Climate Change & Farming Week

CISA’s annual Climate Change and Farming Week is an opportunity for CISA, farmers, allied organizations, and individuals to host events that build awareness of and support for local food and farm businesses as they seek solutions to the many challenges of growing food in a warmer, wetter New England. Climate Change and Farming Week is held annually in September, in conjunction with nationwide Climate Week events and the UN General Assembly meetings in New York. This collaborative event series seeks to celebrate climate resiliency and facilitate stronger and broader relationships between our food system’s stakeholders through learning and adapting together. 

CISA’s 2023 Climate Change and Farming Week included nine events organized by over 20 local farms and organizations. Events included a farmer panel discussing impacts of climate on their businesses, on-farm presentations about low-till practices and composting, a native plant sale, a climate grant showcase, and more!

Join us as an event organizer for Climate Change and Farming Week 2024!

We are now planning for our third annual Climate Change and Farming Week, September 15-22, 2024, and invite new and returning organizers to join us as event hosts! Please contact Stephen Taranto to discuss your ideas for next year’s events, or submit your event through our form here.

What kinds of events are appropriate?  

We prefer to leave this up to you, however, here are a few examples: 

  • Host an online or on-farm workshop for your constituents on some aspect of climate change & farming 
  • Host a tree planting on a farm that wants to reforest part of its land or plant trees that produce food 
  • Host a farm equipment fair that highlights new, adaptive farming equipment and practices that address climate concerns such as greenhouse gas emissions or soil health 
  •  Organize a letter writing event in support of Farm Bill revisions and programs that favor climate-friendly farming 
  •  Organize a film showing of a film related to climate change & farming (there are many) 
  •  Schedule a meeting with legislators to share your support for protecting farmland and incentivizing resilient farming practices 
  • Promote your local farmer’s market for that week 
  • If you work with students, discuss climate change & farming that week 
  • Paint a mural 
  • Hold a fundraising campaign for your organization’s climate change & farming programs that week 

Questions? Inquiries? Contact CISA’s Climate Program Coordinator, Stephen Taranto, at or 313-665-7100, ext. 17. 

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