Two-time poet laureate, Billy Collins, will read his latest work at UCSC.
Articles by Sally Neas
In place of haste and hurry, the Hidden Peak offers a serene environment, with both indoor and outdoor seating to enjoy high quality Chinese teas in many forms.
“It’s spring time,” proclaims permaculture teacher David Shaw, as he clutches a hunter green steel digging fork. “Time to go.”
Many locals know Ben Davis Jr. as a painter, the resident artist at Santa Cruz’s Sones Cellars. His work is so colorful and bright it almost seems to glow. But as he sits in the Sones Cellars tasting room, sipping a glass of Cancion Del Mar, he has an entirely different kind of glow on his mind.
Imagine sitting UC Berkeley Professor Miguel Altieri—one of the nation’s most outspoken advocates of sustainable farming—down at the table with a representative from Monsanto, the world’s biggest producer of genetically modified seeds, for a debate about GMOs. What would happen? Cat fight? Chair throwing?
More and more, Santa Cruz is a hotspot for locally grown food: the county is dotted with small farms and farmers markets, it seems every third lawn has been ripped out to make space for growing food and our elementary schools are surrounded with edible gardens.
“CSAs make it doable for farmers,” says Chris Menge of Tierra Madre Farm, a Santa Cruz County nursery operation that is offering its first Community Supported Agriculture program this spring.
Questions of who grows, ships, processes and sells food will be on the table this weekend when UCSC hosts academics and activists to discuss “Labor Across the Food System.”