South Coast Research and Extension Center
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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  • 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?...

  • What's all the bzzz about?

    Added August 14, 2018
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    Are you among the growing group that have taken up beekeeping? Whether you are a backyard hive enthusiast, or operate a large scale production, in honor of National Honey Bee Day 2018 this coming Saturday, August 18th, 2018, be sure to check out the...

  • Celebrating Avocados

    Added July 31, 2018
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    It's National Avocado Day - a fruit truly worth celebrating. Yes, it is often synonymous with guacamole, the Super Bowl of dips, but it is so much more. Read on for some interesting information from Nationaldaycalendar.com... NATIONAL AVOCADO DAY -...

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