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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 2023

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Upcoming Events

Seasons Greetings! 

And Happy Healthy Soils Week Dec. 4 - 8. Please see below for links to upcoming events and opportunities in sustainable agriculture:

Cal Poly
1. Holiday Extravaganza, Poly Plant Shop: 12/2 & 12/9
2. Cal Poly Fuels and Vegetation Education Program
     * Using the CalVTP: New Implementation Tools and Lessons Learned webinar: 12/7
     * Forest Health Grants and Forest Practice Documents webinar: 12/12
3. Camp PolyHacks, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: 1/20-21
4. Cal Poly Student-made Cheese Gift Boxes
5. Cal Poly Meats Holiday Pre-Orders
Cal Poly Wine and Gift Packs  

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast
7. International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, Monterey: 12/4-8
8. ‘Buy Local’ Food System Innovations and Challenges, SLO Food System Coalition: 12/5
9. Prefumo Creek Restoration Planting Parties, City Farm SLO: 12/5 & 12/16
10. DPR Changes, Wine Trends, and Funding Sustainable Projects, Vineyard Team, Paso Robles: 12/6
11. UC Sustainable Nutrient Management and Soil Health Field Day, Salinas: 12/8

12. Harvestly Holiday Market, SLO Farm Bureau, San Luis Obispo: 12/10
13. Morro Bay Bird Festival: 1/11-15
14. Cuesta Ranch Education- Introduction to Farm Maintenance: starts 1/16
15. EcoFarm Conference, Pacific Grove: 1/17-20

16. Groundswell International Celebration and Info Session, San Luis Obispo: 1/27 

17. Cover Crops and Grazing for Regenerative Viticulture, LangeTwins Family Vineyard, Acampo: 12/5
18. CA Resource Conservation Districts Annual Conference, Sacramento: 12/13-15
19. California Agave Growers and Distillers Annual Symposium, UC Davis: 12/13
20. California Women in Agriculture 2024 Convention and Statewide Meeting, San Diego: 1/5-7
21. Regenerative Agriculture Field Day at Paicines Ranch: 1/16
22. Unified Wine and Grape Symposium, Sacramento: 1/23-25
23. Sustainable Foods Summit, SF: 1/24-25

24. CNRA Breaking Updates and Insight from COP28 UN Climate Negotiations: 12/4
25. UC Nitrogen Planning and Management in Organic Production of Annual Crops: 12/4, 11, 18
26. Dry Farming and Other Strategies for Climate Resilience, Organic Seed Alliance: 12/5 
27. CA Native Grasslands Association (CNGA) GRASS Award Speaker Series: 12/5 & 12/12
          Annie Meeder (Cal Poly SLO / U. Colorado Boulder) & Jasmine Rios (CSU Sacramento)
28. AgSTAR Tools and Resources for Understanding Anaerobic Digestion Webinar: 12/5 
29. Impact of Traditional, Regenerative Tillage on Soil Health and Nutrient Quality, Rodale: 12/6
30. OFAC Sustainable Pest Management and Production CE Webinar: 12/7
31. Sustainable Winegrowing and Certification Overview Webinar: 12/12
32. LEED Green Associate Training: Live webinars 12/16, 1/13 or On-Demand [Discount code ‘green’]


33. UC SAREP Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Small Grant Program: due 1/9
34. CA Small Agricultural Business Drought and Flood Relief Grant Program: thru 1/15  
35. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Summer Internships: apply by 2/15
36. CAFF Farm Services Regional Lead position - Central Coast
37. CalFresh Community Education Specialist position, San Luis Obispo
38. USDA Climate-Smart Pilot Project incentive opportunity for growers and vendors

39. California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP) Resource Library


To submit your event or opportunity, please email

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