How to Support

Support the Apprenticeship through the Grow a Farmer Campaign

Your support helps fund the training of new organic farmers and gardeners.

Your tax-deductible donation to the Grow a Farmer Campaign directly supports the training of new organic farmers and gardeners through the Apprenticeship program. Donations help fund Apprenticeship staff salaries, farming equipment, facilities improvements, and many other needs that are vital to the success of our annual training program.

Grow a Farmer Campaign Business Sponsorships
We are developing plans for the 2012 Grow a Farmer campaign for business sponsors. Please check this site in March, or contact us by email or at (831) 566-3779 for more information.

Individual Donors
Individuals can also support the Grow a Farmer campaign. You can donate securely online, where the designation field will show “Apprenticeship/Grow a Farmer.”

Donation checks can be made to the UCSC Foundation with “Apprenticeship” or “Grow a Farmer” in the memo line. Checks and credit card gifts can be mailed with the attached downloadable form to the following address:

Apprenticeship Gifts
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

If you are interested in supporting scholarships for new organic farmers and gardeners, please contact us by email or at (831) 566-3779 for more information.

We are also seeking part- and full-time housing for our second-year or “advanced” apprentices. If you have rental housing available near UCSC, or would consider a donation of real estate, please contact us at the above email or phone number.

Campaign Background
We initiated the “Grow a Farmer” Campaign in 2009 to help fund permanent housing for apprentices taking part in the organic farm and garden training program at UC Santa Cruz’s Farm & Garden. With the housing project completed at the UCSC Farm, we’re now turning our fundraising efforts to much-needed program operating costs and moving ahead on long-deferred facility and farm equipment upgrades at the Farm & Alan Chadwick Garden.


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