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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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What's New from the UC Blogs
  • Air Injection August 10, 2022 Phil Foster's Hollister, CA
    CIG's Willey and Foster conducting pressurized air injection study in peppers in Hollister, CA in 2022!

    August 13, 2022 The national NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant Program CA organic reduced disturbance vegetable project has a new research component this year at the Hollister, CA farm of Phil Foster.  Both he...

  • A syrphid fly foraging on a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii, in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    It's Friday Fly Day!

    It's Friday Fly Day! And what better day than a Friday to post an image of a syrphid fly nectaring on a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii? We all need "pretty" in our lives.   Syrphid flies, also...

  • In this image, you can see two bees on the African blue basil. But can you find the praying mantis? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    Find the Praying Mantis in the African Blue Basil

    Honey bees absolutely love African blue basil. If there ever were a "bee magnet," this plant is it.  We first learned of African blue basil, (Ocimum kilimandscharicum × basilicum 'Dark...

  • Jumping spider eating a fly. [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]
    Webinars: Spiders, Pesticides and Water!

    Are you concerned about pesticides in our waterways? Join us on August 18, 2022 at noon for UC IPM's free monthly webinar to learn how to keep surface water clean by reducing pesticide use and runoff. The webinar will be...

  • Adrienne R. Shapiro of Davis captured this image of a nesting European paper wasps in the mouth of a garden frog statue in a Davis neighborhood. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne R. Shapiro)
    Ever Seen a Wasp Colony in a Frog's Mouth?

    In real life, frogs eat flies, mosquitoes, bees, wasps and other insects.  But have you ever seen a frog's mouth filled with an entire European wasp colony? No? Check this out! On Aug. 8, sharp-eyed Adrienne R....


Job Opportunities:

4-H Program Coordinator (CES 2) – Half Moon Bay, CA, Job ID 39176
County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County
Posted on July 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

CalFresh Healthy Living Community Education Supervisor 1 - Half Moon Bay, CA, Job ID 35173
County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County
Posted on May 2, 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