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Urban Agriculture

Summary The UC ANR Urban Agriculture Workgroup develops resources, training, and materials for the specific needs of California’s urban farmers, and conducts applied research to address their needs.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Jennifer Sowerwine (Chair)
Unit: Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
Name Lucy Diekmann (Co-Chair)
Phone 408-282-3104
Unit: Santa Clara County
Membership List
CE Advisor
Aram, Kamyar Contra Costa County Cooperative Extension
  Specialty Crops Advisor
Bennaton, Rob Master Food Preservers
  Bay Area Urban Agriculture Advisor Small Scale Food Production and Soil Quality/Resource Management ; Food and Land Access and Security
Blakey, Dustin Inyo-Mono Counties
  County Director / Farm Advisor
Diekmann, Lucy Santa Clara County
  Urban Agriculture/Food Systems Advisor, Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties
Doan, Hung Riverside County
  Small Farms and Specialty Crops Advisor Vegetable Production, Nutrient Management, Small Farms, Vegetable and field crop pathology,Fruit and tree nuts pathology
Downer, Arthur Ventura County
  Environmental Horticulture/Plant Pathology Advisor Emeritus Pathology of landscape ornamentals , Phytophthora Root Rot, Mulches, Potting soils, Palm horticulture, climate ready trees, arboriculture, Master Gardener Advisor.
Gazula, Aparna Santa Clara County
  Small Farm Advisor Vegetable Production, Nutrient Management, Small Farms
Hartin, Janet Los Angeles County
  Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor Environmental horticulture, urban greening, climate-ready trees, "Trees for Tomorrow" arboriculture, irrigation needs of landscape plants
Henry, Olivia Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Regional Food Systems Area Advisor Food Systems, Community Development, Cooperative Development, Distribution, Processing, Marketing
Lloyd, Margaret Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Small Farms Advisor Organic
Lobo, Ramiro San Diego County
  Small Farms & Agricultural Economics Advisor Farm management, marketing, agricultural economics, agricultural tourism, small farms, new/specialty crops
Mukherjee, Amrita San Bernardino County
  Urban Agriculture/Small Farms Advisor Urban Farms and food system, Organic Vegetable Production, Nutrient Management, Small Farms, Control Environment Agriculture
Surls, Rachel Los Angeles County
  Sustainable Food Systems Advisor urban agriculture, urban gardening, food systems
Sutherland, Andrew Alameda County Cooperative Extension
  Urban Integrated Pest Management Advisor urban (household & structural) IPM of insects and other arthropods
Van Soelen Kim, Julia Marin County
  North Bay Food Systems Advisor
CE Specialist
Busch, Roselle Veterinary Medicine Extension
  Sheep and Goat Veterinary Medicine Extension Specialist Sheep and Goat Herd Health and Production
Getz, Christy Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist in Agriculture and Food Systems Political economy and governance of food and agriculture systems; farm labor movements; social certification; food safety; cannabis; organic agriculture; farmworker health and wellbeing
Gross, Jackson Animal Science
  Cooperative Extension Specialist
Okello, Emmanuel Population Health & Reproduction
  Assistant Specialist in CE Antimicrobial Stewardship
Pires, Alda Population Health & Reproduction
  Associate Specialist in Cooperative Extension & Associate Agronomist in AES Urban Agriculture and Food Safety, Veterinary Epidemiology,
Sowerwine, Jennifer Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Associate Specialist Metropolitan agriculture, sustainable food systems, agroecology, food security, food sovereignty.
Other ANR
Callahan, Rachael Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (SAREP)
  Statewide Agritourism Coordinator Agritourism
Contreras, Julio Alameda County Cooperative Extension
Feenstra, Gail Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (SAREP)
  Emeritus, SAREP; Sustainable Food Systems Sustainable agriculture, local and regional food systems, regional marketing, farmers markets, farm to school programs, nutrition, food system assessments/ indicators, food security, program evaluation, values-based supply chains, food policy councils
Hathorn, Karina
  Program Coordinator UC Master Gardeners of Butte County & CalFresh Healthy Living, UC Community Education Specialist
Kanter, Jessica Fresno-Madera Cooperative Extension
Kooyumjian, Dawn Contra Costa County Cooperative Extension
  Coordinator -UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County
Salgado-Jacobo, Kristian Imperial County
  Community Education Specialist 2 (CES2) Master Gardener Program Coordinator
Spiropoulos, Thais
Windbiel-Rojas, Karey Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Associate Director for Urban & Community IPM/ Area Urban IPM Advisor Integrated Pest Management
Membership Totals
Number of Members30
ANR Members30
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