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The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Offices are local problem-solving centers, part of a statewide network of UC researchers and educators who bridge UC research with the communities we serve. Our Advisors and Community Education Specialists deliver a range of locally relevant programs focusing on farm, environment, nutrition, 4-H youth development, science literacy, urban agriculture, home and commercial horticulture. We deliver science-based information through public workshops, meetings, newsletters, and mass media communication tools to local communities. In addition, our Advisors and Community Educator Specialists collaborate on partnerships with government agencies and community-based organizations to extend the reach of our programs.
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  • Mary Foley (later Mary Foley Benson) at work as a scientific illustrator with the USDA. This image was taken in 1926 when she was 21.
    Zeroing in on the Life of Scientific Illustrator Mary Foley Benson

    The late Mary Foley Benson would have been proud. Benson, internationally known for her entomology and horticulture illustrations, will be honored by Srdan Tunic, a UC Davis graduate student studying for his...

  • October 2022 HOM Caraway
    Fall Herb Study

    During the summer, the MG Herb Study group met monthly to discover and discuss the herb of the month. June's herb was Basil, July's was mint, and August's was lemon balm. All three are great additions for gardens and add...

  • The Learning Landscape back in early 2009
    San Joaquin Master Gardener Learning Landscape

    Avid gardeners know a successful garden is a result of research, planning, trial and error, hard work, and evolution. The Learning Landscape located at the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 E. Earhart Avenue, in...

  • Common purslane, Portulaca oleracea. Photo by Jack Kelly Clark
    Pests of the Season

    Fall, aka Autumn, normally begins in earnest as nuts come off trees and pumpkins come off the vines. I know commercially grown pumpkins and gourds have been coming off the vines for over 6-8 weeks now and almonds seemed a...

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    From the Garden – Fall: October, November, and December

    The autumn months are such an easy time to decorate the garden, a front porch, or inside the home with items found in most gardens and nurseries. In October, start with a few mums transplanted from the garden into pots,...


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CalFresh Healthy Living Community Education Supervisor 1 - Half Moon Bay, CA, Job ID 35173 NEW
County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County
Posted on October 4, 2022

CalFresh Healthy Living Community Education Specialist 2 – Half Moon Bay, CA, Job ID 43016
County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County
Posted on September 22, 2022

The Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Community Development Advisor AP# 22-08
County Locations: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County
Posted on August 25, 2022
Closing on November 15, 2022

CalFresh Healthy Living Program Educator 2 - Half Moon Bay, CA. Job ID 39182
County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County
Posted on July 14, 2022

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4-H Youth Development Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center Master Gardener Program Master Food Preserver Program Nutrition Education Program Urban Integrated Pest Management