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UC Master Gardeners donate tomato plants

To plant the seed of healthful eating among youngsters, UC Cooperative Extension is giving away vegetable plants to Oakland families with school-age children.


Science break: The scoop on barley in beer

UC ANR scientists have been studying whether malting barley can be grown well in California — and what that might mean for the local beer-brewing industry. Watch a video to learn more.


Purple power: Sweet potatoes get vibrant

Purple sweet potatoes could be the next big thing, thanks to ANR research. These vibrant tubers are chock full of healthy antioxidants, and sure to impress your family and friends — and social media.


Summertime Food

Summertime food and heat safety tips

It's time to get the barbecue grilling and the pool party started! To keep your summer healthy and fun, UC ANR offers some important safety tips.


Hand with dirt

The seeds that bring fresh veggies to life

Did you know that most vegetables are annuals and need to be started every year from seeds? In a fascinating video, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources explores the science and processes that keep our food system vibrant.


New video from ANR: Urban agriculture

Urban agriculture is popping up all over California — from schools and churches to community gardens, backyard farms, rooftop gardens and more. Learn more about this phenomena, including an example right here in Oakland.