Where Are They Now?
Central Coast Farmer Education Network Calendar
37th Annual Ecological Farming Conference @ Asilomar Conference Grounds
37th Annual Ecological Farming C... @ Asilomar Conference Grounds(all-day)
Online registration for the 37th Annual Ecological Farming Conference opens October 26, 2016 The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) presents the 37th annual EcoFarm Conference January [...]
2017-01-24 12:00 pm
Designing Habitat for Multiple Benefits: Wildlife, Soil, Water and Carbon @ Webinar
Designing Habitat for Multiple B... @ Webinar12:00 pm
Using a farm case study, participants will learn strategies to design habitat restoration projects that address multiple resource concerns simultaneously. The idea is not necessarily [...]
- 2017-01-24 37th Annual Ecological Farming Conference @ Asilomar Conference Grounds All Day
“Seed to Eaters” EcoFarm Preconference Symposium @ Asilomar Conference Center
“Seed to Eaters” Eco... @ Asilomar Conference Center(all-day)
This gathering will bring together farmers, chefs, grocers, wholesalers, plant breeders, and seed growers who have partnered to create new vegetable varieties that fill seasonal [...]
- 2017-01-25 “Seed to Eaters” EcoFarm Preconference Symposium @ Asilomar Conference Center All Day
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