Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

UC Cooperative Extension San Mateo/San Francisco Open House

Date: October 29, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Contact: cesanmateo@ucanr.edu

Sponsor: Cooperative Extension San Mateo/SF Counties

Location: 1500 Purisima Creek Road

Event Details

Get the "Dirt" on UC Cooperative Extension! 


UCCE Open House Flyer 2017
Join us for a day of science and learn more about our wonderful programs. We will explore agriculture, nutrition and environmental education & research through hands-on activities presented by UC Cooperative Extension Advisors, Staff and Program Volunteers.  So much to discover!

  • Learn about pollination, beekeeping, and the buzz inside a honey bee hive.
    Dr. Sheena Sidhu, UC Staff Researcher and Entomologist will show you what the buzz is all about.
  • Sample fresh seasonal produce with recipes & tips from our Nutrition staff.  Stop by for a delicious Autumn snack.  We think you’ll love it!

  • Learn how to make a seed pot with old newspaper and plant a seed to take home with our Healthy Living Ambassadors.

  • Learn all about aquatic food webs with a hike to our stream. Catch a stream insect and view it under a microscope! Dr. Igor Lacan, UC Environmental Horticulture Advisor will entertain and amaze you! 
     *(2) 45 min. tours: 10:30-11:15 and 1:00-1:45*

  • Explore local rangeland ecology with a short ranch hike and learn about the benefits of livestock grazing around urban communities with Sheila Barry, UC Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor.
     *(3) 30 min. tours: 11:00-11:30, 12:00-12:30, and 1:00-1:30*

  • Discover the many possibilities of edible herbs, their flavor, aroma & use in food.  Then move on for a little Green Waste 101 with our Master Gardeners.

  • Ever asked yourself: “what’s that bug in my house?”  Local expert, Dr. Andrew Sutherland, UC Urban IPM Advisor, will be on hand to enlighten you.

  • Kombucha – the secret sauce! Touch a SCOBY and titillate your taste buds with our Master Food Preservers.

  • From Coop to Barn – learn about food & fiber systems, meet our animals and tour our gardens with the Elkus Ranch Educators.
     *(3) 30 min. tours: 10:30-11:00, 11:30-12:00, and 12:30-1:00*

  • Come see how mushrooms and termites turn wood into food (and how you too can become part of that food chain!).

  • Talk to a soil scientist and get the dirt on “dirt!” Learn about the wonders of our local soils, and learn how to determine soil texture in your garden!    

  • Bring along a “waste free” lunch and enjoy our lovely setting – don’t forget a hat, sunscreen, and your walking shoes!

Reservations are required as space is limited so reserve now!

This event is in conjunction with Bay Area Science Festival 2017.

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