Community Learning Opportunities


    Alternative Spring Break

  • The ASB course allows for a more comprehensive understanding of global and local issues in a supportive, diverse, and group-oriented environment.

  • The Garden Club

  • Colleges Nine and Ten Garden is a student run garden that focuses its’ efforts on the College Nine theme of global perspectives and the College Ten theme of social justice and community. We encourage people of any and all backgrounds to join our team and build a community to better understand social and global interactions. We work alongside the greater community through partnerships with the Amah Mutsun Relearning Garden at the UCSC Arboretum and the Calabasas Community Garden in Watsonville, California.

  • Internships

  • Calabasas After School Garden Class Internship is a 2 unit internship offered fall and winter quarter on Tuesdays or Thursdays. This internship is a great opportunity for UCSC students who want to work with youth, facilitate agroecological knowledge acquisition, promote locally grown, healthy food, and raise awareness of social and environmental justice issues. Interns will travel to Calabasas Elementary once or twice a week (transportation provided or gas money reimbursed) to undertake the after-school program, helping to design and implement environmental, garden-based curricula with children ranging from first graders to sixth graders. Interns will also assist with the upkeep of the Discovery Garden: weeding, planting, watering, pruning, etc.