Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28

Thursday, July 27

10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Rock Wall Building at the Chadwick Garden
What better way to celebrate Alan Chadwick’s birthday? Join in to help rebuild the iconic rock walls at the Chadwick Garden with Garden manager Orin Martin and Apprenticeship grad Matthew Sutton, founder of Orchard Keepers ( Light lunch provided.

Friday, July 28

8 a.m.–11 a.m.

Early Bird Fun
Drop in at the Farm or Chadwick Garden from 8 a.m.–11 a.m. to lend a hand with the harvest, bouquet making, and more!

1–3 p.m.

Chadwick Garden Tour
Take a tour of the Alan Chadwick Garden with garden manager Orin Martin and hear about the Garden’s history and current activities. 

2 p.m.

Registration at the Hay Barn opens

4 p.m.–6 p.m.

Friday afternoon reception
A reception in the Ocean View Field at the Farm officially kicks off the 50th Celebration Weekend.

Hear from CASFS executive director Daniel Press, Chadwick Garden manager Orin Martin, and Farm Garden assistant manager Kellee Matsushita as you enjoy food from Feel Good Foods along with local wines and other beverages.

Following the talks, choose a tour with CASFS faculty and staff members to learn about:

  • Research

  • Farming practices

  • Food and social justice integration

  • Apprenticeship and educational philosophy

  • Undergraduate education

  • Growing food for UC Santa Cruz Dining, food pantries
6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.

Friday evening gathering and no-host dinner at the Hay Barn
We are throwing open the barn doors Friday night to make space for people to mingle, catch up with friends, and share stories in the Hay Barn. There will be made-to-order pizza available for purchase from Uncie Ro’s wood-fired mobile pizza oven. Salad, beer, and other beverages provided. Share your CASFS/Farm & Garden memories at a “Story Slam” hosted by Ella Fleming, garden assistant at the Chadwick Garden.