South Coast Research and Extension Center
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South Coast Research and Extension Center

Field Days, Workshops, and Programs

Learning about the do's and don'ts of garden design....

Attendees get ready to learn about landscape design.

The UC ANR South Coast Research and Extension Center Demonstration Landscapes were the site for a new homeowner pilot program hosted by the partnership between Irvine Ranch Water District and University of California Cooperative Extension, Orange County....

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 1:25 PM

OC High School Students visit South Coast REC

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Hosted by UC ANR South Coast REC, Cooperative Extension, and the Orange County Farm Bureau, programs that provide agricultural education to an increasingly urban population, local high schools participated in workshops at the Center that were...

Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:57 AM

Compost Workshop: Turn your kitchen scraps and yard waste into organic gold.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 3 PM to 5 PM IRWD & UC Cooperative Extension OC Master Gardeners: Composting Workshop Come and learn about traditional composting and vermicomposting (using worms).  Pre-registration is required, go to...

Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 1:39 PM

Cherimoya Tasting January 2017 Results

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A crowd of over (200) eagerly lined up to attend the South Coast Research and Extension Center Cherimoya Taste Test on January 13, 2017.  Through an open tasting, evaluators were asked to rate the (15) varieties using a basic one to five scale based...

Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 2:25 PM

Irrigation Basics Workshop - April 1, 2017

Do irrigation problems make you run for the hills? Interested in learning simple fixes before they turn into a major issue? Join the UCCE Master Gardeners this coming Saturday, April 1st,  for a workshop on ‘Irrigation Basics'. This class...

Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 3:21 PM

Cultivate Your Gardening Skills

Looking to learn new gardening skills or maybe hone old practices? Don't miss out on the Cultivating Gardening Skills Workshop series sponsored by the UCCE Master Gardeners Orange County and the UC ANR South Coast Research and Extension...

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 2:32 PM

2016 Persimmon Tasting


Home to one of only a few persimmon germ plasm collections in the United States, the UC ANR South Coast Research and Extension Center welcomed invited guests, the California Rare Fruit Growers Association and the UCCE Master Gardeners on Friday, November...

Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Cherimoya Fruit Tasting

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Join us for our annual Cherimoya Taste Test. Information below:

Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Southern California Rare Fruit Growers - Orange County Chapter Tour South Coast REC

Getting ready to tour the REC on a beautiful sunny day.

UC ANR South Coast Rec and Cooperative Extension hosted members of the Southern California Rare Fruit Growers – OC Chapter on November 5, 2016. While several of the (16) attendees assist with several research projects, they aren't always exposed to...

Posted on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 3:10 PM

West Coast Rodent Academy

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UC Cooperative Extension, collaborating with various organizations such as OC Vector, Target Specialty Products, Univar, Orkin, Bell, BASF, Syngenta, and WECO to name a few, hosted the inaugural West Coast Rodent Academy at the South Coast...

Posted on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 12:08 PM

Students Introduced to UC ANR

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Agriculture Economics Students from Pitzer College in Claremont visited South Coast REC to learn about how UC ANR research affects sustainable agricultural and food justice. Prior to a field tour, Dr. John Kabashima, UC Emeritus, discussed all that...

Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 8:28 AM

Annual Urban Landscape & Education Expo at South Coast REC

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Looking back at old photos of South Coast REC it is amazing to see how much has changed on site and within the surrounding community. Where there were once open fields, orange groves, or even plant nurseries, we are now neighbors to several planned...

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 1:06 PM

Ribbon Cutting for New South Coast REC Building

South Coast REC has a new building - also the new home to OC Farm Bureau.

A big change has taken place at the UC ANR South Coast REC - the new building which has been a collaborative effort between the Orange County Farm Bureau and the Center, arrived last week just in time for the Annual OC Farm Bureau Steak...

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Pitahaya Field Day


Hosted by Ramiro Lobo and UCCE – San Diego, South Coast REC staff assisted with the annual Pitahaya Field Day. Approximately 64 Attendees were treated to field presentations, and tasting of cut fruit, dried fruit, homemade ice cream, and fresh...

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 9:38 AM

Having Fun With Science

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We had a lot of fun here at the Center last Thursday. UCCE 4-H Orange County, partnering with Anaheim Family YMCA Anaheim Acheives, hosted students from Western High School in Anaheim. While here, the youth learned about the Center's research...

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 1:49 PM
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