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Sonoma County 4-H Introduces New All-Star

Emily Eakins

Congratulations to Emily Eakins, Sonoma County 4-H All-Star for 2014-15! Hi! My name is Emily Eakins, I am a member of the Forestville 4-H club and Sonoma County's 2014-2015 All-Star. This year as the Sonoma County All-Star, I am looking forward to cultivating the All-Star program as well as building relationships and working together with the community. Being the only All-Star I am looking forward to the challenges in the year ahead. My team and I, made up of the CCC and 4-H Office staff and...

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 8:45 AM
Tags: 4-H (15), All-Star (1), Leadership (1), Youth Development (1)

Seventy Attend West County Meeting on Sudden Oak Death (SOD) Management

SOD Nina Hapner, Kashia Band of Pomo Indians, describes SOD management in their forests.

The UCCE Sonoma County and Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District held a well-attended seminar in March on managing Sudden Oak Death in Sonoma County.  Land managers in attendance represented Sonoma County's Regional Parks, State Parks, Cal Fire, Land Paths, Jenner Headlands, Pepperwood Preserve, Alliance Redwoods, and private homeowners. The event was funded by a grant from the USDA Forest Service.  The day included UCCE experts on Forest Ecology, SOD and wildfire behavior, the...

Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:04 PM
  • Author: Lisa Bell
Tags: SOD (6), Sudden Oak Death (8)

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 (13)

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!

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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)

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