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Summer Newsletter: Wellness

Student Farm Summer Newsletter: Wellness

By Carlos Wolf, Environmental Science and Management ‘20

With the current COVID-19 pandemic and the stress from everyday working and college life, it is important to remember to take some time out of each and everyday for yourself. Keep reading to see what wellness professional Emilia George and lead student farmer Alany Valle do to maintain their wellness, as well as some helpful suggestions for maintaining your own. 

Aspiring farmer, Chelsea Andrews, credits Student Farm and SAFS involvement to her success

This quarter, we’re highlighting Chelsea Andrews for our student profile. Chelsea began working at the Student Farm as a transfer student in 2017. She recently graduated in 2019 where she majored in sustainable agriculture and food systems with a minor in agriculture and ecology. Her experiences at the Farm helped her to seek mentorships and develop valuable leadership skills, profoundly informing her current post-grad plans. 

ASI Director Tom Tomich Elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science

ASI's founding director Tom Tomich is now a 2020 member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  AAAS, founded in 1848, seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people [...] [it was] the first permanent organization formed to promote the development of science and engineering at the national level and to represent the interests of all its disciplines."

Russell Ranch Releases 2018 Report

2018 Russell Ranch Progress Report

Russell Ranch just released their 2018 Research Report, describing the 25 research projects and findings that were conducted on the Ranch in 2018 alone. Russell Ranch researchers were excited to work with a number of UC Davis faculty, graduate students, and staff, as well as researchers from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and UC Merced, among other institutions.

Sense of Belonging at the Student Farm

With UC Davis recent designation as Hispanic Serving Institution, the Student Farm hopes to continue these collaborations with the Chicanx Studies department. The Student Farm and the CHI department see great potential in increasing this impact through further utilization of the farm space, primarily through the development of interdisciplinary and culturally relevant STEM focused courses. As the HSI process develops at UC Davis, the Student Farm and Dr.

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

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.

Student Farm Promotes Experiential Learning through SCOPE

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.