Public Workshops

Orin Martin demonstrates pruning techniques to workshop attendees

Each year the Friends of the UCSC Farm and Garden work with the staff of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) to develop a slate of fruit tree, gardening, and other instructional workshops for the community. These workshops range from 3-hour classes offered at the UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden on the UC Santa Cruz campus to free Q&A sessions at local garden centers. 

Workshops are geared to both beginning and more advanced gardeners. Friends of the Farm and Garden members, UCSC students, and certified Monterey Bay Area Master Gardeners pay a reduced fee for workshops. Save money and help us better plan for appropriate levels of staffing and materials by pre-registering for workshops. See the Events Calendar for a complete schedule and links to registration details.

Community members are also welcome to take part in Slugs in the Kitchen workshops and other events offered during the academic year through UC Santa Cruz's Athletics and Recreation Deprtment. See the Athletics and Recreation website for details and registration information.

Other annual events hosted by the Center and cosponsors include the Spring Plant Sales, Strawberry and Justice Festival, and Fall Harvest Festival. For details on upcoming workshops, seed exchanges, Food System Learning Journeys, and other events, see the Events Calendar page.

CASFS also hosts free community seed exchanges through the Demeter Seed Project. Please visit the seed project website for contact information.

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