Center for Sustainability

Center for Sustainability

Agriculture for Tomorrow

A College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) Program

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Stewards of Tomorrow

Preparing leaders in sustainability through education, research, outreach, and operations.

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.

  —Mahatma Gandhi

Announcements April 2024


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Happy Earth Month, everyone! 
Please see below for links to upcoming events and opportunities in sustainable agriculture: 

Upcoming Events 

Cal Poly
1. Cal Poly CAFES Open House Showcase: 4/13
2. Poly Repair Cafe: 4/14
3. Study Abroad:
IHP Food Systems: Agriculture, Sustainability, and Justice: apply by 4/15
4. College Corps Priority Application Deadline: 4/15
5. Cal Poly Earth Week Events: 4/17 – 4/26
6. Tomato Spectacular, Poly Plant Shop: 4/20 

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast
7. Climate Solutions Community Forum, Los Osos: 4/6
8. Upcycling Competition, SLO Climate Coalition: 4/7
9. Vineyard Team Tailgate: Water Treatment Solutions, Lompoc: 4/10 
10. Vineyard Team Tailgate: Fungicide Spraying, Reduce Carbon Footprint, Cal Poly SLO: 4/12

11. Love SLO Day of Service: 4/13
12. Oaktopia: The Magic of Trees, SLO Botanical Garden: 4/14

13. SLO County Earth Day, San Luis Obispo: 4/20
14. West Coast Natural Building Conference, Cambria: 4/26-28 [Online reg until 4/14]
15. Raw Land to Small Farm Workshop, SLO Permaculture Guild, San Miguel: 4/27 
16. EcoSLO Tree Planting: 4/27
17. Tomato Fandango, Tiber Canyon Ranch, San Luis Obispo: 4/27-28
18. CEC Earth Day Santa Barbara: 4/27-28
19. Western Food Safety Conference, Hartnell College, Salinas: 5/1-2
20. Bee, Butterfly and Bat Faire, Cambria: 5/5  

21. Valuing and Funding Rangeland Stewardship, CC Rangeland Coalition, Petaluma: 4/18
22. Sheep Shearing School, Clearlake Oaks: 4/22-26
23. Soil Health Academy: Regenerative Orcharding, Burroughs Family Farms, Denair: 4/30 -5/2
24. U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit, Lodi: 4/30 – 5/1
25. Sustainable Produce Summit, Palm Desert: 5/30

Virtual & Hybrid
26. UC Ag Experts Talk: Development of Successful Biocontrol Program for ACP in CA: 4/3
27. CalVTP in Practice Webinars, Cal Poly Fuels and Vegetation Education Program: 4/4 & 4/11
28. EPA Tools and Resources Training Webinar: Report on the Environment: 4/4
29. LEED Green Associate Training: 4/13, 5/11, 6/8 or On-Demand [Discount code ‘green’]
30. OFRF Seeds of Success Webinar: Crop Insurance for Organic Farmers: 4/16
31. Clemson Going Organic webinars: Sustainable Organic Food Production: 4/17
32. Indicators of Climate Change Webinar Series: Hydroclimate webinar: 4/18 
33. Climate Stewardship author and panel, CNRA Speaker Series: 4/19
34. Methane mitigation and nutrition security, Global sustainability webinar: 4/22
35. Recharge for Farms, Nature, and People, Sustainable Conservation: 4/24 
36. Applying Wood-based Biochar to Reduce Nutrient Leaching, NRCS Conservation Webinar: 4/25

37. Rodale Institute: Overcoming Common Barriers to Organic Certification: 5/1
38. Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Projects (ECCLPs) Annual Forum Symposium: 5/3
39. World Agritourism Congress: 5/16-18
40. Climate Action for Agriculturalists, Farmer Campus


41. TomKat Ranch Education Foundation Summer Internship: apply by 4/15
42. Compost Research University Scholarships: apply by 4/15
43. CCOF Future Organic Farmer Grants for college and vocational students: apply by 4/19
44. Restore California grants for farmers and ranchers, Zero Foodprint: apply by 4/20
45. Central Coast Rangeland Ecologist position, Point Blue Conservation: apply by 5/5
46. Local Agriculture Market Program grants, USDA-AMS: due 5/14
47. Western SARE Research and Education Grant pre-proposals: due 5/23
48. SARE Food Loss and Waste Training and Technical Assistance Grant: deadline 6/28
49. Seeds for Bees application for free seeds now open

50. Regenerative Farming Intern summer position, City Farm SLO 
51. Communications Coordinator position, Groundswell International  
52. Apricot Lane Farms is Hiring!
 Moorpark, CA
53. Stepladder Creamery is Hiring! Cambria, Los Angeles and San Leandro, CA
54. CA Assoc of Resource Conservation Districts, various positions open

55. Civic Spark Fellow applications open: through 6/9

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