Welcome to the Alternative Manure Management Program, Technical Assistance Workshop site

Important Note:

The Alternative Manure Management Program 2018 grant application period is to opened March 27, 2018.   Applications deadline is Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

If you have questions or want to get started preparing your grant application prior to the workshop, contact us for some one-on-one assistance.

Margaret Carswell                                                                         Forrist Lytehaause
President                                                                                          Event Organizer
(805) 687-1199                                                                                (805) 687-1199

info (at) manuresolutions.org

 About Us

Earth First Living was formed in 1992 and is a Santa Barbara based, California public benefit 501(c)3 educational corporation. As part of our educational mission, we have been receiving grants from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and Strategic Growth Council to hold Technical Assistance workshops for farm, dairy and livestock operators who are seeking grant funding.

Some of our Technical Assistance workshops include:  SWEEP grants (State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program),  Healthy Soil Program (HSP) grants and the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) grants.

Our Mission

Our mission is to directly support and be a part of the growing worldwide movement towards sustainable living, and to assist in this transition by doing research into sustainability at the individual, community and global levels.

From this research we present educational workshops bringing together leading experts who are currently implementing various types of solutions relevant to farm, dairy and livestock operators of all sizes.

Workshop Schedule

Thursday April 12 – starting at 12:30 and 3:30

Friday, April 13 – starting at 12:30 and 3:30

Pre-registration requested



AMMP Grant Application Details

Upon conclusion of the CDFA AMMP presentation, Jeff is available to discuss options and answer questions. (more…)

Grant Application Technical Assistance Workshop -- Free of Charge


The CDFA and Strategic Growth Council have sponsored EFL to offer a 2 hour Technical Assistance workshop free of charge four times within two days.  Forrist Lytehaause, Program director with EFL will present the material provided by the CDFA.  Jeff Weisel will be present at each workshop to answer any field or practice questions.

Register for any of the four workshops here.

During the workshop, the grant application will be reviewed and how to access and complete the application online and questions answered about your situation.

Workshop Sponsors & Supporters

Here are a couple previously funded projects using Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund proceeds.


California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA):

Verwey-Hanford Dairy Digester Project, Kings County







California Department of Food & Agriculture: Navdip Badhesha Farm Water Efficiency and Enhancement Project, Fresno County

Solid Separator Equipment One grant approved method


Margaret Carswell, (805) 687-1199  mlcarswell (at) earthfirstliving.org

Media contact:

Joyce O Neill (462) 262-6873  joyce.oneill (at) earthfirstliving.org



Contact us for any questions.