No plans scheduled for the weekend? Come check out the UC ANR 10th Annual Urban Landscape and Garden Education Expo - fun for everyone!
Kimchi? Kombucha? Make my own yogurt? YES, you can! Join the UCCE Master Food Preservers of Orange County on Saturday, September 15th from 10 am to Noon for a free demonstration on how to make them.
Join the UCCE Master Food Preservers of Orange County on August 23, 2018 and learn how to make Bloody Mary Mix or Tomatillo Salsa using the harvest from your garden or produce from your local farmers market.
Click here to register online by August 21, 2018 for either the 3pm to 5pm or the 6:30pm to 8:30pm class.
Hosted by UC ANR South Coast REC, Cooperative Extension, and the Orange County Farm Bureau, programs that provide agricultural education to an increasingly urban population, local high schools participated in workshops at the South Coast REC that were designed to acquaint the students with ag research techniques, careers in agriculture, and the importance of urban ag and water conservation in their daily lives.
UCCE Master Gardener volunteers assisted UC staff rotating the Students and teachers between workshops focusing on basic IPM and pest identification; crop rotation strategies and hands on potato harvest, vertebrate pest management and gopher trapping demonstration; as well as safe food handling and lunch preparation.
Following the morning activities, OCFB and South Coast REC staff provided a barbeque lunch featuring potato salad and roasted potatoes prepped by the students after which all the youth and teachers had the opportunity to bag up the fruits of the labor to share with their families.
Much fun was had by all:
The three-part Garden Design workshop series provides participants with the basic tool kit to create a water conserving landscape whether on their own or with the help of a contractor. Major focus of the workshop centered on how irrigation, plants and growth, and living space come together.
How to properly fertilize, feed your plants?
How to create a cohesive design?
Shrub and tree maintenance - pruning.
What edible plants are best to incorporate into your landscape?
Recommendations for artificial turf, or turf replacement options that require no care.
A great learning experience for all.