Events

upcoming events

Please check our website regularly or speak to one of our farm staff to learn more about upcoming events at the farm!


Past Events

COUNTERPOINT HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL SEEDS@CITY FUNDRAISER

July 14, 2013
Photo credit: Jenny Goff
(left to right: Salmon belly ceviche with Seeds@City lemon cucumbers and royal radishes, Mushroom ravioli with Seeds@City beets and basil, and the produce harvested for the event)

Counterpoint showed their ongoing support by hosting its 2nd annual Seeds@City fundraiser! It was a beautiful Sunday, and as a result, Counterpoint claimed this was the best fundraiser yet! They raised $774 for the program this time around!! Thank you, Counterpoint!!!

Chef Heredia cooks up Ital at SEEDS@City's Farm Stand

March 21, 2013
We celebrated Spring Equinox with Alchemy's amazing chef, Ricardo Heredia, at our Farm Stand. Chef Ricardo gave a cooking demonstration on how to make Ital! Thank you Chef Ricardo and our partners at Alchemy Cultural Fare & Cocktails.
Photo credit: Katie Fawkes

Sea Rocket Bistro partners with SEEDS@City for second annual fundraiser

February 21, 2012
Despite a rainy evening, Sea Rocket Bistro's support helped us raise $200 for our farm! Thank you to everyone at Sea Rocket for all of your help and for providing our attendees with delicious treats made with our fresh veggies! We truly appreciate your ongoing support!!!


Tree Planting with Jason Mraz and Stand for Sam Foundation

Sunday January 27th
The Seeds@City crew teamed up with singer/songwriter Jason Mraz, KPRI contest winners and Sam Murray's Future Farm Foundation to expand our orchard by planting 20 trees and 10 berry vines. Jason has been planting trees to offset his carbon emissions from concert travel over the past year. We were the lucky recipients of those trees this time.  Check out the video here!    Thank you to all who participated and made this fantastic event possible. We'll start working with the trees this semester with our Fruit Tree class.

Thanks to everyone who JOINed US FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL SEEDS@CITY STARRY NIGHT FUNDRAISER
AT STARLITE on Tuesday November 13th!


Starlite will be donating 10% of the evening's proceeds to support our farm and Sustainable Urban Agriculture program. That night is also Tapas Tuesday which means cheap appetizers!
We will be providing some of the nights produce so come try out our greens and root veggies in a hip setting.
Happy hour starts at 5pm. Dinner does too. You know where we'll be after putting up our digging forks on the 13th!

Tell your friends and join the farmers at Starlite located at 3175 India Street, San Diego, California 92103

Starlite is 21 and over.

FOOD DAY 2012 event: Seeds@City's weekly farm stand featuring cooking demo by Alchemy Cultural Fare

October 25th, 2012
Please stop by our weekly farm stand for a special treat on Thursday October 25th.  Our new partner, Alchemy Cultural Fare in South Park will be using our produce for a special Food Day cooking demonstration. Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.

Alchemy will be using our produce for a special Food Day cooking demonstration to highlight our new pilot urban farm-to-table program providing produce to the restaurant each week. In addition to our new pilot program with Alchemy, current student and farm production coordinator, Damian Valdez is doing a work experience internship (AGRI 270) with Alchemy this fall to design a rooftop garden for the restaurant.

Seeds@City Urban Farm is located at the junction of 14th and C St. between the Saville theater and the City College Learning Resource Center (LRC). The farm stand is located in Curran Plaza, just up the stairs from the farm. The Seeds@City weekly farm stand runs during the academic year and is managed by students in our sustainable urban agriculture direct marketing class. The farm stand will be open from 9am to 11:15am. Stop by to purchase freshly harvested produce, herbs and flowers from our campus farm, Seeds@City. Everyone is welcome.

Edible San Diego's Eat Drink Local Week to Benefit Seeds@City

September 1-8, 2012

Edible San Diego's first annual Eat Drink Local Week will celebrate local seasonal food and food makers in San Diego while raising money for Seeds@City, Wild Willow Farm, and Olivewood Gardens. Check out details and purchase tickets for the week's events: http://www.ediblecommunities.com/sandiego/

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Seeds@City!
We all had a blast meeting and mingling with our community while raising money for our program.

Whole foods Market Community Giving Day For Seeds@City Urban Farm

June 27, 2012

We were the recipient of a Whole Foods Market Community Giving Day––5% of the day's sales were donated to the farm. Thank you Whole Foods Market!

Summer 2012 -- urban farming Workshops

We hosted a series of 4-hour intensive urban farming workshops to help raise money for the program.

Urban Farm-to-Table fundraiser at Counterpoint

July 14th, 2012

Chef Andrew of Counterpoint featured several tasty seasonal dishes made with our produce. 20% of the day's sales were donated to the farm! Thank you for joining us!

