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Roots to Fruits
Date Saturday July 23
Time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Location: The School Farm. Glen Park Neighborhood, San Francisco.
Address: 555 Portola Dr, School of the Arts (SOTA). Enter via O’Shaughnessy Dr.
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorBooka Alon
On July 23, 2011, a new event shines a spotlight on stone fruits that can grow in the legendary San Francisco “fog belts” and “sun belts” by offering a family-friendly fruit tasting, special ‘stone fruit’ tree sale and celebration of backyard abundance.

Ever wonder, ‘What Fruits Can Thrive in Our Urban Climate?’
Roots to Fruits Brings Juicy Fruit Tasting to San Francisco this Summer

EVENT: ROOTS TO FRUITS, TASTING OUR SHARED FRUITURE
Date: Saturday, July 23
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: Free for the General Public. The fruit tasting will be $4. Proceeds benefit local urban agriculture.

Location: The School Farm. Glen Park Neighborhood, San Francisco.
Address: 555 Portola Dr, School of the Arts (SOTA). Enter via O’Shaughnessy Dr. map:http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=200666892155578247811.0004a7c9c83fa4c7f87dc&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=19

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110183875738805
Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/rootstofruitsSF
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/RootstoFruitsSF

Activities: A Fruit Tasting, Tree Sale, Backyard Showcase Garden, Outdoor Adobe Kitchen, Urban Locavore Marketplace featuring locally produced goods. Plus best backyard fruit contest, kids area featuring facepainting, music & more!

Keynote Speaker, Author Pam Peirce will give talk, ‘Our Diverse San Francisco Microclimates’
Special Guest: Dr. John Preece, of the Wolfskill Germplasm Repository, Discusses ‘Why A Germ Bank for Fruit and Nut Crops are Important in Our Food System’

Background:
San Francisco— Roots to Fruits, a new event series, offers a unique opportunity to sample the tastiest summer stone fruits, such as nectarines, pluots and even peaches. The fruit available for tasting is proven to grow in various Bay Area microclimates. The Roots to Fruits crew will offer the chance to pre-order young fruit trees, which will arrive this Winter, the perfect season for planting and pruning.

The kickoff event, “Roots to Fruits: Tasting our Shared Fruiture,” will focus on family fun by hosting a day filled with contests, a raffle, local food from small producers and educational talks and demos by some of San Francisco’s most experienced gardeners and urban agriculture enthusiasts, including breadmakers, beekeepers and fruit growers, who will share wisdom and useful information about sharing resources and offering practical solutions that can help support our shared food system.
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Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jul 13th, 2011 3:45 AM
§Burgundy Plums
by Booka Alon Wednesday Jul 13th, 2011 3:45 AM
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Burgundy plums can grow in the San Francisco micro-climates
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