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

Sustainable Ag Lecture Series - Winter 2020

Science and the Transformation of Agriculture

Re-imagining Agriculture with Regenerative Principles and
Independent, Farmer-driven Research

Thursday, February 27, 2020
SLO Botanical Garden
El Chorro Regional Park, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd, San Luis Obispo
7:30 - 9 pm

Dr. Jonathan Lundgren
Blue Dasher Farm & the Ecdysis Foundation

In an increasingly complex and inter-related world, systemic challenges, such as climate change, can be daunting. Fortunately, nature - itself a highly complex web of relationships - holds answers. Likewise, farmers - people who actually tend nature – often develop valuable insights working within the complexity of agriculture. Cultivating a more resilient, regenerative agriculture will require a deeper awareness of and appreciation for lessons of the “field” and those who work it.

This lecture will explore the role of cutting-edge science in addressing problems faced by farmers, ranchers and bee keepers through applied ecological research, guided citizen science, innovative partnerships and peer-to-peer learning.

A public lecture, open to all. Suggested donation: $5-10

About the Speaker: Jonathan Lundgren

Jonathan LundgrenDr. Lundgren is an agroecologist and entomologist, Director of the ECDYSIS Foundation, and
CEO for Blue Dasher Farm.
Lundgren’s research and education programs focus on assessing the ecological risk of pest management strategies and developing long-term solutions for regenerative food systems.

To learn more about Blue Dasher Farm, CLICK HERE 



This event is being held as part of the
California Small Farm Conference.

For questions,
please contact us at or
call (805) 756-5086.

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