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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!

October 2018 Announcements

Upcoming Events

Best wishes for a prosperous fall!

Center & Cal Poly
1. Using Carbon Markets to Fund Sustainable Development: 11/1
2. Cal Poly Food Day*, see below: 10/18
3. Real Food Collaborative Veggie subscription program for faculty/staff/students: Wednesdays

San Luis Obispo & Region
3. CC Rangeland Coalition Fall Meeting Swanton Ranch reg deadline: 10/4
4. HealSLO Health and Housing Summit: 10/4
5. Adaptation to climate change listening session for farmers/ranchers: 10/5
6. SLO Food History Project with Tiber Canyon Ranch: 10/8
7. CRFG Meeting at Mallard Lake Ranch kiwi farm in Nipomo: 10/13
8. Landscape Trees, Master Gardeners SLO: 10/20
9. Solar Cooking Classes FREE at Davies Farm*: 10/20
10. Fall Harvest Festival, City Farm SLO: 10/21
11. Annual FREP / WPHA Conference, Seaside: 10/22-24
12. Unbroken Ground film screening, Mountain Air SLO: 10/26
13. Golden Oak Honey Festival, Paso Robles: 10/27 
14. Celebrating Local Farmers, Ranchers, Food & Beverage, Slow Money SLO: 10/27
15. Central Coast Bioneers Conference: 11/3 
16. Ventura County Farm Day: 11/3   
17. Natural Building Cob Workshops: 11/3-4 & 11/10-11
18. 4th Annual Latino Farmers Conference, Santa Maria: 11/8
19. Hedgerow Establishment and Benefits, Monkeyflower Ranch, Royal Oaks: 11/10
20. Sustainable Ag Expo, Madonna Expo Center SLO: 11/12-14
21. Organic Grower Summit, Monterey: 12/12-13 

California & the West
22. FarmLink Business Skills Camp, Sacramento: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
23. Celebrating Women’s Leadership in the Food Movement, Sebastopol: 10/13
24. CAPCA / FREP Nutrient Management Update, Anaheim: 10/13
25. Food, Fiber and Farms of the Future, Tomales: 10/18
26. Sebastopol Village Builders Resilience with Mark Lakeman: 10/19
27. Sebastopol Food and Farm Fest rural disaster relief benefit: 10/21
28. Net Impact Conference 2018, Phoenix, AZ: 10/25-27
29. Grazing Technology Field Day, Auburn: 10/30
30. Quivira Conference, Albuquerque, NM: 10/31-11/2
31. Healthy Soils Academy, CSU Chico Farm: 11/13-15
32. OFAC Sustainable and Organic Prod in Northern SJ Valley, Tulare: 11/14
33. #AG40 AgTech Workshop, South SF: 11/14-15
34. 2018 Biodynamic Conference in Portland, OR: 11/14-18
35. California Bioresources Alliance Symposium, Sacramento: 11/15-16
36. California Dairy Sustainability Summit, Sacramento: 11/27-28
37. Soils Across Latitudes, Int’l Soils Meeting, San Diego, early reg: 11/29

38. Biostimulant World Congress Digital Week: 10/8-11
39. FSMA Ag Production Water Requirements webinar: 10/10
40. OFRF/eOrganic webinar Cover Crops: Selection and Management: 10/17
41. OFRF/eOrganic webinar Ecological Nutrient Management in the West: 10/24
42. Silvopasture Research in N. Carolina w/ Dr. Alan Franzluebbers: 10/24

43. UCSC Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture applications: due 9/30
44. Whole Kids Foundation - Garden and Bee Grants: 10/15
45. Scholarships to attend EcoFarm Conference: 11/1
46. California Farm Academy Apprenticeship Program, Winters: 11/4
47. International Compost Awareness Week poster contest "Cool the Climate": 11/5
48. Western SARE Professional Development Grant deadline: 11/7
49. Internships at Yerba Buena Farm, Jamaica


Cal Poly Food Day: 10/18
The Cal Poly Food Day fair will showcase different food and sustainability-related clubs and organizations from both on and off campus. There will be free food, music, a live art demonstration and much more! Come learn about all the exciting things happening at Cal Poly on Thursday, October 18th from 11am -1pm on Dexter Lawn.

Organizing a Buy Local Campaign: 10/16
The SLO County Food System Coalition is hosting a panel discussion to share the results of a recent farmer survey and explore how organizing a Buy Local Campaign could expand on existing efforts to increase local food procurement. The meeting will be this Tuesday from 9-10:30 at the UCCE Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way, SLO. Everyone who is interested in this potential campaign and in food system issues is welcome to attend.

Solar Cooking Classes FREE at Davies Farm: 10/20
Learn to cook with energy from the sun at Davies Farm (5009 Jespersen Rd, SLO). Their next free solar cooking classes will take place on October 20th from 12:30-2pm. No registration needed. Solar cooking is easy, inexpensive, helps retain food nutrients and flavors, keeps your home cool, and uses no fuel other than the sun. For information on this and other upcoming workshops, please call (805) 549-9346 or 440-9346.

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