Where Are They Now?
Central Coast Farmer Education Network Calendar
2015-05-30 9:00 am
Community Jam: Northern California Gleaning Conference @ UU Fellowship of Los Gatos
Community Jam: Northern Californ... @ UU Fellowship of Los Gatos9:00 am
The 3rd annual “Community Jam” Northern California conference for harvesting/gleaning organizations is Saturday May 30! In the past two years over 70 people from about [...]
- 2015-05-30 9:00 am Community Jam: Northern California Gleaning Conference @ UU Fellowship of Los Gatos
2015-06-22 9:00 am
Going Organic Workshop @ UC Cooperative Extension Classroom
Going Organic Workshop @ UC Cooperative Extension Classroom9:00 am
Interested in going organic, but don’t know where to start? Organic certification is simpler than you think! Join CCOF, the California Strawberry Commission, and [...]
- 2015-06-22 9:00 am Going Organic Workshop @ UC Cooperative Extension Classroom
Cultivating the Next Generation of Organic Farmers and Gardeners
Since 1967, UC Santa Cruz has been a destination for those interested in learning organic farming and gardening skills through the Apprenticeship training program at the UCSC Farm and Garden. The Apprenticeship is the premiere experiential education program of UCSC’s Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS).
The Grow a Farmer website serves Apprenticeship alumni along with the growing community of beginning farmers with resources, event information, and a beginning farmer forum. Alumni of the CASFS Farm & Garden Apprenticeship can access job and land listings, list their farms and projects on the “Where Are They Now?” map, and find information on fellow alumni.
Explore this website to learn about the work of our alumni, what’s happening at the UCSC Farm & Garden, and how you can support this work. To learn more about the Apprenticeship and its alumni, visit the About Us page.
The Apprenticeship provided me with the tools I needed to grow food; but perhaps more importantly to help grow new farmers and gardeners and to contribute, at least in a small way, to the efforts to ensure that agriculture in our culture is sustained and that all people will one day be food secure.
~ Patrick Archie, 1994 apprentice, Director of the Stanford Student Farm and founder of Bronco Urban Gardens, San Jose, California
Center photo of Darryl Wong copyright David Fenton; used by permission
Karen Washington, a 2008 Apprenticeship graduate, is an instructor for Farm School NYC, a new urban agriculture education project of Just Food that involves a number of Apprenticeship alumni, and has been instrumental in implementing a number of New York's urban agriculture programs. Read more ...
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