First 50 Celebration "Scrapbook"

Enjoy this look back at the "First 50" gathering at UC Santa Cruz, July 27-30, 2017, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the UCSC Farm & Garden/CASFS

50th Anniversary Program

50th Anniversary photo gallery (still to come!)

Thursday, July 27

Rock wall workshop in the Alan Chadwick Garden
Rock wall workshop in the Alan Chadwick Garden

Rock Wall Building Workshop, led by Matthew Sutton of Orchard Keepers

Dinner for 1967–1971 Apprentices

Friday, July 28

WELCOMING RECEPTION 4–6 P.M. AT THE OCEAN VIEW FIELD, UCSC FARM

Hear interviews with some of the Farm & Garden Apprenticeship alumni

Ann Lindsey of CASFS and Assemblymember Mark Stone
Ann Lindsey of CASFS and Assemblymember Mark Stone

Remarks and Recognitions

  • MARK STONE, California State Assemblymember
  • DANIEL PRESS, director, Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems
  • ORIN MARTIN, manager, Alan Chadwick Garden
  • KELLEE MATSUSHITA, assistant manager, Farm Garden
Followed by tours of the UCSC Farm with CASFS staff and UC Santa Cruz facult

 

Saturday, July 29

In the Chadwick Garden: Across the Spectrum of Time —“Fog Lift” speakers:

Orin Martin, Chadwick Garden Manager
Orin Martin, Chadwick Garden Manager
  • KURT CHRISTIANSEN, 1979–81 apprentice (emcee)
  • VAL LOPEZ, Amah Mutsun tribal chair
  • STEPHEN MEADOWS, native poet
  • AUDREY STANLEY, founder of Shakespeare Santa Cruz
  • PAUL WHITWORTH, professor of theater arts, former director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz
  • DAVID ROBLES, environmental studies graduate and 2017 apprentice
      • David's spoken-word performance (video)
  • BETH BENJAMIN, 1967–69 apprentice, founder of Camp Joy
  • AARON DELONG, 2003–04 apprentice, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
  • EVAN DOMSIC AND ELLA FLEMING, assistant managers, Chadwick Gardena good gardener knows
  • MORETTA BROWNE, BETH BURZYNSKI, LEIGH GAYMON-JONES, RACHEL LANE, VIVIAN SANTANA-PACHECO, 2017 second-year apprentices
  • ORIN MARTIN, Chadwick Garden manager
  • Music by Nathan Beserra, and by Kate Watters, Nathan Crooke, and the Heartmakers (2015 CASFS band)

 

The First 50 Symposium: The Educational “Ripple Effect” of Innovative Farm Programs 
Stevenson College Events Center

Watch the video of the symposium; note, the symposium opens with the Growing the Farm & Garden video

  • Growing the Farm & Garden at UC Santa Cruz (opening video)
  • DARRYL WONG, 2004 apprentice, CASFS farm site and research lands manager, Ph.D. student in environmental studies
  • SASKIA CORNES, Ph.D., 2010 apprentice, farm manager at Duke University’s Campus Farm
  • ALBIE MILES, Ph.D., 1994 apprentice, founding faculty member, Sustainable Community Food Systems, University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu
  • NANCY VAIL, 1997 apprentice, and JERED LAWSON, 1994 apprentice, founders of Pie Ranch, Pescadero
  • KAREN WASHINGTON, keynote address, 2008 apprentice, cofounder of Rise & Root Farm (New York) and Black Urban Growers

 

HAY BARN BANQUET 

Daniel Press, CASF executive director
Daniel Press, CASFS executive director

Watch the video of the dinner remarks and hear a Farm to Table Talk podcast of interviews with Karen Washington, Alice Waters, and Matthew Raiford

A special celebration meal, with remarks from:

Alice Waters and Matthew Raiford
Alice Waters and Matthew Raiford
  • DANIEL PRESS, CASFS executive director
  • GEORGE BLUMENTHAL, chancellor, UC Santa Cruz
  • ALICE WATERS, founder of Chez Panisse
  • MATTHEW RAIFORD, 2011 apprentice owner of Gilliard Farm and The Farmer & The Larder 

Sunday, July 30

LOOKING BACK/LOOKING FORWARD: BREAKFAST AND CONVERSATION
In the Hay Barn

Available for viewing: Garden— the Chadwick Garden in 1969 (short movie with NORMAN O. BROWN reading)

THE IMPOSSIBLE SOMEHOW HAPPENED: THE GARDEN, THE FARM, AND THE FIRST APPRENTICE PROGRAM (narrated slideshow)

Steve Kaffka discussing the early history of the Farm & Garden

Steve Kaffka discussing the early history

of the Farm & Garden

Watch the video of Steve and Pierre's presentation

  • STEVE KAFFKA, extension specialist, director, California Biomass Collaborative, UC Davis
  • PIERRE OTT, Université de Kassel, cofounder of IFOAM EU

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