- Author: Susana C. Bruzzone-Miller
From tending the gardens to propagating seedlings for schools to delivering much of the education, volunteers devote hundreds of hours to make these programs possible and ensure that Ventura County youth have a better understanding of agriculture and where their food comes from. As is customary, HAREC staff celebrated their efforts with a Volunteer Appreciation luncheon in the Small Barn. Education Outreach Coordinator as well as Chris Smith, the new CE and HAREC Director, offered words of gratitude for their contributions. Volunteers enjoyed a relaxing lunch, visting with staff, and reading hand written thank yous from many of the program participants.
With the fall education season behind them, volunteers will relish a well deserved winter hiatus. We look forward to their return in spring.