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Healthy Soils Week Display Unveiled at State Capitol

California Healthy Soils Week: December 2-6, 2019

Photo of three officials cutting a gold ribbon in front of a set of seven banners hanging in a hallway at the State Capitol
CDFA Secretary Karen Ross (right),  the ribbon on the Healthy Soils Week display at the State Capitol. The banners will be on display outside the Governor’s Office all week.
Group photo in front of a set of seven banners hanging outside the Governor's Office at the State Capitol
Healthy Soils supporters gathered today at the State Capitol to unveil a set of banners proclaiming “Healthy Soils Week” December 2-6. From left: California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) Associate Policy Director Brian Shobe, Community Alliance with Family Farmers Executive Director Paul Towers, Assembly Committee on Agriculture Deputy Chief Consultant Victor Frankovich, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Carlos Suarez, Assembly Committee on Agriculture Chair Susan Talamantes Eggman, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross, CDFA Undersecretary Jenny Lester Moffitt, and Mary Kaems, Principal Consultant with the Assembly Speaker’s Office.

Healthy Soils Week continues with these scheduled events:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 3: A legislative briefing plus an informational session with the State Board of Food and Agriculture.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4: A regional workshop, “Building our Food Resilient System,” in Santa Barbara. Also, CalRecycle will deliver fruit grown in a composted grove to state legislators. 
  • Thursday, Dec. 5: World Soil Day as well as a tour for legislative staff and partner agencies that will include farms that employ healthy soils practices and a local compost facility. 
  • Friday, Dec. 6: An event, “Rebuilding Urban Soil with Three Sisters Gardens” in West Sacramento.

More information is available at CDFA’s Healthy Soils Week web page.

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