Events and Activities Supported by Measure 43
Upcoming 2013 Events
Spring 2013 Food Systems Learning Journeys
Starting on Tuesday, April 9, register through OPERS for this spring's Food Systems Learning Journeys. Ice cream, a bike tour, goat cheese, and strawberries are all on the schedule! Register online through OPERS.
Strawberry and Seed Justice Festival, Thursday, May 16, 4-7 pm
Join us to savor the sweet seasonal flavor of organic strawberries from the farm and Central Coast. This event will include live music, an engaging panel on agriculture and labor, a farm-based scavenger hunt, and more! Bring your friends, family, and colleagues to a memorable afternoon digging into tastings, thoughts, and music together.
UCSC Dining's Farm Fridays
UCSC Dining has introduced a new way to recognize 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 Meatless Mondays and Beefless Thursdays.
2013 Fruit Tree Care and Gardening Classes at the CASFS/UCSC Farm
Thanks to Measure 43 funding, UCSC students can enjoy a special $5 entry fee to a series of gardening classes taking place in 2012. Classes include fruit tree care, compost making, gopher control, a cut flower class, a summer fruit tree care class, and a fall gardening workshop. Classes begin in January and take place at the UCSC Farm and at local nurseries throughout the year. See the CASFS web site home page under Upcoming Events for details. Cosponsored by the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden and CASFS.
Applications for 2013 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 deadline for speaker grant funds for spring quarter 2013 is April 20, 2013.
Harvest Festival at the UCSC Farm, Sunday, September 29, 2013, CASFS/UCSC Farm
Join us on the UCSC Farm for live music, great food, cooking and gardening workshops, farm tours, and much more. Thanks to Measure 43 support this event is free for UCSC students.
Applications for 2012-2013 Measure 43 Research and Education Grants
UC Santa Cruz undergraduates were invited to apply for funding to support research and education projects related to the goals of UCSC Measure 43, Sustainable Food, Health and Wellness. The deadline for 2012-2013 speaker research and education grant funds was December 15, 2012.
Examples of 2011-2012 Events Supported by Measure 43
Strawberry Justice Festival, May 17th, 4–6 pm, UCSC Farm
This year the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) and UCSC’s Food Systems Working Group once again hosted a campus-oriented Strawberry Justice Festival at the UCSC Farm. The event will include a panel discussion on strawberry production, along with live music, fresh organic berry tasting, a social justice self-guided tour, an art and mural expression zone on justice and agriculture, and more! Stay tuned for details. Measure 43 funding supports this free event.
Spring 2012 Food System Learning Journeys
This spring’s learning journeys included a bike tour of local farms, a visit to Harley Farms to learn about goat cheese making, a canning workshop at Happy Girl Kitchen, and a visit to India Joze to learn about integrating spices with local produce for farm fresh cooking. These journeys are supported by UCSC’s Measure 43 funding.
Winter 2012 Food System Learning Journeys
Thanks to Measure 43 funding, UCSC students took part in a variety of low-cost Food Systems Learning Journeys through the UCSC's Recreation Programming, including a canning workshop at Happy Girl Kitchen, a "farm-to-fork" visit to Fogline Farm and Main Street Café, a tour of local pizza joints, and workshop on do it yourself urban homesteading.
Discovering the EcoMind Connection: A Panel Discussion led by Frances Moore Lappé
On November 11, 2011, Frances Moore Lappé headlined a panel that included John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America, along with Transition Santa Cruz founder Michael Levy and ocean scientist, author and advocate Dr. Wallace J. Nichols for a talk based on Lappé’s new book, EcoMind: What’s in Your Head Can Heal Our Planet.
Food Day, October 24, UCSC Farm
UCSC students were invited to take part in Food Day activities on the UCSC Farm, including pumpkin carving and a movie screening. UCSC’s Dining Halls served 100% locally sourced meals and organic specials throughout the day. More details here. Food Day is a project of the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Fall Harvest Festival - Sunday, September 25, CASFS/UCSC Farm, 11 am - 5 pm
We held a wonderful celebration on the UCSC Farm to celebrate the fall harvest season. This campus and community event featured great food, live music, lots of information booths, cooking demos, gardening talks, kids' activities, and much more. Entry to the Harvest Festival was free for UCSC students, with support from Measure 43.
OPERS Fall Festival Sustainability Tent - Tuesday, September 20, 2011, East Field, UCSC
The Food Systems Working Group in conjunction with the Student Environmental Center and Sustainability Office hosted the annual Sustainability Tent at the OPERS Fall Festival. The event allowed the community to come together to celebrate the launch of the school year and explore all the many ways in which students can get engaged with activities, clubs, internships, and more!