The UCSC Farm is poised to lose 60 percent of its university funding due to system-wide budget cuts. Community and faculty express their concern over the decision.
UC Santa Cruz has many programs that promote green living and sustainability. There are many ways that students can get involved, and help the university work together to reduce our carbon footprint.
’Tis the season for harvesting fava beans, collard gleaning and queer farmer awareness. In celebration of queer farming and the autumn season, the Rainbow Chard Alliance (RCA) network of queer farmers, the Cantú GLBTI Resource Center, and the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) collaborated to host the first ever Queer Farmers’ Field [...]
Tim Becker came to the farm as a first-year and hasn’t left since.
The seed was planted in 2005, when he arrived at UC Santa Cruz as a proposed language studies major from Los Angeles who had no prior farming experience.
Then he got his hands dirty.
The sun breaks through clouds to find students from the Program In Community and Agroecology (PICA) tending to their gardens. Spring has arrived and it is time to turn soil beds and mulch in this pocket of campus. But except for the bus stop announcing the Village and Farm, there is little that suggests to the outside world that this microcosm of sustainable agriculture and cluster of bungalows even exist.