The California Center for Urban Horticulture (CCUH) was established in late 2006 to address the need for horticulture education for California residents, on issues ranging from increasing demand for water and rising levels of environmental pollutants in public waterways from urban run-off.
Research and planning began in 2002 by a committee made up of partners from the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Cooperative Extension, the UC Davis Arboretum, the Department of Landscape Architecture and representatives from the horticulture industry and professional associations. With the appointment of a Director in 2006, the Center was launched.
Since opening, CCUH has held numerous outreach and support events for both the industry and the public, while providing coordinating support for UC Davis Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UC Davis Arboretum projects.
CCUH collaborates with the following government agencies and non-profit organizations:
- Department of Water Resources Independent Technical Advisory Committee
California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC)
US Department of Agriculture ARS Floriculture and Research Initiative
- National Plant Board Systems Approach for Nursery Certification
American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA)
California Garden Clubs, Inc. (CGCI)
SacTree Foundation Technical Advisory Committee