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!

    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. 

    Thursday, August 10, 1 pm - 2 pm: Apprenticeship Orientation Tour (free, no reservations required)
    Learn about the 6-month Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture farm and garden training program on this hour-long walking tour of the UCSC Farm. Details here.

    Tuesday, August 15: Deadline for international applicants to apply to to the Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture training program (deadline for US citizens is September 30)

    Saturday, August 19, 9:30 am - 12 pm, Alan Chadwick Garden: Rose Selection and Care Workshop
    Learn how to select, grow, prune, and care for heritage and hybrid roses. In this hands-on workshop, garden manager Orin Martin will share which species are best suited for the Central Coast, and take you through the beautiful plantings in the historic Alan Chadwick Garden at UC Santa Cruz for an experience that will delight your senses.
    Topics will also include fertility, irrigation, and preparation for new plantings. Find out more and pre-register for this event online.

    first 50 logoWednesday, August 23: Dining for Farmers Dinner Series – Ristorante Avanti
    Ristorante Avanti will donate a portion of its proceeds on Wednesday, August 23 to support beginning farmer and gardener training at the UCSC Farm & Garden. 1917 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, 95060. 831-427-0135.

    Thursday, August 24, 1 pm - 2 pm: Apprenticeship Orientation Tour (free, no reservations required)
    Learn about the 6-month Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture farm and garden training program on this hour-long walking tour of the UCSC Farm. Details here.

    first 50 logoWednesday, August 30: Dining for Farmers Dinner Series – Gabriella Cafe
    Gabriella Cafe will donate a portion of its proceeds on Wednesday, August 30 to support beginning farmer and gardener training at the UCSC Farm & Garden. 910 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, 95060. 831-457-1677.


  • 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.

    first 50 logoWednesday, September 6: Dining for Farmers Dinner Series – La Posta
    La Posta will donate a portion of its proceeds on Wednesday, September 6 to support beginning farmer and gardener training at the UCSC Farm & Garden. 538 Seabright Avenue, Santa Cruz, 95062. 831-457-2782.

    first 50 logoWednesday, September 13: Dining for Farmers Dinner Series – Soif
    Soif will donate a portion of its proceeds on Wednesday, September 13 to support beginning farmer and gardener training at the UCSC Farm & Garden. 105 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. 831-423-2020.

    Thursday, September 14, 1 pm - 2 pm: Apprenticeship Orientation Tour (free, no reservations required)
    Learn about the 6-month Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture farm and garden training program on this hour-long walking tour of the UCSC Farm. Details here.

    first 50 logoWednesday, September 20: Dining for Farmers Dinner Series – Ella's at the Airport
    Ella's at the Airport will donate a portion of its proceeds on Wednesday, September 20 to support beginning farmer and gardener training at the UCSC Farm & Garden. 100 Aviation Way, Watsonville, 95076. 831-728-2382.

    first 50 logoWednesday, September 27: Dining for Farmers Dinner Series – Assembly
    Assembly will donate a portion of its proceeds on Wednesday, September 27 to support beginning farmer and gardener training at the UCSC Farm & Garden. 1108 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, 95060. 831-824-6100.

    Thursday, September 28, 1 pm - 2 pm: Apprenticeship Orientation Tour (free, no reservations required)
    Learn about the 6-month Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture farm and garden training program on this hour-long walking tour of the UCSC Farm. Details here.

    Saturday, September 30: Deadline for US citizens to apply to the Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture training program (deadline for international applicants is August 15)


  • 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.

    first 50 logoWednesday, October 11: Dining for Farmers Dinner Series – Shadowbrook
    Shadowbrook will donate a portion of its proceeds on Wednesday, October 11 to support beginning farmer and gardener training at the UCSC Farm & Garden. 1750 Wharf Road, Capitola, 95010. 831-475-1511.


  • November 2017

  • Sunday, November 5, 9:30 am - 12 pm, Hay Barn: Grow Great Garlic! Cultivating Organic Garlic in the Home Garden
    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. This workshop takes place rain or shine!

    Following the workshop there will be a selection of rare and heirloom garlic available for sale to plant in the home garden. Note that garlic seed available at the workshop is limited; if you'd like to pre-order prior to the workshop, see www.sandhillfarms.org

    Cost of the workshop is $30 general admission (pre-registered) or $40 (at the door); $20 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members (pre-registered) or $30 (at the door);  $15 for UCSC students and limited-income (pre-registered) or $20 (at the door). See this link for pre-registration information.

    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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