2019 Events and Workshops


    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 14, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Hay Barn: Gopher Control in the Home Garden and Small Farm
    Learn how to control gophers, moles, and ground squirrel in the home garden, landscape, and on the small farm using non-toxic techniques that focus on exclusion and trapping. This workshop will be taught by Thomas Wittman, founder and owner of Gophers Limited and an expert on vertebrate pest control. Find out more and pre-register.

    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. 

    Friday, August 2: Deadline to apply for the School Garden Support Organization Leadership Institute
    Hosted by Life Lab in partnership with the Whole Kids Foundation, this event  to strengthen your organization’s goal of enhancing professional development and ongoing support for school garden programs in your region. Application details here.

    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.

    Thursday, August 8 and Thursday, August 22, 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 July 11, July 25, September 12, and September 26.

    Saturday, August 24, 9:30-11:30 am, Alan Chadwick Garden: Sketching in the Garden workshop
    Tina Fuller Somers will lead a class on cultivating observational skills and artistic talent with inspiration from the Alan Chadwick Garden. Starting with a short presentation about a variety of approaches to field sketching and journaling, you'll take a look at several different examples of how to create a successful sketchbook page composition. After an overview of materials, techniques, and a quick demo, the group will head out into the garden to draw! Instructor will be on hand to help guide our garden artists when needed with composition, technique, or direction. See Tina's most recent work and progress at www.hawkandhammer.com or @hawkandhammergram on Instagram. 
    Find out more and pre-register.


  • 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.

    Thursday, September 12 and Thursday, September 26, 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 July 11, July 25, August 8, and August 22.

    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 15, 4 - 7 pm, Hay Barn: Fruit Trees for Every Garden – A Party to Celebrate Orin Martin's New Book!
    Join us for a free celebration of Chadwick Garden manager Orin Martin's fruit tree book, published by 10 Speed Press/Penguin Random House and now available for pre-order. See the details here. More details on the party coming soon!

    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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