2018 Events and Workshops


    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 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.

    Tuesdays, October 16, 23, and 30, 10 am-1pm, Quarry Plaza: Organic Produce Pop-Up
    Thursdays, October 18 and 25, 10 am-1pm, Rachel Carson College Quad: Organic Produce Pop-Up
    Get fresh organic produce from the UCSC Farm and other local farmers at the Produce Pop-Ups, taking place twice a week through fall quarter.

    Wednesday, October 17, 5:30-7:30 pm, Cowell Ranch Hay Barn: The Future of Community-Based Conservation
    Santa Cruz Society for Conservation Biology and CAMINO are co-hosting an evening of discussion and delicious food with award-winning leaders in conservation and social justice! Our panelists work to secure indigenous guardianship of vital ecosystems and restore rural village lands, protect community water though forest conservation and advance sustainable agriculture. Their startup organizations support local efforts to safeguard life on Earth. See details here

    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. 

    Sunday, October 28, 9:00 am-11:00 am: Fall Birding Walk at the UCSC Farm
    Join us for an introductory birding walk at the UCSC Farm. This guided walk along the Farm's trails and roads will feature a leisurely pace with frequent stops to observe, identify, and appreciate the local birds and their interesting behaviors. All levels of birding experience are welcome. Breck Tyler will lead this guided walk and talk. Breck has been teaching the Natural History of Birds class for UCSC's Environmental Studies department for many years. Space is limited; get details and pre-register 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.

    Tuesdays, November, 6, 13, 20, and 27, 10 am-1pm, Quarry Plaza: Organic Produce Pop-Up
    Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, and 29, 10 am-1pm, Rachel Carson College Quad: Organic Produce Pop-Up
    Get fresh organic produce from the UCSC Farm and other local farmers at the Produce Pop-Ups, taking place twice a week through fall quarter.


  • January 2019

  • January 26–29, Asilomar Conference Center: Ecological Farming Conference – Resilience is Fertile
    Registration is open for the 39th annual Ecological Farming Conference. The conference features 70+ workshops, intensives, keynotes, farm tours, an exhibitor marketplace, tastings, a seed swap, live entertainment, and organic culinary fare.
    As the oldest and largest organic farming conference in the West, EcoFarm Conference is a prime networking and educational hub for ecologically-minded farmers, ranchers, and all who work to support their success in stewarding our air, water, soil, and communities. Get more information and registration details here.

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