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.

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.

  —Mahatma Gandhi

Announcements June-July 2020

Upcoming & Ongoing

To view the Cal Poly Cross Cultural Centers' Solidarity Statements and Racial Justice Resources,
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To continue to practice and support sustainable agriculture, please see below for links to happenings, opportunities and resources.

Cal Poly

1. Poly Plant Shop Succulentopia and In-store by Appointment
2. Cal Poly Meats Drive-thru: Thurs, Fri, Sat 

3. ITRC Virtual Irrigation Courses 

San Luis Obispo County

4. Hunger Awareness Day, SLO Food Bank Coalition: 6/5 
5. It’s All Dried Up, SLO Master Preservers: 7/25 
6. Central Coast Olive and Lavender Festival, Paso Robles: Cancelled 

Online Events

7. CAPCA Online Continuing Education 
8. THRIVE Webinar SeriesUSDA Innovation Imperative: 6/4 
9. LEED Green Associate Training: Live Webinar 6/11, 7/11, 7/29 OR On-Demand
                                                           Discount code 'GREEN' for $50 off registration
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. Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) webinars, Farm Service Agency: 6/16, 6/18
14. EcoFarm webinars - Food Safety, LGBTQAI+ Farmers, Food Banks: 6/16, 6/20, 6/30
15. UC Ag Experts Talk - Ground Squirrel and Pocket Gopher Mngt in Orchards: 6/17 (CEUs)
16. Healthy Soils Demo Webinar, Compost at Gopher Glen Apple Farm: 6/18 
          Featuring Cal Poly professor Charlotte Decock! RSVP to lringer@coastalrcd.org
17. NCAT Soil Health Principles - Application and Results webinar: 6/23
18. CDFA National Pollinator Week webinar: 6/25
19. Forest Woody Biomass Operations and Biomass Production webinar: 6/25
20. Grazing and Prescribed Burning for Fire Safety virtual meeting: 7/2 (Register by 6/26)
21. California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC): 7/6-10 (Early reg 6/15)
22. Strategizing Social Media in 2020 webinar, Vineyard Team: 7/15 

23. Desert Southwest Soil Health Webinar: 7/23  (CEUs)
24. 
ASFS/AFHVS Food & Society Twitter Conference: 7/23-25
25. Soil and Water Conservation Society Virtual Conference: 7/27-29
26.
Soil Health: The Foundation for Regenerative Agriculture virtual meeting: 7/30-31
27. Sustainable Agronomy Virtual Conference: 8/18-20
           First 200 registrants receive $50 discount thanks to Nutrien

Opportunities

28. NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program: 6/12
29. California Oak Symposium (March 2021, SLO) Call for Abstracts: 8/10  Extended 

30. NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants, National: 6/29 
31. CDFA Proactive IPM Solutions Program: 6/30 

32. Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC) pre-proposals due: 7/1
33. USDA Grants for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production: 7/6
34. Riparian Corridor Restoration Grants: 7/15 
 
35. Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for producers: due 8/28 

36. Center for Land-based Learning Apprenticeship Program
37. Middlebrook Center for Urban Sustainability Internships, San Jose CA
38. Central Valley Farm to Market Specialist, Community Alliance with Family Farmers
39. Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF® USA) Internships

             Discount code ‘INTERNSHIP20’ for $10 off student registration 

Online Distributors of SLO Farm Products

Harvestly
Larder Meat Co.

Resources

Organic Agriculture and Climate Change from OFRF
Virtual Garden Education Program
 video lessons for kids from One Cool Earth
Victory Garden Toolshed from the US Composting Council
Ways to Support Stronger Equitable Food Systems from FoodTank 


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

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