Farm & Climate

The Center for Land-Based Learning’s Farm & Climate Program addresses the dual challenges of climate change and declining biodiversity.

We are researching, developing and demonstrating practices that can pull CO2 and other greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere and store it in plants and soil. Agricultural soils are one of our most important resources for achieving this “carbon sequestration,” especially in Yolo County which is 85% agricultural lands.

We are also building biodiversity by planting native hedgerows, establishing a pollinator bioswale and installing nesting boxes for bluebirds, tree swallows, barn owls and bats. We are routinely monitoring these plantings and boxes and sharing our data with community science projects like the Xerces Society’s Bumble Bee Watch and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s  NestWatch.

Our research, outreach and trainings will help farmers and the general public take action to mitigate climate change impacts and restore habitat for wildlife.

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Carbon Farming

Proven and measurable practices that increase the rate at which CO2 and other greenhouse gasses (GHG) are removed from the atmosphere and stored over the long term in soil and plant material.  

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Cross-sector, cross-cultural innovation that builds integrated and equitable ag systems.


Habitat Restoration

Our headquarters at The Maples is a 30-acre teaching farm with a 20-year restoration plan that puts our vision into practice.

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Education and Outreach

Integrating carbon farming, scientific research, and culturally relevant methods into all we do.