Upcoming Spring CASFS Events!

Written by the Basic Needs Team



Spring is in the air, and CASFS is offering a variety of springtime gardening events! Check out this post to learn more about the upcoming gardening workshops and the annual Spring Plant Sale 🌱



Spring Gardening Workshops


Winter Squash Grow Along

Friday, April 16th at 5:00-6:30 p.m.


Are you a beginner gardener? Do you want to learn more about growing your own food? Join Orin Martin, manager of the Alan Chadwick Garden at UCSC, and other experts as they follow the lifecycle of one or more Winter Squash! This will be the first in a series of online sessions, so keep an eye on CASFS for future session dates.


Register for the first session here.


For more information, visit the CASFS website.



Introduction to Irrigation


Tuesday, April 20th at 5:00-6:30 p.m.


Join instructor Avery Miller as they discuss the role of water in agricultural and home-scale irrigation, the impact of environmental conditions on irrigation, the irrigation needs of specific vegetable crops, and more! Attendees will view garden-scale irrigation systems through a water conservation lens.



Register for the workshop here and visit the CASFS website for more information.



UCSC Farm & Garden Spring Plant Sale


May 1st and 2nd, 2021

Are you looking for new additions to your garden? Then look no further than the annual UCSC Farm & Garden Spring Plant Sale! Here you will find a wide variety of vegetable, fruit, flower, and herb seedlings - all organically grown at the UCSC Farm. Plants for sale will include tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, cucumbers, greens, lettuces, squash, herbs, flowers, and more!


This year's plant sale will be held at the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn and patrons will be asked to wear a mask and maintain a 6-foot distance while shopping.


Additionally, patrons will be asked to reserve a timeslot to shop at the plant sale in order to facilitate a safe, socially distanced event. Keep an eye on the CASFS website for the sign-up sheet and additional information!



All information and photos are via UCSC CASFS.

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