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  1. Aug
    14
    Wed

    1. Learn how to become a farmers market vendor!
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      From website:

      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)
      34-105
      1930 W 8/14 6:00-9:00pm Cuyamaca College (CC) Room A-112
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      6:00 pm
      Learn how to become a farmers market vendor!
  2. Aug
    20
    Tue

    1. Slow Sips at Sea Rocket Bistro
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
      SFUSD 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!

      Save the Date! Aug 20 SFUSD Slow Sips at Sea Rocket Bistro one of our Member Benefit Partners! http://www.searocketbistro.com</p><br />
<p>Slow Sips! Come on down & meet your fellow Slow Food Members & Friends. No host bar & Food. Stay tuned for details!
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      5:30 pm
      Slow Sips at Sea Rocket Bistro
  3. Aug
    21
    Wed

    1. August Green Drinks with San Diego Green Building Council
      6:00 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

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      6:00 pm
      August Green Drinks with San Diego Green Building Council
  4. Aug
    23
    Fri

    1. San Diego Magazine’s Best Of San Diego Party
      6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      Best of San Diego 2013 logo

      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.

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      6:30 pm
      San Diego Magazine’s Best Of San Diego Party
  5. Aug
    25
    Sun

    1. Workshop: Start a High School Garden / Empieza un jardín en su escuela secundaria
      9:00 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
      https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MH_pH–9SPLLxfaUePKfFBIpanAD1yQ3bOSev887XKk/viewform
      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

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      9:00 am
      Workshop: Start a High School Garden / Empieza un jardín en su escuela secundaria
  6. Aug
    27
    Tue

    1. 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!

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      5:30 pm
      San Diego County Agriculture – How Sustainable and Resilient are we?
  7. Aug
    31
    Sat

    1. Farm to Table Vegetarian Suzie’s Farm Cooking Class at Great News in Pacific Beach
      11:00 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.

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      11:00 am
      Farm to Table Vegetarian Suzie’s Farm Cooking Class at Great News in Pacific Beach
  8. Sep
    4
    Wed

    1. 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

      To go to the application, click here.

      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.

      Topics Include

      • 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.

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      Farming 102: Small Farm Marketing (all-day)
  9. Sep
    5
    Thu

    1. Farming 101: Basics of Small-scale Sustainable Farming (all-day)
      Sep 5

      Fall session now enrolling

      12-week instructional and practical experience on a working sustainable farm.

      Classes begin Thursday, September 5, 2013
      taught by Paul Maschka

      To go to the application, click here.

      Wild Willow Farm’s 12-week Basics of Small-scale Sustainable Farming course offers students an introduction to techniques and strategies for small farming or agricultural advocacy, or to simply learn how to grow more of their own food in an agricultural setting.

      The course consists of weekly lectures and fieldwork where students learn what it takes to work a small organic farm. Students take part in classroom lectures and projects, and work alongside farm staff to practice material covered in class.

      Students who successfully complete the course earn a Certificate of Accomplishment.

      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.

      Topics Covered

      • Basic Soil Science
      • Cultivation techniques
      • Propagation/Transplanting
      • Direct sowing
      • Drip Irrigation installation
      • Environmentally Friendly Pest Control
      • Warm Season and Cool Season Crop Cultural Requirements
      • Greenhouse and Shade House Growing
      • Soil Fertility Enhancement Through Composting, including worm farming and custom-blended organic fertilizers
      • Orchard/fruit tree care

      Other topics students will be exposed to include:

      • Medicinal & Culinary Herbs
      • Seed Saving
      • Dry Farming
      • Beekeeping
      • Animal Husbandry (goats & chickens)
      • Public Events, Workshops and Field Trips

      For more details, go to website.

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      Farming 101: Basics of Small-scale Sustainable Farming (all-day)
  10. Sep
    8
    Sun

    1. California Fig Fest!
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      From event website:

      Enjoy delectable tastings from more than 40 amazing chefs, food purveyors, wine makers and breweries when California Fig Fest 2013 comes to San Diego for its 10th annual celebration of fresh and dried California figs.

      Participating Chefs include:
      Chef Jeff Jackson, A.R. Valentien
      Chefs Nicolas Bour & James Kozak, Avant
      Chef Amy DiBiase, Baleen
      Chef George Morris, Beaumont’s Eatery
      Chef Patrick Ponsaty, Bellamy’s Restaurant
      Chefs Mario Cassineri and Francesca Penoncelli, BiCE Restorante
      Chef Gayle Covner, Blueprint Cafe
      Chef Katie Grebow, Cafe Chloe
      Chef Joanne Squires-Sherif, Cardamom (Bakery)
      Dave Rudie/Tommy Gomes, Catalina Offshore
      Chef Martin San Ramon,  Martin San Ramon Catering
      Chef Ryan Steyn, Ryan Steyn Catering
      Beatriz Ledezma, Caxao Chocolates
      Robin Ross, Cupcakes Squared
      Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach, Cups
      Chef Drew Deckman, Deckmans
      Chef Olivier Bioteau, Farm House Café
      Chef Flor Franco, Indulge Catering
      Chef David Baron, Jackie’s Jam
      Chef Christian Graves, JSix
      Chef Gregory Frey, BlueFire Grill
      Chef Benito Molina, Manzanilla
      Chef Javier Plascencia, Misión 19
      Chef Guido Nistri, Monello, Bencotto
      Chef Rachel King, NINE-TEN
      Chef Michael Alves, Roseville Cozhina
      Chef Maeve Schulz, Sugar & Scribe
      Chef Matt Richman, Table 926
      Chef Jean-Michel Diot, Tapenade
      Catherine Demuth-Pepe, Temecula Olive Oil
      Chef Bradley Austin, Tender Greens
      Chef Jeff Rossman, Terra American Bistro
      Chefs Bernard Guillas and Ron Oliver, The Marine Room
      Chef Miguel Valdez, The Red Door/Wellington
      Gina Frieze, Venissimo Cheese with Bread & Cie
      Chef Dawn Parks, Wild Thyme

      Join the festivities at the new San Diego Public Market on Sunday, September 8th, from 4 to 7 pm.

      Savor local food, extraordinary wines and craft brews, revel in the entertainment and cheer your favorite chefs in the Culinary Competition. Take home recipes, samples and treats.

      Watch figfestsd.com for updates on participating chefs and their creative offerings featuring California Figs.

      This fundraiser is produced by California Figs and Les Dames d’Escoffier San Diego Chapter; your purchase benefits Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center, Culinary Scholarships and Grants, and the Public Market Kitchen.

      For more information, see the event website, or click here to buy tickets!

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      4:00 pm
      California Fig Fest!

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