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Connecting Farmers to Land, Knowledge and Opportunity
Saturday August 19, 11am – 1:30pm ALBA Headquarters, 1700 Old Stage Road, Salinas

The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) is a non-profit organization with a 100-acre training facility based in the heart of the Salinas Valley.  ALBA provides a bilingual and college-accredited Farmer Education Course for aspiring farmers, the majority of which are current or former farm workers. After graduation, participants can qualify to lease land in ALBA’s Organic Farm Incubator. 
We'll tour the farm and then learn about ALBA's new partnership with the ag-tech company, Aggrigator, to market produce through a food hub and a new e-commerce marketplace.

On-farm seed saving and production
Sunday September 24, 3-5pm, outdoor meeting space at PICA (Program in Community & Agroecology), UC Santa Cruz

This workshop will be taught by Jesse Hersh, owner of the small seed company start-up Con Semilla. After sharing a brief history of today's seed production industry, basic flower morphology and seed terminology, Jesse will demonstrate various processing techniques with seasonal plant materials. Participants will have the opportunity to learn through hands-on experience about processing and storing of seeds for farm scale production.
Parking - Since it’s a weekend parking is free in the a-permit spots in lot 168. If those are full, park at any of the other lots on the map and then walk.
This workshop is co-sponsored by Santa Cruz CRAFT and PICA - Program in Community & Agroecology.

Flowers and Festivals!
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2-5pm Camp Joy Gardens, 131 Camp Joy Rd. Boulder Creek

Camp Joy is a  4.5 acre non-profit organic farm, founded in 1971 as a place to learn and practice a diversified, restorative agriculture, which combines beauty, productivity, and ecological health. At our annual Open House and Harvest Celebration we sell many beautifully made products straight from the farm: we offer dried flower wreaths, garlic and onion braids, candles, honey, and other goodies for sale as well as yummy treats to sample.
In this workshop, you will learn about flower production and have the opportunity to make your own dried flower wreath (materials will be provided). We will also share some lessons learned from 40 years of holding successful community events on our farm. Space is limited, RSVPs will be taken through the Santa Cruz CRAFT mailing list at the beginning of October, with priority given to Santa Cruz County apprentices.

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PAST Events:

Pasture Based Livestock
Sunday July 16, 2017, Fiesta Farm, Watsonville

Environmental Stewardship on the Farm
Saturday, June 17, 2-4pm, High Ground Organics, Watsonville

Farmworker Reality Tour
Sunday, May 14, 2017, Crystal Bay Farm, Watsonville

Farming for Diverse Direct to Consumer Markets and Educational Programs
Sunday, August 21, 2016, Live Earth Farm, Watsonville

Planning and Planting the Small Orchard Block 

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 5th Crow Farm, Pescadero