UCCE Sonoma County

Waking Up to Wildfires  documents the experience through the eyes of survivors, firefighters, scientists, and public health and housing advocates in the aftermath of the 2017 North Bay wildfires. 

This 8-part web series  is based on highlights from the film.
UC Davis Environmental Health Science Center
Save the Dates
Jun 1
Wool Growers Field Day, Hopland
Jun 3
Sheep Sale, Hopland REC
Jun 3
Sep 23 Master Gardener Applications Due

Plus Partner Events - see below
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Wool Growers Field Day
Saturday, June 1, 10a m-4pm
UC Hopland REC

Calling all Northern California wool growers! Come join the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center to discuss the challenges of raising sheep and goats for fiber, meat and milk, and to learn from experts in areas of:
  • Flock health
  • Organic sheep production
  • Rotational grazing
  • Ranch infrastructure
  • Flock protection
The day will include presentations and small group work, with hands on opportunities and time to share ideas and experiences.

Space is limited, please register early to secure your participation!

Prescribed Fire on Private Lands
Monday, June 3, 10a m-4pm
UC Hopland REC

This training is designed for private landowners and land managers, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about how to plan and implement prescribed fire on private lands.  Topics include:
  • The purpose and benefits 
  • Prescribed fire laws and regulations
  • Air quality and smoke management
  • Burn planning and unit preparation
  • Options for prescribed fire on private lands, including prescribed burn associations and CAL FIRE Vegetation Management Program
  • Ignition techniques
  • Fire weather websites and tools
  • Safety and personal protective equipment
  • Grants and other funding opportunities
This event is $35 and includes lunch and refreshments.

Become a Master Gardener!
If you love to garden, learn about horticulture, and want to share your information with others, the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County offers you the opportunity to learn and to use your knowledge of gardening to serve the community.  

The UC Master Gardener program is a volunteer organization that provides education to home gardeners. Master Gardeners of Sonoma County have a deep commitment to community service and are willing to volunteer as agents of the University of California Cooperative Extension.  

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 MG Training Class which will launch in January 2020 and run through May 2020.  
Events & Workshops by our Partners:
Impacts of Tillage Management on Soil Health & Moisture

June 19, Kenwood

Join Sonoma RCD for a tour of the multi-year demonstration field trials established in 2017 to look at the impacts of different types of tillage management on soil health and moisture content. 

Topics include ongoing project with the grower, project science adviser, and others involved with the trial.

SRJC Sustainable Ag Offerings - Registration is Open 

Shone Farm 6/18-8/6 Tuesdays 9-3:30
Cultural practices, varieties and economics. 

Fall Semester:

SUSAG 160 Direct Farm Marketing

What's Your Opinion: FSMA

CAFF is surveying farmers about FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), specifically the Produce Rule, in preparation for their visit to D.C. this summer.

Innovation Challenge for Small Farm Tech Expo 

Innovation Challenge to develop a new innovation that can help smaller-scale farms compete, survive and thrive! Proposals due by 10/31.