Monday, August 22, 2016

Workshop and Field Day will include

·      Seed production biology

·      Hands-on seed harvesting & cleaning

·      Choosing seed crops for your system and climate

·      Managing population size & isolation distance

·      Conducting variety trials

·      Basic on-farm breeding techniques

·      Seed production economics and finding markets for your seed

Jared Zystro and Steve Peters of Organic Seed Alliance, Ellen Bartholomew of Golden Rule and Jamie Chevalier of Bountiful Gardens

Spanish translation provided by MESA

Photo: Roger Culos - CC BY-SA 3.0

Fundamentals of Commercial Organic Seed Production Workshop, August 27 10am-4pm

Seed Production Field Day, August 28 8:30am-12:30pm
Golden Rule Garden
 #1 Seabiscuit Drive, Willits, CA

$35 (or $20 for a single day)
Includes vegetarian lunches

Basic tent camping onsite (bathroom and potable water, no alcohol, drugs, or open flames). Reserve at

Golden Rule RV Park: RV and tent sites

Register online at
Deadline: August 25

To learn about future events, and connect to the statewide network of
seed producers and buyers email

Friday, August 19, 2016

Come work with California FarmLink!

Administrative Associate
California FarmLink
303 Potrero Street Suite 29-201
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Job Description: 
California Farmlink is a nonprofit organization based in Santa Cruz whose mission is to link independent farmers to the land and financing they need for a sustainable future.The Administrative Associate is a critical member of FarmLink's team, supporting finance, operations, basic office needs and contributing to various campaigns in Communications and Programs. This position is a 20 hour work week, with possible growth to full time. California Farmlink offers paid vacation, sick time, health, dental and vision benefits based on the 20 hour work week. California FarmLink maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
Duties & Responsibilities: 
 Support Finance & Operations Manager
 Bank deposits
 Answer incoming calls
 Support staff in implementing workshops and events
 Data input into Salesforce, Customer Relations Management system
 Assist in organization of Google Drive files
 Upkeep of files and general office tasks
 Miscellaneous projects as they arise
 Board meeting preparation and organization
Education & Experience: 
 Minimum 2 to 3 years bookkeeping/accounting & office administration experience
 Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel
 Working knowledge and experience with Quick Books a plus
 Knowledge of Salesforce preferred
 Team-oriented approach within the work environment
Application Instructions: 
Please email resume and narrative letter to No phone calls please.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Raising Pastured Poultry for Food and Profit 

→ Davis, CA (Sep 17 // 9:30am - 4:00pm) 

Introduction to Pastured Poultry 
Advanced Feeding and Management 
Troubleshooting Poultry Health 
Production Economics and Marketing 
Jeff Mattocks, Poultry Nutritionist 
Susan Beal, DVM 
Casey Rogers, Pastured Poultry Specialist 
Mike Badger, Executive Director, APPPA 

Early Bird Registration Ends Sep 1 
Register today | (888) 662-7772 

All presenters have been featured on the Pastured Poultry Talk podcast. Check them out at and then register for a seminar to listen live. 

APPPA PO Box 85 Hughesville, PA 17737 (888) 662-7772