Posts Tagged: Initiative B Abundant Food
This year's series to date will focus on:
- Growing Avocado on Different Spacing
- 2/4/14 - San Luis Obispo UC Cooperative Extension office - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
- 2/5/14 - Ventura County UC Cooperative Extension office - 9:00 - 11:00 am
- 2/6/14 - Fallbrook Public Utility District - 9:00 - 11:00 am
- High Density in the Field and Uniconazole
- 4/1/14 - San Luis Obispo UC Cooperative Extension office - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
- 4/2/14 - Ventura County UC Cooperative Extension office - 9:00 - 11:00 am
- 4/3/14 - In Fallbrook (location TBA) - 9:00 - 11:00 am
- Rootstock Selections
- 6/10/14 - San Luis Obispo UC Cooperative Extension office - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
- 6/11/14 - Ventura County UC Cooperative Extension office - 9:00 - 11:00 am
- 6/12/14 - Fallbrook Public Utility District - 9:00 - 11:00 am
- Vegetative, Flowering and Pruning Basics
- 8/5/14 - San Luis Obispo UC Cooperative Extension office - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
- 8/6/14 - Ventura County UC Cooperative Extension office - 9:00 - 11:00 am
- 8/7/14 - Fallbrook Public Utility District - 9:00 - 11:00 am
UC Cooperative Extension Ventura County:
669 County Square Dr., Ste. 100
Ventura, CA 93003
UC Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo:
2156 Sierra Way
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Fallbrook Public Utility District:
990 E Mission Rd.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
For more information about the California Avocado Society click here.
Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here you will learn how to have flowers available all year long to arrange in your home. The Master Gardeners will teach you the principles of flower gardening and techniques to create lovely floral arrangements.
Master Gardener workshops are open to the public and can fill up quickly.
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Time: 8:15 am - 12:00 noon
Hansen Agricultural Center
14292 W. Telegraph Rd.
Santa Paula, CA
Cost: $30.00 (includes continental breakfast and snacks)
Click to register and learn more about the workshop.
The annual award is given to a recipient whose dedication to the field of agricultural sustainability best reflects the legacy of Charlie Rominger and Eric Bradford, academics known for their passionate comittment to agriculture. Rose has consistently demostrated such passion and enthusiasm for her work in this area and we congratulate Rose on another well-deserved honor.
To read the UC ANR blog post about Rose's contribution and learn more about the award, please click here.
Specially trained and dedicated volunteers work alongside staff to deliver fun and hands-on agricultural based lessons. For many Kindergarteners, this is their first time on a farm. Getting a glimpse of where food comes from, planting seeds and learning what makes them grow are unforgettable experiences. Older students delve deeper into plant growth and development, discover the important role pollinators play in our food system, and learn about the agricultural county where we live.
Picking and sampling farm fresh vegetables such as beets, carrots, sugar snap peas, and lettuce are favorite activities with all ages and a great way to introduce MyPlate, the newest USDA guide to healthy eating choices, and encourage daily physical activity. What can be better than getting your hands dirty, smelling the rich Santa Paula soil, and eating vegetables you helped harvest? Children aren’t the only visitors. Over 300 parents and teachers will visit, learn, and munch alongside youth.
The cost of buses makes a trip to the farm prohibitive for many schools. When visiting the farm is not an option, lessons delivered in the classroom bring the farm to life. The 4-H Classroom Outreach Program is an opportunity to learn about agriculture without leaving the school grounds.
Yes, it’s a busy and exciting time. Happy spring!
Maintaining a strong food supply was an integral part of homefront support efforts where victory garden campaigns were not only important in creating food for home use and supplying to troops, but also as a patriotic booster for those at home who wanted to do their part.
Rose Hayden-Smith, UC Ventura County Cooperative Extension's community and youth development advisor, spoke at the exhibit on January 26 on "Digging for Victory: How America's Gardeners Helped the War Effort." Rose is a historian with an active and passionate interest in victory gardens, their place in history and relevance to maintaining a healthy and abundant food supply for the present and the future. You can learn more about this at her Victory Grower website.
Check out this historic exhibit so relevant to our county which has some of the most versatile agricultural land in the state.
Dates of exhibit: Now through March 27, 2013
Museum of Ventura County
926 Railroad Ave.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Please see the museum website for hours and admission costs.