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Water Resilience

Through on-farm learning events and informational support, this three-year project will build a set of stories, and case studies and support a network for farmers of all sizes and scales around water resilience farming practices.

Common Roots Farm

Nina is the full-time farm manager for Common Roots Farm, a 4.5-acre market garden farm where people with disabilities work together to grow healthy food, beautiful flowers, and build lasting friendships located in Santa Cruz, California. They will use the grant to purchase more long handled shovels, spades, metal rakes, hula hoes, a T-post pounder, wheelbarrows and gorilla carts and gorilla tubs for our farm.

Resilient Agriculture West

Resilient Agriculture West is an American Farmland Trust initiative that works to increase climate resilience of Western farmers and ranchers.

Bodega Bay Ranch

California Ranch at Bodega is using prescribed fires and grazing as ways to mitigate uncontrolled fires more effectively, cheaply, and in the case of grazing, create an economic benefit. Learn more and how AFT’s Brighter Fund farm grant assisted in a water system to safely handle these prescribed burns.

California Land Protection

AFT has worked in partnership with interested landowners in California and across the country to develop innovative agricultural easement projects. One regional area of focus is the San Joaquin Valley.

California Agricultural Policy Priorities

Learn more about AFT’s policy recommendations for California to protect vital agricultural land, promote environmentally sound growing practices, and keep farmers on the land for generations.

Angeles Crest Creamery

Angeles Crest Creamy used a Brighter Future Fund grant to protect a popular goat grazing area destroyed in the Bob Cat Fire.