Rose Hayden-Smith has served as a 4-H Youth Development Advisor and Master Gardener Coordinator with the University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Ventura County since 1992, developing educational programs about agriculture and gardening for youth, educators and community audiences. Her work focuses on facilitating school, home and community gardening efforts; garden-based learning in both formal and non-formal educational settings; food systems education; and volunteer development. Rose also provides leadership for educational programming at UC's Hansen Agricultural Center, located at the historic Faulkner Farm in Santa Paula, CA. Rose chairs UC's Garden-Based Learning Workgroup, which links research and practice to promote school gardening efforts, and is a member of California's Instructional School Garden Advisory Committee. Rose is also a practicing U.S. historian, and has been an instructor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she also served as Assistant Review Editor and Book Review Editor for The Public Historian, a UC Press journal. Her work as a historian focuses on gardening, horticulture and agriculture, especially during the Progressive Era and WWI; government and educational policies relating to that topic; the American homefront during wartime; and digital history. She is a nationally recognized expert on the topic of Victory Gardens and the school gardening movement in America. She was a member of the 2008-2009 class of Food and Society Fellows.