UC Cooperative Extension Alameda County
Letter From Our Bay Area County Director
As we transition from the health aspect to the economic impacts of COVID-19, our most vulnerable and underserved populations are and will continue to be disproportionately impacted. Poverty among predominantly communities of color continue to impact educational opportunities. Food security is and will continue to be a concern, as those most impacted do not have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs for an active and healthy lifestyle. In addition, the senseless death of George Floyd has once again highlighted institutionalized racial injustices in America.
As our President, Janet Napolitano stated, and echoed once more by our Vice President, Glenda Humiston, "As leaders of the largest public research university in the United States, we feel silence is complicity." I want to encourage all of you to recognize and understand your own privileges, examine your biases, validate experiences and feelings of people of color and challenge colorblind ideologies. Read More
Frankly Speaking: Discussions on Topics That Impact Us and Those Around Us
That all depends, we are living in a turbulent and challenging time. COVID19, demonstrations and racial unrest all disproportionately impact communities of color. These are also the communities we serve, work and live in. Individuals that make-up these...
This weekend our nation lost a longtime congressman and one of the most courageous civil rights legends that this nation has ever known. I am deeply saddened by his loss at such a pivotal moment in our nation's history. As we struggle to find a...
Introducing Elkus Ranch Adventure Day
A private outdoor day of fun at UC Elkus Ranch for social bubbles* of children and adults.
Participants can spend the day caring for our animals and gardens, making a nature-themed craft, going on hikes around the property, and so much more!
Private Family Tours Now Offered
Homeschooling families are invited to venture out to a new learning environment at UC Elkus Ranch in Half Moon Bay. UC Elkus Ranch is an environmental education center, providing unique hands-on learning experiences for Bay Area youth. Due to COVID-19 precautions, UC Elkus Ranch has temporarily opened to the general public for private family tours only. Read more here.
ANR UCCE Alameda County
224 West Winton Ave, Rm. 134
Hayward, CA 94544
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Bay Area ANR Blogs
So I'm a praying mantis and being a top-notch real estate developer, I've located the best place in the pollinator garden. I have acquired the proper plans and permits to orchestrate complete control over the property. Ah, the fragrance of the African...
Have you ever pulled up a chair in your garden and watched honey bees foraging? They are so intent on their "bees-ness" that they don't know you're there. It's a great opportunity to photograph them. Sometimes, if you're lucky, they'll buzz over...
The California Dogface Butterfly, the state insect, is making quite a splash, and Placer Land Trust and UC Davis-affiliated scientists are an integral part of that. It seems as if the image of the dogface butterfly is everywhere. It's on every...
Gotta love those crab spiders! We've seen them ambushing prey, eating prey and looking for more prey. They're members of the Thomisidae family of spiders. They can move sideways and backwards. And they excel at...
It's been a "very poor year" for monarch butterflies in the Pacific Northwest. So, folks, if you're in their migratory pathway and anticipate seeing them head toward their overwintering sites in coastal California, don't get your hopes...