Community Education

We hold events in San Francisco that build community and are a space to share information, skills and ideas. Our principle focus is political education – this is key to empower people to build a better food system.

Our 2016 events included a Cesar Chavez Day celebration, a conversation on reclaiming and decolonizing our food systems, and a celebration for International Year of Pulses.

We also have our very popular Sunday Brunches!


Several times a year, Seed the Commons serves up a delicious vegan brunch that features a presentation and discussion on a current issue relating to our food system. Sunday Brunches are space for community education and community building. We encourage you to share your readings and experiences on the topic – or come learn about something completely new!

Held at The Secret Garden, always on a Sunday. A donation of $12 is suggested, nobody is turned away for lack of funds.

Topics of Summer 2016:

From Activism to Consumerism
Through commodification and co-optation, the food industry often weakens social movements. We’ll draw on examples from animal rights, organic, and anti-GMO movements to discuss the merits of consumerism versus activism and how to foster meaningful change in our food systems.

Ecological Imperialism
We introduce the concept of ecological imperialism and discuss the effects of 524 years of colonization and eurocentrism on North American environments and food systems.

The Role of Institutions in Forming and Colonizing our Food Cultures 
The example of milk, food aid and dietary guidelines.