Posts Tagged: Foundation Plant Services
UC Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) staff distributed ladybugs (actually lady beetles, but when you say "lady beetles," someone is sure to...
A ladybug foraging on a yellow rose, Sparkle and Shine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's not "Rise and Shine!" any more. It's "Sparkle and Shine." "Sparkle and Shine," a yellow rose related to the Julia Child Rose, drew quite a bit...
Honey bee foraging on a yellow rose, "Sparkle and Shine!" (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A sign tells it all. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dave Fujino, executive director of the California Center for Urban Horticulture with Missy Gable, newly selected statewide director of the UC Master Gardener Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
I beg your pardonI never promised you a rose gardenAlong with the sunshineThere's gotta be a little rain sometime... So began Joe South in his hit...
Yellow roses are popular at the rose sale. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is what you don't want to see on your rose: rose curculio or rose weevil. You can ask questions about pests at the rose event. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees aren't that much into roses. Wild roses, yes. Cultivated roses, not so much. Given a choice, they'll take the lavenders, mints and salvia...
Honey bee foraging on a rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee blends into a rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee working a rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The 4-H Youth Development program is about sewing, cooking, organic gardening, arts and crafts, scrapbooking, creating PowerPoint presentations and more — all in an effort to build leadership, collaboration and hands-on learning in youth ages 5 to 19 years old, according to an article by Sena Christian on the Granite Bay website. The story centered on the efforts of two 4-H volunteer leaders who rescued a club program "on the verge of extinction."
Obesity Awareness Month
(Solano, Napa) Times Herald, Denise Kirnig, RD, MS
In an article kicking off National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the Food and Nutrition Network of Solano County asks parents to join the effort to combat childhood obesity. The article notes that UC Cooperative Extension is one of the agencies involved in the Food and Nutrition Network.
The California State Senate approved Senate Bill 707, which adds olives to the list of crops included in the Fruit Tree, Nut Tree, and Grapevine Improvement Advisory Board (IAB) at CDFA and in the Foundation Plant Services program at UC Davis. By including olives, SB 707 provides the industry access to disease-free, virus tested, and true-to-type certification for oil olive trees developed through extensive research./span>
Leadership, collaboration and hands-on learning are significant parts of the 4-H program.