UCCE Contra Costa
Letter From Our Bay Area County Director
After another record year for California wildfire, concern is now turning to the soil impacted by firestorms, reported Sarah Klearman in the Napa Valley Register. High-temperature flames can incinerate vegetation and destroy plant root systems,...
In California, most ghost towns were created when a local industry collapsed. Now, climate change is more often to blame when booming communities whither and die, reported Daniel Cusick in E&E News. In an eerie horror story released just before...
UC 4-H 'Disease Detectives' across California become advocates for health and COVID-19 prevention after learning about epidemiology. The Issue With the emergence of the coronavirus, 4-H in-person meetings had to be canceled, along with schools, sports...
Growing comprehensive program and partnership in early childhood education leads to healthier schools and preschool students
Strong partnership between CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Riverside County and Desert Sands Unified Early Childhood Education has resulted in preschool children developing healthier habits and healthier school environments. The Issue The Desert...
Eighty-six percent of private forest landowners indicate they are highly motivated to develop a forest management plan after attending a Forest Stewardship workshop, which puts them on the path towards improved management of forest lands, participation...
Contra Costa County
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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
Obesity among 6- to 11-year-old youth has tripled over the past 30 years. Many youth and adults lack basic meal planning and food preparation skills. In a typical week in 2007, the number of dinners that were cooked and eaten at home was 4.8, but only 57 percent were prepared from scratch (Food Technology, 2008). Empowering youth and their families to adopt healthy food habits - such as planning, preparing and sharing meals at home - will improve the well-being of the entire household.
Contra Costa Master Gardener Events
Calendar and Events
|Forest Stewardship workshop - Mariposa||11/9/2020|