Posts Tagged: Master Gardeners
Want to know what bug is making holes in the leaves of you shrub or eating your fruit? Or what is the pesky weed you cannot get rid off? The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources publications have four sets of Pest Identification cards for you. These pocket-size, sturdy, laminated cards can be easily carried with you as a quick reference wherever you need them. The sets are also available as electronic publications formatted for iOS and Kindle...
Potato aphid adults and nymphs. Photo Jack Kelly Clark, UC IPM.
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.
Delegates learning about local cheeses at La Gare French Restaurant in Santa Rosa
At Bayer Farm in Santa Rosa
Delegates with Jonathan Bravo and Mimi Enright at Bayer Farm
Delegates with Jonathan Bravo at Bayer Farm
Touring Bayer Farm
The whole crew at Bayer Farm
Grazing education panel "Why Cows" at Taylor Mountain Park
View west from Taylor Mountain. Pacific ocean is beyond the fog.
Dr Stephanie Larson presenting grazing handbooks to the delegates
Delegates with Dr Stephanie Larson at Taylor Mountain, Sonoma County Regional Park
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
What about produce that was growing near more urban areas? Oct 2017 Tubbs Fire, Coffee Park. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage, The Chronicle
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
2014 SCF Gateway swine exibit
2014 SCF Steuben exhibit
2014 SCF Sheep show
2014 SCF JLA Beef
2014 SCF Liberty exhibit
2014 SCF Beef show
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