The Permaculture Food Forests course visits regenerative ranches, a 50-year-old food forest, and the bountiful Harvest Festival at the UCSC CASFS Farm.
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This list contains restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and grocery stores in the Santa Cruz area that serve organic and locally sourced food and drinks. We focused on locally owned establishments as much as possible.
In the fifth post in a series about community wealth, we discuss an initiative to create a downtown commons in Santa Cruz, CA.
In part four of a series about community wealth, we explore the role of public banks and the initiative to pass California Assembly Bill 857.
In part three of our series about building community wealth, we explore cooperative and community-owned housing initiatives in the East Bay, Santa Cruz, and Davis.
In part 2 in our series about building community wealth, we explore the role of anchor institutions and universities as anchor collaboratives.
We’re excited to announce that John Valenzuela is the new lead instructor for our PDC course starting this October! Read this interview to learn more.
During Santa Cruz Permaculture’s first Permaculture Food Forests class the weekend of August 10-11, twenty eager students had the opportunity to visit three different sites that share the same goal: growing food and medicine.