July 8th, 2013 by Stacey Blaschke
Slow Money SoCal is a non-profit organization that enables communities to directly invest and participate in building a healthy, sustainable, local food system across Southern California. In over 20 local networks in North America and Europe, entrepreneurs, investors, farmer, foodies, and localization activists are using Slow Money to join forces in rebuilding the economics and capabilities of local food and agriculture.
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February 18th, 2013 by Linda Elbert
Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Anaheim Convention Center, Ballrooms C&D
Please join us this year in Honoring Organic Pioneers and Future Innovators. This is our 16th annual event – a long standing tradition that kicks off Natural Products Expo West.
We are thrilled to welcome our keynote speaker Karri Stroh, longtime organic farmer and Executive Director of the Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Society. Karri will share her insight on what it means to be an organic farmer in today’s world and how our community can best support organic production in meeting tomorrow’s needs.
Our Chef will be Chris Blobaum, who will bring his extraordinary talent to fruition with a menu that mixes up timeless classic organic selections with new and innovative culinary creations of today’s organic meals.
Join a gathering of more than 300 leaders in the organic industry to Celebrate the American Organic Family Farmer! Anyone who is interested in the promotion and growth of organic agriculture in America may attend. Proceeds go to Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF). When an organic farmer succeeds, we all thrive!
Farmers Celebration Meal
Chef: Chris Blobaum
Kombucha Wine Spritzer
Flatbreads, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Smoked Paprika
Seasonal Vegetable Crudités
Butter Lettuce, Wild Arugula, Fennel, Gala Apple, Pomegranate, Passion Fruit Vinaigrette
Little Gem Salad with Breakfast Radishes and Green Goddess Dressing
Chilled Asparagus with Sesame
Dad’s Quick Pickled Garden Cucumbers
Roasted Chicken Legs with Wild Mushrooms, Butter Beans and Country Ham Jus
Loin of Pork with Maple-Scented Turnip Puree, Kumquat Marmalade & Sage
Shoulder of Spring Lamb, Farro, Heirloom Carrots, Olive Relish
Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake
Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake
Rose Geranium Chantilly Cream
Red Velvet Cake Pops
Organic Coffee, Teas and Herbal Teas
YUM, SIGN ME UP!
For complete show information for Natural Products Expo West, visit www.expowest.com
Contact Event Manager Cilla Parkison at 831.236.9037 or firstname.lastname@example.org
May 4th, 2011 by Heather Westenhofer
From our partners at the Grain Project:
Join The Grain Project and concerned community members in opposing the Tava Development Inc.’s plans to place 24 single-family residential homes on this historic five-acre orange orchard in northeast Santa Ana.
Located at 1585 E. Santa Clara, this property was owned since 1913 by the Sexlinger family, is the last and oldest orange orchard remaining in Santa Ana and its five acres is less than 100 acres of orange orchards remaining in the entire county of Orange. We at The Grain Project envision this historic sight to be preserved as an agricultural history museum and a site accessible to the community at large to learn about local agriculture and to produce healthy fruits and vegetables.
The Sexlinger Center for Urban Agriculture would:
- feature a visitor and education center
- feature demonstration gardens and community gardens open to the public
- preserve major portions of this near 100-year-old orange orchard which are testament to our county’s agricultural legacy.
- promote the history and importance of urban agriculture to the development of the City of Santa Ana
Given The Grain Project’s view of the value of this property as a historical and community resource, any project envisioned for this property should be based in conservation, preservation, and community education, whereas the Tava Development Corp. would simply add 24 new homes, streets, and landscaping where this beautiful farm currently exists.
We encourage all interested people to attend this neighborhood association meeting and to express their views on this issue. This is one of several opportunities for the general public to provide input in the decision process regarding what will take place on this valued piece of the city’s history.
Tava Devleopment has acquired title to the property and their proposed housing development is in the middle stages of consideration by the City of Santa Ana. An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is in the last stages of being finalized and should become available for public comment within the next few weeks. Our efforts at this point are to stop the development process from proceeding and to generate a community-wide discussion for this property’s use for the benefit of the entire city of Santa Ana (and county at large).
Please join us and share your voice.
Tax-deductible monetary and in-kind donations for this cause can be directed to The Grain Project with ‘Save our Orchard’ or ‘Sexlinger’ in the Comments of our online donation (see link below) or Memo line of a check (mailed to the address below). Your tax-deductible receipt will then be mailed. Thanks for your support!
This Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon we will be demonstrating at the orchard site to bring attention to our cause. 1584 East Santa Clara Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705.
Join in as we attempt to elevate the visibility of this issue within the community by participating in an on-site demonstration. PLEASE bring your own hand held signs with appropriate sentiments about our cause. Check for parking at Portola Park immediately east of the orchard or in the neighborhoods in the area. To help anticipate participant numbers please RSVP if possible to email@example.com.