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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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 (May 25th, 11:00 AM PST)

Healthy Food for Local Earth

The CommUNITY March for Healthy Food is a positive action component to the ‘March Against Monsanto’ on May 25th at 11:00 AM PST. (San Diego)

This component of the march has arisen from the Local Earth Collective to provide a clearly defined goal that we would like to work together as a community in San Diego to create.   As a collective we are choosing to focus our energies into what WE WANT TO CREATE as a HEALTHY and SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.  To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― Richard Buckminster Fuller

We are choosing to focus on finding common ground upon which we can collectively work to create a healthy food system for this planet.  Rather than provoking a fight with Monsanto; we are choosing an open hand and invitation for positive collaboration with any individuals or organizations (including Monsanto) that results in steps forward in our planets collective journey towards health, happiness and justice.

Choosing to fight ‘against’ something requires a lot of energy and often leaves us with limited energy left to CREATE what we are IN SUPPORT OF.  As a collective we are proposing that we harness the energy of this event and focus it into creating something positive for the food systems of our local and global community.  We feel it is necessary to make sure we clearly know what we are in support of and provide solutions, if we are choosing to take a stance against something.

See the Facebook group ‘Healthy Food for Local Earth / San Diego’ – for discussions on how to generate local actions we can take to create a healthy and sustainable food system for our planet!

We will be meeting Thursday, April 25th in the community room at People’s Coop from 6:00 – 7:00 PM to discuss and plan what positive steps of action we are ready to take! (Address: 4765 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107)

If you live somewhere other than San Diego and are interested in helping organize a March for Healthy Food in your commUnity please email collective@local-earth.org.  We will give you admin access to the Facebook page and you can create an event for your community!  Please share this message and invitation with all of your family and friends that you care about!  Healthy food is one of our most fundamental basic necessities that all of humanity shares, and one of the most important tools we have to creating a healthy and happy life.  Let’s work together to education ourselves, spread awareness and inspire others to do the same!

With joy, love, respect and gratitude,
The Local Earth Collective
http://www.local-earth.org

Links

March Against Monsanto (Global): http://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonstanto

Healthy Food for Local Earth (Global Information): https://www.facebook.com/HealthyFoodForLocalEarth

The Local Earth Collective: http://www.facebook.com/LocalEarth

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
collective@local-earth.org

Local Earth Photographer & Videographer Invite!

Local Earth is a nonprofit organization that inspires the sustainable use of natural resources & healthy lifestyle.  We are inviting local photographers and videographers with a passion for healthy environment and community to join us in this movement!

Our group hosts fun, healthy, inspiring and educational events that promote our mission.  We are looking for people in the community who enjoy film and photography and would like to share the special moments from our events with the community at large via our website and social networks.

This is a great opportunity to connect with other like-minded people in San Diego and to promote your personal artwork as well.  We will credit all photo and video content to the artist and can provide a link to your website.

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

With warmth & gratitude,
The Local Earth Collective
collective@local-earth.org

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

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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