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Educator Workshop at Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center @ Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center
Apr 11 @ 3:30 pm – 11:30 pm

GENErating Healthy Eaters: An Introduction to GENE – Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education

Use your existing school garden to enhance nutrition education for children and youth and promote the consumption of fruit and vegetables. Participants will learn tools and strategies for involving children and youth in safe food handling and preparation in a garden, kitchen, or a classroom. Participants will also explore how to plan for an edible harvest and touch on Garden to Cafeteria programs.

View training agenda and workshop materials here.

This training is supported by funding from the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

To sign-up for a class, please click here.

14th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Community Tribute and Celebration @ Educational Cultural Complex
Apr 12 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am

“From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.” Cesar E. Chavez

Friday evening, April 11, 2014, Project New Village (PNV) will convene its 14th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Community Tribute and Celebration, to honor the life, lessons and legacy of an uncompromising advocate for social justice, environmentalist, consumer advocate, labor leader and farm worker.

This year’s theme is “Food Injustice: Social Consciousness Raising, Remembered, and Revisited

The event will be hosted by the San Diego Community college District Continuing Education on the campus of Educational Cultural Complex at 4343 Ocean View Blvd. San Diego California, 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

To commemorate the of legacy of Cesar E. Chavez, Project New Village has called together civic and community leaders, activists, and food advocates to re-inspire and renew our collective interest to rebuild the “movement” for social justice. We see the struggle for food justice as an emerging civil rights platform and food security as a compelling need, especially among the most vulnerable in our society.

We believe that this “transformed movement” has to be inclusive in the spirit of the founding of the United Farm Workers (UFW). “I think that whatever nationality you are, you should be treated equally, otherwise you don’t have equality”, said Philip Vera Cruz, noted Filipino activist and co-founder, along with Larry Itliong, of the UFW.

SFUSD Education Committee Meeting
Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting of SFUSD’s Education Committee. Contact for more info.
Chef Celebration Dinner @ Encore Champagne Bar & Dining Room
Apr 23 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am

Call to reserve your table in this new spot downtown – 619.255.5152

Ryan Studebaker – Encore Champagne Bar & Dining Room
Stéphane Voitzwinkler – Bertrand at Mister A’s Restaurant
Hanis Cavin – Carnitas Snack Shack
Richard Sweeney – @Florent Restaurant & Lounge
Rachel King – NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar

Every year, Chef Celebration holds a series of dinners in April featuring teams of award-winning local chefs who donate their time and talents to raise funds for an annual scholarship program.

Chef Celebration Foundation of San Diego is a nonprofit organization that strives to enhance the knowledge and potential of promising young chefs and lay a foundation of excellence for San Diego’s culinary future.

Slow Sips at Blind Lady Ale House! @ Blind Lady Ale House
Apr 24 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

nullJoin us for Slow Sips on April 23rd, 6-8pm, at Blind Lady Ale House, one of our newest membership benefits partners!

As always, you’ll be able to learn more about getting involved in our grass-roots organization, sign up to be a volunteer, and meet and mingle with like-minded friends. There will be a cash bar and full menu available for ordering, and Slow Food Urban San Diego members will receive a 10% discount off food and drinks!

Please let us know that you’re coming: RSVP here!


Celebrating Tecate’s Indigenous Culture
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 27 @ 4:00 am

From event website:

