Accessibility vs. Affordability

While UC Santa Cruz encourages students to invest in a meal plan, a seven-day meal plan that costs $464 per month is not always...

Culture, Labor and Strawberries: How is Food Political?

Food affects cultural history, cost of living and authority. This mix of food and politics is prominent in the small, central California coastal town...

Localizing Global Initiatives

One-third of the food produced worldwide is either lost or wasted according to the United Nations. Yet to meet food demand levels by 2050...

MAH develops Abbott Square

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) asked residents in 2013 what downtown Santa Cruz was missing — the answer was a...

Campus Gardens

UC Santa Cruz’s commitment to the environment is evident through the abundance of gardens on campus. Working in a garden helps students understand the...

Solidarity & Strawberries

Students on campus consume millions of strawberries each quarter. In Santa Cruz County, one of the state’s top strawberry producers, the fruit’s harvest earns...

Looking Back at Food Not Bombs

Food Not Bombs, a grassroots activist group founded 37 years ago and working toward feeding the houseless and managing food waste, began when Keith...

A Taste of Culture

As festivalgoers walk across the lawn, one thought consumed everyone’s mind: “what do I eat?” With numerous tents with delicious food from different cuisines, the...

From Farm to College

Situated near the base of campus at UC Santa Cruz, the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) teaches students and apprentices about...

Is Veganism the Answer?

Cows produce 37 percent of the total methane released into the atmosphere. It takes 1,000 gallons of water to make one gallon of milk....
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