Visit CASFS

CASFS facilities are closed to the public until further notice in order to ensure the safety of our community.

All visitors to the Farm, Chadwick Garden, and Cowell Ranch Hay Barn are required to complete the COVID-19 Symptom Check Questionnaire before entering the facilities. This questionnaire must be completed before visitors access campus and must be completed each day campus is accessed. The questionnaire will require a CASFS staff member's email address to send communications to. Please have this information ready before beginning the questionnaire.


UCSC Land Acknowledgement

“The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.”

CASFS Facilities

The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems manages the UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden on the UC Santa Cruz campus, both internationally known sites for training and research in organic horticulture and agriculture. 

The newest CASFS facility is the historic Cowell Ranch Hay Barn, which opened in spring of 2016 after a complete reconstruction effort. Located near the UCSC campus entrance at the edge of the UCSC Farm, the Hay Barn provides office space for CASFS staff and a reception area with interpretive displays and free educational materials, a new entrance to the Farm, and campus and public meeting and event space. A generous gift to CASFS from the Helen and Will Webster Foundation funded the initial reconstruction project.