For over forty years, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) has worked at the grassroots to support small-scale family farms and to promote sustainable agriculture throughout California. After the October 2017 fires, CAFF realized they needed to include a second pillar to their Climate Smart Farming program to complement their climate change mitigation efforts – one that helps prepare farm communities for the inevitable next disaster and cultivates resilience so they are ready to bounce back and return to growing our food. Fire Resilient Farm Communities is a statewide project, beginning in the North Bay and eventually moving outward to the rest of California, that provides farms and rural communities with a comprehensive yet accessible suite of resources to better prepare for disaster. In the form of an online tool, printed info and worksheets, and a series of local events, this project will compile the overwhelming flood of disparate fire-related resources together with lessons- learned from a growing population of survivors and will transpose them into a user-friendly format specifically catered to farmers and rural communities.
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Just & Resilient Future Fund. Fire Resilient Farms & Communities
Fiscal Sponsorship Grants, 2018