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Collaboration and Facilitation in Natural Resource Management workshop March 26

The Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project’s (SNAMP) University of California Cooperative Extension team will be hosting a workshop on Collaboration and Facilitation in Natural Resource Management on March 26 in Martell/Jackson. The goal of this workshop is to help improve communication by building facilitation skills within the many groups involved in collaboration in natural resource […]

Want to join the Master Food Preservers?

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) invites adults interested in helping others learn about safe home food preservation to apply to train as a Master Food Preserver (MFP) volunteer. UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteers learn research-based information and then share that knowledge with local communities through public classes, community events and newsletters. Master Food Perservers […]

Master Food Preservers: Want to become a Master Food Preserver?

The University of California Cooperative Extension invites adults interested in helping others learn about safe home food preservation to apply to train as a Master Food Preserver volunteer. UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteers learn university-based, scientific information and then share that knowledge with the community in El Dorado County through free public classes, newsletters, Farm […]

Bare root planting season

This is the time of year when foothill garden stores, catalogs and nurseries offer bare root plants for sale.  In simplest terms, bare root plants are dormant perennial plants that are dug from soft planting material and then sold with the soil removed. The bare roots are usually wrapped in damp, but not wet, sawdust […]

BRRRRRRR…..cold weather takes toll on landscape plants

The extreme cold air that moved through the foothills in December has taken a toll on many of our landscape plants. As we all start to crawl out from beneath the blankets and mosey away from the cozy fires that have kept us warm over the past 10 days we are starting to get a […]

Impacts of winter drought and oak toxicity to livestock

Driving around the foothills, the lack of winter rain is clearly evident from the extremely dry rangelands, still brown and dry from summer, to the obvious shortage of water in the lakes and reservoirs. The extremely dry winter is turning out to have a critical impact on our local ranchers. Many ranches have turned to […]

Reforestation webinar series

The University of California Cooperative Extension is hosting a nine-part weekly webinar series on reforestation in California starting in January 2014. The goal of the webinar series is to explore issues related to reforestation in California including the current needs and the ecological, social and environmental benefits. Issues in California reforestation to be addressed include […]

University of California advocates for healthier forests

California forests are no longer natural. Over time, human impacts such as logging and fire suppression have left forests more prone to diseases, insects and wildfires. University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) recently received a competitive grant from Cal Fire to launch a forest management training program for private landowners to help protect California’s forests. […]

4-H Cook-Off May 11

The public is invited to join the El Dorado County 4-H Chili Cook-Off & Round Up on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held on the lawn of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. Admission is free and open to the public, so bring your family, friends […]

4-H celebrates centennial at Home Arts Day

The El Dorado County 4-H Youth Development Program will celebrate its centennial year in California by hosting Home Arts Day, demonstrating non-livestock 4-H projects. Expect to see 4-H entries from photography and robotics to fiber art, cake decorating and art. There will be project demonstrations from Disc Golf, Woodworking & Sewing. 4-Hers will put on […]

Yellow starthistle management workshops set

The University of California Cooperative Extension in cooperation with other local agencies will be hosting a series of workshops on yellow starthistle management. According to Scott Oneto, UC Farm Advisor and speaker, “Yellow starthistle is a noxious weed that infests over 15 million acres in California. We have had a number of bad years and […]

Farm conference offering scholarships

Scholarships are now available to attend the 2013 PlacerGROWN Farm Conference. This year’s theme is “Survive and Thrive.” The conference will be held be held Saturday, Jan. 26 at Lincoln High School, 790 J St. in Lincoln, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference, co-sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension and PlacerGROWN, University of California, United States […]

UC hosts forest landowner workshops: Learn how to pass it on to the next generation

The University of California is hosting a two-part workshop series on succession planning to help forest landowners learn simple techniques to pass their land and its legacy on to the next generation. The first workshop is being offered at seven locations throughout California. The next avaialable worksop will be held in Jackson Nov. 13 and […]

University of California to host Forest Landowner Workshops

The University of California is hosting a two-part workshop series on succession planning to help forest landowners learn simple techniques to pass their land and its legacy on to the next generation. The first workshop is being offered at seven locations throughout California. In the central Sierra Nevada, workshops will be held in Auburn on […]

4-H youth to engineer robotic solutions

On Oct. 6, youth in El Dorado County 4-H will become scientists for the day during the fifth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). This annual event seeks to spark an early youth interest in science and future science careers, and to reclaim the nation’s position of leadership in scientific exploration. As part of […]

Workshops aid forest land transfer to next generation

The University of California is hosting a two-part workshop series on succession planning to help forest landowners learn simple techniques to pass their land and its legacy on to the next generation. The first workshop is being offered at seven locations throughout California. In the central Sierra Nevada, workshops will be held in Auburn on […]

4-H enrollment open through Oct. 15

Open enrollment began in July and will go through Oct. 15 for open registration for El Dorado County 4-H projects. 4-H Youth Development helps young people reach their full potential as competent, confident and caring leaders of character who are connected to others and contribute to their communities. Recent findings from Tufts University’s 4-H Study […]

New Lake Tahoe Master Gardener program starting up

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) — Central Sierra, in partnership with the Tahoe Resource Conservation District, will be offering the inaugural Lake Tahoe Master Gardener volunteer training beginning this September in South Lake Tahoe. Upon completion of the 50 hour training course, certified Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners will provide the community with research-based […]

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