Tuesday, March 19, 2013

April 2013: Classes & Community

Join the Kresge Natural Foods Co-op
The Kresge Community Natural Foods Co-op is a non-profit student-run food store located on the south side of Kresge College. It has been a Kresge College tradition for over twenty years, supporting small farmers, the UCSC Farm Project, and the Kresge Organic Garden. While anyone can buy food at the Food Co-op, members receive a discount. The Co-op operates as a collective and a variety of membership options are available. Special pricing is available on bulk orders. Come in for groceries, lunch, snacks, hot coffee, tea, or just to spend time with your friends. Hours: Weekdays 9 AM - 6 PM To contact the Food Co-op, call 426-1506, or attend the bi-weekly meetings every other Sunday at 11 am in the Student Lounge.

Enroll in ESLP for Spring Quarter 
Ready for a new experience? Enroll in the Education for Sustainable Living Program’s (ESLP) class for Spring quarter! The Spring class incorporates both a Monday Night lecture series and student led sections. Some section topics include; restoration, ecopsychology, land and habitat conservation, sustainable urban design, indigenous cultures, and other topics in the Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus. Sections are small and project based. Creativity, experiential learning, and active discussion is encouraged. Sign up through College 8 for CLEI 61 or 161 for Spring Quarter (2-unit and 5 unit options available).

Registration for Recreation Department Classes & Trips Begins April 9
The UCSC Recreation Department offers a wealth of classes, trainings, outdoor trips, and other kinds of adventures, many of which relate to sustainability, engagement with nature, and food systems. Visit the website to register for classes, beginning April 9 at 9 AM.

Bay Area Seed Interchange Library Hosts Vegetable Breeding Short Course
On Saturday, April 27th, from 11AM-5PM, Bay Area Seed Interchange Library ("BASIL") will be hosting a vegetable breeding short course. The course, taught by organic farmer and plant breeder, Fred Hempel, will be set at Baia Nicchia Farm in Sunol. You can register for the class by emailing BASIL. The cost is $50, with worktrade and student discounts available.

Take the 100 Greywater System Challenge and Help Save Over A Half-million Gallons of Water Annually!
Central Coast Greywater is currently holding a "Greywater System Challenge" to help encourage greywater usage in the Santa Cruz Community. Through this program, they offer greywater system registration, free installation workshops, and trainings for those that are interested in teaching greywater workshops on the organization's behalf. Learn more about their group, and how you can help them reach their goal of 100 installed greywater systems by September on their website.

FoCAN invites you to the 3rd Annual Youth Exchange, April 8th-16th
Join FoCAN for the 3rd Annual Youth Exchange happening April 8th-April 16th. The Youth Exchange will host international youth for a week long dissection of our current food system. Centered around food security and food sovereignty movements at the family and community level, the Youth Exchange will foster an environment with different perspectives and experiences with a focus on gender equity and will be a place to share, reflect, and learn together. The Youth Exchange aims to create an international network of youth and students who want to continue working to promote food sovereignty and security and agricultural food systems.

Heard about other sustainability related classes, trainings, or community opportunities around Santa Cruz or the campus? Post in the comments or send us an email

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