Upcoming Events

February, 2016

Name Date Location More Info
Complying with the Ag Order in California’s Central Coast 
February 18,
1-2 PM
Online Webinar
Description: Do you farm on the Central Coast of California? Have you heard about the water quality Ag Orders? Did you know that the Ag Orders apply to organic farmers as well as conventional? Join CCOF, the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the Resource Conservation District of Monterey County for a comprehensive overview of the Central Coast Ag Order.
When: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: This webinar is free of cost.
RSVP: RSVP Here or to learn more about this event, contact the CCOF Foundation
Farmers Guild Raising & Agrarian Ball
February 20,

All Day Event!

Sonoma, CA
Description: Agrarian communities from across California converge in Sonoma County to re-envision our food system at The Farmers Guild’s 3rd Annual Farmers Guild Raising. Return home with new connections, tools and inspiration to enhance your farm and empower your community. Make sure to join Growing Roots and other Learning Hub Partners at this great Networking and educational event!

Where: Shone Farm, Sonoma, CA
Specialty Foods Workshop
February 23,
8:30-4:30 pm
Modesto, CA
Description:In this one-day intensive workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the cottage food marketplace and how to start creating your own success story. You’ll spend the day learning the ins and outs of the cottage food laws and regulations.  There will You will be making products that qualify under the cottage food guidelines to gain a clearer understanding of the industry, and real-world answers to your questions. Lunch and snacks are included.
Cost: $25
Where: Stanislaus County Harvest Hall, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA 95358
RSVP: FULL. Email Terri Spezzano to be added to the waiting list
Plant Science & Botany for Beginning
March 2,
2-5 pm
Sacramento, CA
This class is geared towards beginning farmers. The 3 hour hands on class will cover the basics of plant science and botany as it applies to farming and farming practices. This class will connect farmers with the basic principles and biological/chemical processes that are the building blocks of their farm ecosystems.
Workshop fee: $25, Discount for beginning farmers

Where:  Soil Born Farms, Sacramento, CA

RSVP: Email candino@soilborn.org
California Small Farm Conference
March 5-8
Sacramento, CA

Description: Registration for the 29th California Small Farm Conference now open!

When: March 5th-8th

Where: Sacramento, CA
RSVP: Registration details can be found at the California Small Farms Conference Website
Marketing: Getting Your Products Out
March 14,

6-8 pm

Stockton, CA

Description: This class builds on the previous introductory marketing class at Puentes (Marketing 101) and will focus on developing marketing plans, websites and social media, making marketing connections, marketing decision-making tools and other tips for beginning direct market growers.

Workshop fee: Free!
Where: PUENTES Learning Center — 316 N. El Dorado, Stockton, CA

RSVP: Email Thea from NCAT or

Soils Workshop:
Soils Sample Collection, Mapping and Heavy Metals Exposure Prevention
June 11,
10 am-11:30  am
Richmond, CA

Description: Save the Date! Join Growing Roots for a Soils Workshop on how to collect soil samples and prevent exposure to heavy metals in soil.
When: June 11th, 10 am-11:30 am
Where: In Richmond, West Contra Costa. Specific location TBD.
Workshop fee: Free!
RSVP: For more information, email Rob Bennaton, University of California Cooperative Extension
7th SAEA National Conference 
July 29-31, 2016
Santa Cruz, CA


Description: Save the date! Join us to explore this year’s conference theme:

“The Ecology of Food Systems: Engaging Interdisciplinary and Applied Education for a Just and Sustainable Agriculture”
When: July 29th-31st, 2016
Where: UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
RSVP:  Visit SAEA’s website or email email them here.