- (Public Value) UCANR: Developing an inclusive and equitable society
- Author: Anne Schellman
This event was created by Amber O'Brien-VerHulst, Library Assistant for the Modesto Library Teen and Children's Department who did an amazing job! After library staff welcomed in the “Hogwarts students,” they were “sorted” into their respective houses of Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff. Next, the students had the opportunity to:
- Make a “Rememberall”
- Visit the Room of Requirements
- Take an “Herbology” class with UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers
In the second Harry Potter book called “The Chamber of Secrets,” Harry and his friends take a class called “Herbology.” During one class, their assignment is to repot a magical creature called a mandrake. This plant resembles a small, grouchy baby and has an earsplitting, dangerous scream.
In our Herbology class, the students safely repotted “Aragog's grandbabies,” which were actually spider plants. In the story, Aragog was a very large spider that Harry and Ron met, so we thought these plants were an appropriate choice for the activity. Kids of all ages enjoyed learning about spider plants, naming their spider, and planting it in a pot to take home. Special thanks to MJC nursery for donating the plants!
Speaking of plants, did you know you can study horticultural science in Modesto?
To learn more, stop by the MJC east campus Environmental Horticulture Department to see the classrooms and inviting study lounge, https://www.mjc.edu/instruction/agens/ehs.php and then visit the MJC Nursery and purchase affordable plants grown by students. To learn more, visit their Facebook page at. https://www.facebook.com/MjcPlantNursery/
In closing, if you haven't been to the library lately, winter is a great time to snuggle up with a good book! If you don't have a library card, apply for one at a local branch (there are 11!) in Stanislaus County. Check the website for hours and locations at https://www.stanislauslibrary.org/.
We hope you will tune in to these videos and follow along! You can find the handouts to videos on our Classes and Workshops page at https://ucanr.edu/sites/stancountymg/Classes/
Recientemente, grabamos dos videos sobre el cultivo de hortalizas de primavera. La presentación da información sobre cómo preparar la tierra de su jardín, elegir las plantas que le gustaría cultivar y cómo cultivar plantas a partir de semillas o trasplantes. Los presentadores también hablaron sobre cómo cuidar las plantas, preguntas frecuentes, resolución de problemas comunes y cómo cosechar.
Special thanks to Jacqueline Vasquez-Mendoza for translating this post.
Un agradecimiento especial a Jacqueline Vasquez-Mendoza por traducir esta publicación.
Tonight, February 23, 2022 we are holding this class in Spanish. Please help us get the word out. It will also be recorded and posted to our YouTube Channel. You can use the link below to register.
Hola a todos, anoche ofrecimos una clase sobre horticultura de primavera en inglés y mañana por la noche la ofrecemos en español. ¡Esperamos verte allí!
Regístrese usando http://ucanr.edu/verduras/primavera/2022/span>
- Author: Anne E Schellman
We plan to create a series of gardens the community can visit for inspiration on the following topics:
- Water-wise plants
- California native plants
- Plants for pollinators (hummingbirds, bees, butterflies)
- Vegetable gardens
- Fruit tree orchard
We won't be able to create this garden without your help. We hope you will consider giving to our project. Please save the date of December 1, 2020. Announcements and a video coming soon about our Learning Landscape.
Giving Tuesday - SAVE THE DATE! Dec 1, 2020
We won't be able to create this garden without your help. Please consider giving to our project. Save the date of December 1, 2020. Announcements and a video coming soon about our Learning Landscape.
Where will the landscape be located at the Ag Center? Our video will tell you all about the different aspects of the project.