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Sustainability Now! Sunday, October 16th: “Fire, Fire on the Mountain!” New Threats to Organic Farming in California
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Amber Schat

David Obermiller

“Fire, Fire on the Mountain!” New Threats to Organic Farming in California

On Sustainability Now! Sunday, October 16th, 5-6 PM on KSQD 90.7 FM and KSQD.org

Farming is tough enough as it is, but when farmers face the loss of organic certification due to climate-related disasters and wildfires, what can they do? Join Host Ronnie Lipschutz in a discussion with Amber Schat and David Obermiller speak about their experience with such challenges and programs that address them. Amber Schat is a Wildfire Resilience Specialist with the Community Alliance with Family Farmers, a statewide non-profit that focuses on serving small family farms with ecological farming information and support. David Obermiller is a farmer with Unearthed Farm and Harvest Field Organic Farm in Fresno County which was impacted by wildfire on July 1st in 2022.

For more information about fire retardants, see “After Wildfires, What Happens to Crops Soaked in Fire Retardant?”

Sustainability Now! is underwritten by the Sustainable Systems Research Foundation. and Environmental Innovations.