Cooperative Extension Contra Costa
University of California
Cooperative Extension Contra Costa

UCCE Contra Costa


The University of California Cooperative Extension Contra Costa County delivers high quality education and research  programs that contribute to:
• Safe, healthy and accessible food
• Clean water and a healthy environment
• Improved nutrition habits and well-nourished residents
• Healthy youth who contribute to healthy communities
• An improved local economy

Our programs benefit ALL cities and ALL citizens throughout the County. We pride ourselves on delivering the most cost-effective programs in the most efficient manner by drawing upon experts from throughout the UC system, utilizing over 600 trained volunteers, and working cooperatively with over 150 diverse public and private agencies/organizations. And we do this at a minimal cost to the public.

UC Cooperative Extension: 100 Years and Counting!

May 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, the legislation that created Cooperative Extension, a nationwide system of community-based education, established as part of each state’s land grant university.  In recognition, we invite you to watch our Celebration Video!

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Contact Information

Cooperative Extension
Costa County
75 Santa Barbara Road
2nd Floor
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4215

Main Office: 925-646-6540
Master Gardeners: 925-646-6586
4H clubs: 925-646-6543
Fax: 925-646-6708

Director:  Rob Bennaton

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