UCCE Centennial: 100 Years of Science and Service
"I rely on UCCE as a technical resource for horticultural and arboricultural problems in the landscape. Jim Downer’s Landscape Disease Symposiums are invaluable and help me to provide clients with the most current information."Rebecca Latta Consulting Arborist Los Angeles County
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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.