Support Our Work

There are many ways to support the Center of Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems' work toward advancing an ecologically sustainable and socially just food system.


The University of California supplies only 15% of our operating budget, so we depend on private contributions, foundation gifts and grants to achieve our goals. Your support will help improve the quality of the world’s food production and help aspiring organic growers realize their dreams. Find more information about how to donate here.

Become a Member

Join the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden, a community-based group whose membership fees and volunteer efforts support a variety of education and scholarship programs. The Friends focus their efforts on community outreach, Farm & Garden facility improvements, and public education.

Produce Sales

Shop at the Farm & Garden Market Cart every Friday from mid June through late October, located at the corner of Bay & High streets at the base of the UCSC campus. The Market Cart is open from 12 noon to 6 pm. For details, see the Produce Sales page.

Join the Center’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project. CSA members support the Center by purchasing a weekly share of fresh, organically grown produce, herbs, and flowers. The CSA season runs for 22 weeks, starting in early June (weather permitting). Flower bouquet shares are also available.