Growing Good Growing Good ZERO WASTE Using everything the orchard grows. Almond orchards grow the nutritious almonds we eat,1 as well as hulls, shells, and trees. So when we say zero waste, we mean using everything we grow to power circular economies. Read More Growing Good CLIMATE SMART Helping fight climate change. Each year, California’s almond trees capture and store enough carbon2 to offset the annual emissions of 24 million cars,3 3,134 Boeing 737s,4 or 29 coal-fired power plants.3 Read More Growing Good WATER WISE Conserving our most precious resource. Farmers have reduced the amount of water needed to grow each almond by 33% since the 1990s,5 and set a goal for an additional 20% by 2025. As of 2022, they had already achieved three-quarters of that goal.6 Read More Growing Good PROTECTING POLLINATORS Building biodiversity for healthy bees. The pollen and nectar from blooming almond trees makes bees stronger, and farmers are planting wildflowers on their farms to provide food and habitat for all pollinators. Read More As Seen On Climate change’s surprising first responders: California almond farmers Almonds: What They Teach Us About Food Waste How the Next Generation of Almond Farmers Is Protecting the Planet Almond Farmers are Preparing for a Warmer World Five Questions about Almonds – Answered How Almond Farmers are Pioneering Sustainability in California FROM @going.zero.waste Why Almond Hulls Will Be the Next Big Upcycled Food FROM @MAXLAMANNA Almonds: A Surprising Solution to Food Waste? FROM @MADELEINE_SHAW_ Healthy Diet, Healthy Planet: How to Nourish Your Body and Eat Sustainably Infographic Our stewardship story, in a nutshell. FAMILY FARMS 90% of almond farms are family farms. ALMOND LIFECYCLE From our orchards to your table. THE PERFECT CLIMATE California grows 80% of the world’s almonds. Continuous Improvement Our Orchard 2025 Goals. HEALTH AND NUTRITION One of the world’s most nutritious foods. ECONOMIC IMPACT Supporting local communities. What Guides Us Rooted in science and research. Trade Tools Sustainability resources for Food Professionals. The Latest From Our Blog View All Meet the farms: Sperry Farms 7/13/2022 Meet the farms: Gemperle Farms 7/13/2022 Meet the Farms: Veenstra Farms 6/30/2022 Meet the farms: Severson Farms 6/30/2022 Vox Creative: Almond Farmers are Pioneering Sustainability 4/22/2021 1 Good news about almonds and heart health. Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving on almonds (28 grams) has 13 grams of unsaturated fat and only 1 gram of saturated fat. 2 California Air Resources Board. An Inventory of Ecosystem Carbon in California's Natural & Working Lands. 2020. 3 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator. 2023. 4 Reuters. Boeing jets emissions data highlights industry's green challenge. 2021. Assumes industry average 25-year operable lifespan. 5 University of California, 2010. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2012. Almond Board of California, 1990-94, 2000-14. 6 SureHarvest. California Almond Stewardship Program Almond Orchard 2025 Goals Midpoint. 2022.