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The University of California Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with the USDA Risk Management Agency, Right Risk, LLC and the San Diego County Farm Bureau invite you to join us for a workshop on Specialty Crop Production and Risk Management Tools for farmers in Southern California. The workshop will discuss challenges and opportunities in selecting and growing specialty crops and improve your ability to manage the associated risks to help you and your farm thrive in today’s challenging environment.
Now in our ninth year, the San Diego International Beer Festival has become one of the top beer festivals and competitions in the U.S.! Last year, nearly 11,000 beer lovers joined in on one of our five tasting sessions, sipping their way through their choice of 400+ varieties of ale, cider, porter, stout, mead and more!
Each year, the SDIBF represents an international collection of more than 400 beers from more than 15 countries, in the format of a public tasting event and private competition. SDIBF brings together the brewers and beers to recognize the best in the industry and highlight new and upcoming breweries in one of the most unique venues in the world. Where else can you taste award winning beers, ride the Ferris wheel, chomp on a turkey leg, explore award-winning exhibits and attend a concert all in the same day? This event showcases the diverse beers that make craft brewing on elf the fastest-growing segments of the beer, wine and spirits industry. SDIBF was founded in 2007 and has been growing and evolving ever since, welcoming thousands of beer lovers annually!
This grand-daddy of all beer festivals is enhanced by a fierce competition between the world’s finest breweries. In 2015, more than 200 breweries from 11 countries across the globe vied for the coveted Best of Show trophy and Champion Brewery awards.
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 FEST
Saturday June 20th, 2015 – Liberty Station
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.
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.
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).