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UCSC Land Acknowledgement

“The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.”

Center for Agroecology Facilities

The Center for Agroecology manages the UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden on the UC Santa Cruz campus, both internationally known sites for training and research in organic horticulture and agriculture. 

The Center also manages the historic Cowell Ranch Hay Barn, which opened in spring of 2016 after a complete reconstruction effort. Located near the UCSC campus entrance at the edge of the UCSC Farm, the Hay Barn provides office space for Center for Agroecology staff and a reception area with interpretive displays and free educational materials, a new entrance to the Farm, and campus and public meeting and event space. A generous gift to the Center from the Helen and Will Webster Foundation funded the initial reconstruction project.