Learn the goals and techniques of pruning fruit trees in this lecture and demonstration workshop. Get hands-on pointers on how to prune your fruit trees to maximize health and production. This class will be held at the UCSC Farm on January 13th at 9:30am. For more information click here.
Free Bike Maintenance at OPERS
The TAPS Bicycle Program co-sponsors a weekly bicycle maintenance clinic with OPERS to assist UC affiliates with keeping their bikes in safe operating condition. Drop-in bicycle maintenance is offered on Thursdays at the Recreation Office Porch located at the East Field House, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information click here.
Friends of Community Agroecology Network Meeting (FoCAN)
FoCAN is a student-initiat
Fruit Tree Q&A Session
Come join Matthew Sutton, owner of Orchard Keepers, and Orin Martin of the Alan Chadwick Gardens for a free talk and Q&A session on fruit trees. This event takes place on January 20th at the San Lorenzo Garden Center in Santa Cruz. For more information on this event click here.
Santa Cruz Warf Eco-Tours
Enjoy a self-guided tour with the Santa Cruz Eco-Tour Green Spot App or a guided tour offered Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM for thirty minutes each. Learn about marine research, sea lions, red tides, sustainable energy, and view wildlife from a 1/2 mile out to sea without leaving shore. For more information click here.
Sun-Work Rooftop Solar Energy Training: January 13th
A free three-hour training session about rooftop solar energy will be offered on Saturday, January 13th at 12:30pm in Berkeley. This training is being sponsored by SunWork, a Bay-Area nonprofit that installs rooftop PV systems on small-energy-footprint homes with the help of volunteers. Register for the training here.
UC Natural Reserve System Field Studies Summer Program: California Ecology, and Conservation
The UC Natural Reserve System is now accepting applications for the Summer 2018 Field Studies Program: California Ecology and Conservation. Students from across the UC system have gained strong independent scientific research skills while immersed in the training grounds of the UC natural reserves of Big Sur, the Mojave Desert, coastal redwoods, California grasslands, and among the high altitude bristlecone pines. Check out this video and the article Non-stop Nature to get a glimpse of what students are calling the most rewarding experience of their undergraduate careers. Applications are due February 5th, 2018.
Women/Trans Bike Church Workshop
Bicycle maintenance has traditionally been an overwhelmingly male-dominated area. This workshop provides a safer space for women and trans-identified folks to work on their bikes and learn new skills. Workshops are facilitated by female and non-binary mechanics and occur every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 12-3pm. For more information click here.