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 and the students of UCSC.
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 Gardener's Alliance, you can visit our Facebook page or attend any of the SEC General Gatherings on Wednesday nights (5:30pm - 7:30pm) in the College Eight Red Room to hear more about what's goin' on!
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 10am-2pm.
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. 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 10-2
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. Website
The Arboretum is open daily, from 9 am - 5 pm
Amah Mutsun Relearning Garden
Cultivating Native Wisdoms
Mutsun Relearning Project Booklet
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. Website
Thimann Labs are open Monday through Friday, 9 am - 3pm
The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems 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 8am - 6pm
Chadwick and UCSC Garden / Farm Manager
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 12-6pm at the base of campus.