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


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 (  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


  • 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:

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:

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.


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  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


March Against Monsanto (Global):

Healthy Food for Local Earth (Global Information):

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

‘GENETIC ROULETTE’ Screening (Friday, Feb 1st 7:00PM)

Join the Local Earth Collective for our monthly social on the 1st Friday of every month!  The theme for February is “Food”.  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 an organic vegetarian potluck item to share if you wish!

Link to trailer:

At 8:00 PM we will be starting the film ‘GENETIC ROULETTE’.  “Genetic Roulette is a powerful, compelling indictment of the biotechnology industry’s genetically engineered food experiment that is being foisted on the American public. The film shows in disturbing detail the many health hazards of this potentially dangerous technology. Adding to the film’s power and hopeful message are the many testimonials from health professionals and individuals who describe the benefits of eating a non-GMO diet. All Americans who are concerned about the foods they eat should see this film.” – Ken Roseboro, editor and publisher, The Organic & Non-GMO Report and The Non-GMO Sourcebook, and author of Genetically Altered Foods and Your Health.

The film is about 90 minutes, around 9:30 PM we will discuss the film and local projects that we can support as a community to create a more healthy & sustainable local food system.

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 – February 1st, 7-10PM
The Lazy Hummingbird Coffee & Tea House
4876 Santa Monica Avenue,  San Diego, CA 92107