Archive - November 15, 2023

Rachel Surls (Honduras) cultivating a healthier LA County

Rachel Surls (Honduras) cultivating a healthier LA County

In the news —   UC Agricultural and Natural Resources  Nov 14, 2023   UC Cooperative Extension advisor who promotes school gardens, urban agriculture to retire after 35-year career   A stroll through a leafy, green garden can give one temporary relief from life’s harshness. During her career, Rachel Surls has used gardens to cultivate healthier communities, whether they are growing nutritious food or providing science lessons for students. Over the past 35 years, Surls, University of California Cooperative Extension sustainable food systems advisor in Los Angeles County, has witnessed many changes – such as promoting public events on Instagram rather than typing and mailing press releases. A comforting and consistent presence has been the UC Master Gardener Program, part of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. “As I look back, the UC Master Gardener Program has been a constant in my work. It helps so many people,” said Surls, who joined UCCE as . . .

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