Center for Sustainability

Center for Sustainability

Agriculture for Tomorrow

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

Cal Poly landscape

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 August 2023

Upcoming Events

Happy National Farmers Market Week (August 6-12, 2023)!  If you need help finding a farmers market near you, try the USDA Farmers Market Locator Tool   

Please see below for links to upcoming events and opportunities. 

Cal Poly
1. Cal Poly Meat Market and Poly Provisions: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast
Distillery Trail Weekend, Paso Robles: 8/11-13
3. ACRES-USA 5th Annual Healthy Soil Summit, Seaside: 8/23-24
4. CAPCA Central Coast Chapter CE Meeting & Expo, Atascadero: 8/29 
5. Cuesta Ranch Education classes: Leatherwork, History, Plant Propagation and more: starts 9/6

6. National Heirloom Exposition, Ventura: 9/12-14
7. Intro to Sheep and Goat Grazing Management, Cuesta College: 9/16
     with Cal Poly's Beth Reynolds and Rob Rutherford

8. FIRA USA Robotics and Autonomous Farming Event, Salinas Sports Complex: 9/19-21
9. Central Coast Bioneers Conference, San Luis Obispo: 9/23

10. Santa Barbara County Farm Day: 9/23

California & Nevada
11. OFAC Sustainable Pest Management and Production Seminar, Tulare: 8/10
12. CAPCA Annual Conference, Reno, early registration deadline: 8/30
13. Citrus Post-Harvest Pest Control Conference, Visalia, reg deadline: 8/30

14. Role of Agrivoltaics in California's Water-Energy-Food Nexus: 8/14
15. NRCS Webinars Conservación de polinizadores, insectos beneficiosos y carbono en tierras agrícolas: 8/16, 23, 30
16. Rodale Institute Webinar Farmer Training Programs Overview: 8/16
17. NRCS Building Climate Resilience through Organic Soil Health Practices: 8/21
18. OFRF/eOrganic Organic honeybee colony management webinar: 8/24
19. CREF How Compost Helps Address Climate Challenges: Drought and Fire Remediation: 8/29
20. USFS Biochar's Role in Climate Mitigation webinar: 8/31 


21. CEC Climate Stewards Certification Program: apply by 8/18
22. Regional Coordinator, South Central Coast Carbon Farming Hub: 8/25
23. USDA Western SARE Summit 
Call for Proposals: 9/1
24. UC Master Gardeners Program applications due: 9/30
25. Garden Educator Positions, One Cool Earth

26. Preserve Manager Position - Prescribed Grazing, Lompoc
27. Programs Manager Position, CA Rangeland Trust
28. Apricot Lane Farms (aka The Biggest Little Farm) is hiring
29. Working Lands Coordinator, Land Trust of Santa Cruz County
30. South Central Coast Carbon Farm Hub Regional Coordinator

31. Farmers’ Guides to Soil Health Economics, American Farmland Trust 
32. Agroforestry Video Series, Kiss the Ground

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