After a long break from hosting gatherings on the Ranch due to COVID-19, we happily opened the gate to host a “Day at the Ranch” for Cal Poly’s Swanton Pacific Ranch team.

Gathering for Action Anew!

By: Annie Fresquez

Annie Fresquez - TomKat RanchAfter a long break from hosting gatherings on the Ranch due to COVID-19, we happily opened the gate to host a “Day at the Ranch” for Cal Poly’s Swanton Pacific Ranch team.

The day began with a welcome from Wendy Millet (Ranch Director) followed by a field walk by Mark Biaggi (Ranch Manager) and Chelsea Carey (Soil Scientist with Point Blue Conservation Science) to share updates on our soil trials and grazing experiments.

The group came back from the field buzzing with energy and eager to enjoy lunch in the garden thanks to local chef Tim Edmonds.

Over lunch, Kathy Webster (Food Advocacy Manager) shared our work on local, regenerative food systems and two of our Regenerative Ranching apprentices, Alex Michel and Jessica Teresi, shared updates on projects they are working on.

With a beautiful day, delicious meal, and such good conversation​ it was hard to bring the gathering to a close and say goodbye to our visitors. Look forward to next time!