- Author: Dona Jenkins
Riverside, Calif. UC Cooperative Extension will celebrate its 100th anniversary on May 8 at the Master Gardener Grow Lab facility and the Western Municipal Water District in Riverside from 6-8:00pm.
Join us at these great community events and enjoy a relaxing day while you learn about food production and saving water in your home landscape and fun science facts.
UC Cooperative Extension is home to the Master Gardener, 4-H, Expanded Food and Nutrition (EFNEP) and other agriculturally-related programs. The Master Gardener program alone provides gardening solutions to thousands of helpline and phone inquiries each year from Riverside County residents.
“One of the most profound ways in which UC touches people's lives is through the work of Cooperative Extension,” said Janet Napolitano, University of California President.
“We invite all area residents to join us at one or both of these free events,” said Eta Takele, County director and area agricultural economics advisor:
- The UCCE Riverside County Master Gardener program at their Grow Lab facility from 10:30 a.m. to noon May 8; located at 3555 Crowell Ave., Riverside. Please enter via ally off of Helena and enter through the open gate.
- Educational workshops that will help conserve water, money, and time in your own backyard.
When: May 8, 2014, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Western Municipal Water District, Southern California Landscape Demonstration Garden,450 E. Alessandro Blvd, Riverside, CA, 92508
6:00pm: Introduction and Workshop Overview (Eta Takele, UCCE and Pam Pavela, WMWD)
6:30pm: Landscape Management under Dry Conditions (Janet Hartin, UCCE)
7:30pm: Master Gardener Program Overview and Helpline Information (Dona Jenkins, UCCE)
This event is sponsored by the UC Cooperative Extension, Riverside County and Western Municipal Water District.
“We look forward to contributing to a more sustainable future for our children and children's children in the next 100 years,” added, Eta Takele.