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Slow Food East Bay: National "Dig In" Day
Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
Dig In!Join Us In The GardenOn September 25thFor A Volunteer Work DaySlow Food chapters across the nation are joining together fora national service day on September 25th.Here in the East Bay, we are working with the Ecology Center to bring volunteers to six nearby community and school gardens. Come along with some of your neighbors and build a fence or a chicken coop, paint a shed, plant some seedlings, clear some weeds and harvest. At the end of the work day, we will gather to share a drink and a bite to eat with other Slow Food and community members who volunteered around town.For more information about the gardens and the work to be done, please see below, then reserve your space on the volunteer team at the garden of your choice.
Ashby Community Garden
Location: Ashby Avenue between Mabel and Sacramento, Berkeley CA
Garden Contact: Ellen Douda, 845-5850
Slow Food Volunteer Contact: Maria McLaughlin/EdLewis
Berkeley Unified School District/Malcolm X
Location: 1731 Prince Street, Berkeley, CA 94703-2499
Garden Contact: Rivka Mason, 653-5317
Slow Food Volunteer Contact: Anna Smith Clark
Berkeley Unified School District/Thousand Oaks
Special Skills: Measuring, sawing, and attaching wood pieces to the existing fence, and moving soil back along the fence line. Requesting some experience with woodworking, but they don't need to be experts. We might work on additional fencing against the deer, and maybe even start our chicken coop.
Garden Contact: Darca Wrubel, 517-4408
Slow Food Volunteer Contact: Arthur Perley
Berkeley Youth Collaborative Production Garden
Location: Bancroft Way between West and Bonar
Garden Contact: Kim Allen, (510) 647-0709
Slow Food Volunteer Contact: Jon Elden
Karl Linn Community Garden
Location: Peralta Avenue at Hopkins, Berkeley
Garden Contact: Mary Lynch, 872-0220
Slow Food Volunteer Contact: Lisa Quaid
Spiral Gardens Community Food Security Project
Location: Sacramento Street at Oregon Street
59th Street between Adeline and Market
Garden Contact: Daniel Miller, 472-8853
Slow Food Volunteer Contact: Lauren Heumann & Sylvia Wu
When & Where
Slow Food East Bay
This event is a collaboration between,
Slow Food East Bay
Berkeley Food Coalition
Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.
For additonal information about the event or Slow Food East Bay please email,
call Anna 510.295.3244