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Santa Cruz County Cooperative Extension

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General Agency Information
Name:Santa Cruz County Cooperative Extension
Alternate Name(s):Santa Cruz County UC Cooperative Extension
UC Cooperative Extension
Address:1430 Freedom Boulevard Suite E
Watsonville, CA  95076-2796
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-763-8040
Fax Number:831-763-8006
Description:Monday-Thursday: 8am-5pm (closed 12-1pm for lunch)

Fridays: 8am-12pm open (1-5pm by appointment only)

Across California, the University of California’s 64 Cooperative Extension offices are local problem-solving centers. We are the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research.

More than 300 campus-based specialists and county-based farm, home and youth advisors work as teams to bring practical, unbiased, science-based answers to problems across California.

As part of the agricultural community, we help farmers develop more-efficient growing methods, solve pest management problems and develop crops and irrigation methods that use less water.

As stewards of the land, we help develop smart water-use strategies, develop wildfire education and help preserve natural areas and farmland.

As advocates for healthy communities, we promote healthy diets and exercise for better health, help Californians learn to choose the most nutritious foods and help shape the citizens of tomorrow through the 4-H Youth Development Program.

And thousands of volunteers extend the reach of our work through the Master Gardener Program and the California 4-H Youth Development Program.
Mission:The University of California Cooperative Extension is dedicated to protecting and improving the resources and quality of life in Santa Cruz County by providing research-generated knowledge and techniques related to agriculture, natural resources and youth development.
Volunteer Info:The 4-H Youth Development Program helps young people discover and develop their potential, ultimately developing into responsible, self-directed, and productive members of global society. Volunteers share their knowledge with young people, offering youth in their communities hands-on skills in a wide array of projects, including animal, plant, food, and nutrition projects, as well as graphic arts, rocketry, forestry, photography, bicycles, and much more. If you would like to start a 4-H club in your community, or volunteer with an existing club, contact Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty, Youth Development Advisor (831)763-8040
Languages other than English:Japanese
Accommodations for Disabled:Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:Call for Information
Fees:Call for Information
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Watsonville
Funding Source:County Government
Federal Government
State Government

Mark Bolda

Subject Headings
 Consumer Assistance and Protection
Food Safety Education
Gardening/Landscaping Instruction
Government Agencies
Information Services
Public Awareness/Education
Weed Abatement/Brush Control
Youth Development
This record last modified June 12, 2016

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