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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 2023

Swanton Pacific Ranch                                                                                                                       Image credit: Swanton Pacific Ranch

Do you want to better understand how carbon storage happens in California's rangelands? The science is evolving, and we are gaining a better understanding of the processes that govern carbon storage. 

To learn more, join us for How Do California Rangelands Store Carbon? a special webinar featuring Cal Poly soil scientists Dr. Stewart Wilson and Dr. Yamina Pressler along with Dr. Erika Foster, Senior Soil Scientist at Point Blue Conservation Science. 

Tuesday, June 20 from 3-5pm. Free and open to all. Registration deadline 6/14. 

Please see below for links to more events and opportunities

Upcoming Events

Cal Poly
1. How Do California Rangelands Store Carbon? webinar: 6/20  [Register by 6/14]
2. Quesos Latinos / Hispanic Cheeses Short Course, Dairy Innovation Center: 6/21-22
3. Strawberry Center Field Day: 8/3

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast
4. Volunteer Wetland Restoration Event, Los Osos Creek Wetland Preserve: 6/10
5. Food, Agriculture and Climate Change Speaker Series: 6/14 & 6/28
6. Canopy Management: Trellising, Sunburn, Mechanization; J. Lohr Vineyard, Paso Robles: 6/14
7. Investigating Regenerative Practices in a Production Vineyard, Jackson Family Wines, Soledad: 6/16
8. Vertebrate and Insect Pests of the Home Garden, SLO Master Gardeners: 6/17
9. Salinas Biological Summit: 6/20-21
10. ACRES-USA 5th Annual Healthy Soil Summit, Seaside: early reg by 6/21

11. Organic Produce Summit, Monterey: 7/12-13
12. OFAC Sustainable Pest Management & Production Seminar, Santa Maria: 7/13
13. FarmsteadED Open Farm Days, SLO County: 7/15-16

14. EcoFarm Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee & Small Farm Expo, Kingsburg Historical Park: 6/24
15. California Adaptation Forum 2023, Pomona: 7/31-8/2

16. Farm Robotics Challenge Virtual Awards Ceremony: 6/3
17. Rodale Institute webinars: Mitigating Climate Change & Regenerative Hemp: 6/7 & 6/21
18. The interplay of three products: energy, biochar, and carbon credits: 6/22
19. NRCS Organic Soil Health Practices for Water Management and Water Quality: 6/26 
20. Sustainable Agronomy Conference: 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2


21. Leopold Conservation Awards nominations due: 7/18
22. CDFA Biologically Integrated Farming Systems (BIFS) grant deadline: 7/31 

23. Seed for Bees, Project Apis m.
24. 3ce Ag Electrification Program, Central Coast Community Energy 
25. CivicSpark Fellow Applications are open
26. Community Garden Caretaker position, Swift Subtropicals, Los Osos
27. Farmers Market Sales Associate, Stepladder Creamery, SLO County
28. Gaviota Tarplant Ranch Preserve Manager (two positions)
29. SJV Regional Carbon Farming Hub Coordinator, Carbon Cycle Institute
30. Rangeland Ecologist position, Audubon Society
31. Market Garden Assistant and Holistic Management Specialist, Apricot Lane Farms 
        To apply, send cover letter and resume to:


To contact us with additional announcements, please email

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