Cultivating Solutions in Ventura County
TREES 101: DEALING WITH DROUGHT
As the drought grinds on, trees are the number one priority in the preservation of home gardens. Join UCCE Master Gardener Advisor Jim Downer to learn how to best care for your precious trees. Topics will include watering, fertilizing and pruning.
When: Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Time: 9 am to Noon with check-in at 8:30 am
Where: Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Santa Paula
Cost: $20 which includes presentation, continental breakfast and light snacks
To register go to: Trees101
Ben Faber Featured in
Fruit Growers News
Ben Faber was recently interviewed for Fruit Growers News. Use the following link to view the entire article.
FIRE Season is Here
California's epoch drought combined with hot, dry weather and wind could mean disaster for Ventura County agriculture. Be prepared and know what to do to help prevent and/or minimize crop loss. The University of California Cooperative Extension provides information at the following links:
Use of Gray Water in Urban Gardens in California
If you have thought about using greywater in your landscape, this Drought Tip is for you. Here you'll find a description of graywater, the basics of laundry to landscape systems, and a discussion of the benefits and risks of graywater systems to humans, other animals, soil chemistry, and plants.
Co-authored with UCCE Ventura County advisor Ben Faber, the complete document can be at:
Many of you and your organizations representatives have participated in our ABC’s workshops over the past 7 years and we appreciate your support! UCNFA is pleased to announce the availability of select ABC’s workshops in Spanish and English on our website.
These online workshops are presented by our UC experts with the support of a California Department of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant awarded in 2013. The workshops can be viewed in entirety or by selected topics by clicking on the hyperlinks. To access the online workshops please open the following link:
We hope you find value in these presentations. Our only request is that you answer the short survey and provide feedback which will help to improve our presentations for future grant applications, allowing us to develop the next generation of online educational resources. We hope to develop future online educational modules that will include interactive tests that would qualify for Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s).
If you have any questions on how to access the online workshops, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone. Thank you again for your support; with it we are able to bring these online presentations.
UC Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive Suite 100
Ventura, CA 93003-9028
Phone: 645-1451 Fax: 645-1475
8 am - 5 pm Monday through Thursday
8 am - noon or by appointment
PLEASE NOTE: The Ventura office will be closed Thursday, November 24 and 25, 2016 in honor of Thanksgiving Day. The office will also be closed December 23, 26 and 30 for the holidays.
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AG Advisors Research and Diagnostics
If you are a commercial grower and need advise or assistance on an agricultural issue, contact the appropriate Cooperative Extension AG advisor by going to http://ceventura.ucanr.edu/Staff/.
If you wish to bring a sample to the UCCE office, please bag your sample, fill out and print the Sample Submission Form and bring it with your sample.
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