About Gardeners' Alliance:
The Gardeners Alliance is a group within the SOS campaign that works to promote the campus gardens and unite the garden-friendly community by creating a space to foster and share information between campus gardeners, students, faculty, and staff.
If you are a student who wants to learn more about the gardens, become involved in them, or access information about upcoming garden events, workshops, or classes, then the Gardeners Alliance can be a beneficial resource for you.
If you have questions or want more consistent updates regarding the Gardeners' Alliance, visit our Facebook page!
Stevenson has been working in close proximity with the organization PTAGS (Path to a Green Stevenson) to begin the Stevenson Garden. The garden currently has interns putting in lots of effort to make the space beautiful!
Kresge / Porter:
Porter has recently joined forces with the Kresge Garden and is well established on the UCSC campus. The Kresge Co-op showcases some of the garden produce. To get involved, you can enroll in Power and Representation: Food Systems (KRSG 65) in Fall Quarter (Kresge Frosh and Transfers only) or Kresge Garden Cooperative (KRSG 63) in Spring Quarter.
Kresge Garden Co-op Website
Kresge has their garden work parties every Sunday from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
Check out Kresge's garden hours.
The College Eight garden began in 1995 and has been growing steadily since then. To get involved you can enroll in the College Eight Garden Internship Course (CLEI 90) which is offered every quarter. Explore the website.
The Oakes Garden is young and full of great ideas for the future space. To get involved you can enroll in Oakes Food, Community, and Culture (OAKS 63).
The PICA Foundational Roots Garden (Program in Community and Agroecology) is a half-acre garden run by a group of students in the lower quarry Village, dedicated to a community-based agroecology lifestyle and community projects. There is a quarterly PICA seminar, (ENVS 91 and 191).
Workdays: Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
The Arboretum at UCSC is a research and teaching facility committed to plant conservation and serves both the campus and the public. Its rich and diverse collection, containing representatives of more than 300 plant families, provides beginning students with a broad survey of the plant kingdom. Take a look at their website.
The Arboretum is open daily, from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Amah Mutsun Relearning Garden
Cultivating Native Wisdoms
On the rooftop of Thimann labs is where you’ll find the UCSC Greenhouses and botanical collections. The facility is funded by the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences and the Divsion of Social Sciences. This space serves students in various fields of study. Check out the Greenhouse website!
Thimann Labs are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS):
The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) is a research, education, and public service program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, dedicated to increasing ecological sustainability and social justice in the food and agriculture system.
The UCSC Farm and the Alan Chadwick Garden are open daily, from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
Chadwick and UCSC Garden / Farm Managers:
Orin Martin and Christof Bernau
Field Production Manager: Liz Milazzo
For volunteer / intern information: Tim Galarneau
UCSC Farm and Garden Market Cart:
Look out for the Garden Market Cart starting in early June and going until late October!
Organic vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers will be sold at the Garden Market Cart Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:00 - 6:00 PM at the base of campus.
Food System Working Group (FSWG):
FSWG works to bring sustainably grown food produced by socially responsible operations to campus dining halls and through a collaborative process, promote education and awareness of our food system.
Demeter Seed Saving Project
UCSC 2012-2013 Campus Food and Garden Guide
Measure 43 Opportunities
Seasonal Planting Guide:
Food Not Lawns
Food Not Lawns is dedicated to gardening, living cooperatively, and helping aspiring gardeners in our community through grassroots workshops.
Homeless Garden Project
Mission: In the soil of our urban farm and garden, people find the tools they need to build a home in the world.
Apply to become a volunteer here!
Beach Flats Community Gardens
The Beach Flats Community Garden is open to all City of Santa Cruz residents interested in gardening.