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UCSC's Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems

March 2010's Trusted Source Partner is UCSC's Farm & Garden, Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems.

At UCSC's Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, we envision a day when no one goes hungry and our food system is in balance with nature. To achieve that vision, we conduct research and education to improve organic farming techniques, develop a more just, sustainable food system, and train the next generation of organic farmers and gardeners.

Our 25-acre organic Farm and 3-acre Alan Chadwick Garden are open daily on the UCSC campus, offering a year-round series of gardening classes, seasonal celebrations, plant and produce sales, and tours. The community-based Friends of the Farm & Garden support our work with volunteer energy, membership contributions, and community education programs. The Life Lab program, located at the UCSC Farm, offers a range of children and youth programs and teacher training workshops.

Learn more about the Center's activities at, and about Life Lab at

Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780691095615
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Princeton University Press - March 28th, 2004

Though written with a national audience in mind, this book contains a wealth of information useful to Central Coast gardeners. Excellent photography throughout. Particularly valuable are the appendix of host genera, allowing gardeners to look up their plants and thus anticipate potential problems. Excellent glossary and useful layout by type and/or location of damage. -Christof Bernau, Garden Manager at the UCSC Farm