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UC Garden Nutrition Extenders (UC GNE)

Develop your expertise in garden nutrition education

2019 UC GNE Training Graduates!
2019 UC GNE Training Graduates!
The University of California Garden Nutrition Extenders (UC GNE) in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties are trained volunteers with hands-on skills to conduct garden enhanced nutrition education including: planning school gardens, planting with the seasons, tasting food from the garden, connecting garden to cafeteria, working with educators and students, and providing outdoor education.

We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2020 training cohort! Trainings will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 7th and ending on July 30th from 9am - 1pm at the UCCE Auditorium and Garden in San Luis Obispo.

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What are UC GNEs up to?

UC GNEs are out in their communities making a difference! Using evidence-based curricula aligned with grade level standards, UC GNEs help teachers get their students outside, learning, eating and growing in the garden.

UC GNEs on the Food Blog: 

School gardens get new life from UC Cooperative Extension volunteers

UC CalFresh & 4-H Youth Development Partnership, UCCE San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties