Mission  Statement

The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems is a research, education, and public service program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, dedicated to increasing ecological sustainability and social justice in the food and agriculture system.

The Center operates the 3-acre Alan Chadwick Garden and the 33-acre UCSC Farm, which serve as research, teaching, and training facilities.

Upcoming  Deadlines

September 8, midnight: Deadline for UCSC Global Food Initiative (GFI) Fellowship Applications. UCSC undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply to be part of UCSC's GFI Fellowship program for 2015-16. Details and application form here.

September 30 (postmark date): 2016 Apprenticeship Program application deadline for U.S. citizens (note that the deadline for international applicants to the 2016 program has passed). See details here.

Register for the  Fall Cover Crops for the Home Garden and Orchard workshop, taking place on October 3.