About the Soil Shindig
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. Family-friendly activities will be offered at both locations, and workshops for all levels of soil enthusiasts. This year’s event will include workshops, farm tours, kids activities, trail walks, a vendor fair, a food truck, live music, a panel discussion, and a celebratory bonfire.
This is a family friendly event!
Explore two unique soil-supporting operations -- The Tijuana River Valley (TRV) Community Garden and Wild Willow Farm -- both located in the Tijuana River Valley.
November 9th, 1-6pm
Program and Schedule
1:00pm-2:00pm Welcome & Make Your Own Tea Activity
1:00pm-3:00pm Pumpkin Smash sponsored by Food2Soil Composting Collective
1:00pm-4:00pm Vendor Fair featuring a variety of local organizations
1:30pm-4:00pm Family & Children's activities sponsored by SunCoast Market
1:30pm-2:30pm Workshop Session #1
Option 1: "Soil Searching" with Richard Williamson
Option 2: "Fruit Tree Care" with Cathryn Henning
2:45pm-3:45pm Workshop Session #2
Option 1: "Cover Crops" with Nathan Lou
Option 2: "Introduction to Permaculture" with Colin Richard
2:45pm-3:45pm Guided Nature Walk to Tijuana River Valley Community Garden
4:00pm-5:00pm Seed Swap at the Farm (bring seeds to swap & share!) & Carbon Farming Demonstration at the Community Garden
5:15pm-6:15pm Keynote Panel, "Strong Movements start from the roots." featuring:
*Bianca Bonilla of Botanical Community Development Initiative
*Sarah Boltwala-Mesina of Food2Soil
*Belinda Ramirez of Project New Village
6:15pm Bonfire & DJ Plot 156