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Visit Master Gardeners at Sonoma County Fair

The 2017 Sonoma County Fair MG demo garden

 Sonoma County Fair ~ August 1 - 11, 2019 This year Sonoma Master Gardeners have chosen to use their garden space to demonstrate the wonders of edible landscaping. We will be showing fairgoers how easy it is to add food-producing plants into an existing landscape or to create an edible ‘food garden' from scratch. Using food-producing plants as part of an organic landscape is a perfect way to make your landscape more sustainable. And it is a fun way to teach children to joys of...

The 2017 Sonoma County Fair MG demo garden
The 2017 Sonoma County Fair MG demo garden

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:33 AM
Focus Area Tags: Yard & Garden

4-H Environmental Science Institute

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On April 13, 2019, 28 4-H members and volunteers from Sonoma, Marin, Napa and Alameda counties convened with Cooperative Extension staff at the Las Posadas 4-H Camp for the 2019 4-H Environmental Science Institute. The purpose was to improve the competence and confidence of youth 4-H camp staff (affectionately called staffers), and their adult coaches, to facilitate high quality outdoor environmental education during their 4-H camp. The goal was to help staffers be able to use best...

4-H Advisor, Maggie Gunn, helps participants explore the wildflowers of Las Posadas State Forest
4-H Advisor, Maggie Gunn, helps participants explore the wildflowers of Las Posadas State Forest

4-H Advisor, Maggie Gunn, helps participants explore the wildflowers of Las Posadas State Forest

Participants in the Environmental Science Institute after a full day of learning.
Participants in the Environmental Science Institute after a full day of learning.

Participants in the Environmental Science Institute after a full day of learning.

Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 1:40 PM
Tags: 4-H Camp; 4-H (1)

Prescribed Burning for Healthy Rangelands

Control burn 3 Lenya Quinn-Davidson

This spring, I am teaching the Santa Rosa Junior College Rangeland Management class.  This is my opportunity to educate aspiring students on the importance of rangelands and how to manage them. Their educational experiences include classroom lectures and field trips, learning about rangeland principles and then practice application. Students are also required to give their impressions of what they are learning in the form of a blog. This blog was written by student Liane...

Marshall Turbeville, Cal Fire Battalion Chief, and SRJC Rangeland Management class
Marshall Turbeville, Cal Fire Battalion Chief, and SRJC Rangeland Management class

Marshall Turbeville, Cal Fire Battalion Chief, and SRJC Rangeland Management class

Control burn 3 Lenya Quinn-Davidson
Control burn 3 Lenya Quinn-Davidson

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 8:11 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources

Rx Grazing School

sheep grazing

Working landscape ecosystems provide benefits to the landowner and to all life forms living or passing through that land. Neighbors benefit with open viewscapes, to clean water and air, and carbon sequestration from well-maintained working landscapes – rangelands, grassland, and open space. There also a potential health benefits received from working landscape from properly managed vegetation removal to reduce the fire fuel loads. However, there are many challenges for landowners to...

Cattle grazing
Cattle grazing

Cattle grazing

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 8:33 AM

US/Mexico Border Wall and Impacts on Rangeland

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This spring, I am teaching the Santa Rosa Junior College Rangeland Management class.  This is my opportunity to educate aspiring students on the importance of rangelands and how to manage them. Their educational experiences include classroom lectures and field trips, learning about rangeland principles and then practice application. Students are also required to give their impressions of what they are learning in the form of a blog. This blog was written by student Dani...

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:20 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources

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