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Farm's plant sale boosts year-round gardening

Updated campus map now available

President Atkinson comments on budget cuts

Construction update

September 1, 2003

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Farm’s Fall Plant Sale Sept. 12-13 boosts year-round gardening

Autumn is the best time to plant perennial shrubs and California native plants. Photo: Marci Krass

Get a jump on fall gardening by visiting the UCSC Fall Plant Sale on Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13, in the Barn Theater parking lot. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The annual sale offers gardeners a rich selection of certified organic vegetable seedlings, perennials, and California natives.

Sponsored by the UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden at the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, the sale benefits the UCSC Farm & Garden Apprenticeship, a six-month training course in organic farming and gardening.

Lettuce, salad mix, Swiss chard, Asian greens, and Brassicas like broccoli, cabbage, and kale are just a few of the vegetables that can be planted this fall for winter harvest. Flowers like bachelor buttons, statice, and stock can also be planted in the fall for late winter and spring blooms.

Autumn is the best time to plant perennial shrubs and California natives because the soil is still warm, which helps transplants establish strong roots. The plants will be all set for vigorous growth as the days get longer in the spring.

Members of the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden receive a 10 percent discount on purchases; memberships will be available at the sale. For more information about the Fall Plant Sale or the Friends of the Farm & Garden, call (831) 459-3240 or send e-mail to jonitann@ucsc.edu.
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Updated campus map available at bookstore

The large four-color campus map has been updated to show new buildings and current construction projects, and has been reprinted in both poster and folded versions.

The new maps are now available at Bay Tree Bookstore; the poster is $7.95, and the folded maps are $3.95 each. (Campus units using a recharge number are eligible for a 10 percent discount.)

Those on campus who have older versions of the map, as well as any units which typically see significant student traffic every fall, are encouraged to obtain and display the new edition. For more information, contact Susan Willats at (831) 459-3759 (or willats@ucsc.edu)
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President Atkinson comments on budget cuts

University of California President Richard Atkinson has described the impact of state budget cuts on the university in a newsletter to faculty and staff members and in communications with faculty, staff, and parents.

Construction update

Currents provides regular updates on construction projects that have an impact on campus transportation and parking. Construction update story

For more information, visit the Transportation and Parking Services web site and the Physical Planning and Construction web site.
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