Upcoming Events at Olivewood Gardens

From garden exploration classes for little ones to themed cooking classes for adults to our annual Seedling Soirée, you can find all our upcoming happenings here.

Chefcitos: Taco-Bout A Party! (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, July 9, 2022   10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for this month’s Chefcitos class where we will be creating some delicious tacos using seasonal ingredients from our very own gardens here at Olivewood. We can’t have a taco party without homemade guacamole and salsa too! Chefcitos (ages5-14) are encouraged to sign up for a fun Saturday morning with recipes they can take home and share with their families!

Olivewood's Grilled Fish Class

Saturday, July 16, 2022   3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

San Diego has a rich fishing history & community and we want to honor that with Olivewood’s Grilled Fish Class. This class will focus on locally caught, seasonal fish and farm fresh recipes. We’ll give you tips on where to source local fish and how to cook it using a grill with great recipes for any summer BBQ!

Day of Play 2022

Saturday, July 30, 2022   10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for Day of Play 2022, a FREE community outdoor event for the whole family to learn, grow, and make nourishing decisions together. In this outdoor day of fun, families will participate in nutrition & gardening activities, take-home crafts, fun, physical activities & games, cooking demonstrations from the “Kitchenistas®”, raffle prizes from our sponsors & more!

Zero-Waste Series: Dinner

Saturday, August 6, 2022   5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What is Zero-Waste Cooking, and how do you do it? Join us in the gardens for our Zero-Waste Cooking Series for a delicious eco-friendly dinner (8/6) followed by a cooking demo (8/20) to learn the recipes and new techniques. With tips and tricks from our expert Adult Nutrition Educator, learn how to transform your kitchen to eliminate waste!

Public Tour & Open Garden

Saturday, August 13, 2022   10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for an Olivewood ‘Open Garden’! We’ll have a public tour starting at 10:15AM & 11:15AM, and guests are free to enjoy the gardens and invited to learn more about our programs. No pre-registration required.

Chefcitos: Pizza with Pizazz!

Saturday, August 20, 2022   10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this month’s Chefcitos class, we’ll be crafting up some delicious snacks using fresh ingredients from our very own garden including tomatoes, eggplant, basil and more! Thanks to our very special High Tech High interns, we’ll be making Pizza with Pizazz and Caprese Salad. Send your Chefcitos (ages 5-14) to Olivewood Gardens for a flavorful Saturday morning! Claim your spot before the class sells out!

Zero-Waste Series: Cooking Class

Saturday, August 20, 2022   3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

What is Zero-Waste Cooking, and how do you do it? Join us in the gardens for our Zero-Waste Cooking Series for a delicious eco-friendly dinner (8/6) followed by a cooking demo (8/20) to learn the recipes and new techniques. With tips and tricks from our expert Adult Nutrition Educator, learn how to transform your kitchen to eliminate waste!

Lunch & Learn!

Friday, September 9, 2022   12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Olivewood staff for an in-person walking tour of Olivewood Gardens and a sit-down Q&A for an opportunity to learn more about the ins and outs of our programs! Bring your lunch and visit us in the garden to get the insider perspective on exciting things on the horizon, ways we are learning to pivot our services to cater to the needs of our community amidst COVID-19, how you can get involved, and connect personally with our amazing team! A snack of hummus & veggies will be provided.

Chefcitos: Rice & Rolls!

Saturday, September 10, 2022   10:00 am - 11:30 am

We welcome your young ones to join us in person at Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center for our September Chefcitos Class: Rice & Rolls! In this month’s class, we’ll be making delicious Veggie-filled Fried Rice and Fresh Spring Rolls with a Homemade Peanut Sauce for dipping! Chefcitos (ages 5-14) will be chopping, mixing, and dipping to create some delicious recipes that they can take home and share with their families!