Dorado County Master Gardeners held their first all-day workshop on
Saturday, January 26th to a sold out crowd on "The Basics of
Edible Landscaping." The workshop emphasis on growing
fruits, vegetables, and herbs in the context of the ornamental home
landscape was a huge crowd pleaser.
Some comments from
information. Well presented. Good handouts. Enjoyed the
whole day. Good food snacks. How did you do it for $15.
great. Can't wait for the next class! Excellent job to
all! Thank you! Exceeded my expectations!
Watch for the
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,
Master Food Preserver Training
are accepting applications for the 2013 El Dorado County
Training begins March 2 in Placerville.
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.
2-2: Sub Regional Presentation Day
2-2: Sub Regional Presentation Day
Regional Presentation Day
2-15: Schilling Robotics Tour
2-23: EDC Presentation Day
2-2: Sub Regional Presentation Day
2-9: Everything But Animals Field Day
Contents under Pressure
Public Ed Classes will be back in July.
Gardening Classes offered by Master Gardeners
Living in the Forest & Defensive Landscaping
Growing Great Vegetables
A Review of Resources Available to Help Home Gardeners with Plant
Pests and More
Spring & Summer Vegetables
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!
UCCE to be part of FoodCorps Expansion to California
A service member with the national FoodCorps will work
with the UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra office to provide
a year of hands-on support to Calaveras County
school gardens and nutrition education beginning in fall
2013. Continue reading...
February is National Heart Month
disease is the leading cause of death in America. About 81
million people in the United States have some
form of heart/cardiovascular disease - that's about 35 percent of
the population. Many of these deaths and risk factors are
preventable, and food choices have a big impact on your heart's
health, even if you have other risk factors. (Continue
Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to California
Small 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.
Starthistle Control and Preventing the Spread of Invasive
We have several Yellow Starthistle Control workshops
being held in our four county region. Learn biological, mechanical
and cultural control methods. Look for a workshop in your area.
Collaborative Adaptive Management (CAM)
for Natural Resource Managers and Stakeholders Workshops
The Public Participation team from the Sierra Nevada
Adaptive Management Project (SNAMP) will be holding a series of
workshop on "Best Practices" for "Collaborative
Adaptive Management" (CAM)
efforts. There are many CAM
efforts emerging in the natural resource management world these
days and we hope to share some of the tools we have found most
useful during our five years of facilitating collaborative work for
SNAMP. The workshops are free and open to anyone interested. There
will be a series of three workshops over the next three months near
each of our two research sites. See the SNAMP website for
Jan 31, Feb 28, March 28, 9am - noon
Feb 14, March 14, April 18, 1pm - 4pm
Volunteer Development Day
4-H 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.
with Forestry Webinar Series
This winter 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.
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 session.
Ties to the Land - Forest
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
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
& Outreach website.
Bovine Artificial Insemination Clinic
The UC Davis
Young Cattlemen is hosting this 3 day workshop.
Thank you for your continued interest in the UC
Cooperative Extension Central Sierra's news, workshops, and events.
University of California
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States Department of Agriculture.
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& Natural Resources (ANR) prohibits discrimination or
harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities
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policies may be directed to Linda Marie Manton, Affirmative Action
Contact, University of California, Davis, Agriculture and Natural
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Avenue, Davis, CA 95616,