SprinG Farm Dinner at Sea Rocket Bistro

April 5th, 2012
Sea Rocket featured an amazing 3-course prix fixe dinner from Chef Tommy and donated $10 from each meal to the farm and our programs.

Seeds@City Urban Farm Kickstarter Party at The Rose Wine Pub

Sunday January 8th, 2012

This party was a celebration of having met our Kickstarter goal. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1243018777/seedscity-urban-farm-shoots-greenhouse.

2011
Starry night: Join us for a Seeds @ City fundraiser at Starlite in  november

Wednesday November 16, 2011

Starlite  featuried fresh produce from Seeds @ City and  donated 10% of the evening's proceeds to support our farm and programs.

Celebrate Food Day Down on the farm:

Saturday October 22, 2011
 
Seeds @ City Urban Farm, in partnership with the City College Foundation, for hosted a Young Farmers fundraiser at Wild Willow Farm and Education Center on Saturday October 22nd complete with farm tours, music by Red Giant & pizza from the outdoor pizza oven, and additional food from Roots Kind Food and Peace Pies. . Amazing items and gift certificates were donated from these generous local businesses for an opportunity drawing: Mariposa Ice Cream, Olive Branch Green Building Supply, Sage Mountain Farm, Progress South Park, Lisko Artisan Deli and Fish Market, Pixie Salon, Whole Earth Acre Nursery, J.R. Organics, and Farmer Steve Inc.  We also had pickled veggies from the farm and home-made linoleum block Seeds' T-shirts!! This was an official Food Day 2011 event.

Seeds @ city fall harvest festival

Wednesday October 19, 2011
The annual Seeds @ City Fall Harvest Festival from 11-2pm was hosted at the farm on Wednesday October 19th! We featured pumpkin carving, music, food, craft sales, tours, and the film NOURISH! This was an official Food Day event.


EAT LOCAL: Support our farm by dining at local habit on September 12th

Monday September 12th, 2011

On Monday September 12th as we kicked off our fall Save Seeds@City Urban Farm fundraising efforts to support the farm and our sustainable urban agriculture programs––Local Habit organic food & craft beer featured a pasta dish with Seeds' produce and donated $2 from every sale to the farm.  They also donated $1 from every draft beer, $1 from every glass of wine, and $2 from every T-Shirt sold.  All bar tips were donated! Local Habit: Farm Fresh & Craft Beer, 3827 5th Ave. San Diego CA, 92103

Summer fruit tree pruning workshop and wood-fired pizza party

Saturday August 6, 2011
This hands-on workshop with Seeds @ City faculty member, Paul Maschka, focused on pruning deciduous fruit trees in summer. This little known practice will greatly reduce the pruning work needed on your fruit trees in the winter. Paul covered proper pruning techniques, tool maintenance, and the multiple benefits of this pruning method.

2010
Gardening Workshops

Saturday May 22nd - Planning Your Warm Season Garden 
Are you beginning to swoon over the thoughts of biting into a tomato you grew yourself? Are you hankering for some basil to start making your grandmother’s favorite pesto recipe? Well, let us help you get started on planning your warm-season garden! We will talk about time of planting, soil and water needs, companion and succession planting, and pest and critter management. Saturday, June 26th: Permaculture 101
This is an introductory class to the fundamentals of the sustainable design science that is Permaculture. We’ll talk about food forests, planting guilds, ‘stacking functions’ and other helpful permaculture principles that can help you in your garden.Saturday, July 24th: Cultivating Vegetable Families
The range of crop habits, preferences and natural histories is so extensive, learning common vegetable family names and their characteristics can help us organize our relationships to those plants we cultivate. Come brush up on your Latin as we explore the differences between the Solanaceae, Apiaceae and many more common vegetable families.Saturday, August 28th: Food Preservation
Ever wondered to do with all of those extra brussel sprout greens? As the Summer season begins to tapir off, now’s the time to preserve the bounty as we learn about some of the basic methods of food preservation- and be thankful for that biological process called fermentation.Today we will sing the praises of fermentation and gather vegetables from the garden to make a community-inspired sauerkraut in which everyone can take some home and enjoy. Please bring a glass jar with lid to take your ‘live culture’ home with you.Saturday, September 25th: Seed Saving
Historically, humans have benefited from an extraordinary diversity of about 7,000 plant species for food, each further expressed by thousands of varieties. We owe tremendous thanks to the farmers and gardeners of yore who have promoted this diversity through the ritual of seed saving. We’ll delve into this time-tested craft, and save some seeds ready to be gathered in the farm’s garden. Bring your seeds to swap and share with other local gardeners!

Air and Space Museum event

San Diego Air and Space Museum along with Balboa Park hosted an afternoon of green education and Seeds at City was a participant.
http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org


Natural History Museum events

Seeds at City was invited to host a table at the Natural History Museum’s lecture series events promoting sustainable food education:  what you eat and how it affects the world around you.  http://sdnhm.org


Last updated 9/9/13