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Pot Luck in San Geronimo

2006-04-28 19:20:16.08904+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Last night there was a meeting of the San Geronimo Valley Community Center about events that the center could put on to bring in income for the center and involve the community more. I'm more interested in the community aspects, so when the chance popped up to provide some guidance and support for an event for foodies, I volunteered.

If you live in West Marin (or Marin in general) or have an interest in the foods relevant to the area,we're doing a pot-luck at the community center next Wednesday, May 3rd, to talk about events we might organize. Some thoughts:

  • A county fair like event, with judging, to give people a chance to strut their stuff.
  • A series on ethnic foods, with an emphasis on cultural associations.
  • Various local vendors (Diana's truffles, some of the dairies and cheeses of west Marin).
  • How-to (homemade cheese, chocolate sculpture, etc).
  • Sustainable agriculture lectures
  • Talks on nutrition

If you live in the area, please come. If you don't, I'd love more ideas for things we can do for a relatively upscale community of roughly 4k people that could scale to something that tries to draw from the region.

[ related topics: Health Food Bay Area Chocolate Community ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-04-29 15:06:18.988566+00 by: DaveP

One of the the fund-raisers that my previous neighborhood did was a book on the history of the area that they sell along with some other items.

To be honest, I don't know how much the book has made, but having something like that available, as well as the extensive website (I donated my services building and maintaining it for more than five years), helped bring people into the neighborhood association, which meant more hands to help with the fundraising.

One of the other most notable events is an annual neighborhood cleanup. A local towing company donates the use of a flatbed or two for the day, the city let us drop the trash off for free (provided we sorted it somewhat), and a dozen or so people went around and picked up whatever (non-toxic) junk people wanted to get rid of. Plus if you were working that day, you got first pick of any "treasures" you might find. Since the neighborhood is right near the University, doing a cleanup as students move out makes a big difference in keeping things looking good. And it's a pretty visible event.