Upcoming Events
Natural Handmade Healing Balm Workshop

Come and learn something new! Balms and Salves are popular in this cooler weather, they help hands, lips and feet stay moisturized and happy, also great for bumps and aches! In this class you will learn how to make a balm from scratch with oils, herbal extracts, infusions and essential oils to use for your wellbeing. This is a fun class hands on, set in a safe outdoor environment, with a recipe and a pot of balm to take home. We will also discuss how to make a herbal extract, which you can try out at home using plants from your garden.

Chefcitos Breakfast Tacos Cooking Class

Chefcitos is a 1 hour class for Elementary aged children where they’ll learn new recipes and taste new foods in a fun cook-a-long virtual session. Looking for a new breakfast go-to? Learn how to incorporate tasty vegetables at breakfast time… in a tortilla! What could be better? Want to make life easier? You can purchase an ingredient kit with ingredients needed to make the recipes. Kits can be picked up at Olivewood prior to the class.

January 16, 2021
10:00 AM
Online; Hosted by Olivewood Gardens
https://www.olivewoodgardens.org/events/chefcitos-breakfast-burritos/
Beekeeping 102: Beehive Building and Introduction to Carpentry

This one day course will cover the construction of two different types of beehives. One of them is the common Langstroth hive that is used worldwide. It’s the common box hive. The second is the Kenyan top bar hive. We will be discussing a few other types of hive systems as well. Students will have the opportunity to to build their own hive using a variety of wood working tools. Building bee hives are a great way to learn basic carpentry skills. Students have the option of taking home their hive or taking the course for experience only. Materials fee will be required in advance. This course will have three different sections but you have the choice of purchasing just a single day. Each class costs $65 but if you purchase all three classes it is $180.

"Waves of Feminism" Unveiling

Join the Women's Museum of a virtual unveiling of our outdoor mural "Waves of Feminism". We will be joined by the creative team behind the creation of the mural to talk about the inspiration behind the project and how the mural came to be. During the program, we will show off the finished mural, learn about the different waves of feminism and the central issues that sperate each era, and get to know artist Katie Ruiz and her creative process. "Waves of Feminism" Mural Team: Katie Ruiz is a Xicana artist who resides in San Diego, CA. She was raised in Los Angeles and Northern Arizona. Ruiz has a strong connection with nature and often uses natural objects like rocks, shells, leaves and sticks in her weavings and Sculptures. http://www.katieruizart.com/ Dr. Sue Gonda earned her Ph.D. in U.S. and Women's History from UCLA. She taught at Grossmont College, serving as chair of both the History and Cross-Cultural Studies Departments and as Academic Senate President. She also taught women's history in SDSU’s Women’s Studies for 24 years. She still teaches multi-cultural U.S. and women’s history part-time at Grossmont and has numerous articles, grants, and awards to her credit.

Fruit Trees 101

You can successfully grow dozens of types of fruit trees in San Diego! Learn how to select and maintain trees and virtually tour our Subtropical Fruit Garden. We will cover proper selection, obtaining and planting for the bare root season, fertilization, and pruning of San Diego’s most popular fruit trees.

January 16, 2021
10:00 AM
Online; Hosted by the San Diego Botanic Garden
https://apm.activecommunities.com/sandiegobotanicgarden/Activity_Search/virtual-fruit-trees-101/379
"Our Daily Bread:" The Intersection of Food and Western Christianity

Culinary Historians of San Diego will present “Our Daily Bread”: The Intersection of Food and Western Christianity, at 10:30 am January 16, on Zoom. In this lecture, Sharon Sheffield will lead a guided tour of the historical high points of food and religion with brief excursions into food customs, folklore and fasting as an expression of faith. The audience will hear how beer fasts, soul cakes, sin eaters and the Great Leavened/Unleavened Bread Debate are all part of how faith has shaped the way some people look at food — and how these customs still have currency today. The Reverend Sharon Sheffield is Vicar of St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Long Beach, CA. Sharon holds degrees in divinity and linguistics, and anthropology, with an emphasis on how myth and folk tales shape society and vice versa. In her free time, Sharon enjoys using music, drama historical reenactment, and handicrafts (particularly weaving and knitting) to help people learn about the nooks and crannies of religious and social history.

