Fiscal Year 2000 - Grants for Educational Events

[16 grants (26 events); $18,700]


Educational grants are awarded to individuals and organizations to conduct workshops, field days, and other instructional events related to sustainable agriculture. Sixteen grants were awarded to support 26 different events or programs around the state. For more information about a particular event call the telephone number or email address listed below. To learn more about SAREP’s educational grants program, call David Chaney at (530) 754-8551, dechaney@ucdavis.edu

John Anderson, California Native Grass Association. $1,200. "Techniques and Strategies for Using Native Grasses and Graminoids in Restoration Projects: A Practical Training Workshop." Dates: 2-day workshop to be held in September, 2000. Location: San Diego. (530) 759-8458, hedgefarm@aol.com

Janet Brown, Marin Food Policy Council. $1,200. "Marin Food Policy Council Facilitated Process for Revision of the Marin Countywide Plan." Date: 1-day workshop to be held on a Friday or Saturday in July, 2000 TBA. Location: San Dominico School Conference Center, San Anselmo. (415) 488-9464\, janet@ecoliteracy.org

Ken Churches, UC Cooperative Extension, Calaveras County. $700. "CalaverasGROWN Farm Conference." Date: 1-day workshop to be held on February 17, 2001. Location: Calaveras High School, San Andreas. (209) 754-6477\, cecalaveras@ucdavis.edu

Bill Frost, UC Cooperative Extension, Amador County. $600. "Noxious Weed Management in Amador County," Date: 1-day workshop to be held in January, 2001. Location: Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth. (530) 621-5509\, wefrost@ucdavis.edu

Elaine Hiel, San Diego Hunger Coalition. $2,400. "Sustainable Home and Community Gardens." Dates: 1-day field trip to be held in September 2000 and workshop series (6 days) to begin in September or October 2000. Location: Chula Vista. (619) 692-8390, ehiel@aol.com

Carol Hillhouse, Department of Pomology, UC Davis. $1,000. "Capitol Region School Gardens Share Day." Date: 1-day workshop to be held on October 28, 2000. Location: Sacramento County. (530) 752-7655, jchillhouse@ucdavis.edu

Stephanie Larson, UC Cooperative Extension, Sonoma and Marin Counties. $600. "Maintaining Sustainable Coastal Beef Cattle Operations by Developing Local, Innovative Marketing Programs." Date: 1-day workshop to be held in either late winter 2000 or early spring 2001. Location: Petaluma. (707) 565-2621, slarson@ucdavis.edu

Diane Metz, UC Cooperative Extension, Solano County. $1,200. "Fairfield-Suisun Food Security Harvest Faire." Date: 1-day workshop to be held on September 16, 2000. Location: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Fairfield. (707) 421-6792, dlmetz@ucdavis.edu

Jeff Mitchell, Department of Vegetable Crops and Weed Science, UC Davis. $1,200. "Conservation Tillage Equipment Demonstrations: Innovative Strategies for Reducing Tillage in California’s Central Valley Row Crop Production Systems." Dates: Two 1-day conferences to be held in May 2001. Locations: UC West Side Research and Extension Center, Five Points and UC Davis campus. (559) 646-6593, mitchell@uckac.edu

Richard Molinar, UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno County. $1,200. "IPM, Fertilizantes, y Cosechas para El Agricultor en el Valle." Date: 1-day workshop to be held on December 12, 2000. Location: Andersons Pea Soup, Selma. (559) 456-7555, rhmolinar@ucdavis.edu

Kris O’Connor, Central Coast Vineyard Team. $1,200. "Exploring Environmental Labeling and Certification Programs for Sustainable Agriculture." Date: 1-day workshop to be held in winter 2000. Location: Paso Robles. (805) 462-9431, info@vineyardteam.org

Kosal Ou, Central California Forum on Refugee Affairs. $1,200. "Community Gardens for Self-Sufficiency and Food Security: Sharing Best Practices and Models." Dates: Six 1-day workshops to be held from September 2000 through May 2001. Locations: Fresno and Clovis. (559) 681-6603(559) 681-6603      , soulhikr@aol.com

Steve Schwartz, California FarmLink. $1,200. "Business Planning and Innovative Financing Strategies to Promote Intergenerational Farm Transitions." Date: Seminar to be held in Winter, 2001. Location: northern California. (916) 443-4225, farmlink@tomatoweb.com

Cathrine Sneed, The Garden Project. $600. "Open Garden 2000." Date: 1-day workshop to be held in July 2000. Location: Bay View Hunter’s Point area, San Francisco. (415) 243-8558, cathrinesneed@yahoo.com

Steve Temple, Department of Agronomy and Range Science, UC Davis. $1,200. "Farming Systems Alternatives: Highlights of SAFS 12 Years." Date: 1-day workshop to be held on July 7, 2000. Location: Agronomy Field Headquarters, UC Davis. (530) 752-8216, srtemple@ucdavis.edu

Sujaya Udayagiri, UC Cooperative Extension, Santa Cruz County. $2,000. "Insect, Disease and Weed Monitoring and Identification Workshops for Limited-Resource Strawberry Growers on the Central Coast – 3 separate events." Date: 1-day workshop to be held on March 23, 2001. Location: UC Cooperative Extension Auditorium in Salinas/Watsonville. (831) 763-8040, sujaya@ucdavis.edu