National Children and Youth Garden Symposium

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:

Visit the symposium site for more information:

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Day on the Farm

Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 8.02.32 PMRain or Shine, come out to Soil Born Farms 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!

The Day’s Events Include:

  • Farm Stand – purchase fresh, local, organic vegetables and fruit
  • Organic Plant Sale
  • Cooking Classes
  • Farm Tours
  • Workshops
  • Kid’s Garden Activities
  • Community Education Tables
  • Morning Food, Snacks & Lunch
  • And Much More!
For more information Visit:

Edible School Yard Academy Applications Due

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 leadership in the field.

Applications for the 2015 Academy are now open. Completed applications are due by March 8, 2015 and applicants will be notified of their acceptance by March 27, 2015.

If you have any questions, please email us at For more information about the Academy, please see our FAQ page.

Find out more and apply at the Edible Schoolyard site.

2015 Slow Wine Guide Tasting

Slow Food International presents the 2015 edition of Slow Wine Guide at a wine tasting featuring more than 50 Slow Wine producers from 15 Italian wine regions.

With the purchase of every ticket, attendees receive a complimentary copy of THE SLOW WINE GUIDE 4th edition (a $25 value) in addition to the opportunity to discover and taste over 100 wines.

Tickets for the event run $60, plus tax and fees, and includes a copy of the latest Slow Wine Guide. Purchase tickets in advance online here! Use the promo code: VINOGRAPHY for a $15 DISCOUNT!!


Be sure to visit the website online for more information:

June Coffee Klatch

Join us for a coffee break with friends to learn more about what Slow Food Sacramento is up to and how you can get involved in the Slow Food Movement.

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator Mary Rousseve (916) 501-7768

Slow Food U: Fermentation Fever

Fermentation Fever was our latest Slow Food U class on Sunday, April 6, at the Sacramento Natural Food Co-op’s learning center. We were in good hands with our instructor, Janet McDonald, who teaches numerous classes at the Co-op and whose kitchen is filled with vats and crocks of various fermentation projects. Janet demystified the fermentation process, so the fifteen participants now feel comfortable experimenting with fermenting at home. One participant said, “It changed my life! I always wanted to pickle but I thought it was too hard and involved cooking. I found out it did not! Janet MacDonald was a terrific teacher.” Everyone went home with a jar a sauerkraut and a jar of fermented carrot pickles.

The goal of Slow Food U is to provide low cost education classes, taught by Slow Food Sacramento members or our partners in the community. We strive to keep the classes low cost so they are accessible to everyone. Past topics include Bacon Curing, Lemons Lemons Lemons, Thai cooking, Winter Gardens, bike tours of edible gardens, and Foraging Along the Parkway.

Please contact Karen Auwaerter if you have a class suggestion or if you would like to teach a class.

Magpie Mixer 2014

Slow Food Sacramento is hosting a mixer at Magpie Café and Catering on Sunday March 30 at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $30/person.

Meet Slow Food Mexico leader Alfonso Rocha and Slow Food Canada leader Sinclair Philip, as well as Andrew Nowak, Director of National School Garden Program and Slow Food California leaders from all around the state. Learn how Magpie Café owners Ed Roehr and Janel Inouye earned a Snail of Approval and how they have embraced the Slow Food Biodiversity Foundation’s Ark of Taste Project protecting traditional products at risk of extinction. 

Purchase tickets here: Eventbrite “Magpie Mixer 2014 Tickets”

This event is limited to first 80 responders. 

Slow Food California Leaders Meeting

It’s Local, It’s Regional, It’s National, It’s International! It’s Slow Food in Sacramento
Slow Food Sacramento is hosting the Slow Food California Leaders meeting March 29-30 in Sacramento.
In connection with that meeting for leaders from around the state, we are opening three activities to Slow Food Sacramento members and their friends – (1) a school garden workshop, (2) the new Slow Food Story documentary, and (3) a mixer at Magpie Café.

See the rest of the Slow Food California Events website for more information: Slow Food Sacramento March Events Calendar