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Agroecological Experiments are Unique Testbeds for Investigating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Agroecological Experiments are Unique Testbeds for Investigating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

by Carissa L Gutierrez — last modified Oct 03, 2018 10:03 AM

Organized by the California Department of Conservation and University of California, Davis, the symposium "Managing Lands in a Changing Climate to Improve Agricultural Resilience, Food Security and Health" served as an affiliate event to the Governor's "Global Climate Action Summit." The event brought together hundreds of folks across various disciplines for a day full of engaging talks and break out workshops. ASI's very own, Kate Scow, provided a timely report of the ways UC Davis' Russell Ranch is seeking to understand the real impacts of agricultural management on resource use, economics, and the environment in the long term through the Century Experiment (http://asi.ucdavis.edu/programs/rr/about/century-experiment).

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Student Farm Promotes Experiential Learning through SCOPE

Student Farm Promotes Experiential Learning through SCOPE

by Carissa L Gutierrez — last modified Oct 02, 2018 02:24 PM

The Student Collaborative Organic Plant Breeding Education (SCOPE) project is a student-led collaborative of faculty and student plant breeders working with local organic growers on improving crop varieties for organic farming systems in Northern California, with the possibility of future expansion to other regions. Using traditional, field-based plant breeding methods, new varieties of heirloom-like tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, bell peppers, pest resistant common bean, and lima bean are being developed on certified organic land at The Student Farm at UC Davis.

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UC SAREP looks into local food sourcing on UC and CSU campuses

UC SAREP looks into local food sourcing on UC and CSU campuses

by Laura Crothers — last modified Aug 01, 2018 01:45 PM

A project funded by the Global Food Initiative and led by UC SAREP Deputy Director Gail Feenstra, Food Supply Chain Analyst Gwenaël Engelskirchen, and Graduate Student Researcher Li Schmidt is examining local food sourcing at ten UC and CSU campuses to help campuses reach sustainable sourcing goals. In addition to gathering information about local food sourcing, this project is also examining the role of food hubs—or local food distributors that aggregate products from multiple small and mid-sized producers—in providing local food to campuses and the role that students play in campus purchasing of local food.

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Creating online training for organic specialty crop production in California

Creating online training for organic specialty crop production in California

by Laura Crothers — last modified Jun 20, 2018 02:14 PM

Sonja Brodt (Coordinator of Agriculture, Resources, and Environment at UC SAREP) and Sara Riegler (UC SAREP Graduate Student Researcher) recently had the opportunity to visit and record field demonstration videos at ALBA in Salinas. The videos, all recorded in Spanish and focused on ALBA farmers’ organic farming practices, will be part of a comprehensive online curriculum geared towards beginner organic farmers in California, a project in collaboration with the Organic Farming Research Foundation.

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Yisrael Family Urban Farm partners with UC ANR to teach urban agriculture skills

Yisrael Family Urban Farm partners with UC ANR to teach urban agriculture skills

by Laura Crothers — last modified May 08, 2018 03:31 PM

A number of cities in California have recently updated municipal policies to facilitate urban agriculture, due to strong community interest. A team of UC Cooperative Extension farm advisers, specialists and others, including UC SAREP, are working with local partners in four California urban regions, offering a series of workshops to help urban farmers address challenges they face in zoning, soil, water access, and profitability.

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The role of Universities in assessing and ending structural racism in the food system

The role of Universities in assessing and ending structural racism in the food system

by abwhite — last modified May 01, 2018 11:29 AM

The Inter-institutional Network for Food, Agriculture and Sustainability (INFAS) is a national network of university and college educators, researchers, and activists, representing 25 institutions and spanning 20 states, who collaborate in analysis, synthesis, and problem-solving with practitioners to increase U.S. food-system resilience; to illuminate critical trends and common stewardship of public goods essential for food systems, such as water, biodiversity, ecosystem services, and public institutions; and to reduce inequity and vulnerability in the U.S. food system.

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Students are Leading the Master Vision Plan for ASI’s Sustainable Living and Learning Communities

Students are Leading the Master Vision Plan for ASI’s Sustainable Living and Learning Communities

by abwhite — last modified Apr 02, 2018 04:31 PM

The western region of the UC Davis campus is home to the Student Farm, cooperative student housing, a community garden, and more. Students, staff, and faculty are working together to envision how these spaces on campus can transform into a collaborative whole, providing students with a place to actively experiment with farming and the built environment to look for integrated solution to living sustainably with limited resources.

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Join the Student Farm Flower Bouquet Subscription

Join the Student Farm Flower Bouquet Subscription

by abwhite — last modified Mar 27, 2018 12:00 PM

Students at the Student Farm are learning all about how to grow flowers for market, and are now offering a weekly flower bouquet to you!

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Rachel Surls Receives 2018 Bradford Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award

Rachel Surls Receives 2018 Bradford Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award

by abwhite — last modified Mar 19, 2018 11:07 AM

We are pleased to announce that Rachel Surls, UC Cooperative Extension Sustainable Food Systems Advisor for Los Angeles County, is this year’s recipient of the Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award.

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New Project Seeks to Build on the Benefits of Elderberries

New Project Seeks to Build on the Benefits of Elderberries

by abwhite — last modified Jan 22, 2018 01:28 PM

Can plants typically grown for hedgerows also be a source of income? That's the question guiding a new UC study on the potential for farmers to grow elderberries as a commercial crop.

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