UCCE Contra Costa
Letter From Our Bay Area County Director
The vast California acreage burned in 2020 and the protracted smoky skies should signal state residents and officials to adapt to a new reality, reported Ezra David Romero on Capital Public Radio. The 4 million acres of wildland burned this year isn't...
Families participating in EFNEP report eating healthy on a budget and saving $44 per month, contributing to increased food security. The Issue Efforts to strengthen nutrition and food security is needed more than ever as families with young children...
Five of California's six largest fires have occurred in 2020, reported Julie Cart in CalMatters. “There is a collective sensation that we are reaching a tipping point,” said Lenya Quinn-Davidson, a fire specialist with the University of...
Participants commit to improving the safety of their landscape after receiving Cooperative Extension information about safely planting drought-tolerant plants, contributing to improved community health. The Issue Gardeners and homeowners have...
Three news articles over the last weekend shared comments from UC Agriculture and Natural Resource's experts about forest management practices that can help reduced the catastrophic wildfires being experiences in the West. Prescribed burns and...
Contra Costa County
2380 Bisso Lane, Ste. B
Concord, CA 94520-4829
Main Office: 925-608-6670
Master Gardeners: 925-608-6683
4-H Program: 925-608-6690
Director: Frank McPherson
Contra Costa Stories
Since the enactment of the Healthy Schools Act (HSA) in 2001, both UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) have been working with school districts in California to provide information about integrated pest management (IPM). The strategies employed in an IPM program include modifying horticultural practices, such as changing mowing heights and managing irrigation appropriately. These practices can reduce the amount of pesticides used on school grounds to help schools to meet the standards of the HSA and provide a safe and healthy environment for students, teachers and staff. DPR has coordinated numerous workshops for school districts covering general landscape and building IPM topics. However, attendees requested more detailed training about turf IPM since they manage turf areas like playgrounds and sports fields. UCCE has extensive experience in this area and was called upon to help schools implement this policy.
Contra Costa Master Gardener Events
Calendar and Events
|Forest Stewardship workshop - Santa Cruz||9/21/2020|
|Forest Stewardship workshop - Mariposa||11/9/2020|