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Santa Cruz CRAFT is a free mentoring program for apprentices, beginning farmers, and the farm-curious held monthly at farms in and around the Santa Cruz area, coordinated by EcoFarm . Starting the 2018 workshop series, Stephen Pedersen and Jeanne Byrne of High Ground Organics will share with us their extraordinary efforts at habitat restoration on the farm. Their environmental approach to farming includes rotating diverse crops, maintaining hedgerows, planting buffer strips, providing habitat for wildlife, and nurturing native grasslands. Jeanne and Steve are striving...Read more
EcoFarm would not be possible without contributions from our generous sponsors. Become a sponsor today and join EcoFarm's community of dedicated supporters! Check out the wide range of Sponsorship Opportunities and get in touch now with the EcoFarm Sponsorship Team to take full advantage of associated benefits.Read more
You can now view several presentations from EcoFarm Conference 2017. Click on the workshop below and then scroll down to "Links & Materials". Don't forget, you can also dig in to 100+ audio recordings and videos . To Till or Not To Till, That is the Question Solar Electricity for Your Farm Connecting the Cost of Production with Profitable Pricing Add Value to Organic Crops with Small-Scale Processing on the Farm All About Food Safety for Farmers Going Beyond the Garden: Cultivating Youth in Good Food The Nine Dollar Egg Carton Experiential Training and Social...Read more
June 15, 2017 is the deadline to submit workshop suggestions for the 38th annual EcoFarm Conference . Suggested workshops should cover practical and cutting edge information useful for farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, researchers, and educators in sustainable agriculture. The 2017 EcoFarm workshop descriptions can be referenced here. Photo: Jigsaw puzzle from EcoFarm Conference 2013. Trav Williams, Broken Banjo PhotographyRead more
Now collecting workshop and speaker suggestions for EcoFarm 2018 Got a brilliant workshop idea? A hot topic of farmer interest? Share your suggestions via our online form by Thursday, June 15, 2017 for consideration in the planning of the 38th annual EcoFarm Conference. Please share this announcement with your networks! Photo credit: Trav Williams, Broken Banjo Photography See recent conference workshopsRead more
Watch the session featuring pioneer farmers/researchers/activists from EcoFarm 2017 - Will Allen & Bill Olkowski Bill Olkowski has more than 60 years experience in the practical application of biological control and Integrated Pest Management. He was a scientist at the UC Division of Biological Control, started the first recycling center in the U.S., co-founded the Integral Urban House, wrote numerous books including The Integral Urban House and Common Sense Pest Control, co-founded the Bio Integral Resource Center (BIRC) and the Farallones Institute, and was IPM...Read more
The Central Valley's most delicious event! This fruit-filled evening features tasting and sales of 60+ varieties of peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, and pluots direct from organic growers! Also enjoy fresh fruit pies, farm tours, presentations, japanese Tea Ceremony, kids craft corner, live music, and local food vendors. Saturday, June 24, 5:00pm-8:30pm Location Mokichi Okada Association's Oasis Garden 5790 N, Indianola Ave, Clovis, CA 93619. Adult Admission $5, Children under 12 Free. Official site www.fruitjubilee.org photo credit: Fresno Bee Presentations by:...Read more
This event has been postponed. But the Cinco de Mayo Festival in Capay Valley with Farm Fresh To You & Capay Organic is on, May 6th! With camping! Check it out .Read more
EcoFarm Workshop Recordings available for streaming or downloading! EcoFarm's audio recordings are a treasure trove of education, enabling you to audibly attend EcoFarm all year long! $70 – Listen to 60+ workshop recordings from EcoFarm 2017 plus 50+ recordings from EcoFarm 2016. Browse the list of available recordings Note: If you pre-purchased the 2017 EcoFarm Recordings you should have already received an email with download instructions. Or you can log in to the audio library here .Read more
This year's keynote speakers were absolute luminaries, each with unique offerings of knowledge and insight to help us move forward in our work to grow a healthy, sustainable world. If you couldn't attend EcoFarm 2017, you can now watch and learn from Rowen White, Matthew Dillon, Malik Yakini, Paul Stamets, and this year's crop of Successful Organic Farmers, on video. For more videos visit EcoFarm's YouTube channelRead more

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