Communities

People living in a particular area with common interests make up a community. Rural and urban areas are composed of a number of communities including Tribal members, Tribal nations, recreationists, farmers, hikers, ranchers, natural resource managers, foresters, and many others. Both rural and urban areas will experience warmer temperatures due to climate change yet these areas and communities within them have different needs, issues, abilities and interests. To assist different communities to adapt and mitigate the effects of a changing climate the USDA has a number of resources and programs available including those to assist with food security and adaptation planning. Tribal nations are sovereign nations and the USDA has a variety of resources available for Tribal nations and Tribal members to assist them.

It is important to continue to find ways to mitigate or adapt to climate change. One of the most effective strategies is to teach younger generations about taking care of the planet. At the University of Massachusetts (UMass), food is grown at five permaculture gardens. …

This report details the findings from the USDA Northeast Climate Hub's Capacity Discovery project.  Implemented in spring 2015, an online survey led by Pennsylvania State University and Cornell University established the current and future capacity of land-grant universities in…

Changes in climate and extreme weather are already increasing challenges for agriculture. This technical bulletin was developed specifically to meet the unique needs of agricultural producers, and provide educators and service providers in the Midwest and Northeast regions of…

The University of the District of Columbia showcases an urban food hub at the East Capitol Urban Farm and helps address food security issues. Food security will continue to be a challenge as the climate changes. The East Capitol Urban Farm is located on a once vacant lot in…

This growing network of climate-informed demonstration sites is designed to take you to the field and make you feel 'As If You Were There.' Field tours are a powerful teacher because they are an ideal way to see how farm and forestry practices work in the real world. Consider…

As the climate continues to warm, both the rainfall intensity and total amount of rainfall from large storms are projected to increase. Hurricane Sandy is just one example of how these extreme rain events can impact a region.The people who live on the Rockaway…