When we started farming in 1980, weather patterns were predictable. Coastal California summers were cool and foggy. Baja California winters were dry and tropical summer storms recharged water resources. We planted our crops with confidence year after year.
Today, the rise in frequency and magnitude of climate-related events—fires, extreme temperatures and drought—are putting our farmers, the vulnerable communities in which they live and work, and the world’s organic food production systems at risk.
As these impacts become increasingly evident, our call to action is clear: it is our newfound responsibility to build an inclusive and climate-resistant food system by evolving our farming practices to adapt to the changing climate.