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Garden Sense Program Makes Sense!

Garden Sense logo

The UCCE Sonoma Master Gardeners launched a partnership with the Sonoma County Water Agency in November 2013 called “”. Under the Garden Sense program, a team of two Master Gardeners with specialized training in water efficiency schedule visits with interested Sonoma County homeowners to advise on how to transform their landscape from one that gulps water to one that sips. Garden Sense consultants have been trained in lawn conversion, water management, irrigation systems,...

Posted on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 9:29 AM
  • Author: Mimi Enright menright@ucanr.edu

Centennial: UCCE Sonoma presented with Gold Resolution

20140422 Staff at BOS Gold Resolution

On Earth Day, April 22, 2014, UCCE Sonoma County was presented with a Gold Resolution by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Sonoma in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act. Nine members of the UCCE Sonoma office, and one reluctant 4-Her (the authors daughter pictured here), attended the Board of Supervisors meeting to accept the recognition.   The Bird Rescue Center made a presentation and brought along a couple of friends including the Great Horned Owl...

Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Tags: Sonoma County (7), UCCE100 (4)

New Fact Sheet about Produce Farm Marketing


Farming produce is allowed in most zones throughout the County without any permits, however depending on what you want to do with the produce, you may need a permit or two.  And you always want to practice California Small Farm Food Safety Guidelines. Visit Produce Farm Marketing to answer such questions as: What can I sell from a farm stand on my property? How can I sell produce at the Farmers Market? How do I become Organic Certified? And more!


Farmstand example

Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9:59 AM
Tags: Farm Stand (1), Farming (2), Farmstand (1), Produce (4), Sonoma County (7)

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)

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