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Farm Tour

March 4, 2015 — Leave a comment

It’s the first Farm Tour of the 2015 Season in Southern California! Pack a picnic and come meet your farmer – get your Farm News from Thaddeus or one of their farm crew in person. You’re invited to stroll the orchards, make arts & crafts, pick up some fresh fruits and veggies from their market stand, and more.

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Don’t forget to bring your camera, a picnic blanket and lunch, sunscreen, water and suitable shoes for walking on their farmland.

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WHAT: Farm Tour
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2015 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE: 1698 South Sespe Street | Bardsdale, Ca

DETAILS: 

  • $5 / per person 
  • Free for Kids age 12 and under
  • No RSVP is necessary

CONTACT INFO: (800) 796-6009

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Now in its fifth year, coinciding with the 100th Anniversary of the famed iconic restaurant, the 2014 Yamashiro Farmers Market, organized by Yamashiro Hollywood and City Farm, will run every Thursday through September 4th, 2014.

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This year Chef Brock Kleweno and his team at the “Yamashiro Grill” are bringing back the popular Brock Kleweno’s Taco menu, which will include a Miso-Glazed Black Cod Taco, Duck Confit Taco with Spiced Hoisin & Blood Orange Salsa, Red Wine & Sake-Braised Short Rib Taco, and a Pulled Chicken Taco with a Spicy Peanut Sauce, Pickled Cucumbers, and Onions. “Having received so many requests over the years, we’re excited to bring the tacos back for their fans,” said Kleweno.

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In addition to Yamshiro Grill’s presence, the market with feature such vendors as Heirloom LACoolHausFlat Iron TruckHepp’s SaltLongshot EspressoMiddle BarUrban PieBorder GrillI Heart PiesMcGrath Family FarmGourmet BlendsDolce Monachelli’sBrothers ProductsBella VadoDoValle PastaSaint John’s Sponge CompanyConscious FoodsFront Porch PopsReciprocity Productions, and J.D. Luxe.

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The market will also feature weekly family-friendly activities by Giggle Factory on May 22, July 17, and 31, August 28, and September 4, Magician Steve Wastell on June 19, July 3, and 31, and August 14, The Ballusionist on May 29, June 26, July 24, August 7, and 21, Skirball Cultural Center on June 5, and Mosaic Church on June 12 and July 10.

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Yamshiro’s Pagoda Bar will be open for drinks and light fare each week, and will feature the signature acoustics of DJ LC on May 22, June 26, July 31, and September 4.

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During the Farmers Market, Yamashiro will be open for dinner and reservations may be made by calling the restaurant. Valet parking at Yamashiro is available to dinner guests of the restaurant.

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WHAT: Yamashiro Farmers Market 
WHEN:
Every Thursday, May 22 – September 4, 2014 | 5:00 – 9:00 pm)
WHERE: 1999 North Sycamore Avenue | Hollywood, CA  90068

DETAILS:

  • $2 parking is available at the Mosaic Church (7107 Hollywood Blvd.). Entrance to the parking lot is on La Brea Ave. Shuttles run every 15 minutes from 5:00 – 9:30 pm. 

CONTACT INFO: (323) 466-5125 | info@yamashirohollywood.com

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Farm Tour

March 7, 2014 — Leave a comment

It’s Farm Tour season! Pack a picnic and join Farm Fresh To You at their Bardsdale farm for a harvest activity, attend a Farm Talk with Thaddeus, pick up some fresh fruits and veggies from their market stand, and take part in an arts and crafts activity.

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What To Bring

Bring a blanket, picnic lunch, water, sunblock/sunhat and dress for the farm with comfortable closed-toe shoes for the orchards. Come out and join rain or shine! 

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WHAT: Farm Tour
WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE: 1698 South Sespe Street | Bardsdale, California

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $5 per person, FREE for children 12 and under
  • No RSVP necessary 

CONTACT INFO: (800) 796-6009

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City Farm is proud to announce the opening of their San Marino Farmers Market. This will be the first farmers market for the one-hundred-year-old city and will operate on the northwest corner of Huntington Drive and San Marino Avenue every Friday.

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Partnering with San Marino’s Chamber of Commerce, City Farm will bring quality farmers, vendors, and music to the city for an exciting, weekly community event. Interested in becoming a vendor at the San Marino Farmers Market? Apply here.

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WHAT: San Marino Farmer’s Market 
WHEN:
Opening Friday, March 7, 2014 | 2:00 – 7:00 pm
WHERE:
San Marino Avenue and Huntington Drive

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Together, Farm Fresh To You and Wilshire restaurant welcome you to sit down to a seasonal, farm-to-table dinner with your farmer, Thaddeus Barsotti. Join the Santa Monica eatery for a unique dining experience with wines from Topanga Vineyards and Palmina and a wonderful meal made with some of the season’s best, organic ingredients – all for a good cause. The Seasonal Dinner benefits the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture.

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The Wilshire‘s dishes originate from a fusion of American and International influences, presented in a simple and accessible style. The menu is developed around local, organic, and seasonal ingredients, reflecting the modern sensibilities of supporting sustainable farming. Enjoy a special four-course menu that features produce fresh from the Farm Fresh To You farm, Capay Organic, and stellar wines made by Topanga Vineyards and Palmina.

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Thaddeus Barsotti, along with his brothers Noah Barnes and Freeman Barsotti, have made it their mission to transform agriculture in America by connecting local farms and communities in a method that is environmentally and economically stable. They are continuing the food revolution that was started by their parents in 1976 with 20 acres of star thistle and a dream. They are dedicated to growing organic produce with great taste and connecting people with the land that grows their food.

