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In this Issue
  • Advising Introductions & Other Sentiments
  • New Website—Thank you, Aubrey!
  • Upcoming Events—including Occupy the Farm Film Screening
  • In the News: Alternatives in Agriculture
  • Quater Deadlines
  • Photos From Fall Welcome
Advising Introductions & Other Sentiments
 
SA&FS Advising Introductions, UC Davis
Welcome back, everyone!

School has just begun and we are already learning... the difficulties of movie making! Please bear with us and enjoy the film!

Is it just us or has summer flown by? Are we the only ones that say that every single year? Will it stay Fall weather forever, or will the Davis heat return? 

Unsure.

But, what we are sure about is that this year is going to be a great one. Everything moves at such a fast past here, so let's work to make the most of it. To us, this means more meet-ups, more conversation, more film screenings, more engagement with our professors and faculty, more collaboration, more community spaces, and more food to share. So, stay tuned!

All of your advisors are here for you, so please don't be afraid to come talk to any of us. One of the most important things that we've learned here at Davis is that you don't have to know everything or even anything to join the conversation. Ask questions and be curious. This is your year, your education, so help us help you grow. 

Excited to Spend This Year With You,
Shea & Kenna


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SA&FS Website—New Look
 
As we're sure that you have already checked out the brand new ASI website—because who doesn't find themselves constantly in the depths of that site searching for SA&FS info?!—we would like to encourage you to take a second look

The website has been completely redesigned with a large thanks to Aubrey White, the Communications Coordinator for ASI. You can now more easily navigate the internship database and find the forms and information you need to stay on top of your SA&FS game. 

So, thank you, Aubrey and ASI for providing space for SA&FS in your very clean and beautiful online space! 
Upcoming Events
 
1. Occupy the Farm Film Screening: October 1
   8pm @ the Domes Yurt
__The Overview
    "Occupy the Farm tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly-owned research farm and plant two acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming real-estate development." Enjoy popcorn and discussion with many individuals involved in the SA&FS community. 
 
2. Davis Food Co-op's Permaculture Circle: October 1
    6:30pm - 8pm @ Davis Food Co-op Conference Room
__The Overview
    "A monthly gathering of people interested in organic gardening, sustainable living, and giving surplus back to the community."

3. Honey Bee Haven Open House: October 2
    5:30pm - 7pm @ Haagen Dazs Honey Bee Haven, UC Davis
>>theme: integrated pest management! 

4. Center for Student Involvement Involvement Fair: October 7
   10am - 2pm @ West Quad, UC Davis

4. Arboretum's Walking in the Woods with Chemistry: Talk and Tour: October 11
   1pm @ Carolee Shields White Flower Garden and Gazebo, UC Davis
__The Overview
    Join UC Davis Chemistry and Plant Biology professors for an arboretum walkthrough and talk-through! Discussion topics include how a tree defends itself, how a plant can cure cancer, and why your wine—mmm wine!—tastes the way it does.
In the News: Alternatives in Agriculture
 
The future of food and farming is a hot topic as climate change and rapid population growth threaten global food security. The following are articles that discuss different proposed solutions merging both that aim to be economically, environmentally, and/or socially sustainable: 

1. Julia Calderone, Tech Insider, "This futuristic floating farm may take a bite out of global hunger—or totally sink"
>> Forward Thinking Architecture has designed a three-story "smart farm" that includes solar panels, a fish farm, and a hydroponic garden. Although the closed-loop system appears to be environmentally sustainable, it may not be an economically viable option for commercial food production.

2. Jeff Wells, International Business Times, "Indoor Farming; Future Takes Root in Abandoned Buildings, Warehouses, Empty Lots, & High Rises"
>> Organizations such as The Association for Vertical Farming and Growing Underground are turning previously unused, mainly urban spaces into vertical farms and are stressing the potential of these systems to provide for generations. 

3. Rich McEachran, The Guardian, "Under the Sea: The Underwater Farms Growing Basil, Strawberries, and Lettuce"
>> Underwater agriculture project Nemo's Garden uses a desalinating hydroponics system in shallow water to grow basil, strawberries, and lettuce. Nemo's Garden aims to determine whether growing food underwater is a viable option for commercial food production. Here, potential long term economic and environmental complications are recognized.

There are a lot of trade-offs going on here. Thoughts?
Deadlines 
SA&FS Internship
  • to receive units for an internship you are completing in Fall: October 7
  • to receive units for an internship you are completing in Winter: November 27
General
  • Last day to drop 10-day drop courses, file petitions to change from full-time to part-time status, & file a Planned Educational Leave Program (PELP) petition: October 7
  • Last day for wait lists & to add courses: October 9
  • Last day to drop 20-day drop courses & to file for the course materials waiver: October 21
  • Last day to opt for P/NP or S/U grading: October 28 
  • Last day to drop courses with a PTD, add courses with a PTA, & submit a Cancellation/Withdrawal form: December 4
Fall Welcome
 
Thank you so much to all those that came out to Fall Welcome Tuesday night! We had a blast spending time with you and tatting you up! 

If you would like to take a closer look at these photos—they're incredibly small, we know—we will have them at the SA&FS Meet-Up next Thursday (10/8). If you have not received an email earlier today regarding the Meet-Up, please let us know as we would love to have you join us! 

We would like to give a special thanks to Mark van Horn, the Student Farm, the Domes, and Project Compost/Campus Center for the Environment for organizing the event and for providing space for SA&FS. It was truly a magical night!  


 
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Shea Robinson:
Tuesdays, Thursdays 2pm - 5pm
Fridays 9am - 12pm

Kenna Fallan:
Mondays 1pm - 5pm
Wednesdays 3pm - 5pm

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