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2019 CA Rangeland Climate & Drought Workshop

Weather grass drought flyer

Weather grass drought flyer
Weather grass drought flyer

Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Big Thank You to Martin and Abraham for Contributions to SFREC

Abraham Mendoza accepts his 25 year service pin.

This month, Sierra Foothill REC recognized and congratulated two of our staff members on reaching new service milestones. Martin Beaton has given 40 years and Abraham Mendoza has given 25 years of service to SFREC. Their dedication to the important...

Posted on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 12:12 PM
Tags: SFREC (66), Staff (3)

Kitchen Scrap Gardening

Reading Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens reinforces that we eat all the parts of a plant

Imagine turning kitchen leftovers into an indoor garden and at the same time reinforcing concepts of recycling and reusing. Kitchen Scrap Gardening does just that! HAREC is preparing for 2019 education season. This spring a new second grade classroom...

Lesson begins with reivew of what plants need to grow and plant part stretches that reinforce the function of each part of the plant
Lesson begins with reivew of what plants need to grow and plant part stretches that reinforce the function of each part of the plant

plant part stretches

Reading Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens reinforces that we eat all the parts of a plant
Reading Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens reinforces that we eat all the parts of a plant

reading Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens

Carrot tops that have been set in water for 24-48 hours are ready to plant
Carrot tops that have been set in water for 24-48 hours are ready to plant

carrot tops in water

Inexpensive paper pots, soil and water for planting
Inexpensive paper pots, soil and water for planting

Plantings are ready for some sunshine.
Plantings are ready for some sunshine.

carrot plantings

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 12:03 PM
Tags: HAREC (51)

FARMS Leadership students take workshops on fruit, soil, and sorghum at UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

In December the Farming, Agriculture, and Resource Management for Sustainability (FARMS) program brought about 60 high school students from valley schools to enjoy a day of workshops and ag-related learning at UC Kearney. Part of the Center for Land Based Learning, the FARMS Leadership program students participated in team building activities with their peers, and three workshops provided by Kearney: the science behind fruit ripeness/quality, building healthy soils for healthy crops, and sorghum and whole grains.

 

The students circle in a team-building exercise.

Two FARMS students check the sugar content of oranges.
Students learn that healthy soil produces healthy crops.
Director Jeff Dahlberg teaches about sorghum and healthy whole grains.

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 2:22 PM
Tags: FARMS (1), outreach (43), students (5)

Lemon Rootstock Trial is Progressing

Glenn Wright examines lemons

Glenn Wright (U. Arizona) is collaborating with Mikeal Roose and Tracy Kahn (UC Riverside) to evaluate a rootstock trial for Limoneira 8A Lisbon lemon at the Lindcove Research and Extension Center.  This trial is one of three lemon...

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 8:28 AM

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