1996-1997 Grants for Educational Events

William Brooks, Central Coast Resource Conservation and Development Council. $1,000. Baled Straw as an Energy Efficient Alternative Material for Low-Cost Construction in Rural Communities. Date: November 26, 1996. Location: Salinas. For more information contact: (408) 758-1469

Linda Chase, Emergency Food Bank, Jubilee Farm Project. $1,000 for 2 events. Composting and Biological Control Workshops. Dates: TBA. Location: Stockton. For more information contact: (209) 464-7369

Jan Dietrick, Dietrick Institute for Applied Insect Ecology. $1,530 for 2 events. Fighting New Pests of Avocados Biologically. Dates: TBA. Location: TBA. For more information contact: (805) 643-2325

Roger Ingram and David Pratt, UC Cooperative Extension. $1,000. The California Grazing Academy. Date: TBA. Location: Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center, Browns Valley. For more information contact: (916) 889-7385

Jill Klein, Community Alliance with Family Farmers Foundation Lighthouse Farm Network. $5,000 for 5 events. Lighthouse Farm Network Educational Events.

  • Doing Research on Your Farm. Mid-December 1996. Woodland.
  • Biological Control of Strawberries on the Central Coast. Mid-February 1997. Aptos Berry Farm, Watsonville.
  • Beneficial Insect Identification and Worker Safety Training (in Spanish). March 1997. Madison.
  • Integrating Livestock on the Farm. February 1997. Hollister.
  • Building Soil Fertility with Cover Crops and Compost. November 6,1996. France Ranch, Porterville.

For more information contact: (916) 756-8518

Stephanie Larson, UC Cooperative Extension. $1,000. Producing Wool to Meet Organic Standards for the Sustainability of the Sheep Industry. Date: TBA. Location: Sonoma/Marian County. For more information contact: (707) 527-2621

Brenda Ouwerkerk, San Luis Obispo County Ag Commissioner’s Office. $1,000. Yellow Star Thistle Forum II. Date: December 5, 1996. Location: San Luis Obispo. For more information contact: (805) 781-5910

Milt McGiffen, UC Riverside Department of Botany and Plant Sciences. $935. Integrated Nutsedge Management. Date: March 25, 1997. Location: UC Riverside. For more information contact: (909) 787-2430

William Oswald, UC Environmental Engineering and Health Sciences Lab. $1,000. Commissioning of an Advanced Integrated Wastewater Ponding for the Treatment and Reclamation of Dairy Waste at Kehoe Dairy, Point Reyes National Seashore. Date: April 1997. Location: Kehoe Dairy, Point Reyes National Seashore Headquarters. For more information contact: (510) 231-5682

Bob Roan, PlacerGROWN. $1,000. PlacerGROWN Farm Conference. Date: January 18, 1997. Location: Lincoln. For more information contact: (916) 889-7398

Kristen Schroeder, San Mateo Resource Conservation District. $1,000. Cover Cropping on the Central Coast: Problems and Solutions for Coastal San Mateo County. Date: January 15, 1997. Location: San Mateo County. For more information contact: (415) 726-4660