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Annual Farmers Guild-Raising: Workshops & Demos for Family Farms, Food Advocates

03/10/18, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Davis, CA

On Saturday, March 10, farmers and local food advocates from across California will converge on Davis to share skills, explore hot topics in sustainable agriculture and forge a united voice on behalf of family farms.

For its fifth year, the annual Farmers Guild-Raising is heading to UC Davis. Put on by Community Alliance with Family Farmers and The Farmers Guild — and this year in partnership with the Agricultural Sustainability Institute and the UCD Student Farm — this event offers workshops and demonstrations exploring subjects ranging from farm-to-school to soil health, food policy to agricultural cooperatives.

The event is open to farmers, students and activists alike.

In addition to educational and networking opportunities, this year’s event also commemorates CAFF’s 40th anniversary. Since

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02/26/18

Headline: Farm Instructor

Wayside Farm School is seeking an Instructor with knowledge of pollinator, beneficial insects and irrigation. Unique opportunity to build culture ariund food and farming. Great pay and benefits. Year round operation. contact Patrick Mitchell for more info at patrickm@fivekeyscharter.org.

In General FarmsReach community, California FarmLink, Guild Raisers, Nutrient Management Solutions, Weather Reporting (CA), SoCal Sustainable Farming

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08/09/17

Headline: Farm instructor needed

Wayside Farm School is seeking an instructor to join our team. At WFS we are as interested in team members who are committed as o the craft of farming and want to share that deep interest with others. This instructor should have knowledge of drip and overhead irrigation as well as some knowledge of integrated pest management. An interest in pollinators and their habitat is desired. In exchange for thes qualities we pay nicely and offer an excellent benefit package. If you want more information email: patrickm@fivekeyscharter.org And check out our website at http://www.waysidefarmschool.org.

In California FarmLink, Cooperation Among Farmers, Guild Raisers, Nutrient Management Solutions, Weather Reporting (CA), SoCal Sustainable Farming

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05/24/17

Headline: Farm School Instructor

Wayside Farm School seeks an instructor to teach Integrated Pest Management and Irrigation techniques. We are a program of Five Keys Schools and Programs and operate inside Pitchess Detention Center in Southern California. We currently have 11 acres of row crops, 2 acre stone fruit orchard, a five acre table grape vineyard, 3000 square feet of greenhouse space and make 40-100 cubic yards of compost every month. This is a holistic full emersion farm school program that we believe would stand up outside of a prison setting as well as at it does inside one. For more information about the program go to http://www.waysidefarmschool.org. To apply go to http://www.fivekeyscharter.org. For more information about the program email patrickm@fivekeyscharter.org.

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04/18/17

Headline: Wayside Farm School Seeks Instructor

Wayside Farm School Introduction

Wayside Farm School is an intensive, sustainable, agriculture education program operated by Five Keys Schools and Programs under contract with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. The Farm School rests west of the Castaic Hills along Castaic Creek, just north of the majestic 10,000 foot San Gabriel Mountains and the Santa Clara River. Farming on as much as 200 acres of fertile, sandy loam dotted with century old oaks, it is not uncommon to see a dozen student-workers pushing seeders, laying drip tape or forming beds with an old John Deere tractor. The program trains inmates in all aspects of sustainable farming through the hands-on operation of a diversified vegetable, fruit and herb farm. In addition, the farm raises laying chickens, grows hay and makes 40 cubic yards of compost every month out of food and landscape waste generated by the expansive facility.

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08/08/16

Headline: Irrigation and field management instructor

Wayside Farm School is seeking to establish a pool of candidates to teach irrigation design and installation, cover cropping and integrated pest and pathogen management with our Southern California program. Program has excellent pay and benefits. Existing curriculum available however, candidates encouraged to draw upon their own experience. Wayside Farm School operates diverside vegetable, tree fruit, herb and hay operation on more than 40 acres. Please feel free to message me with any questions or just to learn more about our program.

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06/20/16

Headline: Agricultural nursery Instructor (CTE)

The Agricultural Nursery Instructor Position is Officially Open. Go to http://fivekeyscharter.atsondemand.com for a full job description and to apply.

The job pays $50,000 plus per year with great benefits. The farm covers 160 acres within a nearly 3000 acre ranch like environment. Its too hard to explain but is a great opportunity for someone who wants to teach and grow quality food. You make your own program as long as it supports the overall sustainability and production goals. Contact me at patrickm@fivekeyscharter.org if you have questions. There is also the potential to live on site if you have an RV.

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04/23/15

As you may have seen in the FarmsReach blog, The Farmers Guild is striking out as a new non-profit org, and we need everyone's help to keep building community one Guild at a time! We've launched a Barnraiser campaign to help us kick start the organization. Please take a second to check out the video. For the price of a beer you can help make sure that this resource keeps going! There are also lots of fun rewards for donating at a higher levels.

https://www.barnraiser.us/projects/the-farmers-guild-building-a-community-of-free-farmers-one-guild-at-a-time

In Topics Soil Fertility Management, Seed & Planting, Marketing & Sales, Growing Structures: Greenhouses, Hoop Houses, etc., Funding Opportunities, Farmland Conservation, Sales & Estate Planning, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Weather & Climate Change, News & Events, Anything Goes

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07/09/14
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  |  The Farmers Guild  |  San Francisco, CA commented

Check out The Farmers Guild in Civil Eats today! http://civileats.com/2014/07/21/grower-social-the-farmers-guild/

07/21/14 9:27 AM

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Tonight at the Mendocino Farmers Guild: alternative energy use on the farm. Solar powered tractors? Bicycle-powered chicken pluckers? What else you got?

Not in Mendo? How about offering some ideas for our Guilders up north to consider? Suggestions, resources, questions?

When: tonight (tuesday) at 7pm
Where: Little Lake Grange, 291 School St, Willits, CA
Free, farm-fresh potluck, open to all

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06/17/14

Hi all! Thinking about starting a Farmers Guild in your area? Check out Guild Raising: Your Quick and Easy Guide to Stating a Farmers Guild. It's a great overview of what's involved and how to get started. Let us know what you think!

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