelyne, have been selected to receive the highest honor that UC Davis presents to individuals, the UC Davis Medal. 

 

 

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How We Create Lasting Change

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Our problems today are shared. They're complex, interdependent and systemic. Where we face challenges in our food system and natural environment, Ag Innovations brings leaders together to move the needle. 

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Media Mentions

Science news: Designing for uncertainty with Theory U; California’s Delta-groundwater nexus; Missing the boat on freshwater fish conservation in California; Measuring drought in more than dollars and cents; and more …

Designing for uncertainty with Theory U:  “As anyone who has ever tried to work with a group on a complex design challenge knows, uncertainty is one of the most predictable parts of the job. Whether the topic is groundwater management, farm-worker housing, or building a local food alliance, project leaders are faced with the same challenge: they must bring together diverse …

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Blog round-up: Speaker Boehner blames CA drought on Obama, Public land management at a crossroads, Water wars from the top of the watershed, Groundwater crap detecting 101, and more …

Facilitating California's groundbreaking groundwater governance system: “The historic Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was signed into law in the fall 2014, providing the first comprehensive framework for regulating groundwater in California. The timeline is tight for local agencies to implement the act, and the state has recognized the pressing need to connect water …

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Blog round up: Temperature management on the Sacramento River, Economist advise how to manage drought, changing California’s water rights system, Arizona’s Colorado River zeitgeist and more …

A strategic, connected and adaptive California Water Action Plan?  Lucas Patzek writes, “In California’s multiple responses to the drought, there is one key initiative that remains relatively unknown: the California Water Action Plan (Plan). The Plan calls for coordinated action to address the dynamic and interconnected challenges faced by the state’s water system. Thus …

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Growing Our Farms Forum

Evan Wiig of The Farmers Guild, a fiscally sponsored project of Ag Innovations, was interviewed about the Growing Our Farms forum in Sonoma County. Ag Innovations' project, the Sonoma County Food System Alliance helped produce the event and President, Joseph McIntyre facilitated.

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Hunger Forum Radio Coverage

Joseph McIntyre was interviewed about the issue of hunger in Sonoma County on radio station KRCB.

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