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Increase the food system’s climate resiliency by reducing its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.

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Increase the food system’s climate resiliency.

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 aligning around a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from the food system.


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.

Working Groups Currently Activating this goal

El Centro Santa Barbara: Somos Semillas Community Garden Success Story
The Somos Semillas Garden is a community-led project that provides space for place-based learning, public health, nutrition education, and community empowerment.
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Veggie Rescue: Mobile Solar Cooler Success Story
Veggie Rescue’s mobile solar coolers are expanding access to fresh, local produce to food insecure communities throughout Santa Barbara County.
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White Buffalo Land Trust: Holistic Land Management Course Success Story
White Buffalo Land Trusts’ Holistic Management Intensive Course offers a systems approach to the management of livestock operations.
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Santa Ynez Valley Community Kitchen at St. Mark’s: Success Story
St. Mark's launched a community kitchen that serves as a hub for teaching, training, nutrition, and food distribution.
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Santa Ynez Valley Community Kitchen at St. Mark’s and Veggie Rescue: Kitchen Activation Success Story
St. Mark’s and Veggie Rescue partner to activate a community food access center to address food access and security.
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Norma And Sandra Celebrate The Success Of This Lush Garden On A Tiny Patch Of Ground.
Blue Sky Center’s Victory Garden Project Success Story
"Resulted in the establishment of a local garden-to-table system that provided an immersive educational opportunity for families..."
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Organic Soup Kitchen: Cancer & Chronic Illness Program Success Story
Organic Soup Kitchen is providing organic, locally sourced, nutrient dense soups to support cancer and chronic illness recovery.
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