The 33rd annual Friends of UC Riverside Botanic Gardens Fall Plant Sale is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nearly 10,000 plants and more than 500 varieties of California native and California appropriate plants will be for sale. A partial plant list is available on the web site of the Botanic Gardens. Most of the plants for sale will have a detailed information sign and color photo. University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Riverside County Master Gardeners, gardens staff and volunteers will be on hand to give advice and garden troubleshooting tips.

The Master Gardeners will also be selling organically grown cool-season vegetables, herbs and beneficial flowers. In addition, several free programs and demonstrations will be held.

Read more about the sale here or contact the Botanic Gardens through their website, through phone at 951-784-6962 or by email at ucrbg@ucr.edu.

GMOs: All Facts, No Fiction

Faculty from UCR’s College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and from University of California, Davis will be part of a discussion about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) at the UCR Extension Center on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The “GMOs: All Facts, No Fiction” lecture will be a global food panel discussion with Greg Jaffe, director of biotechnology at the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C, moderating. The event is free, open to the public and is hosted by the Global Food Initiative at UCR.

Read here for more details.

New Business Strategies for Better Efficiency

UCR Organizational Excellence is a group of key initiatives that will transform the campus through focused activities beginning in four key areas: Streamline Business Processes, Instill a Culture of Collaboration and Innovation, Standardization of Business Processes, and Maximize Professional & Leadership Development.

Learn more about Organizational Excellence through this video.

Drink Dispensers Go High Tech at the HUB

It’s not exactly the same as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard ordering his go-to beverage on the U.S.S. Enterprise (“Tea, Earl Grey, hot”), but the new drink machines at the Highlander Union Building (HUB) definitely have a Star Trek vibe. (“Tea, raspberry, iced,” anyone?)

It’s not exactly the same as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard ordering his go-to beverage on the U.S.S. Enterprise
(“Tea, Earl Grey, hot”), but the new drink machines at the Highlander Union Building (HUB) definitely have a Star Trek vibe. (“Tea, raspberry, iced,” anyone?)

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