Picnic for the Planet

In cities around the world, people will be celebrating Earth Day by enjoying good food and good company. The Conservancy is hosting a variety of fun, food-filled events and we would love for you to join us for any or all of them!

  • San Francisco, April 20, 2011: Learn how to make rustic, simple and delicious desserts using fresh, local ingredients. Scala's pastry chef will share his recipes at Whole Foods on Franklin Street.  
  • San Francisco, April 21, 2011: Sample local food and wine at an evening reception hosted by Kimpton hotels and restaurants. It's a farmer's market without the dirt! Tickets are $20, and proceeds benefit The Nature Conservancy and The Trust for Public Land.
  • Los Angeles, April 22nd, 2011: Visit the Original Farmer's Market and fill up your picnic basket with local ingredients. Stop by the Conservancy's booth for tips on eating smart, and get your free reusable shopping bag.
  • San Francisco, April 22, 2011: Bring your lunch to The Nature Conservancy's Picnic for the Planet at Lafayette Park. Get a free reusable bag at Whole Foods on Franklin Street when you mention The Nature Conservancy.

Can't make it to any of these events? Not a problem—find one in your city, or plan your own.

To help you get started on your Earth Day celebrations, we've put together some helpful tips and fun picnicking ideas. Explore the items below, and happy picnicking!

  • Get Outside. The Golden State has a lot to offer when it comes to beautiful picnic spots. Check out The Nature Conservancy’s top five places to host your picnic.
  • Plan Your Menu. Need some inspiration for your Earth Day picnic? Visit our recipe box to get ideas from chefs.
  • Green Your Picnic Basket. Whether it's eating with reusable utensils or taking public transportation, here are five ways to keep your picnic green



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