Keep track of all the delicious Slow Food URBAN San Diego events here!
−CicloSDias!10:00 am – 4:00 pm
CicloSDias San Diego welcomes everyone to walk, ride, stroll and enjoy. Come experience this free open street event where there will be activities along the route, shops and restaurants open for business and neighbors and friends from all over coming together to make our streets come alive. CicloSDias is modeled after the very successful Ciclova’s events that started in Bogota, Colombia over thirty years ago as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. Now they happen throughout Latin America, the United States and NOW San Diego!
Route is 30th Street @ K Street, Logan Heights thru Golden Hill, South Park, North Park to City Heights
See website for more details.+10:00 amCicloSDias!
−2nd Annual Loving Local Music & Local Food4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
From event website:
Loving Local Music & Local Food is a community driven benefit supporting the future of jazz in San Diego. This special afternoon brings together community partners working to shine a light on simple, sustainable, and diverse food and music.
The event will be taking place at Driscoll Wharf in Point Loma. For directions please click here.
4:00p | Cocktail & appetizer reception, silent auction, music and dancing! (3:30 VIP early arrival)
5:45p | Decadent Four Course Dinner on the Waterfront enjoying more musical entertainment.
7:30p | Gorgeous setting sun, goodbyes & gifts
Tickets are available for VIP and general donor admission, and can be made for individuals or entire tables . The general donor ticket features the following:
- Welcome Cocktail and two drink tickets.
- Hosted Appetizers prepared by Chef Sara Polczynski of Blind Burro and Chef Miguel Valdez of The Wellington Steak & Martini Lounge
- Four course sit down dinner prepared by Green Truck, Chef Nick Brune of Local Habit & Adam Hiner of Eco-Caters, Chef Tommy Frioli of Sea Rocket Bistro & Chef Matt Gordon of Urban Solace.
The 2nd annual Loving Local Music & Local Food event will raise awareness and much needed finances for the education programs supported by Jazz88.3. Jazz88.3 supports the following programs in education for students: Music Matters Instrument Drive, the Summer Jazz Workshops at Francis Parker, The Future of Jazz program of Mission Bay High School, Jazz an American Art Form for Young Audiences, and more.+4:00 pm2nd Annual Loving Local Music & Local Food
−Learn how to become a farmers market vendor!6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Start your business with low cost! Learn all the ins and outs of becoming a vendor at Farmers’ Markets in San Diego County. Learn what sells and what doesn’t, learn about food preparation legalities and what is required by the Department of Environment Health, and how to bring your locally grown produce to the market!
Click here for more information or to sign up!
Course Code Days Date Time Room 1930 W 7/10 6:00-9:00pm Grossmont College (GC)
1930 W 8/14 6:00-9:00pm Cuyamaca College (CC) Room A-112+6:00 pmLearn how to become a farmers market vendor!
−Slow Sips at Sea Rocket Bistro5:30 pm – 7:00 pmSFUSD Slow Sips at Sea Rocket Bistro one of our Member Benefit Partners!http://
www.searocketbistro.com/Slow Sips! Come on down & meet your fellow Slow Food Members & Friends. No host bar & Food. Stay tuned for details!+5:30 pmSlow Sips at Sea Rocket Bistro
−August Green Drinks with San Diego Green Building Council6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From event website:
Green Drinks is partnering with the San Diego Green Building Council for our August event at Thorn St Brewery in North Park. A neighborhood brewery, Thorn St is dedicated to giving back to the community and providing a unique experience in a unique neighborhood brewpub setting. Almost all of the material used in the décor of the brewery is reused/reclaimed. Definitely a ‘green business’. Sorry there will not be any green beer at this event. It’s greendrinks, but not st. paddy’s day.
Also enjoy some tasty food from Organic Food Truck+6:00 pmAugust Green Drinks with San Diego Green Building Council
−San Diego Magazine’s Best Of San Diego Party6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
From event website:
This highly anticipated bash features food samplings, regional fine wine, local craft beer and live entertainment. Always a sellout, the party brings the popular August “Best of San Diego” and “Best Restaurants” issues to life.
