August Social – FOOD!


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

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)

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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.

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: // 631 599 1207
Jenny Schmidt: // 619 997 3076
Josh Alvord:

Local Earth CommUNITY Building & Equinox Celebration! (Sept. 22nd)

Vision:  Creating a healthy, happy & sustainable world!

Join us to celebrate the fall equinox on September 22nd! 
This is a community building event with many fun, inspiring and educational activities to participate in!  There will be hands-on workshops and presentations from 1:00 – 7:00 PM focused on permaculture, sustainability, healthy lifestyle, natural building, organic agriculture, resource management, local currency and renewable energy.  This is a fun-raising event to kick-off and support the San Diego CommUNITY Gardening Project!

In partnership with the World Beat Center supporting the International Day of Peace, September 21st.

Cost:  Sliding suggested donation $10-20 (no one turned away for lack of funds).  We also highly value any time, energy, love and material supplies that participants would like to contribute to the cause.

Volunteer:  Please let us know if you are available to help with the logistics of this event.  With so much to do we could use help before, during, and after the big day. (email to join us:

CommUNITY Partners:
The Soular Power System
Indie Yoga



Saturday, September 22nd @ The World Beat Center / 1:00 – 11:00 PM

Address: 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92101

1:00 – 7:00 / Tables, hands-on workshops & presentations from Local Earth and other local organizations promoting sustainable living practices and systems.

1:00 – 1:30 / Opening Ceremony / Red Warriors / Native American Drumming & Prayer
1:45 – 4:00 / Generation Wake Up Experience
4:00 – 5:00 / Yoga w/ live music
5:00 – 6:00 / Soular Panel / Community Discussion
6:00 – 7:00 / Live Drumming & Dance
7:00 – 11:00 / Live Music, Performance & Celebration

Community / Workshop / Activity / Education Zones (throughout whole event)

  • Food
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Shelter
  • Economy
  • Resource Management
  • Community Building / Art

Ways for partner organizations/companies/people to collaborate & build community!

  • assist with planning & collective vision for the event
  • promote the vision & work of your organization at a table in the community zone
  • host an interactive workshop
  • volunteer at the event
  • provide an item or service for the silent auction/raffle
  • come to the event & spread the good word to your network!

Guidelines for participation…

  • our intention is to create a ZERO waste / Positive Trace Event
  • please bring your own re-usable cutlery & drinking container (there will be yummy food provided by the World Beat Center Cafe)
  • if you or your organization are presenting/tabling please be conscious of what types of materials and resources you are using
  • please limit printed materials and use recycled paper with earth-friendly inks
  • pack-it-in / pack-it-out

Local Earth Social / August 3rd

We invite you to join us for the Local Earth Social on the First Friday of every month. This month’s social will be held at the People’s Coop in Ocean Beach on August 3rd @ 5:30 PM.

We invite everyone to help us create a community vision board that represents the values that we would like to see reflected in San Diego. We will all have the opportunity share our specific & unique visions for the community! This is an evening of inspiration, creativity, education & celebration!

Enjoy tasty, organic local food, talented local musicians and thought-provoking conversation focused on sustainability in San Diego. Come meet like-minded friends, share ideas and collaborate on projects!We look forward to visioning, collaborating and celebrating with commUNITY!

***Friday, August 3rd @ 5:30 – 8:30 PM
***People’s Food Coop in Ocean Beach
4765 Voltaire Street, San Diego CA 92107

With Gratitude,
the Local Earth Collective

Open-Source Web Development for Local Earth Platform

An invitation to the open-source web development world to collaborate and co-create the Local Earth Communications Platform! Creating a healthy, happy and sustainable world! WE believe in the collective!