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UCSC Farm & Garden


The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems is a research, education, and public service program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, dedicated to increasing ecological sustainability and social justice in the food and agriculture system.

On the UCSC campus, the Center operates the 2-acre Alan Chadwick Garden and the 30-acre Farm. Both sites are managed using organic production methods and serve as research, teaching, and training facilities for students, staff, and faculty.

Contact Information

  • Contact Name: Christof Bernau
  • Phone: 831-459-3604
  • Fax: 831-459-2799
  • Email:
  • Address: CASFS UC Santa Cruz 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, SANTA CRUZ, California 95064, US

CCOF Programs

  • Certification: USDA NOP
    Status: Certified
    Date: March 1, 1986
  • Certification: Handling
    Status: Certified
    Date: January 27, 2012
  • Certification: Crops
    Status: Certified
    Date: March 1, 1986



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