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Produce Safety and Smoke

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Local food producers: The recent wildfires are creating dangerous air pollution in our region. The biggest threat to your health is from inhaling the smoke. Protect your lungs by staying indoors whenever possible, and wearing a respirator...

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Crops During a Wildfire Graphic

Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 11:01 AM
Tags: Food Safety (3)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Food Health

Planting Certified Vines is Critical

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Planting a vineyard with vines that are not infected with common grapevine viruses is essential to the bottom line. It can be challenging enough to keep over 1000 vines per acre relatively free from the normal canopy and trunk diseases such as grapevine...

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 2:39 PM
  • Author: Rhonda Smith
  • Editor: J. M.
Tags: Viticulture (6)

Volunteer educators bring their own ideas about effective teaching to a 4-H curriculum

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Steven Worker is the 4-H Youth Development Advisor for Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties.  4-H uses a variety of volunteers for it's programs. Steven conducted a study of volunteer educators, with a "diverse experiences, abilities and values" to...

To help improve scientific literacy among youth, the 4-H Youth Development Program offers a design-based science curriculum, Junk Drawer Robotics, that features engineering activities.
To help improve scientific literacy among youth, the 4-H Youth Development Program offers a design-based science curriculum, Junk Drawer Robotics, that features engineering activities.

To help improve scientific literacy among youth, the 4-H Youth Development Program offers a design-based science curriculum, Junk Drawer Robotics, that features engineering activities.

A girl follows the adult educator's instructions to solder two wires together to make a bracelet.
A girl follows the adult educator's instructions to solder two wires together to make a bracelet.

At site C, a girl follows the adult educator's instructions to solder two wires together to make a bracelet. In this participation structure, known as scripted build, the educators give young people instructions and monitor their progress. This structure was introduced by the educators and was not part of the 4-H curriculum.

Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 7:43 AM
Tags: 4-H (15), STEM (3)

4-H Outreach Summer Programs

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4-H Outreach Summer ProgramSummer of 2018 With school out for the summer, many families struggle to find affordable educational youth programs. 4-H aimed to provide families with free and low cost programs over summer. More than 100 youth, ages 5-12,...

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 11:08 AM
  • Author: Diego Mariscal
  • Editor: J. M.

Sonoma County 4-H

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Diego Mariscal, 4-H Community Education Specialist (position funded by Initiative)Steven M. Worker, 4-H Youth Development AdvisorStephanie Larson, County Director County Portrait: There are over 92,000 youth in Sonoma County, with 37% identifying as...

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 9:40 AM
  • Editor: Jesenia Mendoza

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