Blog Category: Sustainability

Looking Back at the Sights and Sounds of #AlmondHarvest 2019

Get a behind the scenes look at this year’s almond harvest from the point of view of our farmers and community! Check out all of the work done to bring your favorite nut from orchard to pantry, straight from the source.    … Read more

From Orchard to Pantry: The Almond Harvest Story, Part 2

Picking up where we left off, here’s the second phase of how 80% of the world’s almonds are harvested from California’s orchards. After shaking, sunning, and sweeping, it’s time to make some moves! Once the almonds have finished drying in… Read more

Shake, Sun, and Sweep: The Almond Harvest Story, Part 1

It’s harvest time! For the California almond community, harvest – which occurs between August and October – is the busiest and one of the most exciting times of the year. Using specialized equipment and several steps, each nutritious1… Read more

BBC Future Reports on Water-Saving Tech Used by California Almond Farmers

What do NASA, almonds, JJ Ramberg and microsprinklers have in common? Each feature in the latest episode of BBC’s Follow the Food series, which focuses on water and profiles “innovators making extraordinary strides in protecting this… Read more

Water Management is a Complex Issue in California. But We Need to Tackle It Together

By Brian Wahlbrink, almond farmer Special to The Sacramento Bee Of all the issues that have crossed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk during his first 100 days in office, water might very well be the most complex. How the state manages this… Read more

Beer, Plastic, Insect Feed: Almonds Find Unexpected Uses in Journey to Zero Waste

This post first appeared on Sustainable Brands on May 2, 2019. Almonds are a fantastic food — they’re packed with [6 grams of] protein, have good fat, are an excellent snack themselves and make great alternatives to milk and flour… Read more

Zero Waste: Putting Almond Coproducts to Optimal Use on Earth Day and Every Day

Reduce, reuse, recycle are particularly meaningful words on Earth Day, but for almond farmers they’re top of mind all year round. Did you know almond trees grow more than just the nutritious almonds we eat? Our favorite nut grows in a… Read more

Committed to Continuous Improvement: Announcing the Almond Orchard 2025 Goals

The California almond community is a collection of family-run farms dedicated to growing good and making life better through innovation and responsible production of a healthy food accessible to people around the world. California is… Read more

Spotlight on Weird and Wonderful Almond Coproduct Research

Did you know almond trees grow four products? In addition to the kernel that we eat, almond coproducts include the almond hull, which is used to feed livestock, and the shells, which are used as livestock bedding. Even the trees are… Read more

Almond Board Makes $6.8 Million Investment to Support the Almond Community’s Commitment to Continuous Improvement

To kick off its 46th annual Almond Conference, the Almond Board of California (ABC) announced a $6.8 million investment in 75 independent research projects supporting next-generation farming practices. These projects and the… Read more