Cal Poly’s Center for Sustainability will host a Nov. 2 presentation on restoration agriculture that will focus on topics such as agroforestry and water management for resilience in times of flood and drought.
His New Forest Farm was converted from a row crops and grain farm into a 106-acre, commercial-scale, perennial agriculture ecosystem, which involves plants that live more than two years.
Shepard also will discuss permaculture (using features of natural ecosystems) and keyline design (technique for maximizing water resources).
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The lecture is open to the public; a $5 donation is requested. Before the talk, a three-day workshop will be led by Shepard at Orella Ranch in Santa Barbara County from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1. For information, email email@example.com.
For information on the Nov. 2 lecture, go to www.cfs.calpoly.edu/sustainable_ag_lecture_series.html.