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San Diego County Agriculture: How Sustainable And Resilient Are We?

  • When Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Where World Resources SimCenter, 1088 3rd Avenue San Diego, CA 92101
  • Age limit All ages
  • Categories Community, Gardening, Health, Lectures
  • Cost Free - $10
Promotional graphic for the lecture of How Sustainable & Resilient Are We? at World Resources SimCenter on August 27th, 2013.

Above: Promotional graphic for the lecture of How Sustainable & Resilient Are We? at World Resources SimCenter on August 27th, 2013.

San Diego's Agriculture industry is both robust and challenged. This $5 billion industry includes extensive flower production, dairy farms, citrus and avocado acreage.

San Diego's Mediterranean-like climate is home to more than 6,000 farmers who make their living on 6,565 small family farms, 65% of which are less than nine acres. The high cost of water (more than $600/acre foot) and land make San Diego farming here expensive and encourage growers to raise products with a high dollar value per acre.

In the coming years, climate change and water scarcity challenge this industry. More and more citizens are educated about genetically modified organisms (GM0) and organic growing processes. Farmers markets are popular but what else can be done to increase demand, reduce resource use, and allow us to remain sustainable?

Eric Larson
Executive Director
Farm Bureau, San Diego County

Karen Melvin
Deputy Agriculture Commissioner/Sealer
County of San Diego - Agriculture, Weights and Measures

Free Event - suggested donation $10

For more information, visit http://www.wrsc.org/event/green-scene-san-diego-county-agriculture-how-sustainable-and-resilient-are-we

Location: World Resources SimCenter, 1088 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 Google Maps

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