Resources Advisor Susie Kocher reports on how forested land burned by
the Angora fire in South Lake Tahoe in 2007 is recovering. She
monitored seedlings, vegetation, soil and fuels on lands owned by the
California Tahoe Conservaney and the US Forest Service. She found
that the active approach used by the Conservancy which involved
removing dead trees, mulching bare soil and replanting has expedited
the re-establishment of the area by many years... The report is posted
on the Central Sierra
you like to learn how to safely preserve food and help teach our
communities safe food preservation. The Master Food Preservers is a
great group of volunteers. The Program Training for Amador/Calaveras
counties is gearing up to begin. Please put your name on our interest list
to receive more information about training if you would like to join
Classes Offered by
Jams & Jellies Amador County
Pickles, Relishes & Sauerkraut
Tomatoes, Basic & Fancy
Tomatoes, Basic & Fancy
Dehydrating & Freezing
Gardening Classes offered by Master Gardeners
Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Clinic
& Winter Vegetables
Lawns & Lawn Alternatives
8-4: All About Berries
you need assistance or require special accommodations for any of our
educational programs, please contact us at 530-621-5502.
What's happening at your UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra?
We have some workshops coming up that you may be interested in
attending. Read on for more information.
Kathy Martinez, El Dorado County Nutrition
new El Dorado County South Lake Tahoe Nutrition Educator
Kathy Martinez is the new EFNEP Nutrition Educator
for El Dorado County. She graduated from CSU, Sacramento with a
Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology. She has been involved in
her community, working for Tahoe Youth & Family Services and
being a board member of Western States Youth Services Network. Her
passion for teaching started in her junior year of high school when
Lake Tahoe Community College let her participate in the Intensive
Summer Spanish Institute as a Conversation Leader. In the
past two years she has worked in elementary schools teaching and
tutoring Spanish and ESL. When not working, Kathy likes to
live up to the Tahoe lifestyle-hiking, biking, floating river,
riding, climbing, and enjoying the scenery.
4-H Wants YOU!
The Central Sierra 4-H program is looking to build
capacity by increasing the amount and types of projects offered to
youth in our four counties. Do
you have a passion you want to share? Do you love kids?
We provide training and support so you wouldn't be doing this in
the dark. We are adding projects in all counties and some possible
projects may include robotics,
cultural arts, soap making, entomology, ballroom dancing, and so
much more. The possibilities are endless.
Being a 4-H volunteer is a rewarding experience for
both the adult and the youth. Initial commitment is a few hours of
training about learning styles and teaching techniques,
fingerprinting, and an annual enrollment fee ($15 for 2012/13).
Once you are cleared to be a 4-H volunteer, you'll be asked to hold
project meetings on a regular basis approximately 2 hours a month.
It's that easy!
For those of you that are already a 4-H volunteer,
we will be offering a training
8th from 9am to 3pm. We'll be discussing how you
can incorporate the three 4-H initiatives (Healthy Living,
Citizenship, and Science, Engineering, Technology) into any project
area, inquiry based learning, diversity awareness, and ways to get
families more involved.
of Funding to Prepare Forest Management Plans: Informational
Meetings for Forest Landowners
The California Department of Forestry and Fire
Protection, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, University
of California Cooperative Extension, Northern California Society of
American Foresters and El Dorado County Resource Conservation
District are sponsoring two informational meetings for landowners
who may be interested in obtaining grant funding for the
preparation of forest management plans.
The grant program that will be described at the
meetings is available to owners of forestland (any forest type)
that is 20-5000 acres in size.
Where and When?
- August 14, 2012 from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
El Dorado County RCD offices, 100 Forni Road
on August 22, 2012 from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Tuolumne County Ambulance and Fire
Administration Training Room, 18440 Striker Court (off
refreshments will be served.
Information: Contact Dr. Richard Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (707) 685-5508.
County Master Gardener Fruit Tree Pruning Clinic
always pruned your fruit trees in the dormant season? Are you
a novice and not sure about the best way to prune your fruit
trees. Would you like to get control and shape your trees for
easier maintenance? If so, join the Amador County Master
Gardeners for a hands-on fruit tree pruning clinic. You will
learn about late summer and fall pruning, the practice now
recommended by UC Cooperative Extension based on extensive
research. Bring your pruning shears and lopper if you have
them. If not, the Master Gardeners will have extras.
tree pruning clinic is Saturday, August 25th, 9-11am. Please
call the Master Gardener office (209-223-6838) between 10 noon,
M-TH for the clinic location and directions. Leave your name and
phone number if you call after hours and we'll return your call.
4-H National Youth Science Day:
Where: El Dorado Hills
Public Library 7455 Silva Valley Parkway, El Dorado Hills, CA
When:October 6, 2012
from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
The 2012 National Science Experiment, the 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge,
explores how robots can be used to preserve and protect the
environment, while offering a glimpse into the future of science,
technology, engineering and math. Participants will build their own
robots, program their robot to clean up a simulated environmental
problem and measure effectiveness by recording data.
Take a peek at 2011 the experiment:
Thank you for your continued interest in the UC
Cooperative Extension Central Sierra's news, workshops, and events.
University of California
University of California working in cooperation with County
Government and the United States Department of Agriculture.
The University of California Division of Agriculture
& Natural Resources (ANR) prohibits discrimination or
harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities
(Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at
Inquiries regarding ANR's equal employment opportunity
policies may be directed to Linda Marie Manton, Affirmative Action
Contact, University of California, Davis, Agriculture and Natural
Resources, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, (530) 752-0495.