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March 2015

Soul Food Farm’s FarmSchool: Grazing On Grasslands 101

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Soul Food Farms,
6046 Pleasants Valley Road, Vacaville, CA 95688 United States
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On March 1st, 2015, Soul Food Farm will present an exciting conference on revitalizing the world’s damaged grasslands and the key role cattle grazing plays in its success highlighting speakers Allan Savory, grassland ecosystem pioneer and founder of both the Savory Institute and the Africa Centre for Holistic Management and  Nicolette Hahn Niman, former environmental attorney, sustainable food and farming expert, and author of “Righteous Porkchop” and the just released “Defending Beef.” Purchase tickets for this event and find out more…

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Edible School Yard Academy Applications Due

March 8

The Edible Schoolyard Academy trains educators to create powerful and sustainable edible education programs in their schools and communities. Learn and experience first-hand the core principles and practical tools for bringing academic subjects to life in the kitchen, garden, and lunchroom. Each June, we invite teachers, administrators, and advocates from around the world to spend five days behind the scenes at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley. Whether you are a new or seasoned practitioner, the Academy will strengthen your program and build your…

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Green School Garden Conference

March 14 - March 15

Check back later for more information on 2015’s Green School Garden Conference! Click here for information on 2014’s Conference: 2014 Green Schools Conference

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Food Film Festival

March 19 - March 30

The Sacramento Food Film Festival was created in 2012 and was born from the idea that we must educate the public about our food system, and work collaboratively to create positive change. We seek to bring educational films to our region that are otherwise ignored by traditional theaters—and to create a community dialog to improve food literacy and invoke action to improve our food system. See the site for more information on films and reading material!

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May 2015

California Farm to School Conference

May 4 - May 6
Asilomar Conference Grounds,
800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704 United States
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The first ever California Farm to School Conference will bring together Farm to School stakeholders from all regions, and from a broad cross-section of school foodservice, educators, parents, farmers, distributors, and government and nonprofit allies around a central theme of “Connecting.Growing.Leading.”  The conference will span three days, including one day of tours and a short course, and will also have a fun and delicious Taste of Farm to School Reception catered by the heroes of the California Farm to School movement.…

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Day of Giving

May 5

GiveLocalNow, in partnership with local community foundations – Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Placer Community Foundation, and Yolo Community Foundation, are very excited to announce the 2015 BIG Day of Giving for our community will take place on May 5, 2015.  Check back soon to find the link to give to Slow Food Sacramento! The Sacramento region will once again join hundreds of community foundations across the country in a 24 hour giving challenge through the national campaign called “GiveLocalAmerica”. Our…

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Compost Awareness Fundraiser

May 7 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fremont Community Garden,
14th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 United States
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Music, bocce, food, beer, and COMPOST! Learn just HOW DOES your Garden Grow? Come participate during Compost Awareness Week, enjoy some food, raise some funds, and learn something new! Hosted by Green Restaurant Alliance of Sacramento (GRAS) and Hot Italian.

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Day on the Farm

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Soil Born Farms,
2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 United States
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Rain or Shine, come out for a Day on the Farm and learn about American River’s Native Plants, Gardening, Raising Chickens, Composting, Beekeeping and more! Located in Sacramento’s very own urban farm, Rancho Cordova’s Soil Born Farms will be hosting their annual Day on the Farm for children and adults alike! Past events include: Farm Stand: Purchase fresh, local, organic vegetables & fruit; Cooking Classes & Workshops;  Farm Tours & Nature Walks; Kid’s Garden Activities; Face Painting & Photo Booth; Community Education Tables; Local Arts & Crafts; Live Music; Morning Food,…

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July 2015

National Children and Youth Garden Symposium

July 9 - July 11
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center,
4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX 78739 United States
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The American Horticultural Society invites you to join them in Austin, Texas for the 2015 National Children & Youth Garden Symposium (NCYGS), with local co-hosts the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the International Junior Master Gardener Program. NCYGS is the only national event of its kind where you can network with like-minded teachers, garden designers, community leaders, program coordinators, and others involved with connecting kids to the natural world.  NCYGS 2015 attendees will be able to: Explore topics ranging from…

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