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 June 2022

Swanton Pacific Ranch                                                                                                                       Image credit: Swanton Pacific Ranch

Swanton Pacific Ranch is a unique testbed for rangeland restoration practices. Join us to learn more about current research exploring the effects of varying compost application rates on different soil types.

The Soil Health and Carbon Benefits from Compost Application on Rangelands  webinar featuring Cal Poly soil science professor Dr. Stewart Wilson and graduate student Aaron Lee takes place
Tuesday, June 21st from 4-5:30pm. Free and open to all. Registration required. 

Please see below for links to more events and opportunities

Upcoming Events

Cal Poly
1. CaliforniansForAll College Corps applications open
2. Soil Health and Carbon Benefits from Compost Application to Rangeland webinar: 6/21
3. Cal Poly Fuels Management Training Program
      * Blodgett Forest Treatment Workshop: 6/23
      * CalVTP in Practice: Sequoia Lake Case Study: 6/29 
4. Cal Poly Dairy Innovation Short Course: Frozen Desserts: 6/28-29 
5. Designer/Manager School of Irrigation for ag & landscape professionals, Cal Poly ITRC: July/August

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast

6. Film On the Farm: Where There Once Was Water, Hartley Farms: 6/3
7. Roller Crimper Demonstration Tailgate, Loma del Rio Vineyard, King City: 6/3
8. One Cool Earth Garden Party, SLO Botanical Garden: 6/3
9. Serpentine Plant-Soil Relationships in California, SLO Botanical Garden: 6/11
     with Cal Poly professor Nishanta ‘Nishi’ Rajakaruna
10. Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden, UC Master Gardeners: 6/18
11. Slow Money SLO 10th Anniversary Celebration: 6/30
12. Organic Produce Summit, Monterey: 7/13-14
13. Open Farm Days, FARMstead ED: 7/15-17

14. EcoFarm Field Days: 6/2, 6/13
     * Farmland Flyways, Wildways, and Waterways at Live Earth Farm: 6/2
     * Integrating Agritourism into Your Agricultural Operation at Bees N Blooms: 6/13
15. Sierra Foothills Cattle and Sheep Grazing School, Auburn: 7/14-15

16. Can Small Farmers Survive SGMA?webinar, CalCAN and CAFF: 6/2
17. Invasive Species Action Week Lunchtime Talks: 6/6-10
18. Creating and Maintaining Biodiversity in Organic Perennial Systems: 6/7
19. Soil Health Dos and Don’ts webinar: 6/28
20. Sustainable Agronomy Conference: 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9 

21. Seeds for Bees applications open: 6/1
22. County Program Technician, Farm Service Agency, Templeton: apply by 6/9 
23. CDFA Farm to School Incubator Grant Program: closes 7/6
24. SLO Food System Coalition is hiring
25. EcoFarm is hiring 
26. Forest Stewards, IPM & CalFresh – UC Community Education Specialist staff positions 
27. Leopold Conservation Awards nominations due: 7/18 

28. Sustainability Resources from the International Fresh Produce Association

To contact us with additional announcements, please email

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