Celebrate one of the world's most amazing precious natural resources, SOIL! You're invited to a day of learning, discovering, creating, connecting, and experiencing the key role soils play in our daily lives through a collaboration between Suzie's Farm, Wild Willow Farm & Education Center, and the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County.
Pick up your passport and explore three unique soil-supporting operations - a community garden, an organic production farm, and an educational farm - located in the Tijuana Estuary just 15 minutes south of downtown San Diego.
Family-friendly activities will be offered at all 3 locations, and workshops for all levels of soil enthusiasts will be held in the morning and afternoon at Wild Willow Farm and The Tijuana River Valley (TRV) Community Garden. Our Keynote Speaker Finian Makepeace of Kiss the Ground will take the stage at Suzie's Farm mid-day where food trucks, local vendors, and an organic Farm Stand await.
10am-2pm - Vendors at Suzie's Farm
10am - Beehive Tour at Suzie's Farm with Girl Next Door Honey
10am - Public Tour & U-Pick Club at Suzie's Farm
11am-12pm - Workshop Session 1 (TBA) at Wild Willow Farm and TRV Community Garden
12:30pm-1pm - Keynote Speaker: Finian Makepeace of Kiss the Ground
12:30pm - Public Tour & U-Pick Club at Suzie's Farm
1:15-2:15pm - Workshop Session 2 (TBA) at Wild Willow Farm and TRV Community Garden
All guests can pick up a passport including a map of the 3 sites, a schedule of events, and stamp spots - receive a stamp for completing various activities and visiting each site for the chance to win a Soil Hero Goodie Bag!
The best way to get to the Tijuana Estuary area, where this event is located, is to take the Tocayo exit from the 5 South from San Diego.
Use the following addresses to start your day in the right place:
-TRV Community Garden: corner of Sunset Ave and Hollister St
-Suzie's Farm: 2570 Sunset Ave, San Diego 92154
-Wild Willow Farm: 2550 Sunset Ave, San Diego 92154
All 3 sites are located within 1 mile walking distance of each other. Guests are encouraged to bring bikes, scooters, and other alternative modes of transportation!
INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SOILS:
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils to bring awareness to the importance of soil, and inspire action to protect and conserve it. November's theme is Soils and Climate. Learn more here: http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/
Healthy soils sustain and contain life. In fact nearly 25% of the world's biodiversity can be found in soil! This wealth of life directly contributes to the nutrients available for healthy food production. Healthy soil has an incredible water storage capacity, regulates climate, and is essential in preventing desertification. Soils even help in carbon sequestration!
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