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 October 2020

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Upcoming Events

October is Campus Sustainability Month!  Please see below for links to the amazing line-up.


Cal Poly & Cal State Universities
1. CSU-wide Events: Climate Justice = Social Justice / Exploring People, Planet, Power
              * Keynote Address by Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali: 10/5
              * Live Panel with “Green Girl” Leah Thomas and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez: 10/14
2. Greater Vision - Climate Smart Agriculture, CSU Monterey Bay: 10/5
3.
Why Your Vote Matters, CSU Long Beach: 10/20 

San Luis Obispo County

4. Cambria Scarecrow Festival: 10/1 – 10/31 
5. Harvest Wine Weekend, Paso Robles: 10/16-18
6. Regenerative Agriculture – First Steps, Arroyo Grande: 10/17 – 11/7 

Online
7. SLO Groundwater Basin GSP Public Workshop: 10/1
8. Advancing Industrial Hemp, Acres USA: 10/5

9. Citrus Stride  Move 1 mile = 1,000 lbs citrus donated to CA food banks: 10/5-11   
10. IECA Wildfire Planning and Remediation in the Western US: 10/6 , 10/13
11. Barriers and Incentives to Adopting Bee-Friendly Practices on Almond Orchards: 10/6
12. Regenerative Agriculture: Intersection betw Agriculture, Conservation, Research: 10/7
13. Transitioning to and Establishing a Regenerative Orchard: 10/7
14. NetImpact Designing for All, Bridging the Digital Divide: 10/8 
15. CAPCA Conference: 10/12 – 10/31 
16. UC Ag Experts Talk: Reading Soil Analysis Reports: 10/14
17. The Hidden Value of Rangeland and Farmland: 10/15
18. UC Post-Fire Soil Safety Webinar: 10/17
19. LEED Green Associate Training: 10/17, 10/25, 11/7 or On-Demand (Code 'Green' for $50 off)
20. USDA Local Food Systems Response to COVID Webinar Series: 10/19 & 3rd Mondays
21. Quivira Conference Regenerate: Resilience in Times of Uncertainty: 10/26 – 11/20 
22. Verge 20 Food Conference: 10/26-30 
23. Holistic Farm-Scale Fire Preparedness and Recovery webinar: 10/27  
24. Pollinator Habitat Restoration: Planning and Contracting: 10/27
25. PacificNW/Mountain
Nutrient Cycling, Soil Health & Food Safety Conference: 10/27-29
26. Annual FREP/WPHA Conference: 10/28-29
27. California Dairy Sustainability Summit: 11/5-6
28.
Virtual Sustainable Ag Expo & Int'l Winegrowing Summit: 11/9 - 12/4  (CEUs)

Opportunities
29. California Climate Action Corps for recent graduates: Applications due 10/23
30. Project Green Challenge for students: thru 10/31
31. Annie’s Grants for Gardens applications due: 11/2

32. California Farm Academy applications due: 11/20
33. CCOF Organic Transition Grants: 11/27 
34. Western SARE Grants deadlines: Nov. 2, 4, 11, 18 and Jan. 11
35. Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) for producers: thru 12/11

Resources
36. CAL FIRE Daily Wildfire Update 
37. Match.Graze Map of contract grazers and grazing land

 

Please send event and opportunity info, questions and comments to cfs@calpoly.edu

 

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