January 16, 2021
10:30 AM
Online; Hosted by The Culinary Historians of San Diego
https://chsandiego.org/events/our-daily-bread-food-in-western-christianity-by-rev-sharon-sheffield2/
Zero Waste Bathroom Webinar

Interested in reducing your waste, but unsure where to start? Join I Love A Clean San Diego and the County of San Diego on Tuesday, January 19th, from 11am – 12pm for our free Zero Waste Bathroom webinar. We’ll discuss bulk bathroom products, identify specific low-waste swaps, review how to recycle right, and share DIY recipes that can help us reduce what we’re sending to the landfill.

January 19, 2021
11:00 AM
Online; Hosted by I Love A Clean San Diego
https://www.ilacsd.org/event/zero-waste-bathroom-1-19/
Adult Cooking Class: Vegan Comfort Foods

Join us for a fun and informative livestream program where we’ll show you how to create tasty vegan meals the whole family will enjoy! This class will inspire you to create more plant-forward dishes and experiment with new flavors. The amazing Kitchenista Chef Aureny Aranda of Au Gourmet will be leading the class in Spanish and simultaneous English translation will be available. Keep an eye out for an e-mail with the ingredient list so that you can prep alongside us or view it as a demo – your choice. Want to make it a little easier to collect the ingredients or follow along? We’ll curate a personal kit with the main ingredients from the recipes for you to pick up and prepare alongside us! That way you can test out the recipes and decide which ones to make for your friends and family.

January 21, 2021
5:00 PM
Online; Hosted by Olivewood Gardens
https://www.olivewoodgardens.org/events/adult-cooking-class-vegan-comfort-foods/
Pure Project 5th Anniversary Celebration

With our 5th Anniversary coming up in January 2021, we are hopeful that we’ll be able to do something to celebrate the occasion! So, we’ve got a tentative plan for anniversary festivities the weekend of January 22nd-24th. Be sure to mark your calendars! We are so appreciative for your continued support, and will be in touch with more details to come.

January 22, 2021
Pure Project Miramar Brewery and Taproom
https://www.purebrewing.org/education/event/5th-anniversary-celebration/
Do-it-Together Sourdough Bread Virtual Workshop

In this virtual workshop, you will learn all about sourdough, and how to make your first loaf of sourdough bread. Nothing tastes quite like fresh-baked, naturally leavened bread! We’ll explain fermentation and have a brief discussion about all the benefits of making and eating fermenting foods. We’ll show you how to make a loaf of sourdough bread from start to finish. Roll up your sleeves and follow along as we go through preparing a sourdough loaf to be baked.

January 23, 2021
10:00 AM
Online; Hosted by the Fermenter's Club
https://fermentersclub.com/shop/sourdough-virtual-workshop/
Garden Explorers: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Garden Explorers is an outdoor, educational adventure where students engage with nature through science. Participants will discover how to design their own garden, consider types of plants they want to grow, and see garden examples from Olivewood Gardens. Activity kit! Want to pick up an activity kit with all the materials your little one needs for the class? Purchase one below for pickup at Olivewood Gardens Thursday 1/21 or Friday 1/22.

January 23, 2021
11:00 AM
Online; Hosted by Olivewood Gardens
https://www.olivewoodgardens.org/events/garden-explorers-how-does-your-garden-grow-2/
Beekeeping 103: Beehive Rescue and Honey Harvesting

This one day course will involve the transfer of an existing hive and moving it to a box hive. This is a very complicated but doable process if one is properly schooled on the procedure. We will also be going th the steps of processing honey comb to liquid honey. This course will have three different sections but you have the choice of purchasing just a single day. Each class costs $65 but if you purchase all three classes it is $180.

Do-it-Together Kimchi Virtual Workshop

Learn how to make delicious, gut-healthy probiotic rich kimchi at home! Kimchi is an ancient Korean pickle (usually spicy) and there are hundreds of ways to make it! We will explore some of them. We’ll explain fermentation and have a brief discussion about the benefits of making and eating fermenting foods. We’ll show you how easy it is to start making fermented foods yourself at home! We’ll demo some simple seasonal fermented recipes which are loaded with healthy “probiotic” bacteria.. Roll up your sleeves and make your very own batch of kimchi to ferment; We will send you the list of ingredients and equipment needed ahead of time

January 24, 2021
10:00 AM
Online; Hosted by the Fermenter's Club
https://fermentersclub.com/shop/kimchi-virtual-workshop/
Sundays with Sam: Braised Chicken with Chickpeas in a Lemony Coconut Sauce

