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 2021


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Earth Day will look a little different this year, but lots of great events to look forward to this month! 

Upcoming Events 

Cal Poly & Cal State Universities
1. Virtual Avocado Field Day at Cal Poly: Zooming to Healthier Trees and Soils: 4/14
2. Taiwan Virtual Summer Abroad Program in Sustainability: apply by 5/1
3. Tomato Spectacular Catalog available to view
4. CSU Earth Day 2021: Taking Action for People and Planet: 4/21

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast Region

5. California Beaver Summit, SLO Beaver Brigade: 4/7 & 4/9
6. ‘SNCC’ film screening, R.A.C.E. Matters SLO: tickets on sale 4/10
7. SLO Library Bee-related events through April and The Honey Bus author talk on 4/23 
8. Restoring Native Habitat, SLO Botanical Garden: 4/24
9. Grow Your Own Beneficial Garden, FarmsteadED: 4/25
10. Nature-based Solutions Virtual Regional Workshop, Central Coast: 4/27
11. What is Happening to Earth's Arable Land? Templeton Heritage Tree Foundation: 5/1 

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12. UC Organic Series: How organic fertilizers affect the soil microbiome: 4/6
13. EcoFarm Dirt First! Mechanized No-till & Small-scale California Grain: 4/6 & 4/20
14. Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements for Wineries: 4/8, 4/21. 4/23 
15. CCOF/CAFF Food Safety for Food Hubs and Farms: 4/13
16. Free Range Conversations with Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, American Farmland Trust: 4/14
17. Wildland Fires and Deficit Farm Soil Organic Matter: 4/15
18. Maximizing Carbon Sequestration in Organic Systems, The Organic Center: 4/16
19. Carbon Farm Demonstration Network: Whole Orchard Recycling: 4/21 
20. UC Ag Experts Talk: Drought Effects on Permanent Crops: 4/21
21. Feeding the Future series: Fighting Food Waste, Sustainable Conservation: 4/22
22. Stop Food Waste 2021 Virtual Event, FoodTank: 4/28


23. Civic Spark and Climate Action Corps Fellowship regular application period: 4/1-4/30
24. NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications due: 4/7
25. Compost Research College Scholarships: 4/16
26. NRCS 2021 Conservation Innovation Grants: due 4/23
27. California Ag Leadership Program phase 1 applications due: 4/26
28. USDA Value-Added Producer Grant Program online applications due: 4/29
29. NRCS Soil Conservationist 
position, Santa Maria
30. NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist position, Templeton
31. Central Coast Community Energy Careers, San Luis Obispo and Monterey
32. Food Action Coordinator, Rural Community Designer positions at Blue Sky Center, Cuyama

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