The effectiveness of rotational grazing for improving forage growth and storing carbon in soils depends on many factors, one of the most important of which is adaptation through experiential knowledge and decision making. This workshop will build on the experience of 4 ranchers as they have practiced holistic or rotational management in various geographic contexts with different herd types. The workshop will include an overview of development of a grazing plan, how to observe plant recovery and adaptive management in the context of small acreage. We will also discuss intensive rotational grazing for smaller livestock (goats, chickens and pigs), which are becoming increasingly important in food systems due to the cost of land and production. Following the workshop, we will tour Fiesta Farm, and overview their rotational system. Presenters include Joe Morris (Morris Grassfed Beef), Mark Biaggi (Tomkat Ranch), Rebecca King (Monkeyflower Ranch), Sarah Lopez (Fiesta Farm), and Rich Casale (retired NRCS). Please register in advance to reserve your space: email@example.com.
Tagged class, education, farm, farming, food advocacy, food education, health, holistic, holistic grazing, land use, local, our environment, regional food web, sustainability
Yes, blueberries can thrive and produce abundantly in Santa Clara County!
Join UC Master Gardener Jeff Jenks to learn how to maximize your success with blueberries. Types of blueberries and varieties that do well in our area will be discussed. Planting, feeding, watering, pruning, and harvesting will also be covered.
No yard? No problem! Grow some microgreens. This gourmet specialty crop can be grown using recyclable containers and on a windowsill. We will show how to plant a tray of greens in class and complete the growing cycle at home.
Presenter: UC Master Gardener Beth McGuire
Easy to grow Culinary Herbs can offer big savings! This talk is designed to acquaint the home gardener with a basic understanding of how various herbs are grown. Instructions on when to harvest and how to preserve many common herbs will also be given!
Presenter: UC Master Gardener Janet Waagen
For plant lovers, plant enthusiasts or even people looking to get into plants, San Jose Made will be bringing to downtown San Jose a whole event featuring plant retailers, florists, DIY gardening workshops, fruit & veggie plant retailers and more to Backyard SJ (https://www.backyardsj.com). Free admission.
Backyard SJ is a pop-up community garden featuring local events in San Jose’s Fountain Alley.
Learn about the history of alliums, i.e. Onions, Scallions, Garlic, Shallots, Leeks and Chives, and how to successfully grow them in your garden, taking advantage of our bay area mild and rainy winters, warm and sunny summers. Grow a gourmet garden of bulbing onions, scallions, garlic, shallots, leeks and chives. Master Gardener Sue Zaslaw will teach you how to select the best varieties for our area, how to prepare the soil, when and how to plant, grow, harvest and store your alliums.
Presenter: UC Master Gardener Sue Zaslaw
Learn how to select the best varieties for our area, how to prepare the soil, when and how to plant, grow, harvest and store garlic bulbs. With proper curing, your garlic will last until next year’s garlic is ready. And with careful planning, you will never have to buy garlic again!
Master Gardener Louise Christy will discuss the cultivation and care of garlic both in the garden and containers
Presenter: UC Master Gardener Louise Christy