Farmers conjure food from the earth with three ingredients: sun, soil and water. All are being transformed by the tumultuous changes wrought by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which are altering the fundamental conditions for growing food.
We set off on a journey through California’s food growing regions to document the pressures that farmers face as a result of climate change. The signs of stress were not difficult to find, nor were the numerous innovative ways with which farmers are responding to those stresses. Farmers, we discovered, are at the forefront of those tumultuous changes as the ground shifts beneath their feet.