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Branches and Roots is a local online media outlet designed to highlight the work of farmers and ranchers living in the San Joaquin Valley who are growing solutions that are good for their farms, communities and land.

Growing Solutions

The farmers and ranchers in the San Joaquin Valley take great pride in their agricultural heritage and their ability to feed America. 

As they work to make a living off the land, they face many complex challenges, including droughts & floods, concerns about air and water quality, and complicated local, state and federal regulations. Climate change exacerbates many of these challenges and threatens the future of farming and these rural communities. 

Many farmers – some of whom have returned to this area to put down roots on their family’s land – are finding ways to use farming as part of the solution for conserving our natural resources and mitigating climate change. They are branching out to see what is possible for the future of farming by mixing new ideas and technology with time-honored water and soil conservation practices. 

Shifting the Narrative

Urban-based regional and national media outlets often paint the agricultural sector in the valley as an environmental villain. Positive stories about the farmers and ranchers that are proactively transitioning to more sustainable and climate-friendly practices are often left out of the conversation.

There is a significant need for these ranchers and farmers to tell their stories in order to begin change the narrative and challenge the negative stereotypes that exist about farming in the valley.

Branches & Roots creates a space to tell these stories. The website will use solutions journalism to focus on how real people are responding to problems – especially when those responses involve new ways of thinking and experimentation.

 

www.branchesandroots.org

Branches and Roots is a local online media outlet designed to highlight the work of farmers and ranchers living in the San Joaquin Valley who are growing solutions that are good for their farms, communities and land.

Growing Solutions

The farmers and ranchers in the San Joaquin Valley take great pride in their agricultural heritage and their ability to feed America.

As they work to make a living off the land, they face many complex challenges, including droughts & floods, concerns about air and water quality, and complicated local, state and federal regulations. Climate change exacerbates many of these challenges and threatens the future of farming and these rural communities.

Many farmers – some of whom have returned to this area to put down roots on their family’s land – are finding ways to use farming as part of the solution for conserving our natural resources and mitigating climate change. They are branching out to see what is possible for the future of farming by mixing new ideas and technology with time-honored water and soil conservation practices.

Shifting the Narrative

Urban-based regional and national media outlets often paint the agricultural sector in the valley as an environmental villain. Positive stories about the farmers and ranchers that are proactively transitioning to more sustainable and climate-friendly practices are often left out of the conversation.

There is a significant need for these ranchers and farmers to tell their stories in order to begin change the narrative and challenge the negative stereotypes that exist about farming in the valley.

Branches & Roots creates a space to tell these stories. The website will use solutions journalism to focus on how real people are responding to problems – especially when those responses involve new ways of thinking and experimentation.

 

www.branchesandroots.org

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Central Valley Community Foundation

Attn: Media – Branches & Roots

5260 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 122

Fresno, CA 93704

Branches & Roots is supported by the Impact Media and Measurement Fund at the Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) and the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. CVCF maintains control over the disbursement of all funds. While donors and contributors may direct funds to specific projects within the Impact Media and Measurement Fund, they do not have editorial control over content produced with fund resources, or the interpretation of data. CVCF, funders, donors, and all related projects will be held to strict donor transparency and editorial independence policies including but not limited to publicly listing the names of any donors or funders who contribute more than $1,000 in a calendar year. For full transparency and ethics guidelines, click here.

Contributions to the Impact Media and Measurement Fund will be tax-deductible as provided by law, and meet the exempt purposes set forth in the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).

Branches & Roots is supported by the Impact Media and Measurement Fund at the Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) and the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. CVCF maintains control over the disbursement of all funds. While donors and contributors may direct funds to specific projects within the Impact Media and Measurement Fund, they do not have editorial control over content produced with fund resources, or the interpretation of data. CVCF, funders, donors, and all related projects will be held to strict donor transparency and editorial independence policies including but not limited to publicly listing the names of any donors or funders who contribute more than $1,000 in a calendar year. For full transparency and ethics guidelines, click here.

Contributions to the Impact Media and Measurement Fund will be tax-deductible as provided by law, and meet the exempt purposes set forth in the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).