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For detailed listings of other events, opportunities and resources for sustainable agriculture at Cal Poly and on the Central Coast, please visit recent postings on our Announcements page!

November 2018 Announcements

Upcoming Events

Center & Cal Poly
1. Using Carbon Markets to Fund Sustainable Development: 11/1
2. Compost Application in Vineyards, J. Lohr Wine Center, Paso Robles: 11/29

San Luis Obispo & Region
3. Central Coast Bioneers Conference: 11/3 
4. Ventura County Farm Day: 11/3   
5. Natural Building Cob Workshops: 11/3-4 & 11/10-11 
6. LEED Green Associate Training at Cal Poly: 11/6 
7. 4th Annual Latino Farmers Conference, Santa Maria: 11/8
8. Livestock and Range Symposium, Santa Maria & Santa Paula: 11/8 & 11/9
9. Hedgerow Establishment and Benefits, Monkey Flower Ranch, Royal Oaks: 11/10
10. Sustainable Ag Expo: 11/12-14
11. Central Coast Organic Amendments Workshop, Salinas: 11/17
12. Biodynamic Workshop for Growers, Tablas Creek Winery, see below: 12/1
13. EcoFarm Conference, Pacific Grove, early reg: 12/9
14. Organic Grower Summit, Monterey: 12/12-13 
15. French Cuisine Fundraiser Dinner for Project Hope and Fairness: 12/14

California & the West
16. Healthy Soils Academy, CSU Chico: 11/13-15
17. Civil Eats Celebration, SF: 11/13
18. Sustainable and Organic Production in Northern SJV, Tulare: 11/14
19. 2018 Food Tank Summit: Growing the Food Movement, San Diego: 11/14
20. #AG40 AgTech Workshop, South SF: 11/14-15
21. Successful Cover Cropping on Any Farm, Woodland: 11/15
22. California Bioresources Alliance Symposium, Sacramento: 11/15-16
23. California Dairy Sustainability Summit, Sacramento: 11/27-28
24. Assoc. of Applied IPM Ecologists (AAIE) Conference, Visalia: 11/28-30 
25. Soils Across Latitudes, Int’l Soils Meeting, San Diego, early reg: 11/29
26. National Grazing Lands Coalition Conference, Reno NV: 12/2-5
27. Sustainable Foods Summit, SF: 1/16-17
28. Sierra Harvest Sustainable Food and Farm Conference, Grass Valley: 2/7-10

29. Community Kitchens, Incubators and Accelerators webinar: 11/1
30. OFRF Soil Health webinar: Plant Breeding and Variety Selection: 11/14
31. Recommended Standard Methods for Use as Soil Health Indicators: 11/28

32. Volunteer food rescue, see GleanSLO Harvest Calendar
33. Soil Health Institute seeking laboratories to conduct soil analyses: 11/8
34. Innovating Soil 3.0 awards for entrepreneurs: 12/1
35. USDA Farm to School Grant Program: 12/4
36. Cultivating Change grant program for local farmers: 12/15
37. Western SARE Graduate Student Grant deadline: 1/9
38. CAFF seeking Executive Director


Center for Sustainability Event:

Compost Application in Vineyards, J. Lohr Wine Center, Paso Robles: 11/29
Cal Poly, Vineyard Team, and J. Lohr Vineyard in Paso Robles will co-host a field day focused on compost application and soil health starting at 9 am, directly followed by an Upper Salinas-Las Tablas RCD healthy soils project workshop on assessing soil microbial communities (at the same location, J Lohr Wine Center). Workshop is free, no advance registration required, and growers of all sorts are invited to attend. Information at:

Community Events:

Natural Building Cob Workshops: 11/3-4 & 11/10-11
The workshops are beginning to intermediate and will give students the opportunity to learn how to source local materials and build a small African style mud hut integrating doors, windows, sculpting cob benches and natural plasters. For more information or questions, please email the instructor at or visit:

Biodynamic Workshop for Growers: 12/1
Tablas Creek Winery in Paso Robles will be hosting a workshop on making biodynamic preparations and teas on Saturday, December 1, from 9 am - 5 pm, led by Harald Hoven, former farm manager at Rudolf Steiner College's highly diversified, biodynamic educational farm in Sacramento. The workshop is intended for growers, consultants and other industry professionals, will include lunch and involve a small fee ($75/person). Space is limited to 30 people. To sign up for the workshop or for more information, please contact Jordan Lonborg at or 805-237-1231 ext. 223

French Cuisine Fundraiser Dinner for Project Hope and Fairness: 12/14
Enjoy piano music and french food! Friday, December 14th from 6-9pm at Parish Hall of the Mission Church, San Luis Obispo. Cost is $75 if you pay by November 1st, $85 thereafter. Please pay by donating at -OR- mail a check made out to Project Hope and Fairness Fundraiser to address: PH&F, 1298 Warren Rd, Cambria, CA 93428

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