PICA Summer Potlucks!

Please join us on Fridays for our Potluck Style feasts. We meet in the A-quad of the Village from noon to 1pm. For more info contact Olivia at omthom@ucsc.edu

We look forward to seeing you there! Potluck will happen through the end of Aug.

PICA- Summertime


Creative Community and Placemaking with Mark Lakeman!

Hello All!

PICA is excited to welcome Mark Lakeman for a community building and placemaking workshop. “What is Placemaking?” you may ask. In short,  it is creating a shared vision within a community based off its needs, culture, history etc. and making that vision a reality. From building mini free lending libraries, solar tea stations, to transforming an average concrete intersection into a work of art, Placemaking gives us the opportunity to make the kind of places we want to see in our communities.

If your organization or community needs some innovative ways to come together please join us on:

Saturday February 7th

10AM-12PM at the PICA A-Quad Garden

If you would like to stay for our weekly  PICA Saturday Garden Workday lunch at 1PM (ymmm) please RSVP with kemjones@ucsc.edu

For more information about our amazing facilitator Mark Lakeman visit –


Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop!


This Winter quarter PICA will be co hosting a Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop with the Office of Physical Education Recreation and Sports (OPERS) as a Food System Learning Journey. We are lucky to have Orin Martin, well known ecological horticulturist, as our workshop facilitator. Even if you don’t own any trees right now, this workshop will be valuable for that fruit orchard you have been dreaming of.

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Facilitated by: Orin Martin

When : Friday February 20th   1:00-4:00PM 

Where: We will be departing from the OPERS Recreational Porch at 1pm

*you may meet us at the PICA A-Quad garden as well as long as you email kemjones@ucsc.edu  at least 24 hours in advance that you will be doing so*

{To RSVP go to https://apm.activecommunities.com/opers/Activity_Search/fruit-tree-pruning/2771You will create an OPERS profile and add this activity to your shopping cart, if you experience any problems please email kemjones@ucsc.edu

Lets Welcome our Fall 2014 Workshops : Feast and Fermentation!

  Although October is sadly coming to an end, we can all take solace in the fact that our Fall Workshops are drawing near! Come join PICA to learn some new skills, share knowledge, and have some great Food Justice conversations. (Oh! and have some fun too)
From Garden to Plate: How to Create a Locally Sourced Feast
Facilitated by: Abigail Putnum
When :Sunday November 9th  11:00-2:00 
Where:Village F Quad kitchen.
Fermentation Workshop:Learn How to Make Your Own Sauerkraut and Bread
Facilitated by:Sally Neas
When :Sunday November 23rd  11:00-1:30
Where: Village F Quad Kitchen
 {To RSVP contact Kelsey Jones ,PICA’s Outreach Coordinator, at  kemjones@ucsc.edu)}

Healthy Practices for Self-Sustainability: Using a Food Justice Perspective

This is the last workshop of the quarter, right during a time our health and well-being are most crucial for our academic success. The knowledge from this workshop will help you stay strong and healthy to carry through your studies!

Come join the conscious conversation at the PICA workshop 
Healthy Practices for Self-Sustainability
Using a Food Justice Perspective

When: Sunday March 2nd at 2pm

Where: PICA’s A-Quad 

exit at the (Village bus stop)

workshop will be located in the A-3 room by the back gate

RSVP your attendance by emailing Simone at srcardon@ucsc.edu

SEASONAL LOCAL FOOD will be provided

This event is free and open to all UCSC students

**Workshop flier attached**

Facebook event 

Public Health graduate student at San Francisco State University She also spoke with Mira Michelle on the final night of 2013 ESLP speaker series about Generation Waking UpMaiya Evans is traveling from San Francisco to share her knowledge with us and facilitate this workshop. Meet Maiya and ask her your questions about health, wellness, practices and lifestyle choices, food justice.