2019 Events and Workshops


    May 2019

  • Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 10 am - 2 pm, Quarry Plaza: Spring Produce Pop-Up
    Get fresh, organic, affordable produce from the UCSC Farm and other local organic farms. Cash, checks, and EBT accepted.

    Sunday, May 5, 2 - 3:30 pm, Hay Barn/UCSC Farm: Docent-Led Farm Tour 
    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.

    Mondays, May 6, 13, 20, and 27, 10 am - 2 pm, Rachel Carson College Quad: Spring Produce Pop-Up
    Get fresh, organic, affordable produce from the UCSC Farm and other local organic farms. Cash, checks, and EBT accepted. 

    Friday, May 10, 3 - 5 pm, Hay Barn: Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land – a book talk by author Leah Penniman
    At this free talk, author Leah Penniman discusses the history of Black farmers and their contributions to agriculture, traditional farming knowledge, and foodways as described in her book Farming While Black. Penniman is the founder of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York. See the event flyer.

    This free event is cosponsored by CASFS, UCSC Farm & Garden, UCSC Food Systems Working Group, Farmers of the Global Majority, Pie Ranch, and Fare Resources. For more information contact us at casfs@ucsc.edu, or 831-459-3240. 

    Tuesday, May 14, 6 - 7:30 pm, Hay Barn: Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food – a book talk by authors Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle
    Join organic farmer Bob Quinn and Stanford Lecturer Liz Carlisle for a free talk highlighting their new book, Grain by Grain. Drawing on Bob’s 30-year journey in regenerative organic agriculture and renewable energy, they will discuss how transformation of regional food systems can drive big changes over time: creating good green jobs that rebuild rural communities, while providing healthier food and better environmental stewardship.  

    This free event is cosponsored by CASFS and the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden. For more information contact us at casfs@ucsc.edu, or 831-459-3240. For more information contact us at casfs@ucsc.edu, or 831-459-3240. Free parking at the Hay Barn.

    Saturday, May 18, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm, UCSC Farm: An Introduction to Garden Herbalism
    The fields and gardens of UCSC Farm and Garden abound with medicinal plants. Come learn how to use these common plants for every day maladies and health promotion. We will learn how these herbs can be used to promote restful sleep, combat stress, soothe or strengthen digestion, heal wounds, support menstrual cycles and much more. You will leave the class with many plant friends to support your health and well being. Please pre-register using this link. This event takes place rain or shine!


  • June 2019

  • Saturday, June 1, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, UCSC Farm: Summer Fruit Tree Care
    Summer fruit tree care is more than about pruning: proper irrigation, feeding, and pest control, combined with a summer pruning plan, are the best ways to ensure the health and productivity of your fruit trees. Learn about summer fruit tree care from Orin Martin, manager of the Alan Chadwick Garden at UC Santa Cruz. Please pre-register using this link.

    Sunday, June 2, 2 - 3:30 pm, Hay Barn/UCSC Farm: Docent-Led Farm Tour  
    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.

    Tuesday, June 4, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Hay Barn: Strawberry & Justice Festival
    The Strawberry and Justice Festival is a campus and community event with a focus on good food, fun, and education! This free event includes a panel discussion of social justice and environmental topics related to strawberry production,along with live music and more! Come enjoy free organic strawberry treats and drinks while you learn more about the issues regarding labor and environmental impacts surrounding one of the most economically important crops grown in our region.

    Friday, June 7, 12 noon – 6 pm, corner of High and Bay Streets: Farm & Garden Market Cart
    Opening day of the 2019 Market Cart season (weather dependent). Get fresh, organic produce and flowers grown at the UCSC Farm & Garden and support the CASFS organic farmer and gardener training program. The Market Cart accepts EBT, cash, and checks. The Market Cart is openly weekly on Fridays from 12 noon – 6 pm through October. 

    Saturday, June 8, 12 noon - 2:30 pm: Poetry and Music in the Alan Chadwick Garden, plus a silent auction!
    Join us for an afternoon of poetry and music in the beautiful setting of the Alan Chadwick Garden at UC Santa Cruz. Featured this year are readings by poets Charles Atkinson, Danush Laméris, Maggie Paul, Robert Pesich, David Robles, and Pireeni Sundaralingam, with music by singer-songwriter Nick Gallant

    This year's event will also feature a silent auction to benefit the work of the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden! See the details here. Free admission, free parking available at Merrill College. 


  • July 2019

  • Fridays, 12 noon - 6 pm, corner of Bay & High Streets: Farm & Garden Market Cart
    Get fresh, organic produce and flowers grown at the UCSC Farm & Garden and support the CASFS organic farmer and gardener training program. The Market Cart accepts EBT, cash, and checks. The Market Cart is openly weekly on Fridays from 12–6 pm through October. 

