July Social ~ WATER

Saturday, July 6th / 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Venice Farm
4286 Del Mar Ave.
San Diego, CA 92107

Come get your hands wet and your bellies filled. The theme for July will be WATER: a precious resource we cant live without!

We will have a FREE rain water harvesting hands on workshop, community potluck, campfire, and lots of great mingling. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share and tell at least 3 friends 🙂

More info: At this workshop we will be setting up an 1100 gallon rain water harvesting system at an urban farm in OB, the system will be used for watering fruit trees and other edible plants.We will also hear from local water conservation experts on what you can do to make your home more water efficient.

Schedule of events:
6pm Meet & Greet
6:30 Workshop
7:30 Potluck
8:30 Bonfire & Music


March for Healthy Food ~ May 25th 11:00 AM


Greetings friends of local healthy food in San Diego!

You have a vision for creating a healthy and sustainable San Diego!  As an integral part of San Diego’s local food community YOU are invited to participate in and support a local food event called the ‘March for Healthy Food’ on May 25th at 11:00 AM.  This event has arisen from members our San Diego community who have a passion for local healthy food and are concerned about the current situations in the world regarding genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) and the harmful effects they are having on people and the planet.

The ‘March for Healthy Food’ is a local component of the global ‘March Against Monsanto’ happening in countries all around the world at the same time on this day.  We are focusing on solutions, education, inspiration and positive actions we want to take together as a community to create the most healthy and sustainable local food system possible.

This event is about bringing together all of the individuals and organizations in San Diego that are passionate about local healthy food, sharing information, teaching one another and inspiring our community to take positive action to support our local food movement.

The March for Healthy Food supports the following values and actions….

  • having access to accurate information and the CHOICE to know what is in our food (label GMO’s)

  • supporting local organic farms, farmers markets, food cooperatives and urban agriculture

  • learning and teaching one another how to grow our own food

  • supporting and creating more home gardens, community gardens and yardshare programs

  • supporting and expanding the ‘Nourish Curriculum’ in our local schools

  • working together with city council and urban planners to create a forward thinking plan that meets the nutritional and agricultural needs of our city (inspiring example: Portland)

  • accountability for government and corporate institutions with regard to food justice and public safety

The march is beginning at 11:00 AM in Balboa Park… will continue to the Little Italy Farmers Market… and then Amici Park at 1:00 PM (2 blocks from the market / W Date & State St).  Here at the park we will be having a commUNITY potluck with ingredients from the market and an education/inspiration exchange.  We invite you, your organization and your network of healthy food supporters to join us!  We will have a microphone and speakers so local organizations and individuals can share what they are doing in our community and how people can get involved with their projects.  Please bring literature, flyers and education to share… please feel free to set up a pop-up table for your organization/business and promote what you are doing.  We will be inviting the press so there will be media coverage that can provide great exposure for your organization.

This event is a celebration being creating by the commUNITY of San Diego, there is no one organization or group organizing this… this is a community effort to support one another and inspire one another with new ideas and creative solutions that will lead to amazing, local healthy food for everyone in San Diego!  Let’s inspire other communities all around the world as we lead this ‘March for Healthy Food’!

If you would like to participate in the planning and communication for this event please send emails to the google group (healthy-food-san-diego@googlegroups.com).  For more information and updates please see the links below…

Please pass this information on to anyone in San Diego who shares a passion for healthy food!

Let’s get back to our ROOTS!  Let’s GROW TOGETHER as commUNITY!

With joy & gratitude,

Healthy Food supporters & citizens of San Diego

Local Earth Social / March / Garbage Warrior

The Local Earth Collective invites you to join us for our monthly social on the 1st Friday of every month at the World Beat Center! (March 1st / 6:30-10:30PM)

Intention – Coming together as community to celebrate, learn, share, educate & inspire! Each month will have a theme focused on a specific element of sustainable community development & healthy lifestyle.

Eat some tasty food made with love… laugh with old friends… and get to know new eco-minded friends in San Diego!  The World Beat Center serves delicious vegetarian food.  We will also have a food sharing table, so please feel free to bring an organic vegetarian potluck item to share if you wish!

The element of community we are focusing on for March is ‘Shelter’.  Several local organizations that are doing great work in this area will be joining us to give a short presentation on their current projects (4 Walls International & Rebuild Global).  After the presentations we will show the movie Garbage Warrior“The epic story of radical Earthship eco architect Michael Reynolds, and his fight to build off-the-grid self-sufficient communities.”

This is a ‘leave a positive trace’ event and we ask that every possible effort is made to create no waste… so please use reusable containers for food and beverages… the Earth thanks you!!!

Event Details

  • Friday – March 1st, 6:30-10:30PM
  • The Word Beat Center / 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego 92101
  • Local Earth Members / FREE (Sign agreement & $1/month or 1 hour community service/month)
  • Non-members / $2 (suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds / volunteer options)

Share Facebook event link here!

Event Schedule

6:30 – 8:00 PM / Social (any, all or some of the following)

  • Socialize with old friends and make new ones!
  • Share healthy local organic vegetarian food
  • Tables, booths, presentations and conscious conversation focused on topics of health & sustainability
  • CommUNITY Expression Session – A creative container & open-mic for local musicians, poets and artists.  We specifically invite, welcome and appreciate expression that is focused on healthy connection to nature and community

8:00 – 8:30 PM / Presentations from local organizations

8:30 – 10:00 PM / Film / Garbage Warrior

  • Renegade architect Michael Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” – passive, solar, off-the-grid, sustainable housing. Earthship n. 1. passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials 2. thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization. 3. renewable energy & integrated water systems make the Earthship an off-grid home with little to no utility bills. Biotecture n. 1. the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their sustainability. 2. A combination of biology and architecture.