Happy New Year spicy friends! Sundays with Sam is back on and we are ready to start the new year off with some healthy recipes and a purpose. If you have gotten off track this holiday season, have no fear! We are gearing up for a fun year online! Ingredient list can be found via the event url. Braised Chicken with Chickpeas in a Lemony Coconut Sauce Quarantini: Skinny Paloma

Save Your Scraps Webinar

Do you find yourself cooking at home much more often lately? You’re definitely not alone, making this a great time for many of us to implement sustainability in our kitchens! Did you know that 40% of the food grown, processed, and transported in the U.S. currently goes to waste? Join I Love A Clean San Diego on Tuesday, January 26th from 11am-12pm for our free Save Your Scraps webinar. Come hungry to learn about reducing food waste and recycling right in the kitchen. We’ll share tips on smart shopping, proper food storage, myth-busting expiration dates, and cooking root-to-stalk meals. Discover why it is so important to keep organic waste from reaching the landfill, and leave with the tools you need to stop wasting food (and money) in your home!

January 26, 2021
11:00 AM
Online; Hosted by I Love A Clean San Diego
https://www.ilacsd.org/event/save-your-scraps-webinar-1-26/
Do-it-Together Kimchi Virtual Workshop

Learn how to make delicious, gut-healthy probiotic rich kimchi at home! Kimchi is an ancient Korean pickle (usually spicy) and there are hundreds of ways to make it! We will explore some of them. We’ll explain fermentation and have a brief discussion about the benefits of making and eating fermenting foods. We’ll show you how easy it is to start making fermented foods yourself at home! We’ll demo some simple seasonal fermented recipes which are loaded with healthy “probiotic” bacteria.. Roll up your sleeves and make your very own batch of kimchi to ferment; We will send you the list of ingredients and equipment needed ahead of time

February 6, 2021
10:00 AM
Online; Hosted by the Fermenter's Club
https://fermentersclub.com/shop/kimchi-virtual-workshop/
Cheese, Chocolate and Spirits for Kitchens for Good

This is a virtual tasting event that not only tastes good, but does good. Here's what you get in this exquisite kit designed specifically for two people to enjoy: three mini bottles of spirits PLUS a perfectly paired cheese plate with six different varieties PLUS a scrumptious box of six chocolates PLUS we donate $25 per purchase to Kitchens for Good, an organization dedicated to helping people labeled as "unemployable" find meaningful work It's the deal of the Valentine's week for $75 - cheese, chocolate, spirits and a donation to a great cause! Venissimo's RobbyG will be on the Zoom session to tell you all about the cheeses. And Maker's Mark Diplomat Trevor Bowles will tell you all about the libations. Pastry chef Elizabeth Olson @tillythehun will be handcrafting the chocolates and sharing the magic. All you need is the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device to tune it at 5:30 and enjoy the fun. The Zoom link will be emailed to you after purchase.

Natural Handmade Healing Balm Workshop

Come and learn something new! Balms and Salves are popular in this cooler weather, they help hands, lips and feet stay moisturized and happy, also great for bumps and aches! In this class you will learn how to make a balm from scratch with oils, herbal extracts, infusions and essential oils to use for your wellbeing. This is a fun class hands on, set in a safe outdoor environment, with a recipe and a pot of balm to take home. We will also discuss how to make a herbal extract, which you can try out at home using plants from your garden.

Wild Edible Plant Harvesting & Cooking Workshop

Want to learn how to harvest and prepare delicious recipes from the most nutritious and sustainably grown food on the planet? Wild edible plants are growing all around us. Imagine how much CO2 emissions, energy and waste would be saved if more people ate wild edible plants harvested from their back yards instead of eating conventional vegetable needing water, fertilizer and that has been transported hundreds or even thousands of miles. Wild edible foods are a tool that can be use to help solve many of the social and environmental justice problems we face today. This workshop will teach you how to: • Safely identify and respectfully forage wild edible plants • Prepare delicious, nutritious recipes • Find out how our health can benefit from including these plants in our diet The day will start with a presentation on wild edible plants followed by a wild edible plant walk. Then we will make a number of different recipes from our foraging and end the day with a feast where will sample all the dishes we have prepared.

Fruit Tree Pruning and Training

This course is focused on deciduous fruit trees! This hands on course will cover the basics of deciduous fruit tree pruning and structural training which is almost a forgotten craft. Many of the modern fruiting trees we cherish were developed hundreds and maybe thousands of year's ago by our ancestors. Many of the varieties were co-created by nature and early horticulturists. The traits these trees posses need special care to keep the trees healthy and productive. Please bring hand primers.