The University of California Cooperative Extension – Central Sierra (El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties) houses the regional UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program. The general goal of UC CalFresh is to improve the diet and nutrition-related skills of CalFresh (formerly know as food stamps) recipients and their families.
Elementary students across Calaveras County get their hands dirty on farm field trips
Students from around the county are getting their hands dirty and learning about the importance of eating more fresh, seasonal produce from local farms thanks to funding from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) as part of their CalAgPlate grant program.
“I loved eating the pomegranate and walnuts right off of the tree,” said Abby Carter, a third grade student from Valley Springs Elementary during a recent trip to the Metzger Family Farm and Winery in San Andreas.
Organizations join together to get school garden veggies to families in need
So many people and organizations have stepped up these last two in weeks as the Butte Fire burned more than 70,000 acres in Calaveras and Amador Counties, destroying over 500 houses and evacuating thousands from their homes for days on end.
“We wanted to help too,” said Zach Guillemin a Railroad Flat Resident and 8th grader at Toyon Middle School.
Hi Local Food Folks,
Sierra Harvest is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, inspiring and connecting the people of Nevada County to fresh, local, seasonal food.
We are hiring for a Sierra Gardens Coordinator starting Jan 2016.
Sonora High School Biology students perform soil test on raised garden beds.
End of the summer and start of the school year started with a great potato harvest! Recently, garlic, onions, and carrots were planted by students during the months of October and November.