Tuesday, February 17, 2015

March 2015: Classes, Training, and Community

College 8 Garden Hours
College Eight provides a 1-unit class at the garden every quarter, in which student learn about soil, composting, food systems, and much more. The garden promotes sustainable agriculture and student involvement with the community. Situated by the College Eight dining hall, the garden provides a beautiful space for learning. Anyone is welcome to help with the garden during working hours! Please email the campaign coordinators Lisa Hall, lirhall [at] ucsc [dot] edu or Katrina Carr, kocarr [at] ucsc [dot] edu with any questions.

Earth Summit - Table or Lead a Workshop: April 24
The 14th annual Earth Summit will be an all day event celebrating sustainability on campus and in our community. Throughout the day there will be fresh local foods, informative and fun workshops, tabling, keynote speakers, student art, entertainment, and much more!  If you are interested in leading a workshop, contact Tatiana Gefter at tgefter [at] ucsc [dot] edu.  If you are interested in tabling, contact Lucia Calderon at lecalder [at] ucsc [dot] edu.


CA Farm to School Conference: May 4-6
Are you interest in the food that is in your dining halls and who it is provided by? Conference Theme: Connecting. Growing. Leading. "The California Farm to School Conference will offer a series of workshops, panels and discussions that will be of significant educational and networking value to attendees who will represent all facets of the farm to school movement, including farmers, distributors, government representatives, procurement officers, educators, and food program administrators." It will be taking place at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, CA from May 4th - 6th. If you want any further information on this conference please click here to access the website.

Education for Sustainable Living Program Spring Classes
Are you interested in social justice, food systems, renewable energy or any other Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus topics? Take the ESLP class for 2 or 5 units next quarter! Designed and led by undergraduate students. Go to eslp.enviroslug.org to learn more about class offerings and how to enroll.

Agroecology, A Global Movement: Tracing Our Roots and Looking Forward
The 16th Annual Agroecology Shortcourse will explore the roots of agroecology as a global movement as well as a science and a practice from July 12-25, 2015. Santa Cruz offers the ideal context to examine historical and current issues of social and environmental equity and sustainability that agroecology movements confront all over the world. The course aims to introduce agroecology and strategically connect the diverse and powerful agroecology experiences and movements active worldwide and create a collective overarching view of the current global situation. The course will end with a vision of how to better facilitate cross-fertilization across agroecology movements and overcome obstacles to convergence. For more information, contact can.shortcourse [at] gmail [dot] com or visit the website.

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