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October 2017

People of Color: Animal Rights, Advocacy and Food Justice Conference

October 21, 2017

Nassim Nobari will speak at the 2nd POC: Animal Rights, Advocacy and Food Justice Conference. A talk description will be posted soon. Purchase tickets.

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December 2017

Epic Vegan Pizza Duel and Fundraiser

December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Nick’s Kitchen, 2449 Geneva Ave
Daly City, California 94014
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Seed the Commons and vegan Filipino restaurant Nick's Kitchen throw down their pizza skills for this epic duel and fundraiser. Support the People's Harvest Forum, cheer for your favorite team, and eat more decadent vegan pizza in one night than you've done in your entire life. The two teams will be serving up vegan pizza all night and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Seed the Commons to cover costs for this year's People's Harvest Forum. If you…

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People’s Harvest Forum

December 9, 2017 - December 11, 2017

Join us for the world's only forum on radical food politics that incorporates a vegan ethic.

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February 2018

Changing the World Through Food Systems: A Call for Radical Food Activism

February 20 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Seed the Commons director Nassim Nobari will speak of the importance of grassroots activism to reclaim our food systems from corporate control, while offering a critique of the food movement’s celebration of animal husbandry and the increased popularity of grazing. These stem from a Eurocentric worldview that sees the absence of farm animals as an inherent lack, and reproduce colonial dynamics. She invites us to view plant-based food systems as vibrant, dynamic and wholly sufficient, and will speak of the…

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Exploring Justice Along the Food Chain: A Vegetable Tamale Workshop

February 21 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, 707 Tiverton Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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A couple years ago for Cesar Chavez Day, Seed the Commons developed a vegan tamale workshop that explores social justice along the food chain. Learning about food systems while nomming on delicious healthy tamales turned out to be a winning combo, and we have since been invited to lead this workshop in partnership with various organizations. We're excited to go to LA next month and hold it at UCLA! It will be slightly modified as it will be a demo,…

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Veganic Gardening Workshop

February 25 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1885 Mission St., 1885 Mission St.
San Francisco,
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ATTENTION!!!!!!! Due to the cold weather, we are changing the location of the event. The workshop will be held at 1885 Mission St, at Mission and 15th. When you arrive, text or call 415-886-7848 and we will open the door for you. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We're back with a new series of veganic gardening workshops! Matt Loisel, long-time veganic gardener and founder of Lazy Millennial Farms, will teach how to start a garden and grow our own food organically, without using the…

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March 2018

#GetMilkOut Signature Gathering

March 3 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

We will be gathering signatures for our petition to get milk out of San Francisco school meals (read more: http://seedthecommons.org/getmilkout/). Email us to volunteer. The meeting point is in San Francisco and will determined closer to date.

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Digital Security for Animal Liberation

March 11 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Digital security is important for everyone, particularly for people working for the liberation of animals. Join us for a two-hour overview of best practices in securing your digital identity and communications. We will review two-factor authentication to secure your email account, non-corporate service providers, hardware encryption and basic email encryption (Mac and Linux only for the last two items). Laptop will be required for the workshop. Suggested donation is $15, with nobody turned away for lack of funds. RSVP required…

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April 2018

#GetMilkOut Signature Gathering

April 1 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

We will be gathering signatures for our petition to get milk out of San Francisco school meals (read more: http://seedthecommons.org/getmilkout/). The meeting point is at the Civic Center Farmer's Market in San Francisco. Email us to volunteer and receive updates.

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Berkeley Earth Day

April 22 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, 94704
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Berkeley Earth Day is a free and festive event with music, vegan food and great speakers, including the Mayor of Berkeley, Jesse Arreguin. Berkeley Earth Day is also hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival this year (tickets are separate). Seed the Commons will be tabling all day, drop by and talk to us about building the food movement, veganic agriculture, climate activism and more. Nassim Nobari will speak at 3:40, see her talk description below. Organizing for a Climate-Friendly Food…

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