A Web site's visual presentation is important, but without abundant and good-quality content the site is like a library with empty shelves. When people turn to the Web, they typically are searching for accurate and clear information and, on many topics, UC Cooperative Extension can meet this need.
To help you provide quality content on your Web site, the ANR Communications Services Toolkit offers shared content on this page. You may freely use content found here on your ANR Web sites.
If you would like to suggest other shared content resources, please fill in the brief survey at the bottom of this page.
ANR content for SB3 websites
ANR writers are posting information in two blogs that may be used on any Site Builder 3 website. Food-related information—from farm to table— is posted two to three days a week on the Food Blog. Each post includes links to other ANR Web sites where readers can find more information. The Food Blog is statewide in scope and aims to be of interest to anyone who eats. (It is also available in Spanish as Blog de Alimentos. For more information on the Spanish version, see this page.)
ANR stories about natural resources, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy —everything "green"—is on the Green Blog. New posts are added at least once a week.
For more information about the Food Blog and Green Blog, contact Jeannette Warnert, (559) 646-6074, email@example.com.
To add these content feeds (shown at right) to your Site Builder 3.0 website you must have admin rights and follow these steps:
- Open the page where you would like the blog to appear.
- Click "add asset."
- Name the asset in the first field. You can call it "ANR blog" or give it another name for your website, if you wish.
- Click the arrow to select the asset type from the dropdown menu. Select "blog."
- In the next pane, the fourth option down is “blog.” Click the link to select Food Blog and/or the Green Blog. You will see many other blogs listed. If you would like to add another blog to your Web site, first contact the blog owner.
Enjoy California sweet potatoes around the clock and calendar
Posted 5/17/2013 - Sweet potatoes are perhaps most familiar in the U.S. smothered with melted marshmallows in a Thanksgiving casserole. But baked, boiled or raw, they can be a healthful part of California cuisine any time of year. California is a significant producer of...
Obesity researchers leave no molecule unturned
Posted 5/15/2013 - The biennial Childhood Obesity Conference is taking place in Long Beach June 18-20. Book-ended by two world-class keynote speakers — Michael Moss, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food...
Stay healthy all summer long
Posted 4/24/2013 - It’s summertime, which means I am one happy camper. No really - it’s nice and warm, let's go camping! I find most people hate summer: the heat, the AC bill, the kids are out of school and they’re “sooooooooooo…...
SoilWeb reveals what's hidden underneath the ground's surface
Posted 5/16/2013 - Beneath your home, below lawns, under asphalt streets, farms and natural areas there is a complex blend of minerals and organic matter that varies widely in texture, color and structure. Producing food, maintaining landscapes and building structures all...
Weather changes, global warming doesn’t
Posted 5/14/2013 - The first thing I had to learn as writing staff at the John Muir Institute for the Environment, UC Davis, was the difference between "climate" and "weather." I compare it to reading a stock chart, there are jagged peaks and valleys daily, but it...
California Naturalist Program grows a new constituency for nature
Posted 5/10/2013 - Have you heard of the UC ANR California Naturalist Program? This new UC ANR program fosters a diverse community of naturalists and promotes stewardship of California's natural resources through education and service. Designed to introduce Californians to...