The 2014 communications plan outlines strategies for engaging Delta residents on the topics of agriculture and climate change adaptation. It identifies a series of community outreach and education activities for strengthening understanding of local agriculture and climate change issues.
The accompanying 2015 poster includes:
A harvest calendar identifying the seasonality of crops grown in the Delta region
A brochure highlighting local farmers and how they’re adapting to climate change
After the plan was written, communications materials were developed to support this objective:
A video about converting manure into fertilizer
A video about harvesting potatoes
A video about harvesting cranberries
Curriculum unit plans about agriculture and climate change
This video shows how the Harris Family of Fraserland Organics harvest potatoes and how climate change is affecting agricultural production in the Delta area. It describes a project assessing how drainage may help to adapt to increasing spring and fall precipitation.
This video shows how Bruce and Bonnie May of Cranwest Farms harvest cranberries. It highlights the importance of the Fraser River as a source of water for their cranberry production. The video explains how climate change is impacting the salinity levels in the lower Fraser River and the risk this poses to agricultural water in the lower Fraser area.
These curriculum unit plans are designed for Grade 7 and secondary levels. They use growing potatoes as a way to explore climate change. The units are meant to be taught alongside the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation’s Spuds in Tubs Program. These materials were developed as a result of the Delta Agriculture & Climate Change Communications Strategy. The strategy identified the development of community education materials as essential for strengthening understanding of local agriculture and climate change issues in Delta.