San Mateo and San Francisco Counties
Year End - Quarterly News & Events
Farewell 2018 - Hello 2019!
At a recent staff meeting, our local Cooperative Extension academics and staff compiled a list of accomplishments in 2018. And, if we may say so ourselves, it was a pretty impressive list! Our programs reached thousands of adults and youth through in-person contacts in the community, and many more people accessed research-based information on home horticulture, home food preservation/food safety, positive youth development, and nutrition knowledge through our web presence. The Advisors shared applied research findings related to their local work in academic journals and via conference presentations. As the bridge between the University of California and the community, we are proud of the work we do and we go home each day knowing that we’ve contributed to building stronger social fabric. Thank you for your support and partnership. Happy Holidays!
UC Cooperative Extension: Who did we serve?
41,282 total reach in FY17-18
Program Happenings
T he Gardening Education Center (GEC) at the San Mateo County Event Center is now a UC Master Gardener “experiment” for Bermudagrass control through the use of sheet mulching and cover crops thereby increasing the diversity of the microbial community and building biological soil structure. Read more...

The Healthy Living Ambassador (HLA) Program is a collaboration between UC CalFresh Nutrition Education & 4-H Youth Development Programs. HLA is based on a Teens-as-Teachers model where an adult mentor plus a team of up to 4 teens (aged 12-19) work together to teach elementary-aged children about the benefits of gardening, Read more...
Research-to-Practice Continuum
This past summer, the Elkus Ranch Summer Camp Program received evaluation support from our colleagues at UC Davis and UC Berkeley! Dr. Wei-ting Chen, NFCS Advisor and interim County Director, worked together with Dr. Vikram Koundinya , CE Specialist from UC Davis, as a mentoring team through the Graduate Student in Extension program which provides opportunities for graduate students to engage with real work in Cooperative Extension.
On November 27 th , EFNEP program participants received a special 10 th lesson in household food resource management in the form of food preservation! Between September and November, EFNEP educator, Carolina Guerrero collaborated with with an organization called Mind, Body, Moms and delivered a 9-part series on nutrition education, household food resource management, Read more...
Thank you for your support!
Thank you to all who contributed both financially and as volunteers to our educational programs this year. We depend on your support in sustaining the work we do and appreciate your generosity!
Other News / Events / Opportunities
Thursday, January 3 & Friday, January 4 • 9am-3pm
$70 per camper (ages 6-11 years) 
Looking for a unique venue for your corporate retreat, special training, or club meeting? Consider the Elkus Ranch Conference Center for your next event! A full commercial kitchen is on-site!
Located at Elkus Ranch
1500 Purisima Creek Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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300 Piedmont Ave.,
Building B, Rm 227
San Bruno, CA 94066
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