Thursday in the City- Learn


Fall is bringing a lot of educational opportunities and events.   Garden for the Environment is a great place to go learn a little bit about all different gardening topics, and you can do it on the weekend!   This month, learn about permits, salad gardens, chickens and ducks, and rooftop gardens.   Check out GFE events at www.gardenfortheenvironment.org.  

Garden City
GARDEN CITY WORKSHOP II: Navigating Permits & Building Community Support for your GardenThis series is offered in partnership with SFPT, Kitchen Garden SF, Hayes Valley Farm and Garden for the Environment
Date: Saturday, October 17th, 2010
Time:
 10AM – 2PMLocation: McLaren Lodge, San Francisco CACost: $20
After you find a potential garden site, what’s next? In this worksshop, learn how to successfully navigate the procedures and permits relevant to your type of site. Learn how to effectively build community support for your garden project and cultivate a committed volunteer group to ensure your garden thrives. A panel of successful garden-entrepreneurs will share how they launched their projects and lessons learned in the process. Please bring water and a bag lunch. For more info Please visit sfpt.org
Registration: Contact Julia Brashares at 415.750.5110 or julia@sfpt.org

GROWING SALADS FROM SEED TO HARVEST 
Date: Saturday, October 23th, 2010
Time:
 10AM – 12NOON Location: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave at Lawton Street, San Francisco Instructor: Brooke Budner, Little City Gardens 
Cost:
 $15
Little CityFresh salad greens are one of the most productive and rewarding crops to grow year round in our foggy coastal climate. A salad from your garden can be so much more than a bowl of chopped lettuce. A salad can include diverse shapes, colors, textures, flavors and nutrients, from common greens like arugula and spinach, to underappreciated wild edibles like purslane and amaranth. In this hands-on workshop we will discuss all of the potential as well as cover everything you need to know about producing and collecting your own salad greens from seeding to the dinner table.  At the end we will sample a salad for inspiration. Come learn from the amazing growers at Little City Gardens.
Register Online Here
For phone or email registration: Please call (415) 731-5627, or email info@gardenfortheenvironment.org. Or register in the garden the day of the workshop.


CITY CHICKENS! AND DUCKS TOO! 
Date: Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
Time:
 1PM – 3PMLocation: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave at Lawton Street, San Francisco 
Instructor: 
Paul Glowaski, co-founder Urban Eggs and Dinner Bell Farm
Cost:
 $15
City ChickensHarvest fresh eggs from your own back yard! You can keep chickens and ducks in San Francisco! Join Paul Glowaski, co-founder of Urban Eggs, for an exciting workshop on organic “eggriculture”. You will learn how to keep healthy chickens and ducks in San Francisco, including coop design, flock and human health concerns, chicken and duck feed, and what to expect from baby chicks to laying hens.
Register Online Here
For phone or email registration: Please call (415) 731-5627, or email info@gardenfortheenvironment.org. Or register in the garden the day of the workshop.

INTRO TO ROOFTOP GARDENING 
Date: Saturday, October 30th, 2010
Time:
 10AM – 12NOONLocation: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave at Lawton Street, San Francisco 
Instructor: 
Maya Donelson, ‘Graze the Roof Garden’ at Glide Memorial
Cost:
 $15
rooftop GardeningDo you find yourself gazing out across the urban landscape imagining a roofscape of lush green and food producing gardens? Roof gardens are being implemented as an attractive and effective response to the urban challenges by providing numerous environmental and health benefits. In this workshop we will showcase inspiring roof gardens from around the world, discuss the many benefits, introduce various methods and technologies and demonstrate how to build your own self-watering container so you can be a part of roofscape transformation here in the Bay Area. Join GFE and Maya Donelson from Graze the Roof as we take urban agriculture to the next level! (image: Peter DeSilva)
Register Online Here
For phone or email registration: Please call (415) 731-5627, or email info@gardenfortheenvironment.org. Or register in the garden the day of the workshop.


Other Events taken from the GFE Newsletter- October:


EVENT: Kids in Gardens II: Bugs, Water and Beyond!
Date: October 23rd, 2010
Time:
 9am – 4pmLocation: Alice Fong Yu Elementary School, 1541 12th Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
An award-winning workshop for San Francisco Unified School District educators, garden coordinators, and parent volunteers. Get a jumpstart on creating and using an educational garden for your school. Participate in demonstrations of activities to teach to students about bugs, pollution prevention, and integrative pest management. Learn strategies for efficient watering and preventing surface runoff pollution as well as tips for teaching water conservation. For more information please visit www.thewatershedproject.org

Young Farmer MixerEVENT: Greenhorn Young Farmer Mixer
Date: October 28, Pie Ranch, Pescadero, CA : 3-9pm
Date: 
October 30, 18 Reasons, San Francisco, CA 
The Greenhorns, a grassroots nonprofit organization led by a raucous posse of America’s new generation of farmers, will host a series of free mixers for young farmers at five sites in Northern California beginning October 15th. The aim of these gatherings is to create a space for young farmer entrepreneurs and up-and-comers from the nation’s leading agricultural state to hang out, network, share skills, and connect with statewide support organizations. For more information, please visit www.thegreenhorns.net

EVENT: Dinner Bell Farm Sustinably Raised Chickens
Date: October 28, 2010
Time:
 5pm – 7pmLocation: Mission Pie, San Francisco, CA
The extraordinary farmers at Dinner Bell Farm are now taking advance orders for sustainably raised chickens for deliveries to the East Bay Area, San Francisco, Sacramento and Santa Cruz September through December. Dinner Bell says “As meat farmers and stewards of the land, we find joy in respecting the lives of our animals and meeting their needs as best as we can. Our birds range freely over fresh pasture and are never confined to small spaces”. To learn more about our chickens, please visit www.dinnerbellfarm.com
Dinner Bell Farm Chicken Order Form


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