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

Resources & Downloads:

Strategic Plan – Agriculture and Climate Change Communications Strategy – 2014

Poster – Climate Change and Agriculture Education and Outreach – 2015

The Inside Scoop on Manure | Meet Your Farm Neighbours Ep. 1 – YouTube

This video shows how Delta farmer Jerry Keulen at Seabreeze Farm converts manure and organic consumer waste into renewable energy and high quality fertilizer.

The Harris Potato Harvest | Meet Your Farm Neighbours Ep. 2 – YouTube

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.

Diving into Cranberries | Meet Your Farm Neighbours Ep 3 – YouTube

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.

Curriculum – Grade 7 Unit Plan: Potato Perspectives on Climate Change – 2016

Curriculum – Secondary Level Unit Plan: Potato Perspectives on Climate Change – 2016

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.