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  1. Sep
    5
    Thu

    1. Farming 101: Basics of Small-scale Sustainable Farming (all-day)
      Sep 5

      Fall session now enrolling

      12-week instructional and practical experience on a working sustainable farm.

      Classes begin Thursday, September 5, 2013
      taught by Paul Maschka

      To go to the application, click here.

      Wild Willow Farm’s 12-week Basics of Small-scale Sustainable Farming course offers students an introduction to techniques and strategies for small farming or agricultural advocacy, or to simply learn how to grow more of their own food in an agricultural setting.

      The course consists of weekly lectures and fieldwork where students learn what it takes to work a small organic farm. Students take part in classroom lectures and projects, and work alongside farm staff to practice material covered in class.

      Students who successfully complete the course earn a Certificate of Accomplishment.

      Wild Willow Farm & Education Center is a program of the non-profit San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project, whose mission is to educate, cultivate and empower sustainable food systems in San Diego County. Since the farm began in 2010, WWF’s goal has been to teach about where food comes from and how to grow it, both in urban and rural agricultural settings, using sustainable practices best suited for San Diego’s unique climate and year-round growing seasons. These conditions afford our students learning opportunities that exist nowhere else in the United States.

      Topics Covered

      • Basic Soil Science
      • Cultivation techniques
      • Propagation/Transplanting
      • Direct sowing
      • Drip Irrigation installation
      • Environmentally Friendly Pest Control
      • Warm Season and Cool Season Crop Cultural Requirements
      • Greenhouse and Shade House Growing
      • Soil Fertility Enhancement Through Composting, including worm farming and custom-blended organic fertilizers
      • Orchard/fruit tree care

      Other topics students will be exposed to include:

      • Medicinal & Culinary Herbs
      • Seed Saving
      • Dry Farming
      • Beekeeping
      • Animal Husbandry (goats & chickens)
      • Public Events, Workshops and Field Trips

      For more details, go to website.

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      Farming 101: Basics of Small-scale Sustainable Farming (all-day)
  2. Sep
    8
    Sun

    1. California Fig Fest!
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      From event website:

      Enjoy delectable tastings from more than 40 amazing chefs, food purveyors, wine makers and breweries when California Fig Fest 2013 comes to San Diego for its 10th annual celebration of fresh and dried California figs.

      Participating Chefs include:
      Chef Jeff Jackson, A.R. Valentien
      Chefs Nicolas Bour & James Kozak, Avant
      Chef Amy DiBiase, Baleen
      Chef George Morris, Beaumont’s Eatery
      Chef Patrick Ponsaty, Bellamy’s Restaurant
      Chefs Mario Cassineri and Francesca Penoncelli, BiCE Restorante
      Chef Gayle Covner, Blueprint Cafe
      Chef Katie Grebow, Cafe Chloe
      Chef Joanne Squires-Sherif, Cardamom (Bakery)
      Dave Rudie/Tommy Gomes, Catalina Offshore
      Chef Martin San Ramon,  Martin San Ramon Catering
      Chef Ryan Steyn, Ryan Steyn Catering
      Beatriz Ledezma, Caxao Chocolates
      Robin Ross, Cupcakes Squared
      Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach, Cups
      Chef Drew Deckman, Deckmans
      Chef Olivier Bioteau, Farm House Café
      Chef Flor Franco, Indulge Catering
      Chef David Baron, Jackie’s Jam
      Chef Christian Graves, JSix
      Chef Gregory Frey, BlueFire Grill
      Chef Benito Molina, Manzanilla
      Chef Javier Plascencia, Misión 19
      Chef Guido Nistri, Monello, Bencotto
      Chef Rachel King, NINE-TEN
      Chef Michael Alves, Roseville Cozhina
      Chef Maeve Schulz, Sugar & Scribe
      Chef Matt Richman, Table 926
      Chef Jean-Michel Diot, Tapenade
      Catherine Demuth-Pepe, Temecula Olive Oil
      Chef Bradley Austin, Tender Greens
      Chef Jeff Rossman, Terra American Bistro
      Chefs Bernard Guillas and Ron Oliver, The Marine Room
      Chef Miguel Valdez, The Red Door/Wellington
      Gina Frieze, Venissimo Cheese with Bread & Cie
      Chef Dawn Parks, Wild Thyme

      Join the festivities at the new San Diego Public Market on Sunday, September 8th, from 4 to 7 pm.

