Master Gardener volunteer hours
Given the tremendous impact COVID-19 is having on planned spring UC Master Gardener events and gardening activities across the state, program leadership has determined that all UC Master Gardener volunteers who choose to remain active and reappoint during the upcoming reappointment period (June 1 – July 31) will be approved, regardless of the number of volunteer or continuing education hours completed this program year. Further, volunteers will not be responsible for making up any incomplete volunteer and continuing education hours in the following program year. Read the message to volunteers at https://conta.cc/2Jh4pMc.
The Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) has organized a collection of Extension resources developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 40 institutions have contributed to the collection at https://virtual.extension.org/extension-responses-to-covid-19/.
JoLynn Miller is livestreaming embryology lessons on FaceBook for 4-H youth in Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado and Tuolumne counties. Check out yesterday's lesson on chick hatching (featuring JoLynn's crazy hair for Spirit Week) at https://www.facebook.com/Tuolumnecounty4h/videos/235774560806010/.
As our colleagues at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center remind us, calling out the things you are grateful for is important in this time of crisis. I'm grateful for the incredible work you are doing to help your communities!