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A Thousand Plates explores the topic of food as a means to question society by examining traditions across cultures and throughout the centuries. The exhibition will examine food as a fundamental need, modern food production and its relationship to the environment, the culture of eating and its relationship to memory.
Our exhibition title refers to Deleuze and Guattari’s “A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia”—a philosophical text written with a rhizomatic structure—where connections between ideas and references defy linear, structural, or casual relations. Every point can conceptually link to somewhere else. In our view, our relationship to food is similar. The production, consumption, distribution and marketing of food is connected to tradition, culture, individual and social taste as well as healthcare, environmental issues, and global politics that shape the contemporary society.
The SDSU School of Art and Design will be presenting a juried art exhibition of student and faculty work investigating food as the conceptual theme for SDSU’s Downtown Gallery. Works will explore the topic of food as a means to explore society by examining traditions across cultures and centuries. The exhibition will examine food as a fundamental need, modern food production and its relationship to the environment, and the culture of eating and memory.
Dates: February 19 -March 26, 2015
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: SDSU Downtown Gallery
Repeats: Every week on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Opening Reception: March 12, 2015
Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Closing Event with Seed Broadcast: March 26, 2015
Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
(Both events are free and open to the public)
School of Art and Design
School of Art and Design
Slow Sips is back!
Join us for Slow Sips on March 31st at 6pm at Local Habit!
This month we’ll be teaming up with San Diego Green Drinks to celebrate the re-opening of Local Habit. Fare includes oysters and other cali-creole themed food as well as delicious craft cocktails from their full bar!
As always, you’ll be able to learn more about getting involved in our grass-roots organization, sign up to be a volunteer, and meet and mingle with like-minded friends. In addition, you’ll get to learn more about the folks who work in the environmental field.
There will be a cash bar and full menu available for ordering.
Join us for San Diego’s first Slow Food Youth Network roundtable discussion at the USD community garden on Thursday, April 2nd at 12pm. We’ll be taking a tour of the garden and learning how San Diego’s young adults can participate in the good food movement. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got gardening or carpentry experience? Volunteers needed for a gardening day at the Roosevelt Middle School in Hillcrest April 18th garden volunteer day. This will be a work day to make progress on projects around the student garden. Free Chipotle Burritos for volunteers. A list of projects that the garden club students are working on is below. For more information or to volunteer, contact Christina@
From event website:
The Spring Garden Festival at Cuyamaca College, in its 22nd year, is a family-friendly community celebration of spring and a greener future that attracts more than 3,000 visitors annually. The festival features fun programs, exhibitors and demonstrations that will help you become a better gardener and learn how to conserve our precious resources. The renowned Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture department will be holding its biggest plant sale of the year.
The Roosevelt Middle School in Hillcrest student Garden Club is looking for volunteers to assist with cooking classes for the garden club students; 3rd Thursdays from February through May (2:00-4:30pm).
The Solana Center for Environmental Innovation is hosting free composting workshops on June 13th!
Solana Center touches more than 10,000 San Diego County residents each year through its environmental education and community outreach programs. We educate approximately 4,500 San Diego County students each year and provide more than 600 compost and worm bins annually. Each year we add capacity and infrastructure to divert 1.3 million pound of organic waste from landfills.
For 30 years, Solana Center has worked at the grass roots level to encourage the community to change the way they think about their environment. We promote the sustainable management of resources through education, and hope that people will begin to rethink the products they use and how we can reduce our impact on the planet.