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Building muscles
for wrestling
with the chaos to come

Walking through an organic farm one summer afternoon in Sonoma, Brock Larmer, the man who planted the kale and the cabbage, the tomatoes, onions, and other crops turned to us, laughed, and asked, "How would you feel if someone described their marriage as 'sustainable'?" We chuckled, uncertain where he was headed. "Resilient," he laughed, "that's the word you'd want." » Read More


Investigative journalist Mark Schapiro spoke with us last month about his ITP project and upcoming book.  Schapiro, a longtime correspondent with the Center for Investigative Reporting, has been writing environmental stories in the United States and abroad for more than twenty years. 
Mark Schapiro (right) with Central Valley
almond farmer Barat Besabri

Photo credit:  Peter Cunningham
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Grant Partner and investigative journalist Mark Schapiro of the Center For Investigative Reporting (CIR) and KQED Television have co-produced a documentary on the changing climate of California agriculture.  To view the multimedia series, visit the CIR site here.
san_francisco_chronicle_logo_1_1.jpgMark Schapiro of the Center for Investigative Reporting is feature on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle on the changing climate of California agriculture.  View the article here.

SOIL_SMELL.jpeg Being a journalist accustomed to stories in far-off foreign places, I did not expect to have the same sensation in traveling to the food-growing regions of California.  But taking a journey into the state's agricultural centers with photographer Peter Cunningham, my ITP collaborator, was indeed like a journey into a foreign land. » Read More

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