Classes and Events: San Francisco

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• Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 10th-12th The Green Festival comes to San Francisco. Co-sponsored by Global Exchange and Co-op America, it’s a bit of a mixed bag of inspiring speakers, films, workshops and national organic companies hawking their wares. There’s always food to enjoy and not just from the national bigwigs, but also from small, local businesses and there will also be organic beer and wine, sustainable home products and the like.
Where: 8th/Brannan
When: Friday from 2-8; Saturday from 10-8; Sunday from 11-6
How Much: $15; $7 for seniors, students and bike riders

• On Monday, November 13th author Heather C. Flores talks about her book, Food Not Lawns (Chelsea Green). In the book, Flores demonstrates how the simple act of planting vegetables can transform not only a yard, but an entire neighborhood. Much more than a gardening how-to book, Food Not Lawns is an inspiring tool for community organizers and a handbook for involving entire communities in creating healthy, vibrant living spaces.
Where: Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. @ 20th, San Francisco
When: Mon, 11/13/06, 7:30pm
How Much: Free
More Info: 415.282.9246

• Also on Monday, November 13th, Sur La Table hosts a Bon Appétit Magazine comprehensive Turkey Day class. Menu: Watercress, Pear and Pomegranate Salad, Roast Turkey with Herb Rub and Shiitake Mushroom Gravy, Fennel, Prosciutto and Pine Nut Stuffing, Horseradish Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions, Carrots and Rutabagas with Lemon and Honey, Peas with Celery Root, Piquant Cranberry Sauce, Spirited Pumpkin Pie
Where: Sur La Table, 77 Maiden Lane, San Francisco
When: 6:30pm
How Much: $70
More Info: here

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