Welcome to the Climate Adaptation Resource Database

This is a database for farmers to contribute and access climate adaptation resources.

From here, users:

  • search several different types of resources, including photos, case studies, and grant opportunities;
  • create accounts, and customize personal “one-stop” dashboards;
  • contribute content, ask questions, and stay in touch.

For details about the database, please visit the about page.
Questions about searching, creating an account, or submitting your resource? Email farmclim@uvm.edu or give us feedback here.

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Sod pathways for hill-side production

Added by Bella Farm • Last updated April 15, 2021

To address the potential loss of our precious top soil, we created sod pathways between cultivated garlic beds. These pathways are large enough to drive our farm truck or tractor down, making tasks like picking up plastic mulch at the end of the year easier. The sod also does a great job of catching any soil that would drive down hill during heavy rains.

Disaster Resource Center

Added by Devon Johnson • Last updated January 23, 2021
Author: USDA
Type: Fact sheets; People/services; Rules and regulations; Scientific summaries
Topic: Cover cropping; Drainage; High tunnels; Irrigation; Reduce tillage; Changing pest and disease pressure; Drought; Forecasts for the Northeast; Precipitation

Information about specific disasters and emergencies, how to prepare, recover, and help build long-term resilience for a variety of climate related disaster events.

Northeast Drought Early Warning system

Added by Devon Johnson • Last updated January 12, 2021
Author: National Drought Mitigation Center
Type: Tools or calculators
Topic: Drought; Precipitation; Irrigation; Drainage

Demonstrates drought projections for the week, as well as historical context from varying time frames, specified for the Northeastern region of the U.S.

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Clovercrest Farm: A Family Dairy in Charleston, Maine

Added by Karrah Kwasnik • Last updated November 23, 2019
Author: USDA Northeast Climate Hub
Type: Case studies
Topic: Precipitation; Drought

Clovercrest Farm is a small-scale dairy farm owned by Steve Morrison and Sonja Heyck-Merlin located in Charleston, Maine, 25 miles outside of Bangor. They milk 95 Jersey cattle on 250 acres, of which 125 acres are pasture and 125 acres are wooded. The farm rents 350 acres of cropland in the surrounding area to grow winter forage. Clovercrest Farm is pasture-based and has been certified USDA...

Getting started with drip irrigation: components and costs

Added by Rachel Schattman • Last updated September 27, 2019
Author: Rachel Schattman and Chloe Boutelle
Type: Fact sheets
Topic: Irrigation; Adaptation practices; Drought; Climate science

This fact sheet presents an overview of the most common components and options in drip irrigation systems, accompanied by estimated costs.

LandCAN

Added by Devon Johnson • Last updated November 21, 2019
Author: Land Conservation Assistance Network
Type: People/services; Scientific summaries
Topic: Forecasts for the Northeast

This service helps landowners make smart, sustainable decisions about their land through the promotion and protection of wetlands, forests, farms, endangered species habitats, and other open spaces.