“First 50” event pricing

Online registration is now closed. Walk in registration will be available, but note that there are waiting lists for the Saturday dinner, Saturday lunch, Sunday lunch, and Sunday afternoon field trip transport. To get on the waiting list for the dinner, lunches, or field trip van, and for more information, please contact the Special Events Office at 831.459.5003 or specialevents@ucsc.edu. Walk in registration will start at 3pm Friday July 28th at the Hay Barn for the 4-6pm Welcome Reception. For other walk-in registration times and locations, as well as information about free events and parking, please contact 831.459.5003 or specialevents@ucsc.edu.

Full 3-day event (Include all events listed below), Friday–Sunday, July 28–30

  • $150 Early Bird registration, sign up by June 19*
  • $175 for full 3-day event registration after June 19*
  • $95 beginning farmer/limited income Early Bird registration, sign up by June 19*
  • $110 for full 3-day event, beginning farmer/limited income, after June 19*
*Please note: Registration price does not include housing. See “places to stay" recommendations

À la carte registration costs:

  • Friday reception and Farm tours: $30
  • Saturday morning symposium, lunch, and afternoon workshops: $45
  • Saturday afternoon workshops only (no symposium or lunch): $30 ($20 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members)
  • Saturday pre-dinner Farm tours, wine tasting, and “First 50” Hay Barn Banquet: $75
  • Sunday lunch: $25


Additional options:

  • Sunday, July 30: Tour of North Coast (Pescadero-area) farms and farm-based education projects run by apprenticeship alumni—transportation fee: $20
  • Saturday, June 29, 9:30 am - 4 pm: Childcare available through Life Lab: Click for more information.


Free events

  • Thursday rock wall building workshop in the Chadwick Garden (light lunch included)
  • Friday evening casual dinner and story sharing in the Hay Barn—beer and salad provided, “no host” wood-fired pizza available for purchase
  • Saturday Fog Lift Gathering in the Chadwick Garden, with light breakfast
  • Sunday light breakfast at the Hay Barn, Looking Back/Looking Forward conversation