South Coast Research and Extension Center
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South Coast Research and Extension Center (South Coast REC) was established by the University of California in 1956 as a representative site for agricultural and horticultural research in California's south coastal plain-temperate climatic zone. Located on 200 acres of deep, moderately sloped, alluvial fan soil, the Center and its mild winter climate are conducive to farming a wide range of crops including subtropicals as well as ornamentals for the urban landscape. (more..)

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  • H2OC Stormwater Program - Protecting Our Water Resources

    Added December 5, 2018
    Roof gutter downspout-redirection

    Have you heard the news? The H2OC Stormwater Program has a new website. Representing the (34) cities within Orange County, preventing overwatering is a large part of their mission, but they also work to prevent all runoff issues that...

  • DPR Continuing Education Opportunities Offered By UC IPM

    Added October 23, 2018

    DPR license and certificate holders: Renew early! Get those last-minute hours with help from UC IPM —Cheryl Reynolds, UC Statewide IPM Program   Learn about opportunities to receive continuing education hours. October is upon us and before...

  • Plans for the Weekend?

    Added September 26, 2018

    No plans scheduled for the weekend? Come check out the UC ANR 10th Annual Urban Landscape and Garden Education Expo - fun for everyone! Click here for more event information

  • Join Us For A Fun-Filled Day at South Coast REC

    Added September 18, 2018
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    Join Us at the 10th Annual Urban Landscape and Garden Education Expo Activities for the Whole Family!   Explore the sustainable gardening practices at work in the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Demonstration Landscapes -...

  • Growing the Learners and Leaders of Tomorrow

    Added September 18, 2018
    ...Problem-solving through engineering projects

    The 2018-2019 4-H year has officially begun! Orange County 4-H provides local youth with informal educational opportunities in the context of positive youth development, with the goal of growing the learners and leaders of tomorrow. What does 4-H do?...

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