Chadwick Garden Renewal

The Chadwick Garden — This 3-acre magical spot on campus has been growing gardeners for more than 55 years, inspiring thousands of students, apprentices, and community members to learn while tilling the soil and tending to organic vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Over the decades, the well-used facilities at the beloved garden have experienced significant wear and tear and we need your help to renew our learning spaces and repair infrastructure.

Help is needed to renew and restore the following facilities:

    • New perimeter fence to secure critters from entering the garden 
    • Poison oak and brush removal after two seasons with limited upkeep due to the pandemic
    • Chalet repairs including replacing back porch, installing a hot water heater, new windows and screens, a new floor, and restoring the indoor and outdoor kitchens for a hands-on "seed to skillet" curriculum 
    • And more!

You can help renew the Chadwick Garden by donating today

Make a Gift

You can also help us spread the word by sharing our project on UCSC Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising campaign taking place on November 2, 2022. If you are interested in donating a matching gift for our Giving Day campaign, please email Jessica Lenth at

Thank you for your support!