January 21,  2016 

In this Communication:
*Russian River Watershed Workshop
*Steelhead Festival 
*Farmers Guild-Raising Event
*Holistic Planned Grazing Workshop 

Partner News

Russian River Watershed Workshop
Hosted by the State Water Board 
January 26th 3pm-7pm
North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Hearings Room
5550 Skylane Boulevard, Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Here is an opportunity for any interested in in opportunities to improve water supply reliability and restoring fish-bearing streams. Attendees will learn as well about water rights, filling out applications for water rights and streambed alterations; local fisheries; flow enhancement actions under the state Water Action Plan; and funding opportunities for offstream water storage and habitat enhancement. 

For more information, contact Dan Worth, daniel.worth@waterboards.ca.gov, (916) 341-5324
8th Annual Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival
Hosted by the North Coast Resource 
Conservation and Development Council
February 13th, 10am-4pm
3288 Skaggs Springs Road, Geyserville, CA 

Save the date! Rain or shine, the 2016 Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, at the Milt Brandt Visitors Center at Lake Sonoma. Food trucks, wine, beer, live music, exhibits and lots of fish! Family fun that's free (except for food and drink!).
3rd Annual Guild-Raising Event
Hosted by the Farmers Guild
February 20th, 8am-5:30pm 
followed by Agrarian Lovers Ball, 6pm
Shone Farm,  7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville, CA

On February 20, agrarian communities from across California converge in Sonoma County to re-envision our food system at The Farmers Guild's 3rd Annual Farmers Guild Raising. We call upon you, farmers and good food advocates alike, to come forge local solutions to our agricultural and food system challenges, all while celebrating the newest generation of food and farms.

All eight Farmers Guilds-from the Mendocino Coast down to San Luis Obisbo-unite for one day to engage on vital issues such as carbon farming, land access and agricultural policy, exploring opportunities like growers' cooperatives and innovative markets for organic produce. Return home with new connections, tools and inspiration to enhance your farm and empower your community.

Holistic Planned Grazing Workshop
Hosted by Jefferson Center for Holistic Management and Holistic Ag
2130 Pepperwood Preserve Rd, Santa Rosa, 95404
March 12th, 9am-4pm and March 13th, 9am-4pm

Join Holistic Ag and the Jefferson Center for a Holistic Management workshop at Pepperwood Preserve in Santa Rosa, March 12th from 9-4 pm, to dive deep into the principles, methods and processes of Holistic Planned Grazing and regenerative agriculture. Sponsors of the event include Pepperwood Preserve, Holistic Ag, the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management and the Savory Institute.

Mar 12: Join Spencer Smith, a Savory Institute accredited Holistic Management educator, in a workshop that will focus on Holistic Management, Planned Grazing, and developing an eye for ecosystem processes.  

Mar 13: Arron Lucich and Ariel Greenwood of Holistic Ag will demonstrate how they plan and execute management, including their day to day responsibilities on Pepperwood such as improving the infrastructure of water and fencing.

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