This event is 21+
Tickets for the Best of San Diego Party 2013 include event admission, food and drink samples, live entertainment and more! Cash bar and ample self- parking available.+6:30 pmSan Diego Magazine’s Best Of San Diego Party
−Workshop: Start a High School Garden / Empieza un jardín en su escuela secundaria9:00 am – 5:00 pm
From event website:
Want to Start A Garden at Your High School?!
!Quiere empezar un jardín en su escuela secundaria?!
FREE with lunch & childcare provided
Con comida y guardería GRATUITAS
You MUST register – Se necesita a registar
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Don’t just join on Facebook – and Invite your friends and neighbors!!! No se unan sólo en Facebook – e invite a sus amigos y vecinos!
FREE seeds, a manual, advice and opportunity to ask questions from experienced experts, and tour a current school garden.
Semillas GRATIS, un manual, consejos y la oportunidad de hacer preguntas a expertos con experiencia, y recorrer un jardín escolar.
Questions o dudas?
Contact Andrea 619-573-6614+9:00 amWorkshop: Start a High School Garden / Empieza un jardín en su escuela secundaria
−San Diego County Agriculture – How Sustainable and Resilient are we?5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Event Summary (from event website):San Diego’s Agriculture industry is both robust and challenged. This $5 billion industry includes extensive flower production, dairy farms, citrus and avocado acreage.
San Diego’s Mediterranean-like climate is home to more than 6,000 farmers who make their living on 6,565 small family farms, 65% of which are less than nine acres. The high cost of water (more than $600/acre foot) and land make San Diego farming here expensive and encourage growers to raise products with a high dollar value per acre.
In the coming years, climate change and water scarcity challenge this industry. More and more citizens are educated about genetically modified organisms (GM0) and organic growing processes. Farmers markets are popular but what else can be done to increase demand, reduce resource use, and allow us to remain sustainable?How prepared is San Diego agriculture industry to face these challenges and increased demand?
Where San Diego County Ranks Nationally
- 12th largest farm economy among more than 3000 counties
- More small farms (less than 10 acres) than any other county
- #1 producer of avocados
- #1 producer of nursery crops
- #1 in number of part-time farmers
- #2 in acres of guavas, pomegranates, limes, and macadamias
- #2 in farms with women as principal operator
- #3 in honey production
- #5 in lemons
- #9 in strawberries
- #10 in egg-laying hens
Join us and our guests speakers who are at the center of these issues. Click here to register!+5:30 pmSan Diego County Agriculture – How Sustainable and Resilient are we?
−Farm to Table Vegetarian Suzie’s Farm Cooking Class at Great News in Pacific Beach11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Join Chef Jenn (JENNIFER FELMLEY), culinary nutritionist and local cooking school teacher, for a farm fresh, organic Vegetarian cooking class. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and like many small farms Suzie’s Farm relies on the support of CSA Shareholders to keep the farm moving forward. By being a CSA shareholder, you’ll receive a CSA box bursting with freshly harvested produce, including items grown specifically for you. Come pledge support to local farmers and learn to feed yourself and your family with healthy, delicious, and local produce from Suzie’s Farm. The best part of a CSA box is you never know what your will get (that means no menus in advance), it is a great opportunity learn about some new veggies you may have never thought to try. Come learn about which of Suzie’s Farms CSA’s right for you.
Recipes: Chef Jenn will create a vegetarian meal from start to finish using the produce that was handpicked for the CSA boxes that week.
Click here to buy tickets.+11:00 amFarm to Table Vegetarian Suzie’s Farm Cooking Class at Great News in Pacific Beach
−Farming 102: Small Farm Marketing (all-day)Sep 4
Fall Session now enrolling
8-week course on preparing and marketing farm-fresh produce at farmers markets and CSAs
Classes begin Wednesday, September 4
Taught by Dorothea Sotiros
Wild Willow Farm’s 8-week marketing course provides theory and practice in the direct marketing of fresh produce, primarliy through community supported agriculture (CSA) and farmers markets. Students gain hands-on experience harvesting and preparing produce for sale, and managing a weekly farm stand and CSA program, and are prepared to start marketing what they grow.
- Crop Planning and Rotations
- Marketing Options and Strategies
- Valuing produce for market
- Harvesting and Market Prep
- Value-added products
- Becoming a Certified Producer
- Applying for Organic Certification
- Basic Business Planning for Small Farmers
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.
For more details, go to website.+Farming 102: Small Farm Marketing (all-day)