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Protect existing and potential farm and ranch land, as well as the ecosystem services they provide.

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Protect existing and potential farm land, ranch land, and ecosystems.

A foodshed is the geographic area spanning from where food is produced to where it is consumed – including the land it grows on, the route it travels, the markets it passes through, and the tables it ends up on. One way we can invest in our foodshed is by protecting existing and potential farm and ranch lands as well as the ecosystem services they provide.


SBCFAN Working Groups bring together individuals from across the food system to collaborate on projects that result in the activation of one or more Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan goals. Click on a Working Group below to learn more and/or request to join.

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Save Summerland Farm Campaign Success Story
Save Summerland Farm campaign successfully preserved farmland to increase food security and nourish the local community.
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Greenspot Farming Success Story
By partnering with landowners from Carpinteria to Goleta, Greenspot harvests excess fruit from residential trees, private orchards, and commercial farms to ensure that this healthy, locally grown food finds its way to someone’s table.
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