Workshops • On-farm Demos
Field Days • Annual Ag Policy Forum
Agrarian Lovers Ball
Local food, innovation, community roots and healthy soils—just a few of the things you’ll find growing on small farms all across California. Join us in February 2020 for the 32nd annual California Small Farm Conference where farmers, ranchers and local food advocates gather each year to explore hot topics in sustainable agriculture, work to bridge field and fork, sharpen their skills, network and give voice to those growing a more resilient food system from the soil up.
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
94.1 FM – www.kpfa.org/program/the-herbal-highway , Now On Tuesdays at 1:00 PM
The Herbal Highway enhances the community’s knowledge of herbal medicine and alternative choices to standard medical practices for healing. In order to have balanced life, The Herbal Highway actively supports and promotes Indigenous land rights, protection of sacred sites and the sustainability of the
Earth as integral parts of individual, community and global healing.
Hosted and produced by Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes.
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 from the various Permaculture schools and apply the lessons in a yard-sized environment. After a quick photo tour of Ecology Action in Willits and the Holzerhof and Kremeterhof in Austria, we will dive into Jesse’s adventure converting his front lawn into a productive miniature food forest. Topics will center around growing soil, water management, and niches.
Presenter(s): Jesse Imbach, certified permaculturist & CRFG board member
Tagged class, education, farming, food advocacy, food education, garden, land use, local, master gardeners, our environment, permaculture, plants, sustainability