2017 Events and Workshops

first 50 logoLook for the logo denoting special events in celebration of the Farm & Garden and CASFS 50th Anniversary. 
Stay tuned as we add more events to the 2017 Calendar!

    June 2017

  • first 50 logoSaturday, June 3, 12 pm - 2:30 pm: Poetry and Music Festival at the Alan Chadwick Garden
    Join us for this free poetry and music event. We have a special lineup of poets joining us this year in honor of our 50th Anniversary:  Angel Dominguez, Rachel Linda Escamilla, Michael Hannon, Persis Karim, Ingrid LaRiviere, TC Marshal, Stephen Meadows, Micah Perks, and Lee Perron. Folk harp music by Santa Cruz Artist of the Year Shelley Phillips. Enjoy a wonderful afternoon in the historic Chadwick Garden.

    Sunday, June 4, 2 pm - 3:30 pm, UCSC Farm: Free Guided Tour of the UCSC Farm
    Take a free, docent-led tour of the beautiful 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 Louise Cain Gatehouse, inside the Farm's main entrance. Heavy rain cancels. See details here.

    first 50 logoSunday, June 4, 4 pm, UCSC Farm: Outstanding in the Field Dinner
    In recognition of our 50th Anniversary, the acclaimed Outstanding in the Field organization will hold one of their amazing fieldside dinners at the UCSC Farm's Ocean View field, overlooking Monterey Bay. Brad Briske is chef for this special gathering, with introductions by OITF Founder Jim Denevan, CASFS Executive Director Daniel Press, and others from the Farm & Garden. Get details here.

    Mondays, June 5 and 12, 10 am - 2 pm, Quarry Plaza: Produce Pop-Up
    Purchase fresh, organic produce from the UCSC Farm and local organic farms at the Produce Pop-Up! Cash, check, and EBT payment accepted.

    Tuesday, June 13, 6:30 - 8 pm, UCSC Farm: What is Good Soil and How Do You Get It? A Soils Talk / Tour of the UCSC/CASFS Farm
    Join UCSC Farm & Garden instructors Orin Martin and Sky DeMuro for a primer on soils. We will focus on the physical properties of soil, good aggregation, and the importance of cultivating at proper soil moisture. CASFS 2nd Year apprentices will give a tour of the farm fields. Orin has managed the Chadwick Garden at UCSC for 40 years and is a wealth of knowledge, so bring your questions and your notebooks. This free event is organized by Santa Cruz CRAFT and is open to everyone. Park at the corner of Coolidge Drive and Carriage House Drive (lot 116; free after 5 pm).

    Tuesday, June 20, 12 noon - 6 pm: Opening day of Market Cart 
    Get wonderful fresh organic produce and flowers from the Market Cart at the base of the UC Santa Cruz campus (corner of Bay & High Streets). All produce is organically grown at the UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden. The Market Cart takes place every Tuesday and Friday from 12 noon - 6 pm through early November.

    Tuesday, June 20, 12 noon - 6 pm: First day of UCSC Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share pick ups
    Pick up your share of fresh, organic produce from the UCSC Farm. Find out about becoming a shareholder here.

    June 26 - 29, UC Santa Barbara: California Higher Education Sustainability Conference
    The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) highlights cutting-edge research, as well as case studies with proven successes in curriculum development, operational programs, and community partnerships. In its 16th year, this unique event is jointly organized by independent / private colleges, California Community Colleges, California State Universities, and the University of California creating the opportunity for dialogue across institutions.


  • July 2017

  • Friday, July 7, 12 noon - 6 pm: Farm and Garden Market Cart 
    Get wonderful fresh organic produce and flowers from the Market Cart at the base of the UC Santa Cruz campus (corner of Bay & High Streets). All produce is organically grown at the UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden. The Market Cart takes place every Tuesday and Friday from 12 noon - 6 pm through early November. 

    Sunday, July 2, 2 pm - 3:30 pm, UCSC Farm: Free Guided Tour of the UCSC Farm
    Take a free, docent-led tour of the beautiful 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 Louise Cain Gatehouse, inside the Farm's main entrance. See details here

    first 50 logoJuly 28-30, UCSC Farm & Garden: FIRST 50 CELEBRATION

    The First Fifty Celebration will feature three days of events combining an engaging lineup of speakers, workshops, tours, and music, with great local food and time for mingling with old-timers and newcomers to the sustainable agriculture community. See the schedule and registration information


  • August 2017

  • Saturday, August 5, 9:30 am - 12 pm, UCSC Farm: Summer Fruit Tree Care Workshop
    Join Matthew Sutton of Orchard Keepers for a workshop on summer care of deciduous fruit trees (apples, pears, peaches, apricots, plums, etc).
    Topics to be covered include summer pruning, fertility, irrigation, best pest control practices for summer into fall, and preparation for new plantings. Find out more and pre-register for this event online.

    Sunday, August 6, 2 pm - 3:30 pm, UCSC Farm: Free Guided Tour of the UCSC Farm
    Take a free, docent-led tour of the beautiful 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 Louise Cain Gatehouse, inside the Farm's main entrance. See details here

    Tuesday, August 8, 12 noon - 6 pm: Farm and Garden Market Cart 
    Get wonderful fresh organic produce and flowers from the Market Cart at the base of the UC Santa Cruz campus (corner of Bay & High Streets). All produce is organically grown at the UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden. The Market Cart takes place every Tuesday and Friday from 12 noon - 6 pm through early November. 


  • September 2017

  • Sunday, September 3, 2 pm - 3:30 pm, UCSC Farm: Free Guided Tour of the UCSC Farm
    Take a free, docent-led tour of the beautiful 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 Louise Cain Gatehouse, inside the Farm's main entrance. See details here

    Tuesday, September 5, 12 noon - 6 pm: Farm and Garden Market Cart 
    Get wonderful fresh organic produce and flowers from the Market Cart at the base of the UC Santa Cruz campus (corner of Bay & High Streets). All produce is organically grown at the UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden. The Market Cart takes place every Tuesday and Friday from 12 noon - 6 pm through early November.


  • October 2017

  • Sunday, October 1, 11 am - 5 pm, UCSC Farm: Fall Harvest Festival
    Join us on the 30-acre UCSC Farm to celebrate the fall harvest season! Enjoy live music, kids' activities, great food, an apple pie baking contest, talks, tours and more at our fall open house event. $5 general admission; free for UCSC students, kids 12 and under, and members of the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden.

    Sunday, October 1, 2 pm - 3:30 pm, UCSC Farm: Free Guided Tour of the UCSC Farm
    Take a free, docent-led tour of the beautiful 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 Louise Cain Gatehouse, inside the Farm's main entrance. See details here

    Tuesday, October 3, 12 noon - 6 pm: Farm and Garden Market Cart 
    Get wonderful fresh organic produce and flowers from the Market Cart at the base of the UC Santa Cruz campus (corner of Bay & High Streets). All produce is organically grown at the UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden. The Market Cart takes place every Tuesday and Friday from 12 noon - 6 pm through early November.


  • November 2017

  • Sunday, November 5, 2 pm - 3:30 pm, UCSC Farm: Free Guided Tour of the UCSC Farm
    Take a free, docent-led tour of the beautiful 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 Louise Cain Gatehouse, inside the Farm's main entrance. See details here

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