California Farm Demonstration Network

The California Farm Demonstration Network is a collaboration among California farmers, ranchers, technical assistance providers, and statewide agriculture organizations working together to scale the adoption of conservation practices toward a shared goal of resilient and thriving farms, ranches, and forests.

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TEST: Upcoming Event #3
May 20, 2022

Upcoming Event #3 Details.  This is a testing event, created to use an example for upcoming events.

Hosted By: CARCD
December 31, 2022

EARTHseed Farm, headed by founder Pandora Thomas, is an Afro-Indigenous Permaculture orchard and diverse farm located just outside of Graton. Healthy soils are part of the solution to climate change. Can compost tea boost soil health and make soil more effective at drawing down greenhouse gases from the atmosphere? The state-funded experiment at EARTHseed Farm explores this question. This workshop is intended for farmers, land stewards, and technical service providers who are interested in learning more about climate-beneficial farming practices and the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Healthy Soils Program. In partnership with EARTHseed Farm, our project is studying the effects of actively aerated compost tea on greenhouse gas emissions and soil carbon sequestration. Compost tea is brewed on site and applied directly to the orchard row. The research is being conducted by the Dept. of Geography & Environment at San Francisco State University.

Hosted By: Gold Ridge RCD

Resources

EARTHseed Farm Compost Tea Healthy Soils Video

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Description: Can compost tea boost soil health and make soil more effective at drawing down greenhouse gases from the atmosphere?
Northern California
Annual Crops, Berries, Orchards
compost tea, soil health, vermicompost

Demo Workshop III: Exploring connections on the vineyard floor

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Description: Demonstration workshop for winegrape growers and industry professionals.
Northern California

Jackson Family Wines Healthy Soils Demo

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Description: Vineyard floor management in vineyards across Sonoma County
Northern California
Vineyards
cover crops, no-till, soil health

Solano RCD - Healthy Soils Webinar (January 26, 2021)

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Description: Building Healthy Soils and Creating Wildlife Habitat on Your Farm
Central Coast, Northern California
Vineyards
cover crops, hedgerows, pollinators, riparian habitat, soil health

Cattle, Carbon, Compost

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Description: A Compost on Rangeland's CDFA Healthy Soils Program Workshop
Sacramento Valley
Range
carbon sequestration, compost, rangeland, rotational grazing, soil health

Cover Cropping in Orchards: N Management, Water Dynamics, and Biosolarization

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Description: Cover Cropping in Orchards: N Management, Water Dynamics, and Biosolarization
Sacramento Valley
Orchards
biosolarization, nitrogen management, water conservation

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