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Free Composting Workshops
Jun 20 all-day

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.

San Diego Beer Festival @ Liberty Station
Jun 20 – Jun 21 all-day


Saturday June 20th, 2015 – Liberty Station

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The 5th annual San Diego Brew Fest returns to Liberty Station, and promising another fun filled day with beer, food trucks, and music. The event will feature dozens of local local and international craft beers, as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks (food sold separately).

Admission is $40 for general admission (2pm to 5pm) and $50 for VIP (1pm to 5pm) and include the beer tastings.

The San Diego Brew Fest’s proceeds will benefit Noah’s B-ark Pet Rescue (95-4677862) whose aim is to rescue dogs from shelters and find permanent homes for rescued pets. Proceeds from the event will go towards funding food, shelter and veterinary bills for rescued pets.

San Diego Farm Bureau Farm Tour Day 2015
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy a day in the country and get a behind-the-scenes look at how your food and flowers are grown on the Sixth Annual Farm Tour Day in San Diego County. This is an exclusive look at a side of San Diego County few people get to see. We take one day each year to allow the public an opportunity to experience farming life! We have three excellent tours this year in:

Oceanside       Valley Center             Encinitas

All three tours will include four farms and a great sample of San Diego agriculture.

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Raising Chickens & Ducks for Friends & Food @ City Farmers Nursery
Jun 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am


Sit a spell while we talk abut how to raise (and, optionally, butcher) healthy chickens and ducks. We’ll cover housing, feed, lifespan, eggs, and the basics of how to legally raise these animals in an urban setting. Taught by Farmer Bill.


Free. No RSVP needed (but carpooling and bringing a spare chair recommended).

Canning Basics @ City Farmers Nursery
Jun 28 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Got extra produce and need to preserve it?? This class will cover the basics of canning acidic foods that need sterilizing in a pressure cooker. Cost: $15

Sign up here!

San Diego County Fair @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
Jul 5 – Jul 6 all-day

San Diego County Fair 2015

SFUSD Education Committee Meeting
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting of SFUSD’s Education Committee. Contact for more info.
Open House & Potluck at Wild Willow Farm @ Wild Willow Farm
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

From event website:

Open House/Potluck

Saturday, July 18

Wild Willow Farm

Volunteering, Class, Yoga, T-shirt making, Qigong, Native Plant Tour, Farm Tour, Potluck, Live Music, Wood-fired Pizza, Bonfire and more.

at Wild Willow Farm

click here for a map (we recommend you use our map)

(except classes or purchases; donations are always appreciated)

Check out photos from the May 2014 potluck,
taken by our friend Gregory Berg!

Schedule for the Day

11am to 4pm: Volunteer on the farm
Learn while doing.


4pm: Farm Yoga (donations requested)
with Shawna in the Classroom

4 to 7pm: Farmstand Open
Purchase freshly harvested WWF veggies and eggs. We’ll have our super-popular “I like big beets and I cannot lie” WWF t-shirts on sale, courtesy of our friends at the Roots Factory in Barrio Logan ($15 donation supports our programs).

5pm: Farm Tour
Led by Wild Willow staff and students. See what we do, and learn why and how we do it.
Know your farmer, know your farm, know your food.

5pm: Native Plant Wildlife Tour
Interpretive walk through the beautiful the TJ River Park to learn about native habitat and wildlife
led by local botanist Lisa Ordóñez.

with farm-made, organic sourdough wood-fired pizza (donations requested).
Please bring something yummy to share!

6:30pm: live music from Coral Bells

7pm: Qigong
Learning to feel your Chi with Ken Veale. In the classroom.

Dusk: Fireside Community and Drum Jam BRING DRUMS

Our farm is all about community, so what better way to say that than by hosting a monthly community gathering? On third Saturdays each month from March through November, we host volunteer opportunities, tours, a grand potluck meal, and bonfire.

Please Bring

Something yummy to share (extra points for something homemade using organic, locally grown ingredients). Please label your dish and ingredients (share your recipes!).

Your own plate, cup and eating utensils help us keep this a zero-waste event.
Please pack out your recylables and trash.

Jacket and warm clothing. It gets surprisingly cold here at night.

We welcome everyone, but please leave your pets at home.

Children: You may bring kids of any age you feel suitable to be around a farm, including contact with dirt, bugs, thistles and burrs, farm animals, tools, and nature.Children must remain under your direct supervision or awareness at all times. Please no unacompanied children. Wild Willow Farm does not offer childcare services and the farm is not a playground.

About our potlucks: volunteering, free mini-workshops, farm tour, potluck, bonfire, drumming. Farming is all about food. And food is best when shared with community. At our potlucks Wild Willow gives thanks to our amazing community of students, volunteers, educators, fans and eaters of every stripe. Familiar faces and new smiles are always welcome to these joyous gatherings that include educational workshops, volunteer activities, farm tour, potluck dinner, and drum circle around our cob firepit. See photos from our May 2014 potluck taken by Gregory Berg.

Cooking with Suzie’s Farm at Y Cook Community Kitchen @ YMCA Youth & Community Center
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Date: July 16, 2015

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM

We will explore light and easy recipes using the latest in Suzie’s Farm organic produce.

*There will be opportunity to purchase your own Suzie’s Farm goodie box!

Slow Sips and Honey! @ Local Habit
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
slowsipsLocal Habit large logoJoin us for a special Slow Sips event featuring local honey, mead, honey bee experts and mead makers!
Then head to the special screening of More than Honey at 7:30PM at the Hillcrest Landmark Theaters. Reserve your tickets for the movie now!
For more information check out our Facebook event page.

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