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Free Compost Workshop @ Ocean Knoll Educational Farm
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Come join us for a free 2 hour workshop that covers the basics of both traditional composting, as well as vermicomposting (composting with worms). In our workshops we cover the following topics:

  • What is composting and why it is so important
  • What tools and materials you’ll need
  • Which items are compostable and which are not
  • Harvesting and using your compost

Register now! Space is limited.

Winemakers’ Seminar: Filtration, Stabilization and Bottling @ Curds and Wine
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In association with San Diego Amateur Winemakers’ Society, Curds and Wine will be hosting bi-monthly home winemakers’ seminars. These seminars are held every even numbered month on the third Saturday at 1 pm. Seminars are given by Lum Eisenman, a winemaking guru that we are lucky to have in the San Diego area. Lum will share his expertise on various winemaking techniques and issues. This month Lum will discuss “Filtration, Stabilization and Bottling”.

These seminars are free, but limited to 20 people. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP.

SFUSD Education Committee Meeting
Jan 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting of SFUSD’s Education Committee. Contact for more info.
SFUSD Communication Committee Meeting
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Monthly meeting of the Communications Committee. Contact for more info.

Seed Saving Hacked – Free Webinar
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Urban Farm U Free Webinar: “Seed Saving Hacked: Why Seeds Matter,
Why Saving Them is Easy & How to Save Your Own”

Reserve Your Spot Here

We’re Going To Show You…

  • How to save your own seeds even though we are conditioned to think we can’t.

  • How to save seeds from tomatoes, peppers, peas, beans and lettuce.

  • The interesting events that led up to the patenting and ownership of 78% our seeds by only 3 companies.

  • Two simple things you can do to help take back control of our seeds and why this is important.

Faculty: Bill McDorman is Executive Director and cofounder of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (, and Seed School.  Bill has been teaching seed saving for decades and is dedicated to educating communities about the value of seed saving and local seeds as the foundation of local food.

Register Now

SFUSD Food Justice Committee Meeting @ Valencia Park / Malcolm X Library
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Food Justice Committee Meeting

Bringing together community leaders and stakeholders interested in building relationships and supporting collaboration towards equitable access to good, clean and fair food for all San Diegans.
We will be looking at:
1. What does Food Justice mean in Urban San Diego?
2. How can we work together to advance this vision?
This meeting is open to the public.

Contact for more info.

Winter Harvest Dinner @ CUCINA enoteca Del Mar
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Winter Harvest Dinner @ CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

Join Chef Joe and Chef Rosa at CUCINA enoteca Del Mar for a delicious, seasonal dinner celebrating our local farms and the bounty of the winter harvest.

What | Meet-n-mingle with your local farmers, enjoy displayed hors d’oeuvres and family-style dinner.
Where | 2730 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014
When | Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 6:30pm
Cost | $60 per person + sales tax (includes service fee)

Slow Wine tasting with the Matriarchs @ The Rose Sidebar
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us at The Rose and to welcome four Matriarchs of Italian Winehouses as they tour the States for part of the Slow Wine tour. Taste 8+ wines, enjoy a complimentary aperativo, and chat with four rad ladies making organic wine.

$5 from every ticket benefits Slow Food Urban San Diego. This will be a fun opportunity to eat and drink with local slow foodies and wine-ohs :)therose

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

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