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#Collabatition

#Collabatition

by abwhite — last modified Sep 08, 2017 01:07 PM

A new network of food hubs looks past competition to help each other succeed

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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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Farm to School Tours for Policy Makers Lead to Active Policy Dialogue

Farm to School Tours for Policy Makers Lead to Active Policy Dialogue

by abwhite — last modified Feb 02, 2016 10:54 AM

In late September, the UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program hosted a tour of Sacramento public school kitchens and gardens to introduce policy makers to Farm to School efforts in Sacramento and promote a dialogue around how policy can build a strong Farm to School network in the region.

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Heavy rains make the benefits of cover crops clear

Heavy rains make the benefits of cover crops clear

by abwhite — last modified Mar 14, 2017 03:40 PM

Recent rainstorms demonstrate the importance of cover crops in maintaining soil surface conditions and preventing runoff.

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Meet David Lewis

Meet David Lewis

by abwhite — last modified Aug 23, 2017 11:32 AM

Recipient of the 2017 Eric Bradford & Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award

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 New ASI study finds California almonds have small carbon footprint compared to other protein foods

New ASI study finds California almonds have small carbon footprint compared to other protein foods

by admin — last modified Sep 16, 2015 07:56 AM

California produces more than 80 percent of the world's commercial almonds. Popularity of the nuts has spurred almond acreage in the state to expand from 510,000 acres in 2000 to roughly 890,000 acres in 2015, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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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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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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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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