Farmers have a vital role to play in the future of our planet. Through regenerative practices, climate-wise farmers tend to the big picture, protecting and caring for plants, animals, air, water, and soil.
Climate change threatens the ability of California’s farmers and ranchers to deliver good food for us to eat. But through sustainable land, soil, crop, and livestock management, farmers can be a powerful force in the fight against global warming.
Change Maker: Judith Redmond, Full Belly Farm
Judith Redmond is one of six owners of Full Belly Farm, situated on 400 acres in the Capay Valley of Northern California. With help from about 100 employees, the farm grows a breathtaking diversity of vegetables, herbs, nuts, flowers, and fruits, and raises chickens, sheep, and pigs. Full Belly is proud to have been using organic farming practices since 1985 and has been a vocal proponent of climate-friendly farming. These practices include planting cover crops that fix nitrogen and provide organic matter to the soil; planting habitat areas for beneficial insects and wildlife; adding compost to the soil; and selling their produce locally to minimize transport.
Full Belly’s ecological wisdom stems from observation of natural systems that support the health of the soil, plants, animals, and people, while growing local, organic food.
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