Live Earth Farm Flyways, Wildways and Waterways Field Day

Thursday, June 02, 2022 at 08:00 AM
1275 Green Valley Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076

Join WFA at Live Earth Farm for an interactive field day!

You'll hear from an innovative farmer and leading agricultural experts who are making a real impact on our communities. The agenda includes:

8:00 am - 9:00 am

  • Registration Opens
  • (Optional) Nick Filannino and Jo Ann Baumgartner of WFA and Sam Earnshaw of Hedgerow Unlimited will lead a walk around the farm showing how to identify beneficial birds and native plants.

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

  • Tom Broz, owner of Live Earth Farm, will highlight aspects of his farm and discuss his farming philosophy.
  • Jo Ann Baumgartner¬†will cover the pest control benefits of cavity nesting birds and how to attract them with nest boxes for increasing insect and rodent pest control.
  • Brian Fagundes of WFA will share how to support beneficial birds with native plants that they prefer.
  • Richard Smith, Monterey County Farm Advisor, will share how grass cover crops are protecting water quality.
  • Sam Earnshaw will discuss benefits, techniques and issues with installing farm conservation plantings.
  • Joji Muramoto, UCCE Organic Production Specialist, will speak about the projected climate change impacts on California organic farms, and how to prevent soilborne diseases in organic strawberries.
  • Sacha Lozano, RCD of Santa Cruz County, will discuss irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water on the farm.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

  • Catered Lunch (provided as part of ticket purchase)

Cost is $30. Purchase tickets through EcoFarm at the link above. Choose the option: "Farmland Flyways at Live Earth Farm, June 2"

This event sponsored by:

With additional support from Strong Foundation for Environmental Values and California Natural Resources Conservation Service.
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