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Online Course: Farmers Build Fire Resilience (1st class)

01/15/20, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Do you want to better prepare your farm or ranch and community for fire-related risk, and plan for the future collectively?

Drawing on decades of training small-farmers amidst climate change, MESA in collaboration with CAFF | The Farmer’s Guild, bring you an interactive course that will give you the technical and theoretical toolkit needed to reduce the human, production, financial and legal risks from wildfires. Utilizing MESA’s Virtual Campus for Farmers paired with CAFF’s live Town Hall meetings, you will garner actionable solutions, co-create fire response and prevention networks, and leave with an on-farm fire resilience plan to help you and your community face a future with fire.

February 13-March 26.

Who can take this course:

  • While this course is tailored for people currently farming or ranching in California, anyone regardless of region or profession are encouraged to join. One-on-one feedback for On-Farm Fire Resilience Plans as well as Applied Assignments however, will be reserved for farmers and ranchers.
  • You must have a strong interest and desire to practice fire resilient farming/ranching
  • Note: There is no scale requirement for your operation. Prior experience with fire resilient farming not required. Background in organic/sustainable/agroecological farming and ranching also not required.

MESA, CAFF, Farmers Guild