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Soil Shindig

A FREE day-long celebration of soil!
Saturday, November 17, 1pm to 6pm

in the Tijuana River Park

Two locations around the intersection of
Hollister St. and Sunset Avenue 92154.

Click here for a Google driving map.

Sites are located quarter-mile walking distance of each other.

Bike and Picnic Friendly!

TJ River Valley Community Garden
corner of Hollister St. & Sunset Avenue 92154
Wild Willow Farm & Education Center
2550 Sunset Ave, San Diego 92154

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(no cost)


Celebrate one of the world's most amazing precious natural resources, SOIL! You're invited to a day of learning, discovering, creating, connecting, and experiencing the key role soils play in our daily lives through a collaboration between Wild Willow Farm & Education Center, and the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County.

Explore two unique soil-supporting operations -- a community garden and an educational farm -- located in the Tijuana Estuary just 15 minutes south of downtown San Diego.

Family-friendly activities will be offered at both locations, and workshops for all levels of soil enthusiasts will be held in the morning and afternoon at Wild Willow Farm and The Tijuana River Valley (TRV) Community Garden.

TRAVEL The best way to get to the Tijuana River Park area where this event is located, is to take the Tocayo exit from Southbound I-5, just north of the Mexican border (Exit 3). Click here for a map.


Program & Schedule

Tijuana River Valley Community Garden (TRVCG)

1pm to 4:30pm

Vendor Fair

1pm to 3pm

Carbon Farming Demonstration

3pm to 4pm

Community Garden Open House & Tour

3pm to 4pm

Botany Trail Walk with Marya Nash ( to WWF)

Wild Willow Farm & Educaction Center (WWF)

1pm to 2pm | Workshop Session One

Seed Saving & Growing for Seed

Brijette Romstedt

WWF Classroom

Seasonal Planting

Cathryn Henning

WWF Field

Water Harvesting Tour

Brook Sarson

WWF Barn

Farm Tour

Mel Lions

WWF Barn

Botany Trail Walk (to TRVCG)

Marya Nash

WWF Barn

2pm to 4pm | Kid's Activities

Sarah Miller

WWF Children's Garden

2pm to 2:45pm | Seed Swap

San Diego Seed Company

SD Seed Library

WWF Barn

2:45pm to 3:45 pm | Workshop Session Two

Soil Food Web & Beyond

Paul Maschka

WWF Classroom

Easy Home Soil Tests

Jaron Mackay

WWF Field

River Valley Silviculture

Moshe Krafchow

WWF Barn

Farm Tour

Mel Lions

WWF Barn

4pm to 5pm | Panel Discussion

Resilient Community & Adaptive Food Production

WWF Farm Barn

5pm to 6pm | DJ Plot 156

Erik Rodriguez

WWF Farm Barn