Community Outreach & Public Service

Chadwick Garden manager Orin Martin teaches a community workshop on fruit tree care.

Serving the public is a key mission of the University of California, one in which the Center invests significant resources. Our community outreach and public service activities range from giving farm tours for school groups to helping organize statewide meetings on sustainable agriculture. Working with our community support group, the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden, the Center offers a year-long program of free and low-cost gardening workshops, classes, and kids' events. We also produce publications on sustainable agriculture issues, organic gardening and farming, and our ongoing research efforts.

To find out more about our Community Outreach activities, including tours of the Center's Farm & Garden facilities, public events, publications, our Community Supported Agriculture project, and the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden, explore the other links on this page.

Collaborations with the Agricultural and Food Systems Communities

The Center works with, and serves as a resource for, researchers both on and off campus, as well as government agencies, NGOs, producers, consumers, students, and other individuals interested in the many aspects of sustainable agriculture and food systems. The Center strives to be an active partner with the local, national, and international agriculture and food systems communities, through collaborative research, education, and training efforts.