Where Are They Now?
Central Coast Farmer Education Network Calendar
California Small Farm Conference @ Doubletree
California Small Farm Conference @ Doubletree(all-day)
The California Small Farm Conference is the state's premier gathering of small farmers, agricultural students, farmers’ market managers and others involved in the small farm [...]
- 2014-03-09 California Small Farm Conference @ Doubletree All Day
2014-03-13 9:00 am
Irrigation Management Workshop and Field Day @ Sunol Ag Park
Irrigation Management Workshop a... @ Sunol Ag Park9:00 am
Jim Leap. Farm Manager, emeritus, for the UC Santa Cruz Agro-ecology program farm and garden, part of the UCSC Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food [...]
- 2014-03-13 9:00 am Irrigation Management Workshop and Field Day @ Sunol Ag Park
2014-03-19 12:00 pm
Production Workshop for Beginning Farmers @ Morgan HIll Community Center
Production Workshop for Beginnin... @ Morgan HIll Community Center12:00 pm
Jim Leap, UC Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) Emeritus, and Darryl Wong currently of CASFS, will provide an introduction to business planning, [...]
- 2014-03-19 12:00 pm Production Workshop for Beginning Farmers @ Morgan HIll Community Center
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
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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