Our Gardens

    Calabasas Community Garden

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    Location: Calabasas Elementary School. Watsonville, CA

    Founded in 2016, the Calabasas Community Garden is a collaborative project between Calabasas Elementary School and UC Santa Cruz to support food and environmental justice in the region. The garden is for Calabasas Elementary School families to grow their own food and have a safe space to spend time together. We hold monthly community meetings as well as community events and workdays to continue to stregnthen our community and together steward the land. As of 2018, there are over 30 families part of the Calabasas Community Garden.

    To be added to our list of volunteers for community workdays and events please contact Michelle Hernández at mherna81@ucsc.edu.

  • Colleges Nine and Ten Garden

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    Location: Colleges Nine & Ten. UC Santa Cruz, CA

    Founded in 2012, the Colleges Nine and Ten Garden is a student-led garden for the Colleges Nine and Ten communities. It 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. The Garden Club encourages people of any and all backgrounds to join their team and build a community to better understand social and global interactions. The Garden Club and Colleges Nine and Ten gardeners 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. 

    The Garden Club meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8pm in the Colleges Nine and Ten Community Room. For more information, please contact Linnea Beckett - lbeckett@ucsc.edu 


  • The Discovery Garden

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    Location: Calabasas Elementary School. Watsonville, CA

    The Calabasas Elementary School Discovery Garden has gone through several transformations since 2010. When the program lost funding for a garden teacher years ago, enthusiastic UCSC interns stepped in to adopt the garden. With UCSC students support, it is now part of the After School Program at Calabasas. Interns teach a gardening class to third grade elementary students and together care for and maintain the Discovery Garden a healthy and fun place to learn and grow.

    To learn more about the after school program and how to become an intern please contact Michelle Hernández at mherna81@ucsc.edu.