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ASI Social at Hoes Down Festival

September 01, 2010

When: Saturday, October 2, 2010, from 4-5 pm
Where: Hoes Down Harvest Festival at Full Belly Farm, in Capay Valley  (about 45 miles from Davis); meet by the river bank

As the new school year begins we would like to take the opportunity for faculty, students and others associated with sustainable agriculture to meet and get to know each other. Many of us will be attending the Hoes Down Harvest Festival at Full Belly Farm on October 2nd, and this setting will be a great place for such a gathering.

Speaker to talk about Nitrogen

October 26, 2008

Steven Hamburg, chief scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund, will speak at the King Lounge at Memorial Union on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

The talk, "A National Nitrogen Imperative: An Advocacy Perspective," will be from 12:10-1 p.m.

SAREP to develop solution centers

October 26, 2008

The UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program is collaborating with Verliant Energy Partners to launch a new approach, called solutions centers, to showcase the latest sustainable solutions to critical issues in agricultural and food systems.


SAREP announces new grant recipients

October 26, 2008

The UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP) has awarded $150,000 in grants to 14 projects that focus on sustainable food systems research and outreach. 

While all of the projects explore and support sustainable food production and marketing, this year's grant recipients' projects range in subject from health food access issues to rangeland stewardship. 

Winter Course on Food Systems Analysis

October 26, 2007

ASI director Tom Tomich and Food Systems Coordinator Gail Feenstra will be facilitating a course on food systems analysis for the winter 2010 quarter. Here is some information about the course.

Food Systems Analysis
Winter Quarter 2011
Mondays 2-5pm in 27 Wellman Hall

What makes food grow - and why that matters

October 26, 2007

We recently contributed to the UC Food Blog and wrote about nitrogen. Check out a sample here, and read the rest over at the blog:

What makes food grow - and why that matters

There’s a lot of attention paid to where food comes from nowadays. Less attention has been paid to what helps that food grow, but that’s an important part of the equation. Whether organic or conventionally grown, the tomatoes, lettuce, plums and other food we eat rely on nutrients in order to grow. One of the most important nutrients for plant productivity is nitrogen.

USDA administrator to visit Davis school-lunch programs

October 26, 2007

Rayne Pegg, from the USDA will visit the Davis Joint Unified School District on March 8 to observe one of the nation’s most-promising public school-lunch models.

District officials are honored to host the visit and showcase Davis’ pairing of commodity foods with local produce as well as community partnerships with Davis Farm to School, the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis, Sutter Davis Hospital and the Davis Farmers’ Market. 

UC SAREP collaborators help us celebrate our 25th year

October 26, 2007

At the request of the California State Legislature, the University of California established the UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP) in 1986 both to help Californians understand the significance of participating in a sustainable food system and to assist farmers and ranchers in developing and implementing sustainable production and marketing systems.

In celebration of  SAREP's 25th anniversary, we asked present and past collaborators to reflect on their work with SAREP, and on SAREP's history with California agriculture.