January PlacerGROWN and UCCE co-host an annual Farm Conference - an
exciting day of food, fun and workshops on farming, agriculture and
local sustainability! For more information, click here.
Film Making Statewide Project
4-H members (age 13-19), volunteers, and staff to learn how to
produce films. The goal of the 4-H Film Making Project is to enhance
technological literacy of 4-H members by helping them learn the
basics of film production including storyboarding, filming, and
editing. For more information and to register, visit the State 4-H
California Grazing Academy
California Grazing Academy is a unique and exciting program
emphasizing practical application of controlled grazing principles to
improve the environment and increase ranch profit. This
challenging course consists of a minimum of lecture and a maximum of
hands-on experience. For more information, click here.
Injury Disaster Loans Available
businesses in 30 California counties are now eligible to apply for
low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small
Business Administration (SBA). "These loans offset
economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought
that began on January 1, 2012, in the following primary counties:
Amador, Merced, San Luis Obispo, Sonoma, Ventura and Yolo;
Neighboring California counties: Alpine, Calaveras, Colusa, El
Dorado, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Lake, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin,
Mariposa, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito,
San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Solano, Stanislaus,
Sutter and Tuolumne. Visit the Small Business
Administration website for more information and to apply.
County Presentation Day
Regional Presentation Day
Check the website for
1-19: Community Dinner & Cake Auction
Classes Offered by
Look for Pressure Canning - coming in January & February
Public Ed Classes will be back in July.
Gardening Classes offered by Master Gardeners
Hillside Landscaping & Erosion Control, Eradicating Starthistle
Check for classes in February.
& Remedial Pruning of Deciduous Fruit Trees
20 Gardening Hints
Edible Landscaping Workshop
Tree Care, Rose Pruning, Soil Prep
you need assistance or require special accommodations for any of our
educational programs, please contact us at 530-621-5502.
University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) wants to keep
you informed about what's happening! We host many workshops
throughout the year, including free Master Gardener and Master Food
Preserver classes open to the public. You will also find up-to-date
4-H news. Please read on for more information!
Master Gardeners Move Into Lake Tahoe Basin!
Master Gardener giving advice at Lake Tahoe Basin
Master Gardener program is coming to the Lake Tahoe Basin! The
University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) - Central
Sierra, in partnership with the Tahoe Resource Conservation
District, is launching the inaugural Lake Tahoe Master Gardener
(MG) volunteer program. We are currently training a class of
eighteen stellar Master Gardeners, who will soon be ready to assist
the basin community with research-based information about home
horticulture and gardening.
consists of core programs in botany, native plants, soils,
irrigation, integrated pest management, nutrient cycling, plant
diseases, and beneficial insects, promoting wildlife habitat and
plant propagation. In addition, specific high elevation gardening
and natural resource topics pertinent to the Lake Tahoe Basin will
be covered including forestry, landscaping for defensible space,
cold climate considerations and best practices to protect water
quality. Read more...
Amador/Calaveras Master Food Preserver Program
several spots open in the 2013 MFP training program that begins
January 14 in Jackson. Be part of the growing movement of home food
preservation. Through your volunteer work you can learn
how to safely preserve food and teach our communities to do the
same. Please visit our website for more
information and to complete the online application.
Amador Master Gardener Program Training
accepting applications to train to become an Amador County Master
Gardener. Classes start in March, with an orientation brunch
potluck on February 27. If you enjoy learning about gardening and
like sharing your passion for gardening with our community, please
sign up on our interest list to
receive more information.
4-H Volunteer Development Day
February 23, 2013
Volunteers in all four counties are invited to attend our second
Volunteer Development Day. This activity filled day will focus on
multigenerational diversity. Did you know this is the first time in
our history four generations are in the workforce at the same time?
Dealing with 4-H youth, parents, and community members of different
ages can be daunting for some and this interactive session will
help you interact with people of all ages.
To help cover the cost of lunch, please bring $2 with you to the
workshop. Register online.
This event will be held in Sonora. Exact location will be emailed
to registrants in January.
Edible Landscaping Workshop
January 26th, 9:00am to 4:00pm
El Dorado Hills
The Edible Landscape emphasizes
growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs in the context of the
ornamental home landscape. The process of creating an Edible
Landscape is the same as one with purely ornamental features, but
much more functional and sustainable substituting edible or
fruit-bearing plants, where appropriate, for lawn, shrubs and
Topics covered in this 7-hour workshop include an Introduction to
Edible Landscaping, Planning & Design, Planting and
Maintenance, and Harvesting, Storage and Food Safety.
required. Register at the El Dorado Master
Gardener website. Contact Robin Cleveland at 530-621-5528 for
Save Our Styrofoam Collection Days
January 12th, 10:00am - 4:00pm
January 13th, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Waste Management, Inc, Tuolumne County
Tuolumne County Master Gardeners are once
again collecting your clean #6 Styrofoam to recycle and keep it out
of the landfill! Check our website for map
and more details.
Brown Bag with Forestry Webinar Series
and spring, we will be offering a series of monthly webinars on
current research topics in forestry and forest science. The first
session kicks off on January 28, 2013. These webinars will commence
at 12:10 PM and run for 30 minutes, with 20 minutes available for a
question and answer session through a chat feature of the webinar
software. Each session will end at 1:00 PM. We chose this time to
allow you to participate in this over your lunch hour, making this
a virtual luncheon seminar.
The goal of
these programs is to present cutting edge research to professional
foresters, landowners, policy makers, and organizations with an
interest in forestry issues.
For more details, visit the Brown Bag with
Forestry website. Or contact Rick Standiford or Susie Kocher of UC Cooperative Extension.
Registration is required,
however there is no cost. Online registration is available here.
Once you have registered, we
will send the link for the webinar to you, as well as other
instructions for logging in. We will also send reminders for each
Ties to the Land - Forest Landowner Workshops
of California is hosting a two-part workshop series on succession
planning to help forest landowners learn simple techniques to pass
their land and its legacy on to the next generation. The first
workshop was offered at 7 locations throughout California including
Auburn, Jackson and Sacramento.
second part of the workshop series will be held in January/February
of 2013 in these same locations. The local follow up workshops will
be held from 6 to 8:30 pm in Jackson on January 29th and Sacramento
on January 31st. For more details or to register, see the Forest Research & Outreach website.
Thank you for your continued interest in the UC
Cooperative Extension Central Sierra's news, workshops, and events.
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Contact, University of California, Davis, Agriculture and Natural
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