Local Youth, Families & Communities Programming
Become a certified UC Master Food Preserver or UC Garden Nutrition Extender
UC Cooperative Extension is seeking volunteers that want to increase their expertise and share it with the community
Do you love gardening, eating healthy foods, and teaching kids outside? The UC Garden Nutrition Extender (UC GNE) training is back for Summer 2019! UC GNEs are highly trained volunteers who support school or community gardens with quality nutrition and food system education. The 30-hour UC GNE training covers planning and planting edible gardens, working with students and educators, connecting the garden to the cafeteria, tasting local produce, and harvesting with students. The training provides participants with the skills, materials and resources to deliver the Learn, Grow, Eat and GO! Jr. Master Gardener™ curriculum. To find out more information or to apply click here or contact the program coordinator, Abbi Marrs.
Are you passionate about local produce, preserving foods, educating others, and meeting your neighbors? By becoming a UC Master Food Preserver, you will serve as an agent of UCCE to answer food preservation questions, teach public classes, and participate in other community events. We will be offering a 10-week, 40-hour volunteer certification training during Spring of 2020. For more information click here or contact the Program Coordinator, Dayna Ravalin by e-mail or phone: (805) 781-5944
UC Cooperative Extension is a department within the County of San Luis Obispo. Cooperative Extension is the local link to research, information, and expertise for the University of California. Instead of teaching students in classrooms, Cooperative Extension advisors and staff work directly with people in San Luis Obispo County. Since 1922, when the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors officially established a partnership with CE, we have been part of a nationwide network of educators and scientists who use education to help local people solve problems.