UCCE Contra Costa
Letter From Our Bay Area County Director
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...
Cattle can help reduce wildfire danger by grazing on fine fuels in rangeland and forest landscapes, reported Sierra Dawn McClain in Capital Press. The article also appeared in the Blue Mountain Eagle, the Westerner and the East Oregonian. The...
The raging fires sparked during August have raised the visibility of UC fire scientists, who provide critical information to state and national media. Below are a sampling of stories and comments offered by UC Cooperative Extension...
CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE develops culinary skills and contributes to community health during the COVID-19 pandemic
During COVID-19, CalFresh Healthy Living virtually developed culinary skills of 18 4-H SNAC Club student leaders, who then led 117 culturally-relevant healthy cooking lessons with family members. The Issue Health disparities, described in Healthy...
The recent identification of an Asian citrus psyllid infected with huanglongbing disease in a Riverside commercial citrus grove isn't surprising, said UC Cooperative Extension specialist Monique Rivera in an interview with Brian German of...
Contra Costa County
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Concord, CA 94520-4829
Main Office: 925-608-6670
Master Gardeners: 925-608-6683
Director: Frank McPherson
Contra Costa Stories
Obesity in childhood increases a child’s risk of developing chronic disease, such as heart disease and diabetes, as well as social and psychological problems. Hayward, California, has the highest prevalence of overweight children in Alameda County’s 14 cities, and 50 percent of Hayward Unified School District’s students are overweight or obese. School-based education about healthy eating and fitness habits is a valuable tool to address this issue, but the school district lacked resources and staff needed to implement an evidence-based nutrition education program.
Contra Costa Master Gardener Events
Calendar and Events
|Forest Stewardship workshop - Santa Cruz||9/21/2020|
|Open Garden Day & Plant Sale||11/7/2020|