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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 July 2019

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2019 Events

View Upcoming Events for July 2020 at: June-July 2020 Announcements

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our No-till and Cover Crop Management with Grazing demo day on June 13! To view available presentations from this and our previous Healthy Soils Project demo day, please visit:

Please see below for a list of some great upcoming events and opportunities:

Center & Cal Poly
1. CA Rare Fruit Growers 2nd Annual Fruit Tasting at Cal Poly: 7/13  
2. Cal Poly Strawberry Field Day: 7/18  
3. Designer/Manager School of Irrigation at ITRC: 7/31-8/16 
4. California Climate Action Planning Conference: 8/15-16

San Luis Obispo & Region
5. Sunset in the Vineyard, Wolff Vineyards, Edna Valley SLO: Fridays
6. Permaculture Design Course, Sunburst Sanctuary, Lompoc: 7/1 early reg due
7. Organic Fertilizer Assoc of Calif (OFAC) Seminar, Oxnard: 7/2
8. Central Coast Lavender Festival, Paso Robles: 7/6 
9. SLO Produce Exchange at the Co-op: 7/6, 7/20, 1st/3rd Saturdays
10. California Higher Ed Sustainability Conference, UC Santa Barbara: 7/8-11
11. Organic Produce Summit, Monterey: 7/10-11 
12. Cannabis: Env.Threat or Next Frontier in Sustainable Ag? UCCE San Luis Obispo: 7/11
13. Central Coast Cactus and Succulent Society Biennial Convention: 7/17-20
14. California Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles: 7/17-28 
15. Garden Soils and Water Management, Master Gardeners SLO: 7/20
16. Pick a Peck of Pickles, SLO Master Preservers: 7/27 
17. Farmstead Ed: Berries, Jams and Pies, Oh My! Talley Farms, Arroyo Grande: 7/29
18. Fertilizer and Irrigation, Calif. Avocado Growers Seminar, UCCE San Luis Obispo: 8/6
19. UC Naturalist Bioregional Rendezvous, Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria: 8/16-18
20. CAPCA Central Coast Seminar, Atascadero: 8/22

California & the West
21. UAV/AgTech Field Day, Bowles Farming, Los Banos: 7/15
22. Soil Health Institute Annual Meeting, Sacramento: 7/16-18 
23. Festival of Fruit, Arcadia: 8/16-18
24. ACRES-USA Healthy Soil Summit, UC Davis: 8/21-22 

25. CA Coastal Conservancy Climate Ready Program: 7/1
26. Leopold Conservation Awards, Call for Applications California 2019: 7/15
27. CA Department of Conservation Ag Land Conservation and Planning Grants: 7/31
28. Conservation Project Manager position at Napa RCD: 7/31
29. Stone Barns Regenerative Farming Fellowship: 8/7
30. Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, UC Santa Cruz, applic deadline: 8/15 & 9/30
31. Organic Farming Research Foundation 2020 Grant letters of intent due: 8/16
32. Garden Educator Manager, One Cool Earth, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Cambria
33. Youth Scholarships to attend Soil Not Oil Conference, SF


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