2018 Events and Workshops


    September 2018

  • Sunday, September 2, 2-3:30 pm, Hay Barn/UCSC Farm: Free Guided Tour of the UCSC Farm
    Take a free, docent-led tour of the beautiful 30-acre UCSC Farm. Learn about the education, research, and outreach work taking place through the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems. No reservations necessary. Meet at the Hay Barn on campus for the short walk to the Farm. Free parking available at the Hay Barn. See the details here, including directions to the Hay Barn. 

    Fridays, September 7, 14, 21, and 28, 12 noon-6 pm, corner of Bay & High Streets: UCSC Farm & Garden Market Cart
    Get fresh organic vegetables, herbs, and beautiful flower bouquets grown at the UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden. Market Cart continues every Friday through late October. Note that because we are supplying produce to expanded on-campus efforts to serve students experiencing food insecurity—including the twice-weekly Produce Pop Up farmstand, food pantries, and dining hall programs—the Market Cart will be open only on Fridays.

    Saturday, September 8, 11 am-2 pm: Through the Back Gate, an Insider's View of the UCSC Farm & UCSC Arboretum
    The Farm and Arboretum have a special place in UC Santa Cruz’s history, and they shape students’ experiences, careers, and perspectives in more ways than we can readily see. The visionaries and leaders of these unique campus resources will lead compelling tours of both, and give behind-the-scenes looks into little-known aspects of these special places. Ticket price includes lunch, snacks, and special gift. Click here for details.

    Sunday, September 9, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Hay Barn: Making Medicines from the Garden
    Please note: this class is sold out.

    Monday, September 10. Deadline for campus and community groups to sign up for tabling space at the Fall Harvest Festival at the UCSC Farm. 

    Please see the registration form to sign up.

    Thursday, September 13 and Thursday, September 27, 1-2 pm, UCSC Farm: Apprenticeship Orientation Tours
    Learn about the 6-month Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture organic farm and garden training program on this hour-long walking tour of the UCSC Farm. This tour is specially designed for people who may be interested in applying for the Apprenticeship program. Learn more about the Apprenticeship. Please note that you will need to buy a parking pass to park on campus; allow at least 30 minutes to purchase a pass, park, and walk to the Farm. 

    Tuesday, September 25, 3-6 pm, OPERS Complex/East Field: OPERS Fall Fest
    UCSC students, check out this amazing resource fair! The Food Systems Working Group and CASFS in conjunction with Student Sustainability Organizations and the Sustainability Office will be hosting the annual Sustainability Tent/Zone at the festival. Find out how to get involved in campus and community food systems work.

    Sunday, September 30, 11 am - 5 pm, UCSC Farm: Fall Harvest Festival
    Plan to join us for this campus and community event! Fun for all ages, the Harvest Festival features live music, workshops, farm tours, kids crafts and activities, and much more! For more fall fun, there will also be an open mic opportunity for all folks who want to share a live performance, if interested please fill out this google formSee the details and download the 2018 Harvest Festival Poster.

    Sunday, September 30: Deadline for US Applicants to Apply for the 2019 Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture
    See the Apprenticeship page for details


  • October 2018

  • Fridays, October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 12 noon-6 pm, corner of Bay & High Streets: UCSC Farm & Garden Market Cart
    Get fresh organic vegetables, herbs, and beautiful flower bouquets grown at the UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden. Market Cart continues every Friday through October 26. Note that because we are supplying produce to expanded on-campus efforts to serve students experiencing food insecurity—including the twice-weekly Produce Pop Up farmstand, food pantries, and dining hall programs—the Market Cart will be open only on Fridays.

    Sunday, October 7, 2-3:30 pm, Hay Barn/UCSC Farm: Free Guided Tour of the UCSC Farm
    Take a free, docent-led tour of the beautiful 30-acre UCSC Farm. Learn about the education, research, and outreach work taking place through the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems. No reservations necessary. Meet at the Hay Barn on campus for the short walk to the Farm. Free parking available at the Hay Barn. See the details here, including directions to the Hay Barn.

    Saturday, October 27, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Hay Barn: Grow Great Garlic! Cultivating Organic Garlic in the Home Garden & Small Farm
    Led by Sandhill Farms garlic grower Pete Rasmussen and Chadwick Garden manager Orin Martin, this workshop will include in-depth discussions of all aspects of growing great garlic, from soil preparation and seed selection, to planting and harvesting tricks of the trade. We'll also have roasted garlic available for workshop participants to taste. More details and registration link here. 


  • November 2018

  • Sunday, November 4, 2-3:30 pm, Hay Barn/UCSC Farm: Free Guided Tour of the UCSC Farm
    Join us for our last free, docent-led monthly tour of the beautiful 30-acre UCSC Farm for the 2018 season. Learn about the education, research, and outreach work taking place through the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems. No reservations necessary. Meet at the Hay Barn on campus for the short walk to the Farm. Free parking available at the Hay Barn. Note: Heavy rain cancels. See the details here, including directions to the Hay Barn.

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