Fall Harvest Festival Year 2

CCG was awarded a grant by the San Luis Obispo City Promotional Coordinating to sponsor a return of our Fall Harvest Festival coming up in October 2018.  Our hard-working Board is looking for volunteers now to start planning and preparing for another large and successful event. Check out a pictorial report on last year’s Festival here

“A Taste of Spring”  May 19th 4-7 pm

Our first Spring Benefit was a happy event that lived up to its advance billing in the New Times:

For the full story in pictures, please see this photo album on Flickr or visit

Enjoy a beautiful May afternoon and evening here:

Take part in our local silent auction while you enjoy farm-fresh bites from our featured chefs of Novo Restaurant, Granada Bistro, Thai Bounty, and plant-based chef Angelica Peach.

Their freshly prepared dishes will be paired with wines provided by Wild Horse, Opolo Vineyards, and Baileyana along with beverages by Whalebird Kombucha. We’ll also be serving SLO Almonds dessert treats.

The festivities will be accompanied by live music from B and the Hive for your listening and dancing pleasure. So come out and be part of the happenings at City Farm SLO. Take a tour of new student gardens, outdoor kitchen, food forests, and more.

Help support our non-profit’s volunteer-run educational and agricultural programs.  Buy your tickets online today at:

If you cant make it to this event and would like to help support our programs, it’s easy here.


Help us finish the new permanent field kitchen and prepare for A Taste of Spring, our gala Benefit coming up Saturday May 19.  We’ll also be weeding, mulching and mowing as the garden fills with veggies and flowers.


Work Party Saturday, April 14, 9-12

Please join our monthly work party at City Farm, 1221 Calle Joaquin, this Saturday, April 14th 9:00 am to noon

  • Help us refurbish the out door kitchen used by our school programs for the last four years with a new work counter, sink, and grey-water drainage system.
  • Help us install 25 new native plants with gopher baskets and drip irrigation to attract beneficial insects, repel harmful ones and beautify the vegetable garden area.
  • Help us set up a humane system for dealing with destructive groundsquirrels.

Learn from some experts.

Enjoy the spring beauty of the lawn planted last fall.

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May 19th 2018 —  “A Taste of Spring”

Please join us for a glorious afternoon and evening in support of City Farm SLO.  Tickets available now at  Only a limited number are available.  4 chefs, 4 wineries, music by B and the Hive.


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.

OCTOBER 8 2017: Fall Harvest Festival

Flyer - Fall Harvest Festival 2017

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