    Sunday, July 7, 2 - 3:30 pm, Hay Barn/UCSC Farm: Docent-Led Farm Tour  
    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.

    Thursday, July 11 and Thursday, July 25, 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. Additional tours take place on August 8, August 22, September 12, and September 26.

    Sunday, July 21, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Hay Barn: Foam Free Floral Design for Vases and Vessels
    Learn how to create beautiful floral arrangements from flower growers and designers Caroline Martin of Wild Moon Flowers and Laura Vollset of Fieldsketch Farm in this design-focused "make and take" workshop.
    The workshop will introduce the principles of floral design, including color palettes, flower types, and placement techniques. Caroline and Laura will demonstrate styles of vased arrangements. 
    In the second part of the class, you'll work on your own arrangements using organically grown flowers from the UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden, with guidance from the instructors. Create a beautiful floral design to take home.
    Space is limited; find out more and pre-register.


  • August 2019

  • Fridays, 12 noon-6 pm, corner of Bay & High Streets: Farm & Garden Market Cart
    Get fresh, organic produce and flowers grown at the UCSC Farm & Garden and support the CASFS organic farmer and gardener training program. The Market Cart accepts EBT, cash, and checks. The Market Cart is openly weekly on Fridays from 12–6 pm through October. 

    Sunday, August 4, 2 - 3:30 pm, Hay Barn/UCSC Farm: Docent-Led Farm Tour  
    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.


  • September 2019

  • Fridays, 12 noon-6 pm, corner of Bay & High Streets: Farm & Garden Market Cart
    Get fresh, organic produce and flowers grown at the UCSC Farm & Garden and support the CASFS organic farmer and gardener training program. The Market Cart accepts EBT, cash, and checks. The Market Cart is openly weekly on Fridays from 12–6 pm through October. 

    Sunday, September 1, 2 - 3:30 pm, Hay Barn/UCSC Farm: Docent-Led Farm Tour  
    Enhance your Labor Day weekend with 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.

    Sunday, September 8, 9:30 am - 12 pm, UCSC Farm: Garden Herbalism for Digestive and Respiratory Health
    Gardens and landscapes possess great potential to nourish, strengthen, and treat the tissues of the respiratory and digestive systems. This class will discuss herbal actions helpful for these tissues and meet/taste the herbs that have them.  We will also discuss how to prepare and administer herbs from the garden for self care and treatment of common maladies of these organ systems. This class is suitable for beginners as well as those more familiar with the use of herbal therapies. Please pre-register using this link.

    Saturday, September 14, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, UCSC Farm: An Introduction to Seed Saving
    In this workshop led by Kellee Matsushita of the UCSC Farm & Garden, we will explore foundational concepts of seed saving: which crops to choose, how to crop plan for seed production, and discuss how botany impacts mating systems for various crops/species. We may be able to clean and process a few seed crops (weather dependent ). We will also discuss how we can participate in the reformation of local seed sheds. Please pre-register using this link.

    Sunday, September 29, 11 am - 5 pm, UCSC Farm: Fall Harvest Festival
    Save the date! Join us for our annual celebration of the fall harvest, featuring live music, kids' activities, workshops, tours, and great food. Details to come!


  • October 2019

  • Fridays, 12 noon-6 pm, corner of Bay & High Streets: Farm & Garden Market Cart
    Get fresh, organic produce and flowers grown at the UCSC Farm & Garden and support the CASFS organic farmer and gardener training program. The Market Cart accepts EBT, cash, and checks. The Market Cart is openly weekly on Fridays from 12–6 pm through October. 

    Sunday, October 6, 2 - 3:30 pm, Hay Barn/UCSC Farm: Docent-Led Farm Tour  
    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 19, College 9 & 10 Multipurpose Room: 17th Annual Practical Activism Conference
    The Practical Activism Conference is coordinated and led by students from College Nine, College Ten, and Oakes College. The conference aims to further local and global change in our community by representing diverse perspectives on a variety of social justice issues and providing hands on tools to make practical change. Our burning issue this year is Indigenous Human Rights Violations. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about this topic and several others from workshops, keynote speakers, on and off campus organizations, and hands-on activities focused on activism. For more information about the conference, visit practicalactivism.ucsc.edu.


  • November 2019

  • Sunday, November 3, 2 - 3:30 pm, Hay Barn/UCSC Farm: Docent-Led Farm Tour  
    Enjoy the final free, docent-led tour of the beautiful 30-acre UCSC Farm for the 2019 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. See the details here, including directions to the Hay Barn.

     

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