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Farming through Wildfire Season: The Key role of Farmers in Building Wildfire Resilience

By Katie Brimm and Natalia Pinzón Originally written for and published by the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network Wildfire becomes more a part of agriculturalists’ (farmers, ranchers, orchardists, grazers etc) lives across the world every day. Climate change, combined with years of fire suppression policies, have brought an unsettlingly new normal of increasingly devastating wildfires. […]

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Wildfire Brings Farm into Deeper Relationship with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band

As a land-based organization interested in social change, a deeper relationship with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band has shown Pie Ranch new pathways for wildfire resilience.  Jered Lawson takes my call from their goat barn at Pie Ranch, an educational farm on a pie-slice-shaped piece of land near Pescadero California. Throughout our interview, baby goats

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Workshop: Financial Recovery 101 for Disasters

No one wants to think that disaster will happen to them, but with increasingly devastating wildfires, floods and other symptoms of climate change, the time to prepare for recovery is now! This recorded workshop covered: What are the basics of financial disaster recovery farmers/ranchers? On a high level, what are the resources available to farmers

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Wildfire Response: Evacuating with TurkeyTail Farm

Farmers Cheetah and Samantha run TurkeyTail Farm in Yankee Hill, California, a diversified farm with vegetables, mushrooms, flowers, livestock, and other value-added products. During the Camp Fire in Butte County, they were evacuated for 28 days and lost everything but their livestock to severe fire damage – including their home. In this two-part blog series, the farmers

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Workshop: Intro to On-Farm Wildfire Preparedness with BeeWell Farms

Overwhelmed thinking about how to face a future of intensifying wildfires? As we head into spring, there’s no better time to evaluate your on-farm risk, get your evacuation plan made and practice your response plan ahead of fire season! Check out this recording of our live workshop from May 18th, featuring guest farmer educators Austin

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