Reception for alumni and Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden
Alan Chadwick Garden and Merrill Provost's House, UCSC. $10.
Benefit dance concert
Amandlo Poets, a South African World Beat band, and Dandaro, local marimba favorites, headline this fund-raising dance concert. Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz.
Legends from the Garden
Storytellers will share their favorite legends from the Alan Chadwick Garden and the UCSC Farm, and a memorial bench will be dedicated in memory of Page and Eloise Smith, early supporters of the garden and apprenticeship.
Alan Chadwick Garden, UCSC. Admission is free. Tea and muffins will be served.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Anniversary Edition of the Annual Harvest Festival
Featuring live Cajun dance music by Jr. Buclieu and the I-10s, hayrides, children's events and crafts, food, tours, fresh-pressed apple juice, door prizes, sales of organic produce, and a special exhibition of apprentice alumni projects. Gardening workshops will include "Zesty Cooking from the Garden" by Joe Schultz of India Joze; "Apple Varieties of Note" by Chadwick Garden manager Orin Martin; and "Natural Images--A Photography Workshop" by alumna Becky Lynch of Organic Matters. UCSC Farm. Admission is $5 for adults; free to children under 12 and members of the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden.
Benefit organic dinner
Some of Santa Cruz County's best-known chefs will help make this fund-raising dinner a sumptuous feast; features local late-summer organic produce and organic wines. Dinner speakers include former apprentices Gary and Meg Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm Yogurt and Cathrine Sneed of The Garden Project, a garden training program for prisoners and ex-inmates in San Francisco. Portuguese Hall at Harvey West Park, Santa Cruz. Tickets are $40 for the general public; $25 for apprentice alumni and members of the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Growing Healthy Communities into the 21st Century
A symposium with alumni of the apprenticeship program, this event will feature panels of graduates discussing their work in the areas of education, community development, and farming. UCSC Arboretum. $15 (includes a continental breakfast).
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