Enjoy a special night under the stars, featuring a unique dining experience from outstanding local chefs that includes farm-fresh produce grown by Cal Poly Pomona students and California wines selected to pair perfectly with the meal.
Tickets are now on sale for the Third Annual Spring Harvest Farm to Table Dinner at Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday, April 22.
The event, which is organized by the Huntley College of Agriculture, showcases the best of what Southern California has to offer in farming and cooking. This year’s chefs are:
- Chris Gendreau of Chase’s in Old Town La Verne
- Travis Flood of Pappas Artisanal in La Verne
- Arnold Zavalza of
The Plant Sciences Nursery will sell Cal Poly Pomona grown poinsettia plants for the holiday season for the first time in 13 years.
The festive, red and green plants will be available for $10 each (including tax) at the AGRIscapes greenhouses starting Friday, Nov. 18.
“We have about 3,000 poinsettias, and we’ll sell them until we run out,” says Monica Salembier, nursery manager.
The nursery last sold poinsettias in 2003, when it had greenhouses on campus where the College of Business Administration is now.
New greenhouses were built adjacent to the Farm Store at AGRIscapes in 2009, but the farm store did not have the space to sell all …
Cal Poly Pomona students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to honor the namesake of the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture.
The university is holding a celebration Friday, Nov. 18 to recognize Huntley (’60, animal husbandry), who is a successful farmer and businessman, as well as a longtime supporter of Cal Poly Pomona.
The event will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in the field at AGRIscapes, 4102, S. University Drive, Pomona. Light refreshments will be served.
Following the event, the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery will exhibit pieces from the Huntley Western Art Collection from 3 to 5 p.m.
Huntley recently pledged his 475-acre, …
From hissing cockroaches to scorpions to exotic grasshoppers, if it crawls it is surely to enthrall at the annual Insect Fair.
More than 500,000 live and preserved insects and other arthropods from around the world will be displayed on Oct. 8 and 9. This year, the Insect Fair will move from the Bronco Student Center to the university’s AGRIscapes Center (next to the Farm Store) so that it can be adjacent to the Pumpkin Festival, which runs simultaneously.
“We get huge numbers, up to 2,000 people each year,” says Dick Kaae, a plant sciences professor who helps organize the event. “It’s all about insects. It’s stuff you’ll never see …
Pick a pumpkin. Solve the corn maze. Ride an Arabian horse.
The 24th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Cal Poly Pomona will celebrate California agriculture by offering families all these fun activities and more. The festival will be held Oct. 8 and 9 at the university’s AGRIscapes Center.
The two-day event kicks off Cal Poly Pomona’s Month of Pumpkins. After the festival ends, the Pumpkin Patch will be open every day from Oct. 11 until Oct. 30 for visitors to pick their very own pumpkins.
“If you like the country fair atmosphere, the games and all the activities, come to the festival,” says Craig Walters, the event director. “If you don’t …