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Growing Good | Almond Sustainability 2017
New for 2017, Growing Good is an annual publication that is meant to show what sustainability means to the California Almond industry, highlighting our commitment to stewardship and journey of continuous improvement. The publication includes information on ABC’s research programs, California Almond Sustainability Program and progress made across key areas such as water efficiency, coproduct utilization and honey bee health.
Using Everything the Orchard Grows: Our Commitment to Zero Waste
For decades the California Almond industry has utilized almond coproducts in a responsible, sustainable fashion, often yielding secondary benefits. However, recent market shifts are forcing changes to those traditional uses and spurring new interest in the highest value use of each almond coproduct.
Infographic: Almond Sustainability Ecosystem
Through the Almond Board of California, California's almond community has been investing in research on topics related to almonds' sustainability for several decades with a total investment of more than $50 million to date. This has resulted in an abundance of knowledge about best practices and continual improvement as an industry.
130 Million Almond Trees = 130 Million Reasons to Take Pride
Everyone loves trees. From the day set aside each year to celebrate them to organizations devoted to planing them, trees are valued for the many benefits they provide. How nice that California's #1 crop grows on trees. As the almond community, we provide the world with more than just almonds; job creation, our economy, water efficiencies and more.
The Bigger Picture: California, Almonds & Water
Why grow food in California? California is not a desert - it falls mostly within one of the world's five Mediterranean climate zones. California's cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers offer ideal growing conditions for many diverse crops, including almonds.