Accomplished Gardening Expert Speaking on March 8th – Slow Food Fundraiser

March 3rd, 2014 by Stacey Blaschke

Emmy Award winner Pat Welsh, will speak on how to “Grow Great Organic Vegetables Year-Round, on March 8, 2014 at 10:00 am in Laguna Beach. In her talk, Welsh will explain how to choose, plant, harvest, and grow popular vegetables, and to control pests and diseases without synthetic fertilizers or dangerous pesticides. She will provide you with tips, hints, garden timing, new techniques, and old-time secrets gathered from a lifetime of growing edible crops.

Welsh’s career highlights include being the first Garden Editor of San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine, from 1979 to 1983; host of the twice-weekly gardening segment, “The Resident Gardener,” on the local evening news of KNSD-TV, from 1981 to 1987; host of videos for Better Homes & Gardens, HGTV, and infomercials since 1990. She is currently a public speaker and lecturer on gardening.

Welsh’s books include: Pat Welsh’s Southern California Gardening: A Month-By-Month; All My Edens: A Gardener’s Memoir ; The American Horticultural Society Southwest Smart Garden, Regional Guide ; and Pat Welsh’s Southern California Organic Gardening. All these books can be found on

For a taste of her gardening advice you can view this video by Pat Welsh on Growing Tomatoes

Slow Food Orange County invites you to join us to hear Pat Welsh speak on Saturday, March 8th. For more information:

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Slow Food OC Annual BBQ Tickets Now on Sale

April 25th, 2011 by Stacey Blaschke

Welcome to Bommer CanyonSlow Food Orange County invites Slow Food members and nonmembers alike to its third annual summer BBQ featuring a barbecue chicken dinner, live music by 5 Star Band, opportunity drawing, and guest speaker A.G. Kawamura, Former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Bommer Canyon was the cattle camp for the Irvine Ranch and is generally not open to the public at large. This is a special opportunity for all of us to enjoy a quality meal in a beautiful outdoor environment.

A.G. Kurasawa, Former California Secretary of Agriculture

Dinner will be prepared by Chef Ryan Adams of Sorrento Grille in Laguna Beach and Slow Food Orange County volunteers.

The menu for the evening includes:

Local Tomato & Sweet Onion Salad
Warm Heirloom Potato Green BeanSalad
Grilled Corn, Bell Pepper andSummer Squash Succotash
Barbequed Citrus Marinated Mary’s Free Range Chicken
Irvine Strawberries & Shortcake

Purchase Tickets
Ticket must be purchased in advance and there will be no on-site ticket sales. Tickets prices are Adults: $50, Children 12 & under: $20

Please see our calendar for additional info about this event.

We would like to thank our official sponsors and donors of this event which include Whole Foods, Sorrento Grille, Mary’s Free Range Chicken, Quivira, Stone Brewing Co. and Nika Purified Water.

Download PDF of official BBQ 2011 poster.

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