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Student Farm Programs

by Zixin Lu last modified Sep 17, 2015 04:40 PM
The Student Farm is home to several distinct programs that help students dig into farming and gardening. Learn more about each of our programs.

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Ecological Garden:

A half-acre garden of flowers, vegetables, culinary and medicinal herbs, fruit trees, vines, and insectary plants used for teaching ecological horticulture, seed saving, and related topics.

Market Garden:

A seven acre plot where students learn about small scale, organic vegetable production and manage the planting, maintenance, harvest, and sales of our fresh produce.

Farm Shop:

Farm equipment maintenance is an essential piece of successful farming operation. Working with our shop manager, interns gain experience in maintaining and operating farm equipment, irrigation systems, and special projects that develop at the farm.


The Farm’s 1/3 acre vineyard of table grape varieties allows students to gain experience in vineyard management including pruning, training, pest management, and irrigation.


The student farm makes compost using a variety of systems, all of which provide essential nutrients to the farm and help students learn about compost management.

Kids in the Garden Program:

Provides hundred of children with hands-on experiences at the Student Farm. UC Davis students receive training in winter quarter and lead the tours in spring. To arrange a field trip click here.

School Gardening Program:

Provides resources and training for school gardeners. Working towards increasing support for instructional garden across California.

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One Shields Drive
UC Davis
Davis, CA

(530) 752-3915