A discussion of how we can increase the security our local food supply at a time when rising fuel costs, climate change and political turmoil make it particularly vulnerable. As seen through the lens of the Imani Gardens, located at 1680 Pacific Street and 87-91 Schenectady Street.
Yesterday California Governor Jerry Brown announced an executive order mandating cities and towns in the drought-ravaged state to reduce water usage by 25%. Unaffected by this order were the state's farms, which consume 80% of the state's water. Why did farms get a pass on these reductions? How much longer can they get away with it?
Check out this article in the Daily Beast about the politics of water in California.
According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the state in 2013 exported the following amounts of food key to our nation's food supply:
How will the rest of nation's food supply be effected by California's worsening drought? What happens when the state's farms are forced to reduce water consumption?