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 May 2021

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We had a great Virtual Avocado Field Day last month, thanks to everyone who joined us! If you missed it, link to the recording is available to view at the event website. 

Lots of virtual events to look forward to in May; please see below for links: 

Upcoming Events

Cal Poly
1. Virtual Avocado Field Day recording available
2. Not Your Average Farmer, A Conversation with Nikiko Masumoto: 5/12
3. Tomato Spectacular Shop Online & Reserve Pickup
4. Cal Poly Meats (and more) Drive Thru: Thurs-Sat 

San Luis Obispo
5. Vegetable Gardening - From Soup to Nuts, SLO Master Gardeners: 5/1 
6. SLO Food System Coalition: Reducing Food Waste: Education, Practice, Policy: 5/11
7. ECO-SLO Curb to Compost: Anaerobic Digester Virtual Program: 5/11
8. Re-energize SLO: Building an Energy Resilient Future, SLO Climate Coalition: 5/13 
9. Local Working Group Meeting for SLO County Producers and Land Managers: 5/19 
10. Citizen Science: GLOBE Observer - Land Cover, SLO Library: 5/20 

More Online
11. UC Organic Series: The birds and the bees where the field ends – and their plant friends: 5/4
12. EcoFarm Dirt First! Compost Conundrum & Organic Strategies for Meat Producers: 5/4 & 5/18
13. CropManage Hands-on Webinar: 5/4 
14. California Farm Food Safety E-learning Series: Production Agricultural Water: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
15. Fava Bean Virtual Field Day, NRCS Lockeford & CSU Chico: 5/7
16. Feeding the Future - Can Dairies be Environmentally Sustainable?: 5/12
17. Carbon Farm Demonstration Network: How can we pull a soil sample for meaningful results?: 5/19
18. Natural Products Expo West: 5/24-27 
19. UC Ag Experts Talk: Soilborne Pathogen Management in S. California High Value Crops: 5/26
20. USDA Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair: 5/26


21. Summer Fellowships with the California Climate Action Corps
22. Food Action Coordinator, Rural Community Designer positions at Blue Sky Center, Cuyama: 5/2

23. Center for Land-based Learning Apprenticeship Info Session: 5/11
24. Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program Analyst position: 5/16 
25. CCOF Job Announcements: Farm Certification Specialist & Handler Certification Specialist
26. NRCS Soil Conservationist positions in California
27. NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist positions in California

28. Leopold Conservation Awards application deadline: 7/15 

29. Boosting Carbon Sequestration on Organic Farms, The Organic Center
30. USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers

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