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  • Tara Hui
    Hi Friends and colleagues, been working on planning this event forever and realized that A LOT of you are not yet aware of it. Please forgive the mass mailing,
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      RootsToFruits -- TASTING OUR SHARED FRUITURE!

      Hi Friends and colleagues, been working on planning this event forever and realized that A LOT of you are not yet aware of it. Please forgive the mass mailing, I would love to email you all individually but it proved impossible.

      Hope you can all come out and play this Saturday! Love to see you =)

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      Wondering where to start, as busy urban dwellers, towards sustainable living? Learning about the benefits of fruit trees and their associated ecosystem could be a great first step.

      Instead of going out and purchasing a tree that might not do well in your microclimate, or one that has needs that you're unaware, we do the hand holding from the start -- but it doesn't end there...

      On July 23, 2011, the FREE Roots to Fruits, TASTING OUR SHARED FRUITURE event will celebrate local abundance, knowledge, skillshare and Summer Fruit Tasting!

      Our Keynote Speaker Author Pam Peirce will talk about "Using San Francisco’s Microclimates to Grow Food and Flowers". Special guest speaker Dr. John Preece, of the Wolfskill Germplasm Repository will Discuss "Why is a gene bank for fruit and nut crops important"

      Family Friendly Activities will include:

      Fruit Tasting & Tree Sale – tree planting is a commitment, you get to taste the fruit before deciding on what variety you want to plant!
      Backyard Showcase Garden shows you that, sustainability features in a standard San Francisco Backyard is not only desirable but totally within reach!
      Outdoor Adobe Kitchen teaches canning, jamming, pie and bread making to prepare you for the eventuality - overabundance. Is that ever a problem? We think not, endless yummy solutions await - we'll show you just a few.
      Urban Locavore Marketplace is for the impatient ones, who want all the goodies NOW [you know who you are ;)]. Featuring locally produced goods and services including jams, honeys, cheese, soaps, tinctures and salves. We even have a fruit scrub and facial with therapeutic Body Care!
      Best Backyard Fruit Contest - bring your backyard fruit. If it is judged to be the best in town, you can win fabulous garden prizes!

      Kids are not forgotten, there will be face painting, chickens, goat milking demo, plus music from Bubblejuice! If you haven't heard of them, check this out - "Before You Take A Bit Of Food"!

      Have I got your juices flowing? See how to participate, and get more information and schedules of the demos below.

      Event: Roots To Fruits, TASTING OUR SHARED FRUITURE
      Sat, July 23 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      Cost: Free (tasting $4 suggested donation) Proceeds benefit urban agriculture & local initiatives.


      Location: The School Farm
      Glen Park, San Francisco

      Address: 555 Portola Dr, School of the Arts (SOTA).
      Enter on O’Shaughnessy, map -
      http://bit.ly/SchoolFarmEntrance

      Website:    roots-to-fruits.com
      Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110183875738805

      If you make anything, grow anything and like to share (or sell) everything... you know where to bring them. But you need to register first - Marketplace Registration: http://bit.ly/locavoreMKTregistration

      If you are growing fruit, and they are ripe right about now, submit them at the Best Backyard Fruit Contest:  http://bit.ly/BestBYFruitContest  to win bragging right and prizes!

      We sure need more help so, if you can spare even just couple of hours, Sign Up to Volunteer: http://bit.ly/RTFvolunteerSignUp best way to learn is to participate!

      Background:

      San Francisco— through a new annual event series, Roots to Fruits offers a unique opportunity to sample the tastiest fruits you can grow in Bay Area microclimates before you pre-order young fruit trees. The trees will arrive in January, the perfect season for planting.

      The kickoff event,“Roots to Fruits: Tasting our Shared Fruiture” will focus on family fun by hosting a day filled with educational talks and demos. A host of Bay Area’s experts on gardening, homesteading, water harvesting and urban forestry will be available to answer your questions. Small producers including breadmakers, canners, jammers, beekeepers and fruit growers will share practical solutions that can help support our shared food system. It is all about wise utilization of
      resources!

      If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me – tara@...

       

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