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.

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

  —John Muir

Announcements June 2020

Upcoming & Ongoing

Hearty congratulations to this year’s graduates for their resilience and determination! 
To continue to practice and support sustainable agriculture, please see below for links to happenings, opportunities and resources.

Cal Poly

1. Cal Poly Meats Drive-thru: Thurs, Fri, Sat 
2. ITRC Designer/Manager School of Irrigation: 7/29-8/14 

San Luis Obispo County

3. Hunger Awareness Day, SLO Food Bank Coalition: 6/5 
4. Black Diamond 10th Anniversary Compost Tea Giveaway: Saturdays through June
5. It’s All Dried Up, SLO Master Preservers: 7/25 
6. Central Coast Olive and Lavender Festival, Paso Robles: 8/21-23 

Online

7. THRIVE Webinar Series – USDA Innovation Imperative: 6/4 
8. LEED Green Associate Training: Live Webinar 6/6, 6/25, 7/11, 7/29 OR On-Demand
9. CAS/UC Seminar - Avocado Varieties and Rootstock Update: 6/10
10. Farms Under Threat: The State of the States webinars (California): 6/15
11. United Fresh 2020 LIVE Virtual Trade Show: 6/15 
12. Biodynamics 101 for Growers webinar: 6/16
13. Forest Woody Biomass Operations and Biomass Production webinar: 6/25
14. California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC): 7/6-10
15. Strategizing Social Media in 2020 webinar, Vineyard Team: 7/15 

16.
Soil Health: The Foundation for Regenerative Agriculture virtual meeting: 7/30-31
      Deadline to submit a video poster is 6/23 (Call for Posters) 

Opportunities

17. California Oak Symposium (March 2021, SLO) Call for Abstracts: 6/12
18. NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants, National: 6/29 
19. CDFA Proactive IPM Solutions Program: 6/30 

20. Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC) pre-proposals due: 7/1
21. Riparian Corridor Restoration Grants: 7/15 
22. Leopold Conservation Awards application deadline: 7/15 
23. Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for producers: due 8/28 

24. Center for Land-based Learning Apprenticeship Program
25. Middlebrook Center for Urban Sustainability Internships, San Jose CA
26. Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF® USA) Internships

      Discount code ‘INTERNSHIP20’ for $10 off student registration 

Resources

Organic Agriculture and Climate Change Toolkit from OFRF
Virtual Garden Education Program
 video lessons for kids from One Cool Earth
Victory Garden Toolshed from the US Composting Council 


To contact us with additional announcements, please email cfs@calpoly.edu

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