Holiday Eating Habits
holidays are a time to enjoy friends, family and food. And contrary
to popular belief, you can have all three without putting on the
Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the holiday
season. While this weight gain isn't dramatic, research shows it
tends to stick and accumulate over the years. Luckily, those pounds
can be avoided through mindful eating in moderation and a few simple
strategies. In preparation for a big holiday party or feast
consider trying these
holiday healthy eating
Amador County Youth Poultry Show
County Presentation Day
Holiday Parade - downtown Placerville
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
Selection & Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees, Vegetables &
Check for classes in February.
& Planting of Deciduous Fruit Trees
Check for classes in February.
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!
Small Business Partners with 4-H Club
Coffee & Tea (a local small business coffee roaster and
tea company) is making a difference for the Latrobe Outlanders 4-H
club members in El Dorado County! The business, locally owned and
operated by the Planje family, has established a partnership with
the Latrobe Outlanders 4-H club for assisting the club fundraising
efforts. This partnership allows the club members to sell select El
Dorado Coffee & Tea products with a portion of each sale going
to the club and allowing a continuous, year round fundraising
effort. The more traditional fundraising efforts for the 4-H club
have been short-term focused fundraising, such as holiday candy
sales. El Dorado Coffee & Tea provides products which are
purchased on a regular basis throughout the year. Fundraising by
the 4-H club provides funds for the club's yearly expenses,
purchase of project and/or community service materials, and
scholarships for 4-H members' participation at various 4-H events
and leadership conferences held throughout the year. (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 Save the Date: February 23, 2013
Volunteer Development Day
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.
& Brush Control & Pesticide Regulations Workshop
Presented by Tuolumne County Agriculture Department
and the UCCE.
Date: Friday, December
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
County Emergency Operations Center: 18440 Striker Court, Sonora,
Weed Control & Pesticide Safety Workshop - Calaveras County
Calaveras County Department of Agriculture and the
University of California Cooperative Extension will offer an
educational workshop on rangeland weed control and pesticide
Date: Thursday, December 6 and Friday, December 14 Time: 1:00
pm - 3:00pm
Andreas library, located at 1299 Gold Hunter Road, San
For those interested in continuing education
credits, one hour of laws and regulations and one hour of other
will be given for your attendance. For more information contact
Shawn at 209-744-6504 ext 3.
Bioenergy from Woody Biomass: Policies & Technologies
Date: December 14, 2012
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
information on what is known about the technology available to
convert forest-based and other woody biomass to heat and power
at the community scale of three MW capacity or less and why
this is important for forest management.
the implications of the recent state legislation (e.g. SB
1122) that supports woody biomass energy projects.
the future of small-scale conversion of biomass to
electricity, implications these projects could have for rural
communities, and what steps are needed to complete successful
Resource and technology professionals, community
leaders, conservation, business and policy leaders that are
interested in forest management, biomass, bioenergy, and the
conversion of woody biomass to heat and power.
Ties to the
Land - Forest Landowner Workshops
The University 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. The second part of the
workshop series will be held in January/February of 2013 in these
same locations. For more details or to register, see the
Thank you for your continued interest in the UC
Cooperative Extension Central Sierra's news, workshops, and events.
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