News/Events - UC Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz

News/Events » RSS » Feed Preview

Environmental Studies News

Social sciences faculty awarded $8 million in research funding

Oct 2, 2015 Faculty in the Social Sciences Division of UC Santa Cruz garnered more than $8 million in research funding from just over 100 grants for the year August 2014 to August 2015.

Bugs in an urban jungle: What green spaces mean for ecology and community

Oct 1, 2015 Since 2013, UC Santa Cruz environmental studies professor Stacy Philpott has studied insect biodiversity in urban gardens to better understand the ecological role these green spaces provide.

Paying it forward: annual Farm to Fork event honors past and future farmers

Sep 16, 2015 The Farm to Fork dinner series has supported more than 150 apprentices through scholarships and subsidized meal plans.

UCSC Farm hosts Fall Harvest Festival Sunday, Sept 27

Sep 11, 2015 Celebrate fall’s arrival with pumpkins, music, great food, a fall plant sale, farm tours, and much more at the UCSC Farm & Garden’s Fall Harvest Festival, coming up on Sunday, September 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UC Santa Cruz’s 30-acre organic farm.

In soil we trust: How military veterans learn to become organic farmers at UC Santa Cruz

Sep 10, 2015 Agriculture is an appealing career option for many soldiers transitioning to civilian life, say veterans enrolled in the Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture at UC Santa Cruz.

Pumas, raccoons and snakes, oh my

Sep 9, 2015 UC Santa Cruz students can walk out of a classroom and, in a few minutes, be in the same territory with nearly 50 species of mammals, legions of birds, and scores of salamanders, newts and snakes.

Pie potluck, barn dance mark Cowell Ranch Hay Barn dedication Saturday, Sept. 12

Sep 9, 2015 A pie potluck and barn dance will be featured at the dedication of the newly rebuilt Cowell Ranch Hay Barn that will soon become a multi-use teaching, office and event space, and headquarters for the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz.

Global Food Initiative fellowships available – applications due Sept. 8

Aug 25, 2015 UC Santa Cruz undergraduate and graduate students interested in agroecology, student food access and security, experiential learning, and other topics related to UC Santa Cruz’s Global Food Initiative (GFI) work are invited to apply to become part of the 2015-16 GFI Fellowship Program.

Farm to label: How alumnus helped bring organic labeling policy to the nation

Aug 21, 2015 Mark Lipson, now a research associate at Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, was instrumental in standardizing organic farming in the U.S. Now back at UCSC, he continues the mission of institutionalizing public policy support for organic farming.

Enjoy the peak season of produce from the UC Santa Cruz Farm

Aug 14, 2015 With summer in full swing, it’s time to sign up for the UCSC Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and enjoy the peak season of organic produce from the UC Santa Cruz Farm.

Fifth annual Farm to Fork Benefit Dinner opens new Cowell Ranch Hay Barn

Aug 13, 2015 The fifth annual Farm to Fork Benefit Dinner at the UC Santa Cruz Farm will be held at the newly renovated Cowell Ranch Hay Barn Saturday, September 12.

Gift to UC Santa Cruz funds new chair in water resources and food sustainability

Jul 20, 2015 UC Santa Cruz has received $500,000 from the Helen and Will Webster Foundation that with matching funds from UC Regents has established the Stephen R. Gliessman Presidential Chair in Water Resources and Food System Sustainability.

Scholarships available for UC Santa Cruz organic farming apprenticeships

Jul 1, 2015 Aspiring organic farmers and gardeners are invited to apply for the 2016 Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture at UC Santa Cruz. Now in its 48th year, the Apprenticeship is the longest running university-based organic farming training program in the U.S.

UC Santa Cruz develops innovative online courses available to all UC students

Jul 1, 2015 UC Santa Cruz faculty are venturing into the brave new world of online education.

UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden’s market cart produce stand opens June 2

May 28, 2015 Tuesday, June 2 is opening day for the UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden's Market Cart at the corner of Bay and High streets at the base of the UC Santa Cruz campus.

Berries, flowers from campus Farm & Garden go on sale at Quarry Plaza

May 13, 2015 On Friday, May 15th, Wednesday, May 20th, and Wednesday, May 27th, a limited engagement produce and flower stand will open at Quarry Plaza with berries and beautiful flower bouquets from the Alan Chadwick Garden.

CASFS updates instructor's manual for teaching small farm direct marketing

May 7, 2015 The new edition of "Teaching Direct Marketing and Small Farm Viability: Resources for Instructors," 2nd Edition, draws on nearly 50 years of experience teaching beginning organic farmers and gardeners at the UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden Apprenticeship.

Spread of pathogens between species is predictable, study finds

Apr 22, 2015 Scientists studied disease dynamics in a grassland on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

UCSC Farm & Garden’s 35th annual Spring Plant Sale set for May 2, 3

Apr 20, 2015 This year marks the 35th anniversary of the UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden’s Spring Plant Sale, offering the region’s largest collection of organically grown herb and flower starts, vegetables, and beautiful perennials.

Alum’s feature film heralds wildlife and landscape of Big Sur’s wild coast

Apr 10, 2015 Acclaimed wildlife photographers, UC Santa Cruz alumnus Kennan Ward and his wife Karen, will screen their new film “It’s a Wild Life” featuring the Big Sur coast Friday, April 17 at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz.

University Relations

  • Carriage House
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • 1156 High Street
  • University of California
  • Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1077
  • Email:
  • Phone: (831) 459-2501

Campus Periodicals

Resources for Reporters

Selected Administrative Offices


© 2008 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Maintained by