      Savor local food, extraordinary wines and craft brews, revel in the entertainment and cheer your favorite chefs in the Culinary Competition. Take home recipes, samples and treats.

      Watch figfestsd.com for updates on participating chefs and their creative offerings featuring California Figs.

      This fundraiser is produced by California Figs and Les Dames d’Escoffier San Diego Chapter; your purchase benefits Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center, Culinary Scholarships and Grants, and the Public Market Kitchen.

      For more information, see the event website, or click here to buy tickets!

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      4:00 pm
      California Fig Fest!
  3. Sep
    13
    Fri

    1. Cooking Seafood with Catalina Offshore at Great News in Pacific Beach
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Recipes: Hand Chopped Salmon Burger with Arugula, Rice Wine Vinegar Pickled Cucumbers and Wasabi Mayonnaise; Bay Scallop Stuffed Halibut with Coriander and Carrot Purée; Creamy Baja Stone Crab Risotto with Roasted Asparagus; Thai Steamed Fish (whole local fish steamed with spicy cilantro and lemon grass).

      Instructors: GOMES & FELMLEY

      *Tommy will be donating his teaching fee to Slow-Food Urban San Diego. Recipes subject to change due to availability.

      Click here to buy tickets.

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      6:00 pm
      Cooking Seafood with Catalina Offshore at Great News in Pacific Beach
  4. Sep
    21
    Sat

    1. Community Potluck Celebration: Gardening Workshop, Volunteering, Potluck, Wood-fired Pizza, Bonfire (all-day)
      Sep 21

      Schedule for the Day

      • 8am-2pm: Farm and Community Yard Sale
      • 9am-noon: Gardening 101: The Right Start
      • 11am to 4pm: Volunteer on the farm. We need lots of hands as we clean out and organize our storage areas and clean the farm of trash and debris.
      • 4pm-5:30pm: Farm Scavenger Hunt
      • 5:30pm: Farm Tour led by Wild Willow staff
      • POTLUCK 6:30pm with farm-made, organic sourdough wood-fired pizza. Please bring something yummy, enough to share… extra points for homemade dishes using organic and local ingredients. Bonus points for sharing your recipe on a card next to your dish!
      • COMMUNITY Dusk Fireside Community and Drum Jam! — BYODrum(s)

      About our potlucks: Farming is food. And food is best when shared with community. The third Saturday of the month (mostly), Wild Willow gives thanks to our amazing community of students, volunteers, and educators by hosting potlucks featuring our famous wood-fired pizzas. 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. Bring a dish to share and warm clothing; rain cancels.

      *Please bring something homemade and yummy to share (extra points for using organic, locally grown ingredients). Please label your dish and ingredients used if possible. Also bring your own plate, cup and eating utensils to help us keep this a zero-waste event.

      2550 Sunset Avenue, San Diego 92154
      click here for a map (we recommend you use our map)

      NEXT POTLUCK (last one of the year): October 19

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      Community Potluck Celebration: Gardening Workshop, Volunteering, Potluck, Wood-fired Pizza, Bonfire (all-day)
    2. Suzie s Farm Autumnal Equinox Dinner (SOLD OUT!)
      6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      This event is sold out.

      Adapted from event website:

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      The Autumnal Equinox Dinner celebrates the turning of the season and the bounty of Summer’s harvest with a four course beer/wine paired meal crafted by some of our region’s most prominent chefs.

      Please join us, along with friends and guests, for a night of food, celebration, and community when we gather under the open sky of Suzie’s At Sunset at our Third Annual Autumnal Equinox Dinner.

      A portion of net proceeds from this dinner will be donated to Slow Food Urban San Diego.

      This is a 21 and older event.

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      6:00 pm
      Suzie s Farm Autumnal Equinox Dinner (SOLD OUT!)
  5. Sep
    24
    Tue

    1. September Slow Sips!
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      This month’s Slow Sips is  Tuesday September 24th, at The Lodge Torrey Pines Grill & Bar from 6:30 – 8:00. There will be a cash bar and of course as always if you show your Slow Food Urban SD membership card you receive 10% off any food purchases.

