Welcome to the 36th annual California Small Farm Conference, a week of learning, inspiration and movement-building. Our hybrid conference features over 60 online workshops and in-person gatherings at multiple venues around the state. Check out the schedule below for event times and locations. Click "Tickets" to register. Admission is on a sliding-scale, to assure everyone can attend. Please select the amount you’re comfortable paying.
Thursday, February 29 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Ventura County Gathering: Part 2

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Part 2 of the Ventura County Gathering (details on Part One here)

McGrath Family Farm afternoon event co-hosted with Rodale's CA Organic Center (Camarillo, CA)

1:30 - 2:00 pm Kick back and relax
2:30 - 4:30 pm Visit several stations around the farm that feature Rodale Institute research projects 

McGrath Family Farm encompasses a 300-acre working agricultural estate, comprising various specialty micro-farms such as Baby Root Farm, Exit Central, The living System, and The Rodale Institute. At McGrath Family Farm, you will observe soil health practices in action, including cover crops, crop rotations, compost application, and the implementation of buffer strips to support pollinators and beneficial insects. The Rodale Institute team in California is dedicating its efforts to advancing sustainable agriculture by emphasizing the cultivation of vegetable crops through the adoption and promotion of reduced tillage practices.

Thursday February 29, 2024 1:30pm - 4:30pm PST
McGrath Family Farm 1012 W Ventura Blvd Camarillo CA 93010