Did you know?It usually takes less water to grow a vegetable garden and fruit trees than grass. You can eat vegetables and fruit, but unless you have sheep, nothing is going to eat your grass.
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Harvesting San DiegoThis program began in 2009 to connect people and resources in order to bring excess fruit to the local IRC food assistance program. It grew so enthusiastically that it needed more structural support. So, in late 2010, the local 501c3 "San Diego Roots" decided that it could offer the type of support HarvestingSD needed to make a bigger impact. We are glad this program blossomed and Roots could take it on! For current details and contact info, please visit the new HarvestingSD page
1 in 10 CoalitionThis grassroots alliance of concerned individuals and organizationas began in Sept 2008 at a workshop called "Understanding San Diego's Food System," hosted by SDFNL and the CA Food & Justice Coalition. For more information about "1 in 10" food system work and local urban agriculture regulations, please visit the new SDFoodPolicy.org and their "SD Food Shed" google group.
Cultivating Food JusticeSDFNL planned the first event at City College in 2007. Since then, it has connected to community in a new and unique way each year, staying fresh with issues and people. SDFNL is now simply one of several organizations (and community members!) involved in planning this annual experience. To see what we've done in the past, check out our 2009 CFJC or 2011 site at SD Food Justice .org
If you are interested in our next planning, check our calendar for upcoming meetings.
Backyard FarmersThis originally was a program SDFNL created for people to sell the excess produce from their garden at local farmers' markets. In 2010, we hit some policy snags and put the program on hold. Thankfully the IRC has successfully re-created a backyard growers booth at the City Heights Farmers' Market. If you'd like more information, please contact Anchi Mei at IRC Food Security. Additional methods for sharing produce are also being pursued by other groups, such as SDFoodPolicy.org and grassroots gatherings like Cropswapper, San Diego Food Swap, and SD Backyard Growers (on facebook).
Movies / DocumentariesPart outreach and part education, our documentary series serves as a way to enlighten people to the problems in the American food system and also serves as a way for touching people in the mainstream that may not have heard about Food Not Lawns and the programs we're working on to address the problems mentioned in the documentaries. After the documentary, we try to reserve time for a discussion about the topics brought up in the documentary and what people think about the problems presented and the potential solutions available. Note: Currently these events are sporadic, so check our events calendar to see if any are coming soon.
Edible City CelebrationThis week of events occured 2006-2009. It was a celebration of locally produced food includes a documentary, food preservation workshops, eating at local restaurants (that serve local food), guided farmers' market tours and many other activites. For more info, check out the page dedicated to the 2009 Edible City Celebration