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San Francisco + food movement + tomorrow

Hoping to spend tomorrow discussing sustainable & safe food systems? Well, you have *two* intriguing events to choose from December 1st 2009.

The first promises some controversy. Our friends at Slow Food SF are organizing a panel discussion featuring panelists from both sides of the food movement aisle.

The Slow Food SF Eat In, September 2009

Starting at 6:45pm at the S.F. Public Library’s Koret Auditorium (100 Larkin & Grove) the panel will feature Douglas Gayeton (author of the book Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town),  Sarah Rich, Sam Mogannam from Bi-Rite, farmer Casey Havre, chef Michelle Fuerst, and Slow Food SF’s very own  Dava Guthmiller. After this spirited debate Slow Food will be hosting a book signing/exception/reception at 18 Reasons in the Mission. (Via Mary Ladd & SFoodie)

Looking to learn more about Permaculture in the Mission tomorrow? Look no further! December 1st 7-9pm Movie Night @ The Red Poppy Art House (2698 Folsom Street @ 23rd Street) will be showing the Geoff Lawton  film, Introduction to Permaculture Design (What I’m sure will be)  a spirited Q & A will follow the screening with Kevin Bayuk and David Cody answering your questions.  Given David Stockhausen’s recent and very positive experience with Permaculture this event is too tempting for us to pass up. Hope to see you there!

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Say Hello on Saturday

twitterbanner#1Join us for ARTasting 2009! Saturday, November 7th, 9pm – 2am

Amyitis will be participating in this event with giveaways worth up to $200.  Come check out our display and raise money for a good cause.  Details below:

“ARTDEEZINE IS HOSTING ITS FOURTH ANNUAL ARTASTING PARTY AND 2010 CALENDAR RELEASE PARTY ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2009 AT 111 MINNA GALLERY IN SAN FRANCISCO.12 SAN FRANCISCO NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN A 2010 CALENDAR CREATED BY LOCAL ARTISTS. THE ART FEATURED IN THE CALENDAR WILL BE SHOWCASED AT THE EVENT AND THE CALENDAR WILL BE FOR SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE EVENT FOR $12. PROCEEDS FROM THE CALENDAR WILL BENEFIT SLOW FOOD SF AND WOMEN’S INITIATIVE.

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS EXCITING COMMUNITY DRIVEN EVENT IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL ART AND BUSINESS AND IN CELEBRATION OF OUR BEAUTIFUL CITY THAT INSPIRES ARTISTS OF ALL MEDIUMS TO CREATE ART EVERYDAY.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
– AFFORDABLE ART AND PRINTS FOR SALE BY LOCAL ARTISTS
– FOOD DEMONSTRATIONS
– ARTS & CRAFT DEMONSTRATIONS
– LIVE MUSIC BY DJ HUNGR AND HIS STARVIN’ FOR BEATS CREW, THE CHRIS SULLIVAN TRIO, AND HEADLINING SISTAS IN THE PIT

TICKETS ARE $15 IN ADVANCE AND $25 AT THE DOOR. TO PURCHASE TICKETS, GO TO:WWW.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM/EVENT/83035. EMAIL QUESTIONS TO INFO@ARTDEEZINE.COM.

IF YOU HAVE EVENTS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE AMYITIS TO PARTICIPATE IN OR HOST PLEASE CONTACT US:

AMYITISGARDENS@GMAIL.COM

415-602-2696

THANKS,

THE AMYITIS TEAM.

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A little bird told me…….

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“We’re not just farming veggies, we’re farming a community” is my latest catch phrase.  It’s true, nothing fosters a greater sense of gratitude within me than getting to work with the land and the people who are connected to it.  Each day that we at Amyitis move forward through the seasons, we’re connecting with more and more people eager to share the experience, knowledge, and passion that comes with working with food and community.  And, this week has been no exception.  We’ve seen such a dramatic and beautiful response to this Huffington Post contest.  Amyitis would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who’s been voting for us and to all of the contestants who are participating.  Our fellow contestants are our nation-wide heroes; what a fun way to share information about our National Farming Community! We have no idea when HP plans to close the contest so you might as well keep on voting for us. Help us spread the national word about SF backyard farming!

Prep School

IMG_0850 While I’ll never stop missing Vermont Fall trees, smells, and colors, I have come to appreciate what the Northern California Coast has to offer in terms of its relative seasons.  There is just enough of a fall feeling in the air to keep me going at this time of year.  The air is crisper, the sun lower, the dreamy light more dreamy, and the tasks around winter preparations are….well…similar.  This past Wednesday we had a couple of volunteers at the gardens helping us with our garlic planting.  For those that don’t know, garlic is often planted in the fall to “over-winter” like many spring bulbs.  It is then allowed to grow usually through July in most cases when it is harvested and “cured” for several weeks before processing.  In our case, because of our backyard city scale we’ll likely not allow 80% of our garlic to mature.  We’ll harvest a great deal of it in the spring and sell it as green garlic.  Green garlic has an earthy, hearty flavor that is coveted by chefs everywhere.  It works for us too because it frees up some much-needed space for spring planting.  IMG_0854IMG_0852 While we were on a roll, we took some time to re-mineralize the soil that’s served us so well all summer long.  With some rock dust from a local quarry, volunteer Stephanie Haney adds a light coating of essential minerals to fortify our soil and prepare for some winter planting.

In Other News.

We have an upcoming event on November 7th here at the 111 Minna Gallery in SOMA.  We’re happy to be a part of an event supporting Slow Food SF and the women’s Initiative.  We’ll be there with bells on giving away free seeds and a raffle prize worth over $100 dollars! For more info go to our events page and mark your calendar. Also, our fans can now follow us on Twitter.  Catch updates, news, and the latest blog posts with our tweets. Simply go to http://twitter.com/amyitisgardens. and follow us!

Happy Farming,

David

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