The 2017-2018 Campus Food & Garden Guide is now available

Cover of the 2017-18 Food & Garden Guide

UC Santa Cruz has led the campus sustainable food and farming movement for 50 years, and the 2017-2018 Campus Food & Garden Guide reflects the campus’s many options for students to engage in food systems work, get access to healthy food, and get involved in the campus farm and gardens.

Produced annually by the UCSC Food Systems Working Group and the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS), the 48-page guide brings together information on the campus organizations involved in food systems work at UCSC. The twelfth edition of the free guide describes internships, classes, grants, workshops, and volunteer options for students who want to get involved in sustainable food systems, from learning how to grow their own food to shaping policies for sourcing food served in the dining halls.

This year’s publication features a new section on food access resources for students who may be facing short- or longer-term food security challenges. New resources include expanded campus food pantries, the “Swipe for Slugs” program for dining halls, “Double Bucks” program at the weekly organic Produce Pop-Up market, and support for CalFresh registration.

Readers can also learn about the history of farm-to-college work at UCSC, Global Food Initiative Fellowships, Measure 43 funding for student projects, Food Systems Learning Journeys offered throughout the year, and the campus’s “Real Food” goals. 

Pick up a free copy of the Campus Food & Garden Guide at campus libraries, the Bay Tree bookstore, the Cowell Health Center, the Student Union, OPERS facilities, campus dining halls, and other sites throughout campus. A pdf of the printed guide is also available online