Where Are They Now?
Central Coast Farmer Education Network Calendar
2014-04-29 9:00 am
Food Safety Workshop: Basic GAPS and Third Party Audits (bilingual, Spanish and English) @ ALBA: Centro de Desarrollo Rural /Rural Development Center
Food Safety Workshop: Basic GAPS... @ ALBA: Centro de Desarrollo Rural /Rural Development Center9:00 am
Cathy Carlson from the Community Alliance with Family Farmers will lead this workshop on Basic GAPS and Third Party Audits for beginning farmers. In Spanish [...]
2014-04-29 6:00 pm
Central Coast Farmers’ Guild Meeting @ Live Oak Grange Hall
Central Coast Farmers’ Gui... @ Live Oak Grange Hall6:00 pm
Come meet and mingle with your fellow Central Coast farmers! This kickoff event will feature farmer-mentor Jim Leap, Damian Parr of the Center for Agroecology [...]
- 2014-04-29 9:00 am Food Safety Workshop: Basic GAPS and Third Party Audits (bilingual, Spanish and English) @ ALBA: Centro de Desarrollo Rural /Rural Development 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
David Pecusa, a 2009 Apprenticeship graduate, grew up on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona where his family has been farming for four generations. David is now part of Food Corps, working with young Navajo and Hopi tribe members at local schools to plant, maintain and harvest an edible garden, and teaching science-based gardening. Read more ...
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