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

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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

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

     

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.