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
Registration coming soon!
For more information contact the office at 805-525-9293 ext. 206
Thelma Hansen Fund Call For Proposals
The Thelma Hansen Fund (THF) Competitive Grant Program is now inviting proposals for research, education and extension/outreach projects that benefit agriculture and natural resources in Ventura County.
This call is open to UC and non-UC researchers, educators, federal, state, and local public agencies, non-profit organizations, consultants, resource conservation districts, commodity research boards, growers and other interested parties.
Proposal submission deadline is March 8, 2019.
More information on the THF Competitive Grant Program
Ventura County Annual Report
Calendar of Events
Added June 21, 2016
Today's camp theme tackles Energy. Campers explore renewable and non-renewable energy sources and have fun with solar power. Day 3: Energy
Added June 21, 2016
Today, campers study Land. The average person generates 4.3 pounds of waste daily. Campers follow a piece of trash from curb-side to landfill and discuss reduce, reuse, recycle and responsibility we all share in caring for the earth. Day 2: Land
Added June 20, 2016
Summer is here and time for Sustainable You! Summer Camp at HAREC. Although the weather hit triple digits, 25 eager campers arrived ready to learn and participate in fun activities and games that demonstrate how they can conserve natural resources. This...
Added June 1, 2016
Shanti Sandosham is a Ventura born and Malaysian raised student at Ventura College. Since moving back to California in August of 2015, Shanti has completed her first year at Ventura College earning two scholarships, including an Edison STEM scholarship...
Added May 24, 2016
What does it mean to live sustainably? How do we protect our natural resources? Oxnard educators will help youth understand sustainability concepts this summer. Rio School District in Oxnard conducts a district-wide summer camp for their K-6th grade...