What Does Resilience Mean for Farmers?
Farms often serve as buffers between fires and areas of high population density. Helping small farms become more resilient against wildfires has co-benefits for our communities. On-farm wildfire resilience relies on the concept of stacked practices such as implementing preparedness methods like structure hardening in conjunction with ecological farming benefits derived from prescribed/cultural burning, integrated livestock/grazing, etc. Pairing this approach, along with building the capacity of community partners to respond to emergencies, often reduces overall damage and recovery needs. Resilience is also founded on multiway sharing of knowledge and resources to address impacts, test new ideas, address gaps, and prepare for future disasters.
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In this episode we connect with Beth Reynolds of The Goat Girls, a woman owned and operated contract grazing operation located on California’s Central Coast to learn about her successes and
Farmers face increasing fire frequency, size and severity due to several factors, including climate change, the spread of invasive grasses and by changing farming practices. If you live and farm