Agricultural Workshop Curriculum and Resources

Workshop Schedule & Agenda


Workshop #1: Introduction to the Workshops and Regenerative Agriculture

Date: Sunday, Oct. 23, 202, 9 AM – 3 PM

Location: Filemon Regalado’s Farm              9004 Frazier Lake Road, Hollister 95023

Directions (click here)


9-9:25 AM. Introductions & agenda (Josefina Chavez)

9:25-9:45 AM. Guided meditation (Elena Velez)

9:45-10 AM. Coffee Break

10-11:15 AM. Farm Walkabout (Dave Blume & Filemon Regalado)

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. It’s the Soil! (Dave Blume & Sergey Komaradenkov)

12:15-1 PM. Lunch

1-1:15. Structure & Content of the Workshops ( Molly Fyfe)

1:15-2 PM. It’s the Soil, Part II

2 PM. End of Workshop

Resources for this workshops

Workshop #2: Regenerating Agricultural Resources on Small Farms

Date: Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, 9 AM -3 PM

Location: Whiskey Hill Farms

Directions (click here)

9:00-9:20 AM. Guided Mediation (Elena Velez)

9:25-11 AM. Whiskey Hill Farm Tour: Pioneer in closing the agricultural economy(Dave Blume)

11-11:15 AM. Break

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Soil biology, nutrients & Critters (Vera Dorzhinova)

12:30-1:30 PM. Lunch

1:30-3 PM. Cover Crops and Soil Fertility (Laura Murphy & Dave Blume)

Resources for  this workshops

Workshop #3:  Practicing Regenerative Agriculture

Date: Dec. 18, 2022, 9 AM – 4 PM

Location: Whiskey Hill Farms

9-9:20 AM. Guided Medication (Elena Velez)

9:20- 10 AM. Overview of the day’s activities & farmer needs session (Josefina)

10:15 AM – 12:30 PM. Cover Crop practicum & growing passion fruit (Dave & Robert Re)

12:30-1 PM. Lunch

1-3 PM. Composting Practicum

3-4 PM. End-of-year celebration & demonstration of hoop house tubing bender

Resources for this workshop

Workshop #4: Building & Growing in Hoop Houses

 Date: Jan. 15, 2023, 9 AM – 3 PM

(Filemon Regalado’s Farm at Ibarra Farms)


Workshop #5: Technology Day

Date: Feb. 12, 2023, 9 AM – 3 PM

(Whiskey Hill Farms)


Workshop #6: Farming as a Business, the Business of Farming

Date: March 19, 2023

(Filemon Regalado’s Farm at Ibarra Farms)


This project is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2022-70033-38215, the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under project number FW21-379, the University of California Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education program under project number SA21-5569-14 and the California Department of Food and Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these pages are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, UC SAREP or CDFA.