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During the evening, farmer Thaddeus will share about the inspiration behind making this meal, the farm-fresh ingredients and the passion behind sharing seasonal dinners with folks like you!

WHAT: Seasonal Dinner With Your Farmer In Santa Monica
WHEN: Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
WHERE: 2454 Wilshire Boulevard | Santa Monica, CA 90403

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $125 

CONTACT INFO: (310) 586-1707

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Symbiosis Gathering

September 4, 2013 — 6 Comments

Symbiosis Gathering intends to facilitate peak experiences through a synaesthesia of art, music, transformational learning, and sustainable living integrated into an unparalleled extravaganza of fun beneath the starry skies.

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The organization was founded on strong principles of environmental consciousness and ecological sustainability and each event has continued to advance this vision through the implementation of both time-tested and innovative eco-action initiatives.

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They seek to provide a space for the fusion of aesthetics, sound, and natural living, in an atmosphere of interactive co-creation so we may share in moments that are transformative and inspiring, based in a deep respect for our community and environment.

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Woodward Reservoir is an area of outstanding natural beauty, a peninsula surrounded on 3 sides by a crystal clear swimming lake, with incredible shoreline camping. Bring floating toys! Watch epic sunrises and sunsets from four lakeside dance floors. This venue is gonna blow you away!

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Symbiosis Academy 

Symbiosis welcomes you to a proud presentation of workshops, playshops, danceshops, and much, much more! This year, Symbiosis Academy will focus on practical methods of transforming the earth, our bodies and food sources, and creating sustenance in ways that are in harmony with the body of life.

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Symbiosis is honored to welcome powerful speakers with messages for manifesting real visions through positive actions. Workshops will include yogis, dance instructors, and all sorts of inspiring individuals who can move your body, mind, and spirit. They also have a special addition to this years offerings, not one, but two improv troupes featured at Chicago’s Second City! So come prepared to laugh, learn, and lean into the future together!

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Art

Intuitions, inspirations, and the ineffable all emerge into existence through thoughts, ideas, and art. Before airplanes and helicopters, Leonardo da Vinci sketched all sorts of flying contraptions that, while not functional, paved the way for new thinkers to improve, surpass, and succeed.  At times art is not understood by contemporaries while in hindsight it can become evident that the manifestations of those who came before us intimated and imagined the world which becomes.

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Symbiosis is proud to support and gather artist, sculptors, and creators of all kinds to bend our imaginations and cross the boundaries of what we believe is possible…because we understand ourselves as caretakers of the world for the generations that will follow in our footsteps.

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Ceremony

Ceremony is a gift. It opens, it closes, it sustains, it greets, it lays to rest. Ceremony opens our eyes to the world which we see every day and reminds us of the world which we may not remember. Ceremony need not be solemn, nor sad, nor jovial, nor full of foof, but ceremony must be respected.

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Our ancestors who walked the earth long before us used ceremony to remind them of the past, which bound them to the present and set the stage for our future. Symbiosis holds ceremony dear to their heart and they hope that you will join them in celebration and appreciation of this great communal gift.

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Healing

We all need healing at moments in our lives and for this Gathering they’d like to bring it to the forefront. Through body and energy work, workshops and daydreaming, communication with friends and strangers, dancing, yoga, breathing, and singing, healing is an essential part of life and an essential part of the Gathering. Healing is living and supporting life around us, and we are here with ten thousand arms!

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Kidzbiosis

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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Yoga

There will be many yoga instructors at the gathering.

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Marketplace

Their Marketplace features yummy organic food and their Permaculture course will be an amazing experience for all who can attend!

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Satya Yuga

Somewhere between light and darkness between mortal and deity is a waking dream known as Satya Yuga. The Yuga of truth will play host to raw, unbridled performance, spoken word, acoustic and devotional music, and occasional ranting by mad geniuses….

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Psychedelic Friendship Bingo 

A fortunate thing happened one day on a trip to the akashic record. A portal to the universal source of gameshow energy was bottled, aged, and opened up for you to drink in the delights of Bingo in the psychedelic goodness it was meant for. Come share in joy but do not mess with Bingo or you will face the condiments!

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Lineup

Experience an incredible lineup of musical acts.

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WHAT: Symbiosis Gathering 
WHEN:
September 19 – 23, 2013
WHERE:
Woodward Reservoir | Oakdale, CA

DETAILS: 

CONTACT INFO: (866) 558-4253

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The Wanderlust Festival is the largest multi-day yoga and music festival in the world. Wanderlust festivals feature world-renowned yoga instructors, cutting-edge musical artists, inspiring lectures, outdoor activities, organic food, wine, art, and interactive exhibitions; all amongst beautiful settings in stunning mountain-top locations throughout North America.

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Wanderlust Festival is proud to bring their series of 1-day “Yoga In The City” events to San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York in 2013.

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Yoga in the City (YITC) takes the essence of Wanderlust Festival into urban settings, giving city-dwellers a little taste of epic, 4-day adventures in their own backyard. They invite top local instructors to lead large, free classes, infused with musical performances and often ending in post-savasana dance parties. Vendors, performers, artists, and acro-yogis are in the mix, making it a modern-day yogic celebration coming to your town this spring!

WHAT: Wanderlust Festival: Yoga In The City
WHEN: Sunday, June 30, 2013 | 1:00 – 6:00 pm
WHERE:
Santa Monica Pier | 200 Santa Monica, CA 90401

DETAILS:

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