First 50 Celebration, UCSC Farm & Garden

July 28–30, 2017
Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems

The First Fifty Celebration’s three days of events combine an engaging lineup of speakers, workshops, tours, and music, with great local food and time for mingling with old-timers and newcomers to the sustainable agriculture community. Join us for part or all of this 50th anniversary event! For those who want to come a day early, there will be a special work party in the Chadwick Garden on July 27.
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 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

Childcare available through Life Lab on Saturday — see below for details

Weekend at a Glance

On Thursday, July 27

  • Rock wall building work party at the Alan Chadwick Garden—drop in between 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (light lunch included).

On Friday, July 28

On Saturday, July 29

On Sunday, July 30

Thanks to our Harvester and Visionary Level Sponsors

Earthbound Farm Organic Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden Veritable Vegetable
Sunridge Farms Organic & Natural Foods Bon Appétit Management Company

See all of our 50th Sponsors