UCCE Centennial: 100 Years of Science and Service
"In order to solve California's most pressing environmental issues we need innovative solutions. Local UCCE Advisors and Specialists in the San Francisco Bay Area have been critical partners to the development and expansion of practical, sustainable conservation methods that can be implemented across entire industries."Ashley Boren, Executive Director Sustainable Conservation
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Sustainable Food Systems Advisor, UCCE Los Angeles County
I work on farm-to-fork food issues, focusing particularly on urban agriculture education, research and policy. My day includes anything from a visit to a farm to a trip to City Hall. A big part of what I do is translating information on agriculture into a format that's easy to read and understand. For example, people who operate urban farms, school gardens or community gardens need to understand, in basic terms, how and why to test their soil, but soil science is very technical and confusing.