Butte County
University of California
Butte County

Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences

The Great Tomato Challenge

Let's grow, together!

 Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) residents are challenged to see who can grow the healthiest tomato plant. 

CHIP residents can participate by picking up their supplies at the following:

Recoja los suministros:

Marymead Park: May 11, 4:00 pm
Maple Park: May 12, 4:00 pm
Murphy Common: May 13, 4:00 pm
Rancho de Soto: May 14, 4:00 pm
North Point: May 18, 4:00 pm

Participate by:

Step 1: Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: @CFHL.UCCE.ButteCo Instagram: @butte_cluster_nutrition
Step 2: Pick up Supplies
Step 3: Share with us: Post photos of you and your tomato plant 

Photos can be submitted online by posting to social media and using #UCCEtomato

Drawings of you and your tomato plant can be submitted during in-person lessons, submitted drawings will be posted to social media by CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Staff. 

Multiple drawings and photos are accepted and encouraged, we want to see your plants grow.

Prize Categories 

  • Best photo of you and your tomato plant 
  • Best drawing of you and your tomato plant 
  • Best use of tomato in recipe: Submit drawings of you making recipe or final product 

Winners are determined by a panel and announced after contest ends. 

Grand Prize Winner: All participants will be entered into drawing for GRAND PRIZE! 


May 1-14: Enter Challenge & Plant Your Tomato 
May-June: Find us online or in-person for garden and nutrition education
June 25: Deadline for submissions 
July 2: Winners Announced 

Do you want to win? 

Join us to get your gardening questions answered: 

  • Online May 21, 3:30 - 4:30 pm 
  • Online June 4, 3:30 - 4:30 pm 
  • Online June 18, 3:30 - 4:30 pm 

Watch social media for links to registration or come by in-person lessons. 

Keep an eye out for Calfresh Healthy Living, UCCE staff who will be on-site working with youth teaching gardening and physical activity throughout the contest. 

Las reglas del gran desafío del tomate 

Paso 1: Síganos en las redes sociales: Facebook: @ CFHL.UCCE.ButteCo Instagram: @butte_cluster_nutrition
Paso 2: Recoja los suministros 
Paso 3: Comparte con nosotros: Publica fotos tuyas y de tu planta de tomate 

Las fotos se pueden enviar en línea publicando en las redes sociales y usando #UCCEtomato

Los dibujos de usted con su planta de tomate se pueden enviar durante las lecciones en persona, los dibujos enviados serán publicados en las redes sociales por CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE educadores.

Se aceptan y fomentan múltiples dibujos y fotos, queremos ver crecer sus plantas 

Categorías de premios: 

  • La mejor foto tuya y tu planta de tomate 
  • El mejor dibujo de ti y tu planta de tomate
  • Mejor uso del tomate en la receta: envíe dibujos de usted haciendo la receta o el producto final 

Los ganadores son determinados por un panel y anunciados después de que finaliza el concurso.

Ganador del Gran Premio: ¡Todos los participantes participarán en el sorteo del GRAN PREMIO! 

Consulte el otro lado para ver el cronograma y oportunidades de aprendizaje adicionales.

Cronología del desafío: 

1-14 de Mayo: Participa en el desafío y planta tu tomate
Mayo-Junio: Encuéntrenos en línea o en persona para recibir educación sobre jardinería y nutrición 
25 de Junio: Última oportunidad para entrar 
2 de Julio: Anunciados los ganadores 

¿Quieres ganar? 

Únase a nosotros para obtener respuestas a sus preguntas sobre jardinería: 

  • En línea 21 de Mayo, 3:30 - 4:30 pm 
  • En línea 4 de Junio, 3:30 - 4:30 pm 
  • En línea 18 de Junio, 3:30 - 4:30 pm 

Mire las redes sociales en busca de enlaces para registrarse o venga a recibir lecciones en persona. 

Calfresh Healthy Living, UCCE trabajará en el lugar con jóvenes enseñando jardinería y actividad.



Butte Cluster Nutrition Education Programs collaborate with school and community-based partners, UC Master Gardeners and Farm Advisors, and 4-H programs to provide comprehensive, researched-based nutrition, garden and physical activity programming to diverse low-income communities. Recognizing that nutrition and physical activity behaviors are dependent on many factors including individual knowledge and skills and social determinants including access to resources, opportunities and regional and institutional policies, we work with partners to identify and address barriers to health and wellness.


The Butte Cluster Nutrition Education Program is proud to serve the counties of: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, and Yuba. We are home to two nutrition education programs.


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The CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE program teaches people eligible for SNAP about good nutrition, how to make their food dollars stretch further, and how to be physically active at any age.  Effective, evidenced-based nutrition education and physical activity classes are aligned with policy, systems and environmental change strategies to create long lasting community change.

Our CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE program serves youth in grades K-8 and adults. 





The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) assists limited-resource families gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary to choose nutritionally sound diets and improve their well-being. 

Our EFNEP program serves adults. 

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Group Photo 2019

Butte Cluster Nutrition Education Staff November 2019



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