Plant it, Grow it, Eat It workshop at Seeds@City

Digging forks and bow rakes in hand, several aspiring gardeners took to the dirt this past Saturday morning to participate in some farming magic. As the sun rose over downtown San Diego, Paul Maschka, faculty member and one of the founders of Seeds@City Urban Farm, led the group through the steps of transforming a weed strewn patch into a compost-rich vegetable bed. Participants learned about the various crops and the best time and places to plant them, how to amend the soil with compost and organic fertilizer, techniques to “build” the bed with forks and rakes, and how to plant a bed with seeds and starts.

The next workshop isĀ Habitat Gardening: creating an abundant food forest on August 11th if you would like to get your hands dirty too!


sustainable feast banner.jpgSustainable Feast presented by Kaiser Permanente & hosted by the Outdoor Education Foundation

WHEN:    April 2nd @ 10AM

WHERE:  Little Italy Mercato – Amici Park

                State St. and West Date St., San Diego CA 92101

The Sustainable Feast, a FREE event open to the public, will include live music courtesy of  the Teagan Taylor Trio, a muscially rising Jazz/Pop band and an Outdoor Education Zone with interactive science and nature inspired activities for kids of all ages. 

The event will pair local farms with some of San Diego’s top chefs who will create a variety of delicious dishes, prepared up close and personal.  Restaurant Tasting tickets are available for purchase for $35 and include 10 culinary testing tents, a raffle ticket, and commemorative cookbook.   All tastings will be served in same size portions, therefore we are unable to provide various ticket levels.  Families are encouraged to share their tastings with their young children or purchase a tasting ticket for older children who would enjoy the variety of food offered at each station.  In addition to great food, a raffle will take place with exciting prizes.

Net proceeds from the Sustainable Feast will benefit the Outdoor Education Foundation’s scholarship fund.

Check in will begin at 9:00 am.  During check in you will receive your dining card, one raffle ticket, and commemorative Sustainable Feast Cookbook.  Please make sure to bring your ticket with you.

To purchase Restaurant Tasting tickets and to learn more about the event, click here