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Wild Farm Alliance “All Things Avian” Field Day in Nevada City, CA

by Guest Blogger |

Wild Farm Alliance (WFA) and our partners are pleased to announce our fourth upcoming field day as part of our All Things Avian Series. 

If you want more help with pest control, consider supporting beneficial birds. Learn who these birds are, what they need, and how to provide for them. The overwhelming majority of songbirds are beneficial in the spring and early summer when they feed insects to their nestlings. We’ll also discuss the few bird species that can be pests and how manage them. 

We are bringing together farmers who use practices to support beneficial birds, avian researchers who have studied birds’ pest control benefits, and agricultural professionals and conservationists who work on farms. 

Come learn and exchange ideas, views and observations.

May 30, 2019

Farmer-to-Farmer Field Day in Nevada City

7:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Riverhill Farm (a CCOF member!)

Nevada City, CA

For $15, attendees will receive lunch and a copy of WFA’s Supporting Beneficial Birds and Managing Pest Birds booklet. Limited scholarships are available. 

Reservations are required by May 26th, 2019. 

This field day is brought to you by generous support from Newman’s Own Foundation, Strong Foundation for Environmental Values, Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, True North Foundation, and the following project partners: Riverhill Farm, Sierra Harvest, Briar Patch Coop, Peaceful Valley Garden Supply, Organic Valley, Clif Bar, Farmers Guild (Community Alliance with Family Farmers), Hedgerows Unlimited, CCOF, and National Center for Appropriate Technology. 

The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) provided partial or full funding for this project but does not necessarily agree with any opinion expressed, nor endorse any commercial product or trade name mentioned.


This article was submitted by Jo Ann Baumgartner.

Jo Ann Baumgartner is executive director of the Wild Farm Alliance (WFA). WFA is a nonprofit organization that works to promote a healthy, viable agriculture that protects and restores wild nature.