Last Community Potluck of the Year at Wild Willow

Farming is food. And food is best when shared with community. The third Saturday of the month (mostly), Wild Willow gives thanks to our amazing community of students, volunteers, and educators by hosting potlucks featuring our famous wood-fired pizzas. Familiar faces and new smiles are always welcome to these joyous gatherings that include educational workshops, volunteer activities, farm tour, potluck dinner, and drum circle around our cob firepit. Bring a dish to share and warm clothing; rain cancels.

We're teaming up with Local Earth to bring you free workshops all about ENERGY!  Schedule for the Day:

11am to 4pm: Volunteer on the farm

3:15-5:30 pm: Free Workshops

5:30pm: Free Farm Tour led by Wild Willow staff

6:30pm POTLUCK with farm-made, organic sourdough wood-fired pizza. Please bring something yummy, enough to share... extra points for homemade dishes using organic and local ingredients. Bonus points for sharing your recipe on a card next to your dish!

Dusk COMMUNITY Fireside Community and Drum Jam!-- BYODrum(s)

Free Workshops:

3:45pm Cooking with the Sun.  Retired U.S. diplomat Pat McArdle who began solar cooking during the year she spent patrolling northern Afghanistan with a British infantry unit, will discuss the power of these simple, zero emissions devices to reduce deforestation and smoke in the kitchen--and to cook really great food using only the light of the sun. 

4:15pm Cooking with Rocket Stoves. Presented by Colin Richard.  Learn about rocket stoves as we discuss theory, design principles and fuelwoods, along with demonstrations on several stoves from around the world. Participants will also learn a simple, inexpensive design that can be easily set up at home.

4:15pm Energy and its Transformation. Presented by Daniela Zempaxuchitl. Understand how "energy of judgment" and points of view that lead us into continuous patterns of dead ends can be transformed into "energy of questions" to create space for new possibilities.  Learn about “The Bars”, an energy transformational tool that facilitates a desired way of functioning in life, and exercises to expand your personal energy. A complimentary sample of The Bars will be offered for people who sat in, listened, and participated. 

4:45pm Energy and Silviculture Presented by Moshe Krafchow. Relate the US energy profile to our food security with discuss some creative ideas regarding food security. Learn how changes in land cover relate to the carbon balance equation and how Swordsmens Silviculture methods can help balance that equation. 

4:45pm Family Activity: Meet and Greet Local Parrots Learn how local non-profit SoCal Parrot is working to rehabilitate, release, and protect the wild parrots of San Diego. You'll not only learn about about the wild flocks of endangered parrots that reside in our very own backyards, but SoCal Parrot will also bring a few parrot ambassadors to meet and interact with all. Learn more about SoCal Parrot online ( or on facebook (

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