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!

    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

    Saturday, July 22, 9:30 am – 12 noon, UCSC Farm: Medicinal Herb Walk
    Come walk the fields at UCSC Farm & Garden with Paula Grainger, the English Herbalist in Santa Cruz, and explore the medicinal properties of regional and native plants. A master wildcrafter, and licensed herbalist in the UK, Paula grows and gathers organic herbs for preservative-free tinctures, balms, lotions, and creams. Discover the healing and nutritional benefits of plants and herbs growing in your own backyard!
    Paula Grainger BSc, MNIMH is an English Medical Herbalist, who has brought her training and knowledge of traditional and modern European Herbal Medicine with her to Santa Cruz. 
    Please pre-register online for this workshop.

    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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