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Scaling Up Carbon Farming on Central Coast Rangelands

The Community Environmental Council (CEC), Cachuma Resource Conservation District, and Ted Chamberlin Ranch have been awarded a major statewide grant to scale-up and expand a regenerative agriculture research pilot underway…

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California is turning farms into carbon-sucking factories

In a grand experiment, California switched on a fleet of high-tech greenhouse gas removal machines last month. Funded by the state’s cap-and-trade program, they’re designed to reverse climate change by sucking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. These wonderfully complex machines are more high-tech than anything humans have designed. They’re called plants.

Santa Barbara County Food Rescue

Community Environmental Council is coordinating SBC Food Rescue, a collaborative food recovery network for Santa Barbara County with support from private, public, and nonprofit sectors. SBC Food Rescue builds relationships…

The Amazing Ability of Pasture Grass to Sequester Carbon

"What really got people excited about this simple layer of compost is that it sequesters carbon now. We don’t have to wait for Elon Musk to geo-engineer something from space.”…

Soup’s On at Empty Bowls Fundraiser

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County will host the 14th Annual Lompoc Empty Bowls fundraiser, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Dick DeWees Senior & Community Center, 1120 W.…

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Veggie Rescue Teams Up with Chumash Casino to Redirect Excess Food to People in Need

As national and global agencies spotlight food waste, a Santa Barbara County nonprofit organization has been working behind the scenes since November to relocate leftover food from buffet lines to…

Young Farmers to Help Diabetes Patients

Fairview Gardens and William Sansum Diabetes Center Merge Budding Programs If young farmers and diabetes don’t seem like a natural pairing, just ask Lacey Baldiviez and Ben York. Baldiviez, the…

Thinking Big

Yellow cloth streamers blowing sideways in the breeze signal that you've arrived at the Blue Sky Center in New Cuyama. But just in case there's any doubt, the name is…

Placemaking in Cuyama Valley

Cuyama. In Chumash it means to rest, to wait. The two-lane highway of Route 166 is a hidden gem, often traveled during wildflower season in late March. The gorgeous route…

Free Screening of Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Join us to #rethinkfood with a FREE screening of WASTED: The Story of Food Waste by Anthony Bourdain. Hear how you can plug into efforts to reduce and redistribute food waste with CEC and…

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