Come Lift Your Glass to Family Farms & Healthy Kids!
Join CAFF at the beautiful Five Springs Ranch for an afternoon of local food, drinks, live music and sweeping views of the North Bay, all to support the most exciting farm-to-table movement yet: bringing healthy fresh foods from local family farms into school cafeterias across California! Grab a cocktail, tour the historic and retrofitted solar-powered farmstead and even try your hand at the lasso! Then sit down to enjoy a seasonal feast showcasing what’s possible for our children today: food that delights the palate, promotes good health and supports sustainable land stewardship and our local family farms.
Sunday July 29
Happy Hour 4pm, Dinner 5pm
$100 per seat
$500 per table
Five Springs Ranch
4497 Adobe Rd., Petaluma, CA
Harmony Union School District
Application Deadline: 6/29/2018 4:00 PM Pacific
Harmony Union School District consists of two schools that share a campus, Harmony Elementary (TK-1st) and Salmon Creek A Charter School (2"d-8th). The 56-acre property is located in Occidental, CA.
The District also has a large educational organic garden, which serves as the basis for the Farm to School curriculum and supplies fresh produce for the school lunch program.
Apply at Harmony Union School District on edjoin.org.
If you have any questions please contact Missy Calvi at email@example.com.
There is a gathering for the Marin Food Policy Council, Mendocino Food Policy Council, Napa Local Food Advisory Council, Sonoma Food System Alliance, Lake County Local Food Action Network, and local food system advocates to share information, learn together, and spark a collective capacity to improve the regional food system.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 ~ 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lucchesi Community Center
320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
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Light breakfast and lunch buffet sourced with local ingredients by Criminal Baking Comapny is included in the $25 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.
RSVP encouraged by June 12. Walk-ins welcome.
Questions: Julia Van Soelen Kim, North Bay Food Systems Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension
firstname.lastname@example.org / (415) 473-2708
McKinley School in Petaluma has been selected to receive a 2018 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant in the amount of $4800 for their Garden Renovation project. With this generous support, McKinley will improve its existing garden space to create a permanent outdoor learning center with raised beds, benches for seating, a shade structure and a food prep area with sink. This project will provide students with additional opportunities to get outside, explore the natural world, and learn about growing, cooking and eating fresh fruits and vegetables.
Lowe’s grants are available to K-12 public schools in the United States for a wide range of improvement projects. The next grant cycle will be open for applications August 6, 2018.
Visit http://toolboxforeducation.com for information.
The Solar Schoolhouse is offering a workshop to modify existing DIY Solar Ovens and to help educators share this experience with their students in the coming school year.
Time: 10am to 4pm.
Date: July 12, 2018
Location: Solar Schoolhouse. 7966 Mill Station Rd. Sebastopol, CA
Cost: $20 to reserve a previously built oven (Built by Analy High School EcoAction Class) plus any materials needed to tune it up
Call or email Tor Allen with questions:
More FREE plants at the Ceres Community Project's Sebastopol garden site care of the Dunham Elementary School Garden Program.
10, 4 inch Dill
5-10, 4 inch Salad Burnett
12-15, 4 inch Radish
9, gallon Zucchini
A special thanks to Ceres garden for always hosting a place for SGN's free plants
Noci Sonoma has generously donated extra veggie starts for school gardens and they're awaiting your pickup at
Ceres Community Project's Sebastopol garden site.
Staged in the far left side of the garden, on the pallets labeled SGN, you will find a few trays of large tomato plants, mostly Sunrise Bumble Bee variety, 1 tray of parsley, 1 tray of fennel & 1 tray of celery.
All the seeds are organic and are ready to be planted!
A special thanks to Noci for supporting schools gardens and for the Ceres garden for always hosting a place for SGN's free plants.
Be sure to Apply for the Water-Wise Mini Grant! Thanks to the generous support of Harmony Farm Supply the School Garden Network is able to offer eligible affiliate schools the opportunity to receive free irrigation design, installation support and up to $400 in funding for a drip irrigation system. Irrigation systems will include battery operated timers, electric anti-siphon valves and a shut off valve to isolate the system.
Don't Delay Apply Today!
Questions? Contact Annie at email@example.com
Co-presented by Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)
and generously sponsored by the Davis Food Co-Op and Bi-Rite.
Photo by flickr user StateofIsrael
Like energy and transportation (which get most of the attention), agriculture is key to our climate future. As a sector, agriculture contributes to greenhouse gas emissions but is also buffeted by the changes caused by global warming. At the same time, farmers are in a position to help sequester carbon and work at the forefront of adapting to climate change. Come learn what climate-smart agriculture looks like, both on the ground and from a policy perspective. Co-presented by Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) and generously sponsored by the Davis Food Co-Op and Bi-Rite.
+ Sara Tiffany / CAFF
+ Rich Collins / Collins Family Farm
+ Jessica Chiartas / UC Davis
+ Amy Winzer / California Climate and Agriculture Network
SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
See map: Google Maps
Free for SPUR and CAFF members
$10 for non-members
Saturday, June 9 at 9:00am - Sunday, June 10 at 3:00pm
Join us for this two-day Citizen Science teacher workshop focused on birds and hosted by Cornell Ornithologists and Pepperwood Preserve.
Ideal for 3th-8th grade classroom teachers, this fun, hands-on training will help you build your skills both in and out of the classroom. Learn about implementing citizen science in your classroom, teaching outdoors, bird migration and reproduction, and gardening to enhance California bird habitats.
You'll also develop the ideas, skills, and confidence to use citizen science and bird ecology as teaching tools in your own school garden! Educators who complete the workshop will receive a copy of the Habitat Connections curriculum kit and Alaska Fertilizer thanks to our sponsors.
The weekend will be spent both in a classroom setting at the Dwight Center for Conservation Science and in the field observing wildlife and hiking. Dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday are included.