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      6:30 pm
      September Slow Sips!
  6. Sep
    26
    Thu

    1. A Taste of the IRC
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      From event website:

      Please join the International Rescue Committee in San Diego for A Taste of the IRC.

      This is the annual fundraising event for the IRC in San Diego.   At the event, you will enjoy
      • Ethnic dishes prepared by refugee-owned restaurants
      • Special dishes created with produce from the IRC New Roots Community Farm (this year, Soda and Swine will create a special meatball using ingredients from the IRC farming programs)
      • Local wine and a craft beer made by BNS Brewing and Distilling just for this event
      • A special program about the IRC in San Diego and opportunities to financially support our work

      Purchase tickets here through our secure checkout page.

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      6:30 pm
      A Taste of the IRC
  7. Sep
    28
    Sat

    1. Wild Willow Farm 5K and Vegetarian Chili Brewfest
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      FUN-raiser to buy a tractor for Wild Willow Farm

      Register here

      The smell of chili wafts through the air. A craft brew is waiting to wash it down. You are wandering the grounds of Wild Willow Farm to the sounds of live music on a clear September day… This harvest season celebration features a vegetarian/vegan chili cook-off and beer tasting from some of our region’s finest craft breweries, plus a family-friendly 5K trail run/walk in the scenic Tijuana River Park.

      Live music from The Big Decisions, farm tours and kid-approved farm fun add up to a great fall day with options for everyone! Get to know our grassroots-developed sustainable farm and education center.

      Craft Beer Tasting
      Handmade ceramic bowls
      SD’s only Vegetarian Chili Cook Off
      Running or walking on nature trails
      Farm tours
      Live Music
      Screen Printing
      Kids Super Fun Farm Dash
      All around family fun!

      There is a lot of new stuff growing down on the farm and the funds raised at the event will help Wild Willow Farm purchase a tractor to till our fields and better feed our community with nutritious fresh food, quality education, and healthy living.

      Help us grow the farm by participating in this fun event! The Wild Willow Farm 5K and Chili Brewfest is looking for vegetarian chili cooks, runners, eaters, drinkers and volunteers! Register HERE to participate in the run and/or cook off! See details of the event HERE.

      We also need volunteers so if you aren’t a runner you can still be a part of the fun!
      Sign up HERE to volunteer.

      Questions? Email info@sandyfeetevents.com

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      9:00 am
      Wild Willow Farm 5K and Vegetarian Chili Brewfest
    2. Feeding America Gala, 2013, Sunset Soiree
      5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
      Sunset Soiree
      Join ten-time Grammy™ winner Bonnie Raitt for an evening that promises to be something to talk about! Sip handcrafted cocktails and dine under the stars at the Del Mar Paddock and Turf Club with Master of Ceremonies Larry King. 100% of the proceeds benefit Feeding America San Diego and its critical hunger-relief and nutrition programs. Together, we can solve hunger. -
      See more here.
      Click here to buy tickets
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      5:00 pm
      Feeding America Gala, 2013, Sunset Soiree
  8. Oct
    3
    Thu

    1. UC San Diego Food & Fuel for the 21st Century: Our Energy Future Public Lecture Series (all-day)
      Oct 3 – Oct 24

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      Food and Fuel for the 21st Century and the Center for Energy Research, two Organized Research Units at UC San Diego, are kicking off the campus-wide Advanced Energy Initiative with a Public Lecture Series called Our Energy Future. Over the course of four Thursday evenings in October, academic experts from UCSD will present TED-style talks on topics such as energy production and use, climate change, the social and economic issues of energy, and how energy relates to food and water. Catered receptions will follow each night of presentations to provide valuable networking opportunities for faculty, students, and the San Diego community. These lectures will be filmed and serve as the introductory lectures of a Massive Open Online Course scheduled to launch in early 2014.

      Click here for more details about the individual talks, dates and times, and to register.

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      UC San Diego Food & Fuel for the 21st Century: Our Energy Future Public Lecture Series (all-day)

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