Nestled in the fertile Santa Clara Valley a few miles from the ocean, the Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC) conducts leading-edge applied research to support the rich and diverse agricultural and natural resources of Ventura County. The Center supports a broad array of county-wide events including technical training for growers, as well as educational activities for youth, family and the community. The Center works collaboratively with UC Cooperative Extension-Ventura County advisors and programs.
Sustainable You! Summer Camp
Spend a half-day on the farm. Learn what it means to be sustainable through fun activities based around the five major themes: Air, Land, Energy, Water, and Food
Time: 9 a.m. to Noon
Now accepting registration
For more information contact the office at
805-525-9293 ext. 1206
Ventura County Annual Report
Calendar of Events
Added April 19, 2019
A warm HAREC welcome to Dr. Tracylee Clarke and her Leadership Studies class from CSU Channel Islands. Dr. Clarke brought 22 students to see how leadership skills learned in class might be applied on a Research and Education Center. Throughout the visit,...
Added April 1, 2019
4-H Student Farm is an after-school program that has inspired students to engage in healthier eating habits and learn where their food comes from. The six week program also provides an opportunity for middle schoolers to acquaint themselves with...
Added March 19, 2019
A new intern joins the Education Team this spring. Meet Joseph Nosrat, Environmental Communications senior at CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI). Joseph obtained an Associate Degree at Mt. San Antonio College. He was on course to become a civil engineer when...
Added December 13, 2018
Imagine turning kitchen leftovers into an indoor garden and at the same time reinforcing concepts of recycling and reusing. Kitchen Scrap Gardening does just that! HAREC is preparing for 2019 education season. This spring a new second grade classroom...
Added July 2, 2018
HAREC education season ended June 29th with a memorable 4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp for ages 9-12. The week long camp, now in its fifth year, is fun, interactive and focuses on the environment. Each day centers on a theme: air, land, food, energy,...