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Questions?

Garden & Plant Questions: Call the Master the Gardener Help Desk at (408) 282-3105

Monday-Friday, 9:30am - 12:30pm, or e-mail your question to the Master Gardener Help Desk

Composting Questions: Call the Rotline at (408) 918-4640

4-H Questions: scc4hprogram@gmail.com

General Questions: Call 408-282-3110

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Director

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Sheila J. Barry
Title: County Director Santa Clara / Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, San Francisco Bay Area
Specialty: Rangeland Ecology and Management, Beef Cattle Production, Rangeland Conservation, Grazing Management,
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3106
Email: sbarry@ucanr.edu

Livestock & Natural Resources / Director

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Sheila J. Barry
Title: County Director Santa Clara / Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, San Francisco Bay Area
Specialty: Rangeland Ecology and Management, Beef Cattle Production, Rangeland Conservation, Grazing Management,
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3106
Email: sbarry@ucanr.edu

Administrative Support

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Lee Ann Ray
Title: Office Manager
Specialty: Office logistics and fiscal management, Personnel, Customer Service
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3111
Email: lfray@ucanr.edu
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Jenel Vincze
Title: Program Administrative Assistant
Specialty: Composting Education Program, Master Gardener Program, Project Learning Tree, 4-H Youth Development Program
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara
1553 Berger Drive Bldg 1, 2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3130
Email: jpvincze@ucanr.edu

4-H Youth Development

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Ms Zubia Mahmood
Title: 4-H Community Education Specialist II
Unit: California 4-H Foundation
Address:
2801 Second Street
Davis, CA 95618
Phone: 4082823119
Email: zmahmood@ucanr.edu
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Dr Fe Moncloa
Title: 4-H Youth Development Advisor
Specialty: Latinx youth development, civic engagement, intercultural communication, culturally relevant pedagogy
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
(408 ) 282-3107
San Jose, CA 95112
Email: fxmoncloa@ucanr.edu
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Susan J Weaver
Title: 4-H Youth Development Program Regional Supervisor, Region 7
Specialty: Youth Leadership Development, Juntos 4-H, Teens as Teachers, In-school programs, Youth camps, Mentor development, Professional Development for educators.
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (669) 301-9419
Email: sjweaver@ucanr.edu

Composting Education

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Maria de la Fuente Ph. D.
Title: County Director Monterey - Farm & Master Gardener Advisor Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties
Specialty: Mushrooms, compost, specialty vegetables, nursery crops, plant pathology and soil microbiology. Urban Horticulture and Master Composter Program UCCE Santa Clara.
County: Monterey County
Address:
Cooperative Extension Monterey County
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 759-7358
Email: medelafuente@ucanr.edu
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Maya Shydlowski-Besmer
Title: Community Education Specialist
Specialty: Compost Education Program
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
1553 Berger Drive
San Jose, CA 95112
Email: mshydlowski@ucanr.edu
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Cole Smith
Title: Assistant Cooperative Extension Organic Materials Management and Agri-Food System Advisor
Specialty: Composting Education, Program Administration, Organic Waste Amendment Research and Management, Community based learning
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-918-4641
Email: cbrsmith@ucanr.edu

Integrated Pest Management

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Dr Andrew Mason Sutherland BCE
Title: Integrated Pest Management Advisor
Specialty: urban IPM of arthropods
County: Alameda County
Address:
University of California Cooperative Extension – Alameda County
224 W. Winton Avenue
Rm 134
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone: 510-670-5624
Email: amsutherland@ucanr.edu

Master Gardeners

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Katherine Uhde
Title: Master Gardener Program Coordinator
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3138
Email: kuhde@ucanr.edu

Nutrition

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Ms Daniela Curiel
Title: Community Education Specialist 2
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 4082823128
Email: dscuriel@ucanr.edu
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Julie Lefko
Title: Nutrition Educator
Specialty: CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 282-3108
Email: jmlefko@ucanr.edu
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Mrs Carmen Aida Simmons
Title: CMTY EDUC SPEC 2
Specialty: Cal Fresh Healthy Living, University of California
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 282-3112
Email: casim@ucanr.edu
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Mary B. Vollinger
Title: Supervisor 2
Specialty: CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3118
Email: mvollinger@ucanr.edu
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Laura Vollmer
Title: Nutrition Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor
Unit: Nutrition Education Staff
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
1500 Purisima Creek Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: 650-276-7429
Email: lvollmer@ucanr.edu

Small Farms

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Aparna Gazula
Title: Small Farm Advisor
Specialty: Vegetable Production, Nutrient Management, Small Farms
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3127
Email: agazula@ucanr.edu
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Paulina S. Hernandez
Specialty: Community Education Specialist II Small Farms Program Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito County
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-201-0684
Email: pshernandez@ucanr.edu
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Andrew Lopez
Title: IPM Staff Research Associate II
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-686-3678
Email: andlope@ucanr.edu

Urban Agriculture

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Rob Bennaton
Title: Bay Area Urban Agriculture Advisor
Specialty: Small Scale Food Production and Soil Quality/Resource Management ; Food and Land Access and Security
County: Alameda County
Address:
University of California Cooperative Extension-Alameda County
224 West Winton Ave., Suite 134
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone: 510-703-4119
Email: rbennaton@ucanr.edu
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Dr Lucy Diekmann
Title: Urban Agriculture/Food Systems Advisor, Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3104
Email: lodiekmann@ucanr.edu
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Ms Julie Finigan Morris
Title: Agricultural Liaison
Specialty: Agriculture
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
CEPA
80 Highland Ave.
Bldg K
San Martin, CA 95046
Phone: 4082010674
Email: jfmor@ucdavis.edu

Urban Forestry

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Dr Igor Lacan
Title: Bay Area Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry Advisor
Specialty: Urban Forestry
Unit: San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
1500 Purisima Creek Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: 650-276-7428
Email: ilacan@ucanr.edu

Wildfire Mitigation & Management

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Barb Satink Wolfson
Title: Fire Advisor
Specialty: Wildland fire
County: San Benito County
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Benito County
3228 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023
Email: bsatinkwolfson@ucanr.edu