Sustainable Agriculture Summer Academy offered by Santa Rosa Junior College will be held at SRJC's Shone Farm.
This new program is open to current high school sophomores and juniors - 24 students will be selected.
WHEN: For two weeks starting late July/early August (TBA) - Monday-Thursday. Classes will be held 9:30-3:00, with a ½ hour lunch break.
WHERE: Santa Rosa Junior College’s Shone Farm, Forestville
WHY: To learn about sustainable agriculture and resource stewardship on a working farm, and to have fun!
COST: FREE! All materials, supplies and tuition will be provided at no charge. You will be responsible for providing transportation to and from SRJC’s Shone Farm. The group will be transported in SRJC vans for field trips.
Applications due Friday, May 3!
What happens at SASA?
The Sustainable Agriculture Summer Academy is designed to introduce high school students to sustainable agriculture and natural resource stewardship through lecture, field activities, and hands-on projects.
- Explore Shone Farm on a hay-ride tour
- Learn from demonstrations, presentations, and hands-on projects with livestock, soils, compost, greenhouse plants, row crops, vineyards, the Shone Farm forest, and more!
- Visit local farms for an overview of sustainable agriculture in Sonoma County
- Take a Russian River canoe trip
- Camp overnight at Shone Farm’s forest and campground
Why should I participate in SASA?
- You will earn 3 college credits and 10 high school credits
- You will learn about aspects of sustainable farming and gardening and resource stewardship
- You could set a course for your future!
- Participation in SASA will look great on your college applications and resumes
- You will make new friends and have fun on a working farm!
Full time opening for a Senior Agricultural Program Assistant for the IPM and Viticulture advisors. Closing date for applications is Saturday, June 15 at 11:59pm. This is a County paid position working at the UCCE Sonoma office.
Maybe you know about the 4-H and Master Gardener programs, but we also have Livestock & Range Management, Viticulture, Integrated Pest Management, Specialty Crop and Marine Science advisors.
In addition, we have the Agropreneurship Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Program, the Sudden Oak Death Program, the Endangered Coho Recovery Program and an Agriculture Ombudsman.
Read all about the great work we are doing in our 2012 Annual Report.
UCCE Sonoma County congratulates Lucia Varela, Ph.D., Area-wide Integrated Pest Management Advisor for the North Coast on being awarded Friend of Sonoma County Agriculture by the 20130 Sonoma County Harvest Fair.
Each year, the Sonoma County Harvest Fair recognizes five individuals or businesses for their dedication and support to Sonoma County’s 3 Billion dollar agriculture industry. This year’s Friend of Sonoma County Agriculture is being awarded to Lucia Varela, Ph.D. The award recognizes an individual who works to promote and enhance the agricultural industry through their contribution, operation and community involvement in Sonoma County. This award is given to someone who is not directly involved in agriculture, but has supported and benefitted the industry through their endeavors.
Congratulations Lucia in recognition for your years of support of Sonoma County Agriculture.
- Author: Julia Van Soelen Kim
Hear how UC Cooperative Extension serves the North Bay on two podcasts by host and Sonoma Valley farmer, Andrea Davis-Cetina on the Sustainable Growing show which aired on KSVY 91.3.
On March 7, the episode features Linda Peterson, discussing the Agropreneur Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. UCCE Sonoma is finishing up its three year USDA grant with this year's training. Listen to the March 7 Podcast.