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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 December 2020

Cal Poly Poinsettias

Upcoming Events

Season's Greetings and happy Healthy Soils Week 2020 Nov. 30 - Dec. 4 hosted by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Links to more upcoming events and opportunities are listed below. 

Cal Poly
1. Cal Poly Poinsettia Sale, Poly Plant Shop 
2. Cal Poly Student-made Holiday Wine Sets
3. Cal Poly Meats (and more) Drive Thru: Thurs-Sat 

San Luis Obispo County
4. City Farm SLO Farm Box Program: pickup on 12/10
5. Art Fair 'Well' 2020, Los Osos: 12/12
6. California Naturalists Certification Course, Cambria: 1/24-31 

Online
7. Bioneers Conference 2020 Weaving the World Anew: 12/5-6 & 12/12-13
8. Standard Measurements for Soil Health: 12/8 
9. Synergism or antagonism? Integrating biologics into IPM: 12/9 (CEUs)
10. Soluble Salts: Are They Good or Bad? US Composting Council: 12/9 
11. Conferencia del Agricultor Latino: 12/10
12. IPM Techniques to Reduce Herbicide Use on Weeds: 12/14 
13. EcoFarm Conference 2021: Re-Imagining Our Future early reg deadline: 12/15
14. USDA Emergency Food, Charity and the Local Food System: 12/21
15. Real Organic Symposium: Sundays in January
16. American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) Conference & Tradeshow: 1/5-7
17. Sustainable Foods Summit North America: 1/25-28 
18. Virtual Compost2021: 1/26-27

Opportunities
19. EPA People, Prosperity &Planet (P3) Student Design Competition: Info webinar 12/2, due 2/9
20. Become a Farmer Mentor info session: 12/3 

21. LEED Green Associate Training: 12/5, 12/18, 1/16 or On-Demand
      Discount code 'green' for $50 off registration
22. Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for producers (CFAP2) applications due: 12/11 
23. Soil to Table Certification Program at Tres Estrellas Organic Farm, Tecate Mexico: 1/23 – 3/6 
24. UC Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Small Grants Program: due 2/15
25. Bamboo Architecture and Agriculture Workshop, Ecuador: 6/18-27

      For questions, contact their Cal Poly student representative camlilly12@gmail.com

Resources
26. Agricultural Grants from the SLO County Air Pollution Control District (APCD)
27. Upcoming USDA Conservation Webinars 
28. UC Master Gardeners of SLO County Instagram Channel 

 

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