February Social – Environment

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When:  Saturday February 22nd from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM                                          Where:  Sunset Cliffs State Park

Local Earthlings, it has been too long. We are so excited to join together in community once again!  Our February Beach Cleanup social is an event that you don’t want tomiss! It will be a day to connect with the earth, each other, and the power of the breath.
We are starting our spring cleaning a little early this year with the Sunset Cliffs Beach Cleanup and Yoga Jam taking place Saturday February 22nd from 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM at Sunset Cliffs State Park in Ocean Beach.  The plan is to meet in the Sunset Cliffs
parking lot around 10 AM, spend a few hours cleaning up the trails in Sunset Cliffs park breaking around noon to share some delicious organic food that will energize our bodies for what’s coming next.  At 1:00 PM there will be a community taught yoga class
with live guitar, followed at 2:30 PM by an amazing immersive yoga Samba dance experience led by Elka Haeckel. So bring your hands, a willingness to get a little dirty, some yummy food, and the light of your smile.  We can’t wait to share your presence coming together to beautify our community, flow through asana, connect with our breath, drink in the sunshine, and dance to the vibrant beats of some live percussion….together.

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August Social – FOOD!

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Saturday August 10, 3pm
1624 Brookes Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Join us as we partner with Good Neighbor Gardens for a fun and educational event. Good Neighbor Gardens will be showing us one of their local gardens and hopefully inspiring everybody to build one of their own!

Everyone come dig in the dirt as Walt, our grateful gardener, guides us through an interactive soil composition workshop. Learn how to organically enrich your native land, using natural amendments. He’ll give a big shout out to the real farmers, those wiggly worms who never stop working even when we’re fast asleep. We will scavenger hunt for beneficial bugs and talk about what they offer. We’ll also learn what excites the three sisters – corn, beans and squash. It’ll be a fun time diggin in the dirt at one of our urban sharecrop garden plots. It’s a potluck, so bring a dish to share.

What to bring: Food to share for the potluck, Garden Gloves, magnifying glass only if you have them, otherwise just bring your enthusiasm and curiosity

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

Summer Solstice Potluck & Bonfire

The Local Earth Collective invites you to join us for a Summer Solstice commUNITY celebration!

Together we will be celebrating the longest day of the year, sharing tasty food, singing songs around the campfire & planting our seeds of intention as we move into our next season… summer!

We want to support our Local Earth valueshealthy, local, organic, vegetarian ingredients please! The intention of our events is to ‘leave a positive trace’… please bring your own reusable cutlery, plate, bowl, drinking vessel etc. so we create no waste.

Bring lotsa instruments, smiles and laughter!!! We will be creating some beautiful commUNITY musica by the firelight!

We will gather at the fire pits and picknick tables at the end of Saratoga Street at 6:30 PM … this is near the Life Guard Station at the end of Santa Monica Ave in Ocean Beach (near to the pier). Look for the group with lotsa instruments and tasty food!

(http://goo.gl/maps/mJlX) Address for parking lot is 1959 Abbott Street, San Diego, CA 92107.

With warmth & gratitude,
The Local Earth Collective

*** NOTE: No alcohol or drugs please. There is no alcohol allowed on the beach, last year someone brought beer and the police very abruptly ended our gathering with an unfriendly demeanor… we don’t want that to happen this year! Thank you!

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

www.localhealthyfood.org

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

March for Healthy Food – Planning Meeting II (Thursday, May 2nd 5:30 PM)

March for Healthy Food – Planning Meeting II
Thursday, May 2nd 5:30 – 7:00 PM
World Resource SIM Center
1088 3rd Ave, San Diego CA 92101

Agenda

  • Press/Media Coverage
  • Logo
  • Flyers – printing & distribution
  • T-shirts
  • Information/seed exchange
  • Potluck/cooking logistics
  • Follow Up events/involvement
  • Interactive CommUNITY Performance
  • Permits / legal compliance

Event Details (tentative outline)
March for Healthy Food
Saturday, May 25th
11:00 AM – Bea Evenson Fountain in Balboa Park near Natural History Museum
12:30 PM – Little Italy Farmers Market (corner of India & Date)
1:30 PM – Civic Center Plaza – CommUNITY Potluck
See website for further details: www.localhealthyfood.org

The ‘March for Healthy Food’ is a public event focused on working together as a community to create a more healthy and sustainable food system in San Diego. We are coming together to learn from one another, share information and work together to provide healthy food for our local communities. This is a peaceful and positive event with the intention of inspiring positive action, cooperation and collaboration within our community. If you are in support of healthy food… you’re in!!! (to participate and help plan please email: community@localhealthyfood.org)

We support 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)

1st Planning Meeting (April 25th, 6:00 PM People’s Coop)

First planning meeting April 25th (Thursday)

6:00 PM at People’s Coop

4765 Voltaire St, San Diego

 

Intention:  Bring together anyone in San Diego with an interest in planning, supporting and participating in the CommUNITY March for Healthy Food.

Objective:  Creating 3-5 actionable goals that we want to support as commUNITY to create a healthy and sustainable food system in San Diego.

Platform

Awareness  } \                                              //  Individual Action  \\

Education   } – >>>>>>>> ACTION >>> <&                          >>>>> Celebration!

Inspiration  } /                                              \\  Collective Action  //

Optimal health in relationship to…

  • self

  • community

  • planet/nature


Potential Action Committees

– Marketing/Promotion

– Press / Public Relations

– Green T-shirts or hats etc.

  • something that signifies people in the event that are Marching for Healthy Food – need logo design

– Communications/Dialogue with Monsanto

  • attempt to set up panel discussion with Monsanto representatives and food experts to support a positive discussion focused on finding common ground on things we as a community of San Diego are willing to work towards together

– Pro-active / Inter-active CommUNITY Performance

  • interactive performance of acro-yoga, dance and circus performance choreographed with fun actions and story of commUNITY working together to plant seeds and grow healthy food


Create list of organizations to invite and participate

  • San Diego Roots

  • Label GMO’s

  • Wild Willows

  • (all organic local farms)

  • Green Party SD

  • Growing with Purpose

  • GreenPeace

  • City Council

  • People’s Coop

  • Casa de Luz

  • Word Resource / Sim Center

  • Community Garden Network