August 27, 2016 – 9am to 4 pm
CalaverasGROWN’s Community & Forest Recovery Program is teaming up with the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management for a workshop at the Pope Ranch in Ione CA. The following topics will be covered:
- using livestock to heal land after fire
- re-planning after fire burns feed supplies
- using livestock as tools for reducing fuels
- reading the land and identifying ecosystem processes
- planned grazing to enhance ecosystem function and build drought-tolerant soils
- planning for profit & peace of mind in a ranching or farming experience
Local Beverages, Locally Produced and Prepared Lunch and Snacks will be provided for participants!
Directions and other details will be sent to you upon sign-up.
You may also contact us to sign up and pay for the workshop via USPS.
Questions about this workshop: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (209) 498-8081
Calaveras is tucked away in the foothills between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe and offers a variety of locally grown agricultural products available to the community and visitors. Our wide selection of products and services will satiate all appetites. You will find fresh fruits and vegetables, wine, olive oil, honey and livestock products including eggs, poultry, goats, lamb, beef and textiles.
CalaverasGROWN’s mission is to protect and enhance the quality of rural life in Calaveras County.
Sound like something you want to be a part of? Why not join today by using the Paypal link on the right or learning more by clicking here.
2016 CalaverasGROWN SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS:
2016 Emily Polinsky (CHS) and 2016 Kelly Baird (CHS)
Each year CalaverasGROWN awards two $500 scholarships to seniors. The requirements are to write an essay on a designated topic and attend college.
By clicking on their name you can read the essay. Essay Topic for 2016–The Butte Fire scorched 71,000 acres of land in the Mokelumne and Calaveras River watersheds. Of this land some 53,000 acres is privately owned, for which there is little government assistance available for controlling erosion. The fire burned so intensely that, in many areas, it laid the soil bare to the eroding effects of the winter rains. This is the soil which sustains and supports the forest. In addition, this soil and the ash currently sitting on top of it are primed to pollute the Calaveras and Mokelumne rivers along with the reservoirs that millions of downstream residents and agriculturalists rely on. CalaverasGROWN has taken a lead role in controlling erosion on private land, while in the process also providing hope to some of our County’s most negatively impacted residents.
On a separate piece of paper please submit a typed essay, 500 words in length, on the following:
Describe at least four reasons why it is important to control erosion on private property in the wake of the Butte Fire.
Our Recent Producer Member: Mt. Jam Co. in San Andreas
Calaveras Fresh Market in August 2016 Features
CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market–August 10, Wednesday, 4-7 pm. Location: Calaveras Master Gardeners Demonstration at the Government Center in San Andreas off of Mountain Ranch Road
ALL NATURAL, SUPER PRIME AMERICAN WAGYU BEEF from Nakagawa Ranches (209)754-5550 We are now accepting orders for its 5th annual beef sale! Please visit www.nakagawaranches.com to check out this year’s exciting lineup! Quantities are limited.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL and RELATED PRODUCTS–Winner of a Gold Metal at the New York International Olive Oil Competition and won a Gold Metal certificate from the California Olive Oil Council blind tasting in Monterey from Winter Creek Olives (209) 772-2738
Certified Organic-Pasture raised Chicken and Duck eggs available for sale. Madrone Coast @ Rancha Terra Bella. Call # 209-728-8757 for more details.
SURI ALPACAS, skirted fiber and handmade items available for purchase. Moonlight Alpacas 209-786-5060
GRASS-FED BEEF Orvis Cattle Company. Call for details (209) 559-2122 and if you are looking to purchase a smaller amount of our beef, you can purchase Orvis Ranch Grass-fed Beef at Sierra Hills Market in Murphys and Angels Food Market in Angels Camp.
HONEY–Local Pure Honey Kriletich Family Farms (209) 772-1604
VEGETABLES & FRUITS–On the Farm Sales in San Andreas–Tuesdays and Fridays
9am – 7pm Metzger Farms call 754-1010
BASIL, YELLOW SQUASH, ZUCCHINI SQUASH, GARLIC BRAIDS, GARLIC, ONION AND SCALLOP SQUASH A.O. Ranch (209) 736-4281
EXTRA VIRGIN TUSCAN OLIVE OIL from Three Ponds Olive Oil. California Olive Oil Council certified. Visit our website (http://threepondsoliveoil.com) or call 650-814-1230
A wonderful assortment of HERBS and WILDFLOWERS. All ready to plant now. Available March 31, 2016 Wild Geese Garden Herbs (209) 754-1140
TRADITIONAL SICILIAN and SPICY SICILIAN OLIVES (pitted) for sale. Now available in Grocery Stores, Winery’s and Gift shops around the county! Beaudoin’s Olive Products
Community and Forest Recovery
This program began by providing hope for our community in the form of erosion control. Now we are working on educational programs and gearing up for tree planting and forest thinning work this coming autumn. The donors consist of individuals, community organizations, businesses, foundations and government entities. Thank you for donating….you have made this program possible.
CalaverasGROWN is transparent, accountable and local.
Mark Bolger Michael Ray Rimrock Farms, Inc.
Alan & Linda Rogers