South Coast Stewards Volunteer Program
What does a South Coast Steward do?
Situated on 200 acres, South Coast Research & Extension Center is a "farm" unlike any other in the region. Home to forty active research projects, this outdoor laboratory houses an eclectic collection of subtropical fruit trees, ornamentals, and seasonal row crop vegetables. Volunteers will gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside South Coast staff and researchers learning agricultural, horticultural, and natural resource management practices. Members of the South Coast Steward volunteer team will practically apply this knowledge to the care and maintenance of orchards through techniques like pruning, grafting, and propagation, and through the community education programs they deliver to the public.