Our daylong excursion begins at the Tecate border crossing. We will then visit the Kumiai Community Museum. The Museum’s permanent exhibit features authentic regional artifacts and photographs depicting local culture and history. The Prehistoric Period, the Historical Period and the Contemporary Period are all represented. The Cavern of the Ancestors (designed by California artist James Hubble) explores the thousands of years of prehistoric life in the region. kumiai/index-en.html
Fundacion La Puerta’s Parque Del Profesor is named in honor of Edmond Szekely (co-founder of Rancho La Puerta.) The Parque, set in the foothills of Mt. Kuchumaa, is a cultural, environmental education and recreational center. Las Piedras Environmental Education Center lies within the heart of the Parque and provides a magical place where children learn to love nature. Events held at the Parque are the heart of the Fundacion’s overall vision of achieving a sustainable way of life in the Tecate region based on respect and celebration of the human and natural communities. While at the Parque, Esperanza Castro, Fundacion’s Indigenous Cultural Consultant, will lead an interpretive walk where we will learn about edible and medicinal uses of local native plants and gain an indigenous perspective of the natural landscape.
Our day concludes with dinner at El Lugar De Nos, where you will be treated to an unforgettable meal featuring local ingredients prepared by Mariela Manzano (former chef at Rancho La Puerta) and her extraordinary culinary team.

Beekeeping Workshop at Curds and Wine @ Curds and Wine
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

From event website:

Want to learn more about bees and beekeeping? Join us for a Beekeeping Workshop Sunday April 27, 2014 at 1 pm. Don and Celeste Spangler of the San Diego Beekeeping Society will tell us about “A Year in the Life of Bees and Beekeepers,” with detailed information about the importance of honeybees, the problem of pesticides, equipment needed and honey production. All participants will receive a $25 gift certificate to use at Curds and Wine.

Limited to 18 participants. Purchase tickets at the shop or online here. Paid participants only admitted to workshop.

Bombay Bazaar JCUV Fundraiser
Apr 28 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 am

Step into the sultry spice-filled air of the Bombay Bazaar on the evening of April 27th and find yourself surrounded with jewel-toned saris, colorful flowers, sitar music, and the succulent tastes of spicy curries, samosas, tandoori and vindaloo, interpreted by San Diego’s most creative chefs. Get a henna tattoo, take a lesson and join a Bollywood dance party, bid on exciting auction items, and enjoy the entertainment. Get your tickets now for this annual fundraiser for Just Call Us Volunteers and join us at SILO in Makers Quarter. Namaste!

Join us 45 minutes before the event opens to enjoy lively conversation and a champagne toast with the evening’s featured chefs. Limited Chef’s Toast tickets include a special dish and a preview of the night’s offerings.

Baleen, Chef Amy DiBiase
Barrio Star, Chef Isabel Cruz
Brandon Brooks,
California’s Table, Chef Margeurite Grifka
Carnitas Snack Shack, Chef Hanis Cavin
E.A.T. Marketplace, Chef Leah Delyte
Hamilton’s Tavern, Chef Karen Blair
Isabel’s Cantina, Chef Isabel Cruz
Just Call Us Catering, Chef Julie Darling
Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery, Chef Karen Blair
Royal India, Chef Sam Kambo
Small Bar and Hamilton’s Tavern, Chef Karen Blair
Sundara, Chef Adam Lowe
The Patio on Lamont Street, Chef John Medall
The Red Door and Wellington Steak House, Chef Karrie Hills
Urbn Coal Fired, Chef Alex Carballo
Wild Thyme, Chef Dawn Parks
(follow their Facebook event page, more chefs coming soon!)

Sponsors include
Edible San Diego / San Diego Markets / CMG Design

Just Call Us Volunteers is an energetic group of professional chefs, selfless volunteers and generous purveyors making the world a better place one nutritious meal at a time for San Diego’s homeless, veterans, children and others in need. With an entirely volunteer staff and board, the 501.c.3 organization served more than 8,000 meals last year and taught low income families healthy and frugal cooking techniques in regular classes. The annual fundraiser helps buy equipment, tableware, and supplies to keep feeding the hungry in San Diego.

Click here for more info.

Farm to Table With Suzie’s Farm CSA at Great News!
May 1 @ 1:00 am – 3:30 am

From event website:

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost: $44.00

Join Chef Jenn, 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.


SFUSD Education Committee Meeting
May 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting of SFUSD’s Education Committee. Contact for more info.

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