Mixed Farms in the North Cariboo: The Value of Diversity in Agriculture Pre-register for a free, fun-filled day touring mixed farms in the North Cariboo! Meet at the Alex Fraser Park at 9:00 am on August 25th. Lunch will be included at Alexandria Cafe. . Tour is full; registration is closed.
This video is of a panel discussion I partipated in looking at agricultural water policy in the Cariboo and Okanagan regions of British Columbia. The panel discussion was part of a series on agricultural water policy challenges in a changing climate.
Videos highlight the importance of soil tilth and organic matter in maintaining healthy soil for water conservation.
Agroforestry methods have been proven as effective tools for water management. Enhancing water capture and storage in the soil can be a cost-effective solution to minimizing drought impacts in dryland farming.
Adapting to a changing climate will be one of the key factors to the future success of agriculture. Water conservation in farm settings should start with building the capacity of the land to capture and retain precipitation. Building soil tilth with organics, as well as, using agroforestry methods, are proven tools for water management.