Saturday, July 29

8 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Fog-Lift Gathering in the Chadwick Garden
Gather in the Chadwick Garden for a free, light breakfast, compliments of the Friends of the UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden. Enjoy reflections and readings from:

  • Orin Martin, Chadwick Garden manager

  • Val Lopez, Amah Mutsun tribal chair

  • Beth Benjamin, Chadwick apprentice

  • Audrey Stanley, founder of Shakespeare Santa Cruz

  • Paul Whitworth, former director, Shakespeare Santa Cruz

  • David Robles, environmental studies graduate and 2017 apprentice

  • Aaron DeLong, 2003–2004 apprentice, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Evan Domsic and Ella Fleming, assistant managers, Chadwick Garden

Long-time Friends of the Farm & Garden board member and 1979-1981 Apprenticeship grad Kurt Christiansen will MC.

9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

One Day Kids Camp - UCSC Farm 50th Anniversary
While you are at UCSC Farm 50th Anniversary Events have your child explore the UCSC Farm with Life Lab. Our garden educators will run a one day version of our Wildlands and Watering Cans Day Camp Saturday, July 29th from 9:30 to 4:00 at the Life Lab Garden Classroom on the UCSC Farm.

For children 6 years of age and older.

Price: $50

Register here

10 a.m.–12 noon

Saturday Symposium, Stevenson Event Center
Hear from Apprenticeship alumni and CASFS staff doing inspiring work in agroecology, education, and food justice projects.

  • Karen Washington, keynote speaker, co-founder of Rise & Root Farm and Black Urban Growers, winner of the James Beard Foundation Leadership Award for her food justice work in New York City

  • Saskia Cornes, Ph.D., farm manager at Duke University’s Campus Farm

  • Darryl Wong, CASFS farm site and research lands manager,  Ph.D. student in environmental studies

  • Nancy Vail and Jered Lawson of Pie Ranch will read their story from the newly published Letters to a Young Farmer

  • David Retsky, farmer, County Line Harvest in Marin and Riverside counties
  • Albie Miles, Ph.D., founding faculty member, Sustainable Community Food Systems, University of Hawai'i, Western O'ahu
12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Lunchtime Learning: Seeding Success with Campus Farm to Cafeteria and Food Access Programs, Stevenson College courtyard
Enjoy lunch catered by the award-winning UC Santa Cruz Catering team as you hear from Tim Galarneau and Nancy Yang of CASFS. Tim and Nancy will bring you up to speed on the exciting work they’re doing to improve campus food systems and increase the amount of “Real Food” being served at UC Santa Cruz and at campuses nationwide.

2–3:30 p.m. and 3:45–5 p.m.

Saturday afternoon food and farming workshops (most workshops offered once in each time slot, unless otherwise noted)
Head out to the Farm and the Chadwick Garden for workshops and more led by CASFS staff and apprenticeship alumni, including:

Leaving from the Stevenson Event Center


  • A Student Farm to College and Food Access Campus Walking Tour (2-3:30 pm)
    Tim Galarneau, Community-Engaged Education Coordinator
    Nancy Yang, Food Access and Student Engagement Coordinator

At the Alan Chadwick Garden

  • Tour of the Garden (2-3:30 p.m.)
    Orin Martin, Chadwick Garden manager

  • Drawing in the Garden
    Laura Vollset, Apprenticeship graduate, Science Illustration program graduate, and owner of Field Sketch Farm

  • Pollinators in the Garden
    Stacy Philpott, professor of environmental studies, Hamutahl Cohen, Ph.D. student in environmental studies, Apprenticeship graduate

At the UCSC Farm

  • Lessons Learned: 40 Years of Growing Fruit Trees at the UCSC Farm, A Walking Tour (3:45-5 pm)
    Orin Martin, Chadwick Garden Manager
  • Integrating Small Fruit Production into Diversified Systems (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
    Christof Bernau, Farm Garden manager and instructor

  • Youth Empowerment and Working with Teens in the Garden
    Doron Comerchero, founder of FoodWhat?!

  • Marketing Your Top Product
    Matthew Raiford, owner of Gilliard Farm and The Farmer & The Larder

  • “Office Hours” Session with Jim Leap: Bring Your Farming Questions!
    Jim Leap, former UCSC Farm manager, organic farming instructor

  • Farmers of the Global Majority Website Debut (2-3:30 pm)
    Brenda Quintero, Kellee Matsushita, Leigh Gaymon Jones, Herman Yee, Joy Moore – People of Color (POC) Committee

  • Forming Alliances between a UC Student Farm and Students of Indigenous Decedents (3:45 - 5 pm)
    Melissa Moreno, PhD and UC Davis Student Farm Staff Members 
  • Making Beautiful Bouquets
    Sky DeMuro,  Chadwick Garden assistant, Zoe Hitchner, flower grower at Healdsburg’s Front Porch Farm, and Eliza Milio, vegetable production manager at Front Porch Farm

  • Seed Saving and Seed Sovereignty
    Sarah Cousins, propagation instructor, UCSC Farm

  • Gardens & Farms as Classrooms: Cultivating Children’s Love of Learning
    John Fisher, Life Lab’s Director of Programs and Partnerships

4–5 p.m.

Farm tour, starting at Hay Barn. If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit the UC Santa Cruz Farm, we’ll be offering tours starting from the Hay Barn.

4:45–5:30 p.m.

Wine tasting, Hay Barn
Before sitting down to dinner, enjoy a tasting of local wines hosted by Pam Storrs of Storrs Winery and Vineyards.

5:30–7:30 p.m.

50th Anniversary Hay Barn Banquet
Join us for this very special celebration meal, featuring wonderful locally sourced organic food, prepared by UC Santa Cruz Catering and inspired by our two guest  “food heroes”—Alice Waters, founder of Chez Panisse, and Matthew Raiford, owner of Gilliard Farm and The Farmer & The Larder. Chancellor George Blumenthal will start the evening’s remarks, followed by Raiford and Waters.

8–10 p.m.

Hay Barn Dance
It’s time for a barn dance! Doron Comerchero spins tunes in the Hay Barn for Farm & Garden fans of all ages.