MCP Agriculture Resources
Fifth Oregon Climate Assessment Report (Jan 2021) Dalton, M., and E. Fleishman, (eds). Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
USGS: National Climate Change Viewer (NCCV) (This is a great site and has been updated so it again functions.
Climate Victory Gardens (Green America)
A Brief Guide to the Impacts of Climate Change on Food Production. (Yale Climate Connections. Oct. 05, 2019 )
Information Related to Key Questions
Key Question 1: How will climate change, including reduction of water availability as well as temperature increases, influence agriculture, personal gardens, and landscaping?
Key Question 2: What impact will the increases in the level of CO2 have on agriculture?
Hot & Hungry: How climate change affects the nutrient content of our food (Mother Earth Living, Sept/Oct 2018
Climate change will make hundreds of millions more people nutrient deficient. Nicola Davis, August 27, 2018 in The Guardian.
Oregon Scientist Tracks Climate Change Effects On Wine (Jefferson Exchange 7-23-18)
The Great Nutrient Collapse Helena Bottemiller Evich, Politico, September 13, 2017
How Rising CO2 Levels May Contribute to Die-Off of Bees May 10, 2016 Yale Environment 360
Key Question 3:What is Regenerative or Healthy Soil Management and how can it make a difference?
Native Growers Decolonize Regenerative Agriculture Eleanor Greene, Green America
What is Carbon Farming? Agriculture and Climate Change Green America
Granges Can Become Part of Regenerative Agriculture Movement (October 4, 2020) Ray Seidler, Cultivate Oregon
What is Regenerative Agriculture? (September 12, 2020) Ray Seidler, Cultivate Oregon
Soil Scientist Wins $250K Prize for Helping Farmers and Fighting the Climate Crisis Jordan Davidson, EcoWatch, Jun. 23, 2020
Invest in Food, Reverse Climate Change (Summer 2020) Eleanor Greene, Green America.org As scientists look at regenerative agriculture as a solution to the climate crisis, investors see opportunities to help the sector grow.
Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District. Maintaining your soil’s health: supporting soil as a living thing
6 States Tapping Into the Benefits of Carbon Farming (July 12, 2017) Diana Donlon
Summit urged to clean up farming (Nov 22, 2011) Nature
Soil Carbon Restoration: Can Biology do the Job? (August 14, 2015) Jack Kittredge, NOFA/Mass
Regenerative Agriculture Groups
Regenerative Organic Certified Regenerative Organic Certified™ is a revolutionary new certification for food, textiles, and personal care ingredients. ROC™ farms and products meet the highest standards in the world for soil health, animal welfare, and farmworker fairness.
Key Question 4: How can we apply these concepts in our daily lives?
Sources of Native Plants
Plant Oregon, Wagner Creek, Talent (also a sponsor of MCP)
Shooting Star Nursery, Central Point
Regenerative Agriculture practices in your garden
July 2020 SOCAN Monthly Meeting: Digging In: Master Gardener Meets Master Climate Protector (Rhianna Simes, Cultivate Oregon) YouTube Video.
Goodbye, Organic; Hello, ‘Regen-Certified’—Ready for the Newest Label on Store Shelves? (March 9, 2021) by Karn Manhas, Worth. For many of us, the organic certification label has become a touchstone we look for to help us choose what’s good for us. But is it good enough?
Gardening in a Warming World: A Climate Smart Gardening course Book (2018) Cornell University Cooperative Extension.
Pollinator Project Rogue Valley – Plant for Pollinators, Phoenix, Oregon
Beef & holistic management and planned grazing theories of Allan Savory
(There is more on this issue – this is just a few references to provide 2 sides of the ideas.)
Allan Savory’s Holistic Management Theory Falls Short on Science by Christopher Ketcham (Feb 23, 2017 in Sierra Magazine)