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Garden Sense Program by Sonoma County Master Gardeners

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Did you know that a low water garden in Sonoma County on average uses a third of the water that a lawn requires?  For example, a 1,000 square foot water-wise garden uses 5,000 to 10,000 gallons per year, while the same size lawn uses more than 22,000 gallons per year.  It's been a dry year; and helping educate Sonoma County homeowners on water conservation practices addresses the importance of reducing residential landscape water usage.  Sonoma County Master...

Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11:13 AM
  • Author: Mimi Enright
Tags: Drought (6), Garden Sense (2), Lawn (1), Master Gardeners (11)

Agropreneur Program Recruiting

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As UCCE finishes up its three year USDA grant with this year's training, we're pulling out all the stops to spread the word.  Applications for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program are due April 15! We've been grateful for the publicity received this year through local radio: KRCB –North Bay Report Danielle Venton interviewed graduate Vince Trotter and Linda Peterson.  This short piece is a quick way to learn about the program. KSVY –March 7...

Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11:09 AM
  • Author: Linda Peterson

UCCE Celebrates 100 Years!


What is now known as Cooperative Extension was established by an Act of Congress - the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. Lawmakers sought to boost agricultural productivity and enhance the lives of rural families by creating a service that channels research advances from college campuses to rural Americans. Today, UC Cooperative Extension continues to serve communities throughout California as part of the University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), with 200...

Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11:04 AM
Tags: History (1), UCCE100 (4)

UCCE Sonoma featured in Podcast

KSVY radio podcast

Hear how UC Cooperative Extension serves the North Bay on two podcasts by host and Sonoma Valley farmer, Andrea Davis-Cetina on the Sustainable Growing show which aired on KSVY 91.3. On March 14, the episode featured UC Cooperative Extension Advisors, Monica Cooper, the UCCE Napa Viticulture Advisor, and Julia Van Soelen Kim, the new North Bay Food Systems Advisor. Monica and Julia highlighted the UC Cooperative Extension Centennial, UCCE Master Gardener Program, 4-H, the Agriculture...

Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 10:52 AM
  • Author: Julia Van Soelen Kim
Tags: Food (1), viticulture (5)

Lucia Varela, Ph.D., IPM Advisor named SCHF 2013 Friend of Sonoma County Agriculture

Lucia Varela, Friend of Sonoma County Agriculture, photographed by Hawkes Photography

UCCE Sonoma County congratulates Lucia Varela, Ph.D., Area-wide Integrated Pest Management Advisor for the North Coast on being awarded Friend of Sonoma County Agriculture by the 20130 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Each year, the Sonoma County Harvest Fair recognizes five individuals or businesses for their dedication and support to Sonoma County’s 3 Billion dollar agriculture industry. This year’s Friend of Sonoma County Agriculture is being awarded to Lucia...

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