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PPE Available For Agricultural Workers

PPE Available For Agricultural Workers

N95 Masks for Agricultural Workers due to poor air quality The Santa Barbara County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office has received a one-time, temporary supply of N95 masks which are to be made available for agricultural workers. The N95 masks are available…

Photo credit: Katrina Malakhoff / Rooted Santa Barbara

Rethinking the Role of Produce at Your Holiday Table

In this life-shifting, game-changing, challenging year, our local food system has shined brightly. Santa Barbara County food producers met the seemingly impossible task of feeding our community in the middle of a global pandemic with an incredible amount of hard work and resilience. With our health front of mind this holiday season, it is the perfect time to support our local farms by sharing celebratory meals made of healthy, wholesome, locally-grown produce.
SBC Food Rescue: Business Outreach

SBC Food Rescue: Business Outreach

Does your business generate four or more cubic yards of solid waste per week? If so, then you are required to establish an organic waste recycling program. Donation of surplus food is one way to comply.  

CALL TO ACTION: Local Farms Need COVID-19 Relief

CALL TO ACTION: Local Farms Need COVID-19 Relief

Information provided by the Farmers Market Coalition.  The majority of farmers selling local foods have suffered severe market disruptions due to COVID-19. U.S. Representative Alma Adams (NC-12) introduced the Local and Regional Farmer and Market Support Act (HR 8096) in the House of…

The best way to grow food in a city like ours is through food forest landscaping; here, a nectarine flowers next to citrus. | Credit: Brad Smith

Food Forest Landscaping

An article from Santa Barbara Independent, written by Brad Smith, considers how healthy lives can be achieved through food security, social justice, and climate adaptation. The article sheds light on how structural racism oppresses marginalized groups economically, socially, and health-wise…

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