Visit CASFS

The UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden are closed to the public until further notice in order to ensure the health and safety of our community. Please visit our Events calendar for up-to-date information on event cancellations, postponements, and other changes. Email casfs@ucsc.edu with any questions.

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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 Farm & Garden are open to the public daily from 8am to 6pm and free, docent-led tours are offered the first Sunday of the month from April through November, from 2 pm to 3:30 pm.

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. Community members can rent the Hay Barn for weddings, conferences, meetings, and other events.