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3rd Annual San Diego Fermentation Festival @ County of San Diego Waterfront Park
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

04-FEB-2017 | San Diego Fermentation Festival

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
– Wellness Pavilion– Give your Whole Self a break! Yoga classes, sound healing, other relaxation and rejuvenation activities
– Ambrosia Garden (21+) featuring fermented adult beverages such as mead, beer, kombucha* and wine
– Live music and Entertainment

SFUSD Education Committee Meeting
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting of SFUSD’s Education Committee. Contact for more info.
Slow Food Communications Committee meeting
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Communications committee is responsible for sharing the SFUSD good, clean & fair food word with San Diegans. Newsletters, stories, Facebook, Instagram, oh my. Join us. We have wine.


Wine NOT? Local Seafood and Wine Event with SFUSD @ The Rose Wine Bar
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This February 25th, Wine Not?, the L.A.-based event and lifestyle unit of Bon Appétit Wine Editor Marissa A. Ross and event producer Evan Enderle, comes to San Diego in support of Slow Food Urban San Diego and J. Brix Wines.

Wine Not? aims to feature small-production winemakers in stress-free, high-excitement frameworks. To that end, they’ve been throwing pool parties for the majority of the past year at Ace Hotel Palm Springs, partnering with bands, brands, restaurants, and record labels to provide unique platforms for the indie winemakers of the world.

For this unique SoCal experience, the duo has teamed with The Rose in South Park to explore the distinctive local terroir via the independent fishermen of Tuna Harbor (courtesy of Slow Food Urban San Diego) and local darlings J. Brix Wines.

Hometown heroes MIHO Catering Co. will provide sea-to-street cuisine on-site with support from Hostess Haven, who’ll be handling the décor and look of the evening.

The night will feature demonstrations by the fishermen who caught the night’s sustainable fish as well as tunes, visuals, and antics provided by the Wine Not? team.

Edible & Medicinal Plants of San Diego County: Seasonal Herb Walk (Spring Session)
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Seasonal Herb Walk (Spring Session)

From the mild, wind swept coastal bluffs along the Pacific Ocean to the climatic extremes more typical of the remote Sonoran Desert to the east, the San Diego County region provides us with the opportunity to view a large variety of botanical specimens all within a relatively small geographical range. Join us as we discover together the diverse array of both edible and medicinal plants found growing within these contrasting yet closely interconnected plant communities. Historical and modern medicinal applications will be covered along with any edible and/or utilitarian potential. Tips on basic/intermediate plant identification will be offered with a special emphasis on plant family characteristics as well as differentiating poisonous look-alike plants from their beneficial counterparts.

San Diego, CA (Coastal)
Saturday, March 4. 10am-4pm. $47

Instructor: Tellur Fenner of the Blue Wind School of Botanical Studies in Ukiah, CA.

Make sure to bring: Water, lunch, notebook, hat/sunscreen, rain gear, and a camera.

Class will occur RAIN OR SHINE! :)
Registration: Email (preferred):
Phone: 510-290-6841

Facebook page:

Join their class email list here:

Scope out their photo/video feed on Instagram:

Interested but don’t have a car? Inquire about carpooling options.
Looking for a more substantial/comprehensive SoCal edible/medicinal plant learning experience? If so, scope out the following 60 hour program that I’ll be offering March-May 2017. Guaranteed to be QUITE the floristic adventure!

Slow Food Communications Committee meeting
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Communications committee is responsible for sharing the SFUSD good, clean & fair food word with San Diegans. Newsletters, stories, Facebook, Instagram, oh my. Join us. We have wine.


Slow Food Urban Education Committee meeting
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the SFUSD Education Committee meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month. Contact Lisa Joy ( for details.

Slow Food Communications Committee meeting
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Communications committee is responsible for sharing the SFUSD good, clean & fair food word with San Diegans. Newsletters, stories, Facebook, Instagram, oh my. Join us. We have wine.


Future of Tuna Harbor: Focus on Win-Win-Win @ Port Pavilion
Apr 13 @ 2:45 pm – 7:00 pm

The future of San Diego Bay’s remaining working fishing harbors are currently being determined by the Port of San Diego’s Central Embarcadero “Seaport” development project. On April 13th, San Diego Food Systems Alliance is convening the region’s most important stakeholders to explore a better way forward. San Diego Bay’s fishing harbors are a longstanding lynchpin of the Bay’s working waterfront.

Will commercial fishermen and aquaculturists have a place in this reimagined waterfront?

A local seafood system has many benefits to the region, including providing high quality jobs, maintaining San Diego’s fishing heritage, improving local food security, incentivizing protection of marine ecosystems, generating economic activity, promoting education, and tourism. Commercial fishermen and aquaculturists of San Diego are important food producers of our regional foodshed.

Through aligning visions and supporting growth, San Diego has the opportunity to become leaders in domestic commercial seafood production for the 21st Century. As San Diego gazes towards the future, join the conversation among local decision makers, industry leaders, and subject matter experts. Together, we can chart a path forward that models a “Win – Win – Win” waterfront redevelopment.

Distinguished speakers and panelists:

  • San Diego County First District Supervisor Greg Cox
  • Kip Howard, President, Allegis Development, representing Seaport (selected Central Embarcadero development group)
  • Kelly Fukushima, fisherman representative
  • Rafael Castellanos, Port Commissioner Vice Chairman
  • Dr. Theresa Talley, Coastal Specialist, California Sea Grant Extension Program, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Shevis Shima, Senior Vice President, Santa Monica Seafood

Moderator: Brad Racino, inewsource

Tickets are $30, and include entry to a reception following the panel discussion featuring locally sourced gourmet seafood by San Diego’s chefs committed to procuring local, craft beer, mead, and local kombucha.

Participating Chefs & Beverage Partners:

  • Chefs Davin & Jessica Waite of Wrench & Rodent
  • Chef Rob Ruiz of Land & Water Co
  • Chef Accursio Lota of Solare Ristorante
  • Executive Chef Michael Poompan of Coronado Island Marriott
  • Chef Cindy Quinonez of Scripps Mercy
  • Mike Hess Brewing Co.
  • Golden Coast Mead
  • Bootstrap Kombucha
Slow Food Urban Food Justice Committee Meeting @ Kitchens to Good
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Our next Food Justice meeting will be held on April 25th from 5-7 p.m. at Kitchens to Good (thanks to them for their generosity in hosting!).
Address is: 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego CA 92114.
Exit Market Street
Turn East onto Market Street
Go approximately 2 miles
Turn right onto Market Creek Pl Drwy
Go one block, under the overpass, to The
Jacobs Center (straight ahead)
Turn right and park in the large back lot
Exit Euclid Avenue
Go south onto Euclid Avenue
Go approximately a 1⁄2 mile, just pass Market St.
Turn right at the STARBUCKS and proceed through the parking lot to The Jacobs Center (on your left)
Park in the large back lot

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