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on the Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan

Agricultural Commissioner’s Office of Santa Barbara County
Cachuma Resource Conservation District
City of Santa Barbara Environmental Services
County of Santa Barbara Public Health Department
Santa Barbara Air Pollution Control District
Bolthouse Farms/Bolthouse Property
Chumash Casino
Cuyama Orchards
Grimmway Farms
Orella Ranch
Ted Chamberlin Ranch
Blue Sky Center in Cuyama Valley
Community Environmental Council
Explore Ecology
Fairview Gardens
Live Well Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara Foundation
SBBike/Bici Centro
Social Venture Partners
Veggie Rescue
Allan Hancock College
Cate School
Cuyama Joint Unified School District
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara Unified School District
University of California Santa Barbara
Westmont College
Buellton Senior Center
Coast Valley Substance Abuse Treatment Center
Community Health Centers of the Central Coast
Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center
Dignity Health
Family Services Agency
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
Lompoc Primary and Behavioral Health Care Collaborative
Lompoc YMCA
Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization
Sansum Diabetes Clinic
Unity Shoppe
Vitamin Angels

What is a Food Action Plan?

A food action plan is a community-driven strategic plan that assesses how we grow, distribute, consume, and dispose of food. While each community tailors the plan to their specific needs, most share two common elements: they capture the aspirations of the community around food and farming, and they identify concrete things that can be done to improve the policies, programs, and individual actions that shape how food moves from farm to plate.

What is a Food System?

what-is-a-food-action-planThe food system encompasses how food moves from farms to tables. It includes farmers and the farmland on which food is grown, manufacturers and processors, distributors—from truckers to grocery stores to food banks—and all residents as consumers. It also incorporates the inputs needed and outputs generated at each step, including food waste. There are no defined geographical boundaries of our food system, but for the purposes of this plan, we localize the system to be Santa Barbara County.

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