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Environmental Horticulture Advisor

Location: Sacramento, CA

The Environmental Horticulture Advisor will implement an innovative extension education and applied problem-solving research program to maximize the plant and human health benefits related to mitigating climate change in plants and trees in the Sacramento, Yolo, and Solano counties.

The focus will be on impact in urban areas with potential benefits beyond and will be driven by priority needs. The advisor will serve as an expert for issues related to mitigating climate change through plants and landscaping in urban environments. Work will consider landscape and urban design to identify and promote drought, heat, pest and fire-resistant landscape plants suitable for urban areas (homes, cities, parks, etc.) and tree species that cool urban heat islands and reduce energy use and related costs. Water runoff, reduced waterway pollution and enhanced habitats will be considerations.

The Advisor will develop and deliver research-based information using a range of communication options to create positive community impact.

The advisor will support and enhance horticultural education programs at the Fair Oaks Horticultural Center Demonstration Garden; providing training and program support to the Master Gardener programs in Sacramento, Yolo and Solano counties and support the broader statewide Master Gardener effort. The Master Gardener volunteers offer a rich resource for community outreach and engagement.

This is an exciting opportunity to have meaningful impacts in the Sacramento Valley; engaging with county and other institutions, non-profit organizations, the 'green industry', homeowners, industry, and regulators, and others. Follow this link for the complete Position Vacancy Announcement:


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2801 2nd St.
Davis , 95618


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