Sustainable Systems
Research Foundation

Support Technical Assistance in Regenerative Agriculture for Monterey Bay Latinx Farmers

There are growing numbers of Latinx farmers in Santa Cruz County and its neighbors, many of whom have made the jump from farmworker to operating their own farm. These passionate and entrepreneurial farmers struggle daily to stay in business. They need your help!

Regenerative agriculture benefits farmers directly. It prioritizes soil health and healthy soils can capture and store large amounts of carbon, reducing atmospheric carbon. By focusing holistically on the relationships between people, land, and farm ecosystems, it is possible to create environmental health and local food security. 

The Sustainable Systems Research Foundation and its partners are offering workshops in regenerative agriculture for these farmers, designed to help increase productivity, conserve soil and water and earn increased profits.

You can support this project through Santa Cruz Gives by going to https://santacruzgives.org and looking for the Sustainable Systems Research Foundation. You can learn more about this project by visiting https://tinyurl.com/dfdta5wk.

The Sustainable Systems Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit green think tank and project incubator in Santa Cruz, California. SSRF seeks to create a sustainable Central California Coast through local, participatory community development of sustainable energy generation, urban agriculture, backyard housing and compostable design and procurement and disposal. Our philosophy is that the best form of activism is that which benefits the community, is reproducible and scalable and easily adopted and adapted to other places.SSRF strives to be an active participant in working to make our community and society to become more sustainable and just. We develop active collaborations with organizations, public agencies and small private companies that share our interests and goals. Our projects and programs go beyond vision to actual deployment and to function as models that can be replicated in other cities and towns in California, the United States and the World. Click on the project links below to learn more about our work.

Projects and Activities of Current Interest

OUR PROJECTS

SUSTAINABLE & REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

Learn about growing sustainable organic food on small local farms and gardens through regenerative agriculture.

THE FUTURE OF ELECTRICITY IN CALIFORNIA

Learn how solar + storage microgrids can bring power home and provide everyone with a basic income through solar electricity.

CLOSING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Explore how transforming product chains and product lifecycles can reduce can help create a circular economy.

SUSTAINABILITY NOW!

Listen to the radio show every other Sunday on KSQD 90.7 FM & KSQD.ORG

BRINGING THE GREEN ECONOMY TO LIFE

Learn how SSRF is working to create the Green Economy through education, internships and hands on activities

NEW PROJECT: SOLAR SCORECARD 2.0

The Solar Scorecard (formerly Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition) has a new home at the Sustainable Systems Research Foundation

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