Posts Tagged: Rose Hayden-Smith
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.
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.
Rose leads a statewide initiative for sustainable food systems and has a passionate interest in promoting community and victory gardens. It is no surprise that she won a Twitter contest prize invitation to the tour by expressing within the website's 140 character limit format why she wanted to visit the White House garden.
This was Rose's second visit to the White House gardens. After the tour, the group spent several hours with White House staff learning more about the administration's food and health initiatives. The stay included touring urban garden projects in Washington D.C. with UC ANR advisor Rachel Surls from the UC Los Angeles extension office.
The social is a part of the Fall Garden Tours in October where invitees and members of the public can view the kitchen garden, Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden and South Lawn of the White House.
UC Cooperative Extension’s Rose Hayden-Smith is a practicing U.S. Historian. In the current issue of California Agriculture, Rose explains the Morrell Act, and subsequent changes, in an entertaining and inspiring way.
Signed into law during the Civil War, the Morrill Act and related legislation helped to transform our country. While the transformation was nationwide, the benefit to California’s future was incredible. And it still is. Many of the programs and research made possible from a collection of laws passed a 150 years ago touch our lives day in and day out.
To learn more about the Morrill Act, please see UC’s land-grant mission fuels nation’s growth, prosperity or For 150 years, UC science and agriculture transform California. UC land grants: A photo history can be found here.
On Wednesday, April 13 Rose Hayden-Smith will give a talk at UC Santa Barbara’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC). The title of Dr. Hayden-Smith’s lecture is From Victory Gardens to Urban Agriculture: Join the Garden Revolution.
From the IHC site:
“Hayden-Smith will present an in-depth look at the past and present of the Victory Garden movement. This paper will review historical case studies and discuss current national policies and models as well as future work needed to sustain the Victory Garden model as part of the overall local food movement. Hayden-Smith will also discuss urban agriculture and how the local food-systems movement is addressing a wide range of challenges facing Americans today. A graduate of UCSB, Hayden-Smith is the Strategic Initiative Leader for Sustainable Food Systems for UC’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Division.”
There is no cost to attend. Further details can be found here.