October 2013 Farm Tour

Farm Tour

Thirty Retiree and Emeriti Association members had a very special morning at the Farm for our shared fall event.  We thoroughly enjoyed the presentation from CASFS Director, Daniel Press.  He gave us the history of the Farm, talked about the restoration of the historic Cowell Ranch Hay Barn near the Campus's main entrance, showed us the new Hay Barn field that will be used to grow crops for the UCSC Dining Services, and explained about the research projects being conducted on strawberries.

We learned about putting vinegar in drip irrigation so that there will be more yummy blueberries, saw the new apprentice housing, and heard stories about politics and projects. Many of those on the tour have a history with the Farm and they were invited to share their memories as well. Their contributions enriched the tour.

Daniel's passion for his job, and his abundantly apparent leadership and vision were exciting for all of us.  It was a very special morning.

Farm Tour