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Fermentation Festival @ Coastal Roots Farm
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


The San Diego Fermentation Festival is a family-friendly outdoor festival featuring:

– A Makers Marketplace showcasing the southern California bounty of artisanal foodmakers and brewers
– Keynote speech about the Human Microbiome by Dr. Rob Knight, professor at UCSD and co-founder of the American Gut Project
– Workshops and presentations given by fermentation experts covering how and why to make and eat fermented foods and beverages
– Do-It-Yourself Fermentation stations where you can learn hands-on how to make fermented food
– Wholeness Pavilion- Give your Whole Self a break! Yoga classes, sound healing, other relaxation and rejuvenation activities
– An Ambrosia Garden (21+) featuring fermented adult beverages such as mead, beer, kombucha* and wine
– Live music and Entertainment

Soil Matters @ Price Center at UCSD
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Event Description

Soil really does matter!  Join our distinguished panelists and learn about climate change’s hottest topic-Soil!  Find out how soil may hold the key to solving our current climate changes. Panelists include:

  • Ryland Engelhart and Calla Rose Ostrander, Kiss the Ground
  • Scott Murray, organic farmer and resource conservationist
  • Pablo Rojas, rancher, El Mogor Ranch, valle de guadalupe, baja
  • Dr. Keith Pezzoli, dir. urban studies and planning, UC San Diego
  • David Bronner, CEO, Dr. Bronner’s
  • Dr. Justine Owen, soil scientist, UC Berkeley
  • Michelle Lerach founder, berry good food foundation

5:30 pm: food and drinks in foyer

6pm-8 pm panel in ballroom

Farmers, Friends and Fishermen VI @ Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Event Description

A Seasonal Farm-to-Table Dinner featuring local farmers, ranchers and fisherman.

Indulge in the hearty flavors of winter. Join us at our sixth in a series of seasonal dinners featuring our favorite farmers, ranchers, fisherman and winemakers and their wonderful products.

This winter we are thrilled to showcase the glorious produce of Stehly Farms and our own Red Door Family Garden, pastured beef from Autonomy Farms, sustainably sourced fish from Catalina Offshore and the wines of Ramona Ranch Winery.

6:00 Farmer Facetime, producer meet and greet with family style appetizers.

6:30 – Chef Miguel’s four course tribute to the work that our farmers do. With wine pairings and narration by farmers, fisherman, wine makers and chef.

$72 includes wine pairings (plus gratuity added to the ticket price)
Space is limited.

SFUSD Education Committee Meeting
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting of SFUSD’s Education Committee. Contact for more info.
SFUSD Communications Committee meeting
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Contact organizer for location details.

Slow Sips at Tiger!Tiger! @ Tiger! Tiger!
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Join us for our first Slow Sips of the year. Meet our board and learn what’s up for 2016 in the Good, Clean & Fair Food for All world. Plus, meet the folks behind the meat at Tiger!Tiger! and their friendly bakers.

But wait, there’s more! Light snacks provided and SFUSD members get 10% off food and drinks. RAWR, indeed!

Slow Sips are networking and community-building events put on by Slow Food chapters. It’s one of the ways we celebrate food as a cornerstone of community.

Slow Fish in NOLA! @ Old US Mint
Mar 10 – Mar 13 all-day

Slow Fish 2016Slow Food New Orleans announces it will host Slow Fish 2016 in New Orleans: Gateway to the Americas, March 10-13, 2016 at the Old US Mint and French Market. Slow Fish is Slow Food event that is an international gathering of fishers, scientists, chefs, students and food artisans to address the many environmental, ecological, economic and political challenges that impact fisheries, habitats, oceans, sustainable fishers and cultural seafood systems. Slow Fish has been held every two years in Genoa, Italy. Slow Fish 2016 in New Orleans will be the first time the event will be held in the western hemisphere.

“Gateway to the Americas” is the theme of Slow Fish 2016 in New Orleans. New Orleans was once known as the “Gateway to the Americas” as it is the central port of trade connecting North America with Central and South America. Thus, the theme was selected as both a tribute to New Orleans’ history and to invite Slow Fish & Slow Food delegates throughout the Americas to come to New Orleans.

Slow Fish 2016 in New Orleans will be both a convening of Slow Fish delegates from around the world and also a public seafood festival. The conference portion of Slow Fish will be held primarily in the Old US Mint. Slow Fish/Slow Food delegates from around the world will gather to discuss issues impacting fisheries and oceans and develop strategies to promote small-scale fisheries and preserve heritage seafood traditions. The festival will be held both on the grounds of the Old US Mint and at the Historic French Market. The festival is designed to engage the public in a celebration of the diversity of fishing and culinary cultures across the Americas to promote the Slow Food mission of Good, Clean and Fair Food for Everyone.

In addition to the conference and festival, Slow Fish 2016 in New Orleans will feature a traditional Lenten Friday Night Fish Fry at the French Market, tours of Louisiana’s rapidly disappearing wetlands and coast and other events around town and throughout the region.

SFUSD Education Committee Meeting
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting of SFUSD’s Education Committee. Contact for more info.
SFUSD Education Committee Meeting
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting of SFUSD’s Education Committee. Contact for more info.
Cheese + Wine 101: Oregon @ The Rose Wine Bar @ The Rose Wine Bar
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a night of tasty wine + cheese pairings from Oregon.

We’re bringing in the cheese experts over at Small Goods and together we’ll travel across this diverse state from Portland to the Willamette. Participants in the class will taste through four generous pairings of Oregon Wines married with complimentary cheeses. Wine and cheese experts will be there to explain the pairings, cheesemaking techniques and the terroir.  We’re very excited to be bringing you cheeses and wines you can’t find easily in San Diego: so get in here and taste the magic!

Tickets are $45 to the general public and $40 for our wine club members. (We’ll send you the discount code) Light refreshments and snacks will be provided outside of the cheese and wine.

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