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July 2010


The CalAgrAbility staff is excited about the dynamic team that convened to assist a San Joaquin Delta farmer.   Low resource farmers often look for ways to cut costs and/or repurpose what they have.  This farmer wanted to examine the feasibility of creating a biomass system on the farm, a renewable energy source from animal and crop waste. The team will help assess the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of the project.  In addition to CalAgrAbility, other involved experts have a bio-environmental engineering focus on organic waste management, air quality control, program management, and ergonomics.

Along with the Independent Living Services of Northern California and other partners, CalAgrAbility is happy to announce the 2-year long development process is finally complete for the Pilot Community Farm located in Northern California's Butte County.  The "opening day" event was held in June to kick off the exciting new project.  CalAgrAbility advises on accessibility and links the Center to farming resources to make the farm a viable food-producing program.

Submitted by: Martha Stiles