San Diego Food Not Lawns

Conference Schedule

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007
City College, 1313 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101


Registration (8:30am)

Opening Speaker (9:00am)

    Michele Simon author of "Appetite for Profit, How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back."

Workshop Session One (10:15-11:30am)

  • Globalization at the Crossroads
  • Peak Oil and the 100 Mile Diet
  • Nutritional Racism
  • Blue Gold: water, agriculture and food security
  • A Closer Look at GE
  • Migration, Farming and the Crisis of Immigration
  • Over-fishing Our Oceans
  • Fighting to Farm, the story of a Mexican farmer and organic gardener

Workshop Session Two (11:45am-1:00pm)

  • Becoming Food Self Sufficient
  • Hunger Amid Abundance
  • Food Literacy in Our Schools
  • Affecting Local, National and Internationl Food Policy
  • Land Use, City Design and Food Security
  • Food Not Lawns and Urban Agriculture
  • Challenging Big Food Business
  • Growing an Edible Landscape in SD

Lunch (1:00-2:00pm) Free!
If you register on/after Feb. 28th, we can not guarantee free lunch.
Please bring your own food/snacks, in case we run out of food.

Workshop Session Three (Hands-on) (2:00-4:00pm)

  • Organic Gardening
  • Mobilizing Your Community for Change
  • Composting and Worm Bins
  • Cooking for Social Change
  • Herbal Medicine Making
  • Rooftop Gardening

Community Forum (4:30-5:30pm)

Dinner (5:30-6:45) Inexpensive vendors on site to sell food

Keynote Speaker: Dolores Huerta (7:00-8:00pm)

    Dolores co-founded United Farm Workers (UFW) with Cesar Chavez and has played a major role in the American civil rights movement. She is most well known for her role in the UFW national grape boycott which resulted in the first contract to provide health care and unemployment benefits for farm workers and protected their right to organize as a union. She is the mother of 11 children and grandmother to 14. Dolores has been arrested 22 times in her struggle for human rights and food justice and continues to be a powerful voice within the movement.


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