Upcoming Events

Events and Activities Supported by Measure 43

Upcoming 2014-15 Events

OPERS 2014 Fall Fest
This year's Fall Fest takes place on Tuesday, September 30 from 3 pm-6 pm, at the E. Field recreation complex. Details here.

Fall Harvest Festival at the UCSC Farm - Sunday, October 12, 2014 
On Sunday, October 12, from 11 am - 5 pm join us and help celebrate the fall harvest! Great music, food, workshops, a pie-baking contest, tours, and much more are in store at the UCSC Farm. Free for UCSC students, thanks to Measure 43 support. Stay tuned for more details!

Fall 2014 Food Systems Learning Journeys
Starting on Thursday, January 9, register through OPERS for this spring's Food Systems Learning Journeys. Register online through OPERS.

Demeter Seed Project Quarterly Seed Exchange
Seed exchanges take place in fall, winter and spring each year at the UCSC Farm. Stay tuned for dates. Come connect, learn and trade seeds in community for the seasons ahead! Contact demeterseedlibrary@gmail.com for more information.

Maui Wowi: Food, Agriculture and Outdoor Adventure - An Alternate Spring Break Trip
Step into spring break to engage and explore the island food system of Maui from production, research, and education to alternative market sites. Bridging service learning on island agriculture-education sites with hands-on tours of coffee farms and native gardens, participants will be immersed in a land rich with historical struggles and ripe with culture and community efforts to foster sustainability. Register online through OPERS during fall quarter.

Applications for 2014-15 Measure 43 Speaker Grants
UC Santa Cruz undergraduates are invited to apply for funding to support visiting speakers related to the goals of UCSC Measure 43, Sustainable Food, Health and Wellness. The application form for 2014-15 Speaker Grants will be posted in September 2014.

UCSC Dining's Farm Fridays
Every week during the academic year, UCSC Dining recognizes and appreciate the local farms and farmers that supply fresh produce to student diners. "Farm Fridays" feature produce from one of the many local farms—including the UCSC Farm—in new menu selections, and a chance to chat with students from UCSC's Farm Systems Working Group, who work throughout the year to educate students about food systems issues. See the UCSC Dining website for additional details and a schedule of upcoming Farm Fridays, along with Healthy Mondays.

2014-15 Fruit Tree Care and Gardening Classes at the CASFS/UCSC Farm
Thanks to Measure 43 funding, UCSC students can enjoy a special reduced entry fee to a series of gardening classes taking place in 2014-15. Classes include fruit tree care, fruit tree grafting, compost making, a 3-Saturday "Garden Cruz" intensive, garden bed preparation, seed starting, and more. Classes take place throughout the year at the UCSC Farm, the Alan Chadwick Garden, and at local nurseries. See the CASFS calendar for details. Cosponsored by the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden and CASFS.

Strawberry and Justice Festival - May 2015 UCSC Farm
Come enjoy free strawberry treats, live music, a panel discussion on justice issues, and much more at this annual spring gathering. Stay tuned for more details!