Growing up in Ramona, I have been surrounded by agriculture for my whole life. After completing the "Sow What?" Girl Scout Senior journey in the Fall of 2019, I knew that I wanted my Gold Award to be surrounding the issue of food and its relation to the environment. The journey helped me learn about the environmental benefits of eating locally grown and seasonal food. After completing the journey, I was compelled to find local farm stands to support in my community, however, I was surprised to find that there weren't any comprehensive consumer-focused websites or resources online for the San Diego County area. Many members of my community are often left confused when looking for where to begin on their journey to eating more locally-grown food. This was the spark that led me to create Eating Local San Diego.
My vision for this project is to create an all-encompassing resource that anyone anywhere in San Diego County can use to find out where they can find locally grown produce near them. On my website you will find an abundance of resources, ranging from pamphlets available for printing and distribution, lists of local farmers' markets and farm stands for each region in San Diego county, blog posts on different aspects of sustainability, and more! In addition to the many resources available on this website, I have also created a YouTube channel with the hope of creating videos to go along with nearly every blog post on this website. In tandem with my YouTube videos and other resources, I also have a Facebook and Instagram page that I will post information and updates about my project on.
If you find anything on my website or any of my resources that you think needs thorough updating, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org