Two upcoming workshops: soil health and rangeland drill seeding

Oct 1, 2021

If you are interested in soil health or rangeland drill seeding you may be interested in these two upcoming in-person, outdoor workshops.

Workshop 1: The Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Fall's Meeting is titled Let's talk about compost and rangelands: field data, roundtable discussion, and field tour
The Central Coast Rangeland Coalition invites you to a day of conversations about compost application to degraded rangelands. The day's host, Alameda County Resource Conservation District, will describe its Healthy Soils Demonstration project examining the effects of compost on steep (15-30%) slopes. Preliminary field data will be shared, as well as diverse perspectives on grassland and soil responses to compost, costs, benefits, logistics, and potential problems. After lunch, participants will tour the field site and engage in stations focused on vegetation, soils, and compost quality.
Thursday, October 21, 2021,  8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location (update):
Alameda RCD, Martinelli Center (morning - outdoor)
Open-air presentations and discussion.
3585 Greenville Rd #2, Livermore, CA 94550

StopWaste Altamont Property (afternoon - outdoor)
A short drive from Alameda RCD.

Register Here:
Registration deadline is Thursday, October 14 at 5 pm

This is a FREE Program
Space is limited - we expect a waiting list

1.    Share resources for implementing soil health practices on degraded rangelands.
2.    Improve understanding of feasibility of compost addition on degraded rangelands with difficult terrain.
3.    Improve understanding of degraded rangeland responses to compost addition.
4.    Improve participant understanding of where and how to appropriately apply the compost addition practice on degraded rangelands.

For more information, contact Ian Howell at

Workshop 2: Rangeland Drill Seeding Demonstration Field Day

Rangeland seeding is a practice that can restore degraded land while increasing healthy forage for livestock. It can also improve soil health, re-establish native vegetation that increases habitat value, create pollinator habitat, improve water filtration, increase carbon sequestration, among many other benefits. Depending on your goals and your land features, drill seeding can be an effective method to implement during your seeding project.  Additional Information and registration is available here and a flyer is attached for posting. Please help by sharing this event within your network.

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM PT

Free Registration:

Mark's Ranch,
Adjacent to Toro Park on 117th Dr.
Salinas, CA 93908
36.607796, -121.691916

Parking: Street parking is available. (Please do not park under the tree in front of the entrance to Marks Ranch.)

For more information, contact Jazmine Mejia-Muñoz at


By Devii R. Rao
Author - San Benito County Director and Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor