Working for Good, Clean, Fair Food for All - Slow Food Urban San Diego Convivium of Slow Food International


Keep track of all the delicious Slow Food URBAN San Diego events here!

And look at our blog for some past events!

Aug 14 – Aug 23 all-day


August 14-23

$2 Tacos • $7 combos 

Check out what participating restaurants are offering


Olivewood Gardens Benefit Concert, Gourmet Tasting & Art Show @ Triton Garden Gallery
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

From event website:

Olivewood Gardens Benefit Concert

Olivewood Gardens

Triton Garden Gallery has been featured in the Encinitas Garden Festival twice, the Off Track Gallery Mother’s Day Tour and the Community Resource Center Garden Tour. Media coverage includes:

Wabisabi Green in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine Wabisabi Green in San Diego Home and Garden Lifestyle Magazine Wabisabi Green in Encinitas Magazine Wabisabi Green in 92024 Magazine

Guitarist Jimmy Patton Chef Brandon Brooks Artist Donna Butnik Special Duet Performance by Ella

Enjoy Jimmy Patton live in concert, fantastic four course tasting menu, gorgeous paintings by Donna, cash bar featuring Handley Cellar Wines and Mike Hess Beer, stellar silent auction and free gift bags full of local gourmet goodies. New scrumptious Brooks & Landry charcuterie goods will be available for sale. Chill in the colorful seascape garden filled with sensational landscaping and art.

Olivewood Gardens Benefit Tasting Menu:
Breakfast in the Garden: smoked pork belly, sweet potato, sweet red pepper, green onion, orange infused hollandaise, ancho chile bread crumbs
Sopa Fria de Aguacate: fresh avocado, lime, hatch chile, red onion, heirloom tomato, cilantro
Yellowtail Crudo: locally caught yellowtail jack, passion fruit and lime, serrano pepper, cucumber, Epazote
Apples & Brie: braised cinammon apples, baked brie tart, vanilla bean caramel
Triton Garden Spa Water: pineapple mint, organic lemon

Tickets are $65 or $75 at the door. All proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction benefit the Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center.

Please note that all ticket sales are non-refundable.

Note: this event is being held in our pivate North Shore Encinitas home. Please park for free outside the association at the Encinitas Library or Encinitas City Hall.

Wabisabi Green • All American Handyman Super Dave • Aloha Art by Kathleen Chelle • Carlsbad Pizza by the Slice • deepFLING • Encinitas Magazine • Firehouse Boards • Glass Ranch Experience • Lemongrass Aveda Center for Well-Being • Lumberyard Tavern • Magical Child • Prop Wash Glass • Queen Eileen’s • San Diego Botanic Garden • Savory Spice Shop Encinitas • Surfbooks • Grace Swanson • The Coast News • Total Woman Gym + Spa • Wysh Boutique

Basic Winemaking from Fresh Grapes Crash Course @ Curds and Wine
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us at Curds and Wine to learn the basics of making wine from fresh grapes!  We will go through the processes involved, chemistry testing, and the equipment you will need, with demonstrations of the use of equipment commonly used for winemaking.

•  Harvesting and crushing your grapes
•  Pressing grapes
•  Primary and secondary fermentations
•  Wine analysis and adjustments
•  Stabilizing and aging wine
•  Review of equipment and ingredients needed for all processes

*Must be 21 or over to attend.  Paid participants ONLY admitted to seminar.

Purchase of fresh grapes is not included; grapes must be purchased separately and wine made at home from fresh grapes.  No wine is made in this class!


Your receipt of your online purchase will serve as your ticket for attending the seminar.

Preserving and Dehydrating Class at City Farmers Nursery @ City Farmers Nursery
Aug 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Preserving and Dehydration: One of the best ways to cut your food bills and eat more soundly is to take advantage of seasonal surplus produce. Learn to select, prepare and set up dehydration systems, as well as storage considerations.

Fermenters Club DIY Kombucha Workshop at City Farmers Nursery @ City Farmers Nursery
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Why Pay $4 A Pint For Kombucha? Learn How To DO IT YOURSELF In This Workshop!

Learn all about kombucha, a fermented tea beverage, and why fermented foods are so good for you!

  •  Learn how to brew kombucha safely at home, including secondary flavorings
  • Get your kombucha-related questions answered
  • Sample various seasonal kombucha flavors

You will get to take home a kit with everything you need to start making kombucha at home! (Ceramic 2-gallon container, sugar, tea, tea towel, and a live SCOBY culture).


$50 with take home kit (admits two people)

$30 with SCOBY only (admits two people)

Purchase tickets here:

Gardening 101 Early Fall {Free} @ City Farmers Nursery
Sep 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Gardening doesn’t have to be complicated, in fact at City Farmers, we believe it should be simple. Come learn basics of gardening in San Diego with Farmer Bill. We’ll talk about soil, watering, planting schedules, maintenance, and pest control.

Cost: Free. No need to RSVP.

Communications Committee meeting
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact for more info

Master Composter Course Carlsbad 2015 – First Week In 5 Week Course @ Calavera Hills Community Center & Calavera Schoolhouse Garden
Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday evenings
September 10th – October 8th
5:30 PM – 8 PM
Please note that priority registration will be given to Carlsbad residents. 

Non-Carlsbad residents will be put on a waitlist and notified as spots become available.

SFUSD Education Committee Meeting
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting of SFUSD’s Education Committee. The March 3, 2014 meeting will be at Saffron Thai in Mission Hills.
Email for information about future meeting locations.
German-American Societies of San Diego Oktoberfest @ German-American Societies
Oct 2 – Oct 4 all-day

Come and enjoy authentic German food, such as bratwurst, ox-on-the-spit, potato salad, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, red cabbage, pretzels, and a variety of German pastries. We offer a great selection of German beers and liquors, and soft drinks and water, to enjoy with your friends and family!

Our band, the Guggenbach-Buam, joins us from Baden-Württemberg, Germany. These talented, entertaining musicians dress in traditional clothing, and play a variety of German music, just as you would hear in the beer gardens in Bavaria. Play a song from the Guggenbach-Buamband using the controller on the right. Enjoy songs such as the chicken dance, polkas and waltzes, and all the famous beer-drinking tunes – new and old! Dance or sing along to some wonderful Oom-pah music!

Watch traditional folk dancing performances, compete in our numerous games and contests, check out vendor and craft booths, and treat your kids to their own Kids’ Zone. Bring your family and friends to El Cajon and experience a real German Oktoberfest!

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