Upcoming Events

Save the Date–May 19th 2018–“A Taste of Spring”


March 24th – 11am – 5pm Restore and Renew the Earth

$10 donation (This event is a donation based event to build community and to also raise funds to bring electricity to the farm to host additional permaculture programs & festivities in the future.)

This gathering will be a collective work where we gather as a cOMmunity that would love to create the kind of world we want to see. Regenerating the earth through regenerative agriculture, creating conscious ecosystems for food and health – both for our inner landscapes and outer landscapes. Come heal the earth and come get healed by being in community

Musicians include: Molly McCabe, Tripped Up, True Zion, Shayari, Emily Franklin

Located at Our Global Family Village at City Farm – Permaculture Demo Farm and Garden

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FARMGIRLS Summer Camp – June 26-29, 8am – 12noon

$150 per camper

FARMGIRLS Summer Camp is Girl Power for our Future Food System!  FARMGIRLS Summer Camp is held at Our Global Family Farm, a permaculture demonstration site located at City Farm SLO. It features food crops and indigenous food cropping systems from the four corners of the globe. FARMGIRLS Summer Camp will include farming, cooking, eating, making crafts, singing and nature hikes. The FARMGILRS summer camp is a place where women and girls of all ages can learn about how to grow food in an ecological approach that follows the ethics of permaculture: care for the earth, care for one another, and share the abundance.  Together we can create a food system that is Regenerative, Healthy, Local, and Resilient. FARMGIRLS Summer Camp is now open to women too. We want to see generations of women and girls be empowered to learn about agriculture and to grow their own food! Start signing up now!!!

February 10 2018, 9:00 A.M. City Farm SLO Work Party

Join us for our Valentine’s month workday to help us lovingly plant new fruit trees & perennial crops in the food forest beds.

In the food forest we’ll show how to combine bare root fruit trees with an understory of edible vines, herbs, flowers, and bulbs to create a no-till, year-round food production garden. We’ll also install drip irrigation, mulching, and gopher protection.

Families (All ages) welcome, please bring gloves and a water bottle. Wear protective shoes, dress for varying winter weather (cold, wet, to full sun) and enjoy a day on the farm.

Last month’s work party succeeded in completing our 330 foot-long seven foot high deer fence.  (For a full report, see

During the weeks that followed, students in the City Farm School Project secured the perimeter by mounting four gates


installed a new irrigation system


and planted 600 winter crop vegetable seedlings donated by Greenheart Farms.


January 13, 2018 9:00 A.M.
City Farm SLO Work Party

Protect our Gardens!

Ring in the New Year by joining Friends of City Farm SLO in preparing our School Gardens for a new season.

Saturday January 13 is the day for completing a deer fence around the perimeter of our newly designed and reconstructed activity space.

IMG_1333Master Plan for CCG plot at City Farm

It will protect cropland where students at Pacific Beach High School and the PREPARE program grow, cook and eat their own vegetables, the new food forest orchard and the beautiful pergola used for instruction and public events like our Fall Harvest Festival.

In the last four years of these programs, deer (and some other mammals) have severely damaged the harvest by helping themselves to seedlings as well as mature crops.  This event will stop that from happening.

The posts will already be placed, but we need lots of help to attach rolls of fencing to them and hang several gates.  If time permits, we’ll also be installing new irrigation.

Instructions and supplies are supplied.  Join students and neighbors and learn some of the varied tasks and skills that it takes to maintain a small farm. Help keep up the momentum at City Farm’s ongoing improvement campaign, which has included soil preparation, weeding and sowing the now maturing cover crop.

Farm-grown snacks are provided.  Children welcome.


November 11, 2017 10:00 A.M.
City Farm SLO Work Party

Sowing a Winter Cover Crop

Come join friends and neighbors in preparing City Farm SLO for Winter.

We’ll be working the hard caked clay of uncovered areas surrounding the Student Garden and Pergola.

Tasks will include mowing and digging up weeds, watering, tilling the ground, sowing seed and mulching pathways.

This work will promote soil health, beautify the landscape, and enhance fertility for future plantings and events.

Tools and machines are provided. Wear sturdy shoes. Bring your own work gloves and water bottle. Be prepared for windy or cold weather and full sun.


City Farm veggie snacks will be provided

Pitch in and help maintain the momentum of the Fall Harvest Festival to make this a place to serve and enjoy.

For more information email

OCTOBER 8 2017: Fall Harvest Festival

Flyer - Fall Harvest Festival 2017

Click here to read the full press release.