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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Upcoming Events

Live Earth Farm and Leon Vehaba, of Everett Family Farms invite you to a
Lamb Slaughter Workshop

Featuring Dror Vehaba, master butcher with over 30 years experience

Saturday, June 26th
10 am - 3 pm

172 Litchfield Lane Watsonville, CA 95076

Leon and his father will lead you through the entire process of slaughtering and butchering a lamb. In this workshop, you will learn about the timing, tools needed, sanitation requirements, and the various cuts of lamb meat. This will be an intimate workshop (12 people maximum) in which each participant will have the opportunity to take part in the slaughter and/or butchering process.

Space is Limited! Please RSVP by June 14!
Molly: (646) 623-6137 or molly_culver@hotmail.com

$20 per person (special farmers' rate; must pre-register before June 14) includes light refreshments!

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Managing Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) in Organic Production Systems


June 16, 2010
1432 Freedom Blvd.
Watsonville, CA 
This meeting is being held for CCOF members and the local farming community to become more informed about the light brown apple moth; management in organic systems as well as regulation of this pest. It will also include a Q&A. This a great panel of speakers with a lot of information to address any concerns you may have about LBAM and the future regulation of this problem.

AGENDA FOR LBAM MEETING JUNE 16TH 2010
  • 9:30 AM CCOF CHAPTER BOARD OPENING NOTES
    • 9:35 AM MARK BOLDA FROM UC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION: Organic management of LBAM in agricultural systems with a focus on strawberries and caneberries: using chemical and cultural methods in an integrated approach.
    • 10:05 AM DR. HILLARY THOMAS FROM UC DAVIS: Use of mating disruption pheromone based twist ties in caneberries and strawberries. Biological control of LBAM, effects of chemical management on biological control organisms, enhancement of biological control.
    • 10:50 AM GARY CARPENTER FROM USDA-APHIS: Current Practices and Future of the LBAM program
    • 11:35 AM: Question and Answer Session
    • 12 NOON END OF MEETING
    Continuing education hours are not available for this meeting. 
    For more information, contact Mark Bolda (831)-763-8040; 1432 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, CA, 95076.

    posted by CASFS 2006 @ 1:40 PM

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