10:00 – 10:30 PM / Community Discussion

  • We will discuss the film and what projects we can support as a community to ensure a more healthy & sustainable approach to creating local homes and buildings.

Local Earth Website Management / WordPress / Social Media

Local Earth is a nonprofit organization that inspires the sustainable use of natural resources & healthy lifestyle.  We are looking for an individual or a team of web savvy individuals with a passion for healthy environment and community to join us in this movement!

This is a volunteer community group and we work together to create positive, sustainable and healthy change in San Diego.  We really need some wordpress savvy people on the team to help manage the website and post social media content.

The basics of the site and operations are in place… we just need some help sustaining the movement and momentum… many hands/minds makes light work!  This would require very little time from one individual and even less for a small team.  Only 1-2 hours per week is necessary updating project & event information.

Thank you for you desire to work together as a commUNITY to create a better world!

With warmth & gratitude,
The Local Earth Collective

Dana Middle School Nutrition & Garden Education Program (2 internships available)


Dana Middle School Nutrition and Garden Education Program
Local Earth is working with the Dana Middle School to help implement the Nourish curriculum.  This curriculum actively engages middle school students in a meaningful conversation about food and food systems.  The activities give students opportunities to reflect on current food practices, to explore more sustainable ones, and to link their learning to relevant action.  In addition to teaching the Nourish curriculum Local Earth is working to build a garden and composting system on school grounds to provide a hands on learning experience for students and teachers.  As part of the garden program Local Earth hopes to demonstrate the full cycle of food by composting cafeteria waste into rich soil which will be used to grow healthy organic produce that the students can eat.

Local Earth Dana Middle School Interns
Local Earth is looking for two interns to be part of the Dana Middle School Nutrition and Garden Education Program.  Interns will be involved with teaching the Nourish curriculum and working with students, teachers, and the local community in the Dana Middle School garden.  Teaching experience is desired, but not necessary.  However a love of earth’s natural systems, children, gardening and good food are a must.  Interns must provide a clean LiveScan and pass a TB test prior to working on school grounds.

For more information contact: (please Cc Josh)
Brian Blum: brian@local-earth.org // 631 599 1207
Jenny Schmidt: plobgardens@gmail.com // 619 997 3076
Josh Alvord: josh@local-earth.org

‘WATERSHED’ Screening tonight! (Friday, Jan 4th 7:00PM)


Join the Local Earth Collective for our monthly social on the 1st Friday of every month!  The theme for January is “Water”.  We will be gathering at the Lazy Hummingbird in Ocean Beach at 7:00 PM to eat & drink some yummy food and beverages… socialize and laugh with old friends… and get to know some new eco-minded friends in the community!  The Lazy Hummingbird serves tasty food and beverages… also please feel free to bring any organic vegetarian potluck items to share!

Link to trailer: http://watershedmovie.com/trailer/

At 8:00 PM we will be starting the film “WATERSHED”.  Executive Produced and Narrated by Robert Redford and Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Mark Decena, WATERSHED tells the story of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West.  The film is about 1 hour, at 9:00 PM we will discuss the film and local projects that we can support as a community to use our precious natural resources of water in a more sustainable and efficient way.

This is a ‘leave a positive trace’ event and we ask that every possible effort is made to create no waste… so please use reusable containers for food and beverages… the Earth thanks you!!!

Event Details
Friday – January 4th, 7-10PM
The Lazy Hummingbird Coffee & Tea House
4876 Santa Monica Avenue,  San Diego, CA 92107

New Beginnings ~ Winter Solstice 2012 Celebration!

The Local Earth Collective invites you and the commUNITY of San Diego to join us for a celebration of the 2012 Winter Solstice on Dec. 21st! The Mayans along with many other cultures around the world view this solstice as the end of a cycle in history… and the beginning of anew.

We will be gathering as friends and community to usher in a healthy and positive transition into yet another cycle of history and time… a new beginning! Let us come together in a celebration of music, dancing, love, laughter, unity, diversity, peace and compassion!

May this moment in history bring us a harmonious integration of indigenous wisdom and appropriate technology. We are fortunate to be alive in a time of such potent transition and transformation. Let us embrace sustainable lifestyles that support a healthy relationship between our human family and the Earth that is home to us all. Let us embrace the simple joys of nature, friends, family and commUNITY!

The Local Earth Collective

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/166569723484863/

Cost:  Suggested donation $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds – volunteer opportunities)

Food:There will be healthy, yummy vegetarian cuisine offered by the World Beat Center from 6:30 – 11:00 PM

Children & Families Warmly Welcomed!

Volunteer: Please let us know if you are available to help with the planning, logistics or hosting of this event. We are very grateful for any help before, during or after.


Friday, December 21st @ The World Beat Center
6:00 PM – 1:00 AM
2100 Park Blvd, San Diego 92101

6:00 – 6:45 CommUNITY Yoga with Mara Harris
6:45 – 8:00 Local CommUNITY Acts & Performances, Let us know if you want to bring a creative expression. (To be announce December 4th)

8:00 – 8:45 Sister Speak (www.sisterspeakmusic.com)
8:45 – 9:30 Royal Heart (www.RoyalHeartMusic.com)
9:30 – 11:00 Bateke Beat (www.batekebeat.com)

11:00 – 1:00 CommUnity Jam facilitated by Moshe.
Bring instruments, some instraments will be availble to share.
New beginnings with CommUNITY, music and harmony.