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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).
From event website:
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.
1pm: CLASS: TBD
4pm: Farm Yoga with Shawna in the Classroom
4 to 7pm: Farmstand OpenPurchase 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
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.
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.