Upcoming Events

  • Hay Barn

    Virtual Winter Poetry

    Thursday, December 8, 5:00pm—7:00pm, online
    Four outstanding local poets will read their poetry at this virtual event presented by the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden. 

  • Orin Martin in the orchard

    Getting Started with Fruit Trees

    Saturday, January 7, 9:00am—12:00pm at the Alan Chadwick Garden
    Learn how to select, plant, grow and manage healthy, productive deciduous fruit trees organically with instructor Orin Martin, manager of the Alan Chadwick Garden and author of Fruit Trees for Every Garden.

  • rose

    Roses are a Celebration! Starting Right with Organic Rose Growing

    Saturday, January 21, 9:00am—12:00pm at the Alan Chadwick Garden
    This Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden workshop will be a lively, interactive demonstration/discussion on growing roses in the home garden with instructor Orin Martin.
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    Organic Citrus Growing Short Course

    Thursday, February 9, 5:00pm—7:00pm: Online introductory lecture
    Saturday, February 11 — Sunday, February 12: In-person instruction at the UCSC Farm, Alan Chadwick Garden, and Abounding Harvest Mountain Farm
    Seasoned citrus growers will provide detailed information appropriate for a range of growers, focused on a diverse range of citrus production. 
  • Grafting Tools

    Fruit Tree Grafting for the Home Gardener and Small Scale Grower

    Saturday, February 18, 9:00am—1:00pm at the Hay Barn
    Learn the basics of rootstocks and scion selection, the importance of a sharp, quality grafting knife, and timing for the best luck with your graft at this Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden workshop.
  • Orchard

    Planning and Planting the Small Orchard Block Short Course

    Thursday, February 23, 5:30—7:00pm: Online introductory webinar
    Saturday, February 25, 9:00am—4:00pm at the UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden
    Sunday, February 26, 9:00am—12:00pm at Fifth Crow Farm
    The course will walk participants through the planning and planting of a new apple orchard block at the UCSC Farm, from site selection and soil preparation to sourcing and planting quality trees.