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Sharing the Goodness of Sonoma County with Colleagues from China

Delegates with Dr Stephanie Larson at Taylor Mountain, Sonoma County Regional Park

To promote the exchange and sharing of agricultural extension information, several U.S. Land Grant institutions have formed an alliance with 10 Chinese agricultural universities. From June 17 to 22, UC Agriculture & Natural Resources took a group of scientists from Chinese agricultural universities on a tour of agriculture in Northern California. Extension in China In the United States, the Extension programs are run out of each state's land-grant institution, in our case, University of...

The Chinese Extension Alliance Delegation, with Glenda Humiston: top row Song Hui, New Rural Development Research Institute of Northeast Agricultural University; Glenda; Sun Wenpeng, Northeast Agricultural University; front row He Minghui, Hunan Agricultural University; Luo Jian, Hunan Agricultural University; Li Peng, Office of Invigorating Agriculture with Science and Education in the Department of Science and Technology.
The Chinese Extension Alliance Delegation, with Glenda Humiston: top row Song Hui, New Rural Development Research Institute of Northeast Agricultural University; Glenda; Sun Wenpeng, Northeast Agricultural University; front row He Minghui, Hunan Agricultural University; Luo Jian, Hunan Agricultural University; Li Peng, Office of Invigorating Agriculture with Science and Education in the Department of Science and Technology.

The Chinese Extension Alliance Delegation, with Glenda Humiston: top row Song Hui, New Rural Development Research Institute of Northeast Agricultural University; Glenda; Sun Wenpeng, Northeast Agricultural University; front row He Minghui, Hunan Agricultural University; Luo Jian, Hunan Agricultural University; Li Peng, Office of Invigorating Agriculture with Science and Education in the Department of Science and Technology.

Delegates learning about local cheeses at La Gare French Restaurant in Santa Rosa
Delegates learning about local cheeses at La Gare French Restaurant in Santa Rosa

Delegates learning about local cheeses at La Gare French Restaurant in Santa Rosa

At Bayer Farm in Santa Rosa
At Bayer Farm in Santa Rosa

At Bayer Farm in Santa Rosa

Delegates with Jonathan Bravo and Mimi Enright at Bayer Farm
Delegates with Jonathan Bravo and Mimi Enright at Bayer Farm

Delegates with Jonathan Bravo and Mimi Enright at Bayer Farm

Delegates with Jonathan Bravo at Bayer Farm
Delegates with Jonathan Bravo at Bayer Farm

Delegates with Jonathan Bravo at Bayer Farm

Touring Bayer Farm
Touring Bayer Farm

Touring Bayer Farm

The whole crew at Bayer Farm
The whole crew at Bayer Farm

The whole crew at Bayer Farm

Grazing education panel
Grazing education panel "Why Cows" at Taylor Mountain Park

Grazing education panel "Why Cows" at Taylor Mountain Park

View west from Taylor Mountain. Pacific ocean is beyond the fog.
View west from Taylor Mountain. Pacific ocean is beyond the fog.

View west from Taylor Mountain.

Dr Stephanie Larson presenting grazing handbooks to the delegates
Dr Stephanie Larson presenting grazing handbooks to the delegates

Dr Stephanie Larson presenting grazing handbooks to the delegates

Delegates with Dr Stephanie Larson at Taylor Mountain, Sonoma County Regional Park
Delegates with Dr Stephanie Larson at Taylor Mountain, Sonoma County Regional Park

Delegates with Dr Stephanie Larson at Taylor Mountain, Sonoma County Regional Park

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 6:31 PM
Tags: 4-H (1), Master Gardeners (12), Ombudsman (1), Range (1)

Researching Post-wildfire Produce Safety

Tubbs Fire burning east of Bicentennial Way. Photo by Gabrielle Lurie, The Chronicle

Air quality in Sonoma County has been significantly impacted by the fires that spread through the region. The full scope of the air contamination is still unknown, but likely includes high concentrations of likely carcinogens including heavy metals, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Local farms and gardens played a significant role in food relief efforts immediately following the start of the fires, contributing produce to shelters and kitchens....

Fire burns near Chateau St Jean, Oct 2017, AP Photo by Jeff Chiu
Fire burns near Chateau St Jean, Oct 2017, AP Photo by Jeff Chiu

Crops exposed to smoke from fire near Chateau St Jean, AP Photo by Jeff Chiu

What about produce that was growing near more urban areas? Oct 2017 Tubbs Fire, Coffee Park. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage, The Chronicle
What about produce that was growing near more urban areas? Oct 2017 Tubbs Fire, Coffee Park. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage, The Chronicle

201710 Tubbs Fire, Coffee Park. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage, The Chronicle

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:06 AM
Tags: fire (1), Master Gardeners (12), Produce (1), smoke (1), UC Berkeley (1)

Fair Time is Fun Time!

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Visit 4-Hers & Master Gardeners at the Fair July 22-August 7, closed Mondays "Lights, Camera, Fair!" Fair time is also a great time to see 4-Hers in action! Visit the Livestock area and watch the kids show chickens, rabbits, goats, sheep, swine, dairy cattle and beef cattle.  Showing livestock at the fair requires months of preparation for the market animals (sold at the auction) and years of work for the breeding projects (ongoing dairy and livestock...

2015 SCF Demo Garden
2015 SCF Demo Garden

2014 SCF Gateway swine exibit
2014 SCF Gateway swine exibit

2014 SCF Steuben exhibit
2014 SCF Steuben exhibit

2014 SCF Sheep show
2014 SCF Sheep show

2014 SCF JLA Beef
2014 SCF JLA Beef

2014 SCF Liberty exhibit
2014 SCF Liberty exhibit

2014 SCF Beef show
2014 SCF Beef show

Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 3:31 PM

Master Gardeners partner with Bayer Farm

Bayer Farm 2.28.16

The UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County has embarked on a new long-term partnership with Bayer Farm in Roseland in Santa Rosa.  Teams of two Master Gardener Food Gardening Specialists will be at the garden one day per week sharing and learning knowledge about organic food gardening practices with the wonderful community gardeners at Bayer Farm.  This is a new model for how the Master Gardeners engage as we hope to share knowledge mutually and learn from each other.  In...

Bayer Farm 2.28.16
Bayer Farm 2.28.16

Bayer Farm 2.28.16

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8:38 AM

Garden Sense: International Master Gardener Award

2015 Search for Excellence Award

Mimi Enright, UCCE Sonoma Master Gardener Program Coordinator and Susan Foley, UCCE Sonoma Garden Sense Coordinator were honored to attend the International Master Gardener (IMG) Conference held at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa on September 23, 2015.  They were there to accept the first place award in the 'Community Service' category of the IMG's Search for Excellence for the Garden Sense program.  They were proud to represent the hard work & commitment...

Garden Sense Logo
Garden Sense Logo

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 12:05 PM

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