Public Workshops

Orin Martin demonstrates pruning techniques to workshop attendees

Each year the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden work with the staff of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) to develop a slate of fruit tree, gardening, and other instructional workshops for the community. These workshops range from 3-hour classes offered at the UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden on the UC Santa Cruz campus to free Q&A sessions at local garden centers. 

Workshops are geared to both beginning and more advanced gardeners. In-person workshops have traditionally been offered for a fee but upcoming online events are being offered for free. You can watch recordings of past online workshops on the CASFS YouTube channel.


Fall 2021 Workshop Schedule

Grow Great Garlic

November 2, 5-6:30pm; Online
Led by Sandhill Farms garlic grower Pete Rasmussen, this free Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden workshop will include an in-depth discussion of all aspects of growing great garlic, from soil preparation and seed selection to planting, fertilizing and harvesting tricks of the trade. Register>>

DIY Herbal Remedy Preparation

November 21, 4-6pm; Online
Learn how to make simple, herbal remedies at home for the winter season. Local professional herbalists Darren Huckle, Paula Grainger and Cameron Salomon will demonstrate how to make a tea, a “fire cider” and an elderberry syrup for cold and flu season. They will be joined by Homeless Garden Project Farm Manager Ella Fleming who will demonstrate how to make a healing salve. Register>>

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