Apprentice Orientation Tour
We encourage prospective CASFS apprentices to visit the program, attend an Apprenticeship Orientation Tour for potential applicants, and volunteer for a harvest morning (Tuesdays and Fridays; see more information, below).
The Apprenticeship Orientation Tour is offered on alternate Thursdays at 1 pm, starting in mid July through late September. In 2018, tours will take place on July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, September 13, and September 27.
These hour-long orientation sessions begin at the Farm's Gatehouse (front entrance) and include a walking tour of the site. No reservations are needed. Click here for directions to the UCSC Farm and the Alan Chadwick Garden. Note that in 2018, our break week is July 30 – August 3, so there will be no tours or volunteer help with harvesting that week.
Weekday visitors with cars need to purchase a parking permit ($9.00) at the base of campus. Please allow an extra 30-45 minutes from when you reach the campus to get your parking permit, park, and walk up the dirt road to the Gatehouse.
To volunteer and work alongside us, you can join us on a Tuesday or Friday morning from 8:00 am to 10:30 am, July through September. Tuesday and Friday mornings give you the best opportunities to meet the most people, and are an established part of our schedule.
For information on overnight lodging or camping in the Santa Cruz area, please contact the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce at 866.827-2466, or see their web site.
Thursday, September 27 at 1:00pm
UCSC Farm, Farm's Gatehouse
Farm Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064