14th annual Campus Food & Garden Guide is now available

September 27, 2019

By Erin Foley & Martha Brown 

The 14th edition of the free Campus Food & Garden Guide is available online and around campus.
Members of the Food Systems Working Group and CASFS facilitate student opportunities to engage in food systems work.

UC Santa Cruz has led the sustainable campus food systems movement for over 50 years, beginning with the creation of a student garden in 1967 and continuing today with efforts to meet students’ basic food needs. Students can find opportunities to get involved with campus food systems work and get access to healthy, affordable food in the 2019-2020 Campus Food & Garden Guide, now available online and at locations across campus.

Produced annually by the UCSC Food Systems Working Group and the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS), the 48-page guide offers information on the campus and community organizations involved in food systems work at UCSC. The 14th edition of the free guide describes internships, classes, grants, workshops, events, and volunteer options for students who want to get involved in sustainable food systems, from learning how to grow their own food to shaping policies for sourcing food served in the dining halls. 

This year’s publication features a new section on the Cowell Coffee Shop, an innovative cafe where students and others on campus can access free coffee, tea, and prepared meals, as well as a do-it-yourself juicer. Students can find other food access resources in the guide, including information on the CalFresh program, a campus food resources map, and information on where students can access farm-fresh produce.

Readers can also learn about the history of farm-to-college and basic needs work at UCSC, Global Food Initiative Fellowships, Measure 43 funding for student projects, cooking and nutrition workshops offered throughout the year, and the campus’s “Real Food” goals. 

Pick up a free copy of the Campus Food & Garden Guide at campus libraries, the Bay Tree bookstore, the Cowell Health Center, the Student Union, OPERS facilities, campus dining halls, and other sites throughout campus. A PDF of the printed guide is also available online. Contact Tim Galarneau or call 459-3248 for more information or if you would like copies delivered to your office.

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