County of Marin - News Releases - UCCE/Farm Annual Report

For Immediate Release
April 16, 2019

An Inviting Summary of UCCE Marin’s Exploits

Learn more about Farm Advisor’s Office and what it does for the community

Novato, CA – Instead of a written annual report on paper, the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) team in Novato has created an online “story map” that capsulizes its ongoing programs and key 2018 accomplishments in an inviting and interactive way. 

Two men kneel down in a vegetable field and talk about alternative strategies for managing weeds as several other people stand up near them.Learn about alternative strategies for managing weeds through the UCCE/Farm Advisor's Office.
The UCCE/Marin County Farm Advisor’s Office is one of the County of Marin government’s 23 departments, operating through a partnership with the County, the UC system, the federal government and private funds. Its mission is to sustain a vital agriculture, environment, and community in Marin by providing UC research-based information in agriculture, natural resource management, nutrition, and youth development.

The story map presentation allows a viewer to investigate the department’s accomplishments by choosing project locations on a map, scrolling through photos, reading the short narratives, and linking to external websites for more information. Among the topics covered in the report are:

  • Alternative strategies for managing weeds
  • How livestock distribution improves water quality
  • Reducing the threat of Japanese knotweed
  • Community gardening with Marin’s seniors
  • Conserving water in community gardens
  • Saving water one backyard at a time
  • Equity in youth development

The UCCE/Farm Advisor offers free subscriptions to several e-newsletters and runs the Master Gardeners program for Marin. It maintains a help desk at its Novato location (1682 Novato Boulevard, Suite 150B), holds hands-on events for gardeners, and offers assistance by phone at 415-473-4204. Learn more at the UCCE/Farm Advisor website.

Contact:

David Lewis
Farm Advisor
Office of the Farm Advisor/University of California Cooperative Extension

1682 Novato Blvd.
Suite 150B
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 473-4204
Email: David Lewis
Marin UCCE website