425 Second St., #300
San Francisco, California 94107

This is your signal. Like Batman's bat sign in the night sky, you've been called. But instead of a bat, you're called by the silhouette of a SNAIL! It's time to put seed in soil, so we're gathering to share our gardening knowledge and inspire each other to create a sustainable urban food system. Not to mention that our deteriorating economy and environment give us ample reason to take control of our own food supply!

Three experts are kickstarting this month's Abundance League discussion on gardening and local food. The discussion will be focused on practical gardening tips and how we can support a sustainable urban food system through politics and our participation in the food economy. Our panelist this month are:

-Tarka Sanchez: botanist, ethnobotanist, cook, sustainability consultant, and international cuisine and garden design entrepreneur.

-Jen Dalton: food consultant, food journalist, Slow Food organizer, editor of the City Slicker Eats series on the groundbreaking food politics blog Civil Eats, cookbook collector, and gastronome.

-Olin Anderson: urban planner, habitat restorer, eco-landscape architect, designer of therapeutic and edible garden spaces, and recent prize winner at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show for a demonstration landscape entitled, "11:44AM, Friday."

The combined experience of our panelists is truly dazzling. It includes communing with shamans in the Amazon rainforest to learn plant medicine, selling authentic distrito federale-styled Mexican food in a London market stall, helping launch the Slow Food movement in the US, designing a prize-winning therapeutic garden for disabled veterans, and decades of hands on gardening experience.

We hope you'll bring your own experience to share. As well as some yummy local food for the potluck.

When: Thursday, April 16th, 6:30-10:00pm
Where: Citizen Space , 425 Second St., #100, San Francisco

6:30 - 7:00 Arrive, mingle, nosh
7:00 - 7:45 Member announcements: come prepared to share your passions, needs, gifts & favorite food or gardening experience
7:45 - 8:15 Break - share knowledge, mingle, nosh
8:15 - 9:45 Panel discussion
9:45 - 10:00 Clean up, and as an option, take the discussion to the 21st Amendment, a nearby bar

Official Website: http://abundanceleague.org/2009/03/29/sf-may-meeting-calling-all-gardening-local-food-nerds/

Added by Neal Gorenflo on April 9, 2009

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