This month Open Silo is hosting our Urban Agriculture Happy Hour at Highland Park Brewery on Tuesday, October 30th! We will be co-hosting with the UC Master Gardener Program, part of University of California Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles County, an arm of the University of California that develops and implements community-based educational programs in nutrition, youth development, urban gardening, horticulture, agriculture and natural resources in Los Angeles County.
No matter what your field of work, study, or interest, we want to meet you! All who are passionate about urban agriculture or food issues are welcome. Bring a friend or colleague along. Dress is casual. Come anytime after 6 pm!
About the Master Gardeners:
Master Gardeners are volunteers from the community who are trained by University of California specialists and other qualified instructors, who use research-based information to promote environmentally responsible and sustainable horticultural practices in the home, community and school landscapes.
Master Gardeners undergo an intensive 3-month training program (every Saturday from mid-February through May) and, after graduation, volunteer at least 50 hours during the first year. After that, Master Gardeners are required to volunteer at least 25 hours and participate in 12 hours of continuing education per year in order to maintain active Master Gardener status.
Applications for the 2019 program will open in mid-November, so stay tuned!
Local groups and organizations can request a Master Gardener presentation on the areas of fruits and vegetables, drought-tolerant gardening, integrated pest management (IPM), irrigation, composting, container gardening and more.
UCCE also host a hotline for Southern California gardening questions! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of your concern or question. Attaching photos will help the Master Gardener diagnose the problem. OR, you can phone in your concern or question by leaving a detailed message at (626) 586-1988.
For more information and updates on UCCE Master Gardeners, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Master-Gardener-Program-UC-Cooperative-Extension-Los-Angeles-County-124160624772/