Greens on the Green

San Francisco’s Zen Center turns 50 this year, and to celebrate it’s holding a special event at the Zen Center’s famed Green Gulch Farm in Muir Beach on Saturday, Sept. 8

“Feasting in the Fields” will include guest speakers Wendy Johnson (Green Gulch Farm’s founding gardener), Sara Tashker (Green Gulch Farm’s director), chef Eric Gower (Breakaway Cook), Dave Stockdale (executive director of the Center for Urban Education and Sustainability), Olivia Maki (events coordinator for 18 Reasons), and Eijun Linda Cutts (the abiding abbess at the center). The speakers will introduce each course to highlight the ways Green Gulch Farm has been a pioneer in sustainable food systems, community building, cooking, farming and gardening.

This outdoor, farm-to-table luncheon features vegetables grown at Green Gulch Farm with a menu created by Annie Somerville (pictured), executive chef of Greens Restaurant, and prepared by Aaron Jonas catering. There will also be farm tours, music, a raffle and a special program for children five through 12. Proceeds support the renovation of Cloud Hall at Green Gulch. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Green Gulch Farm. 1601 Shoreline Hwy., Muir Beach. 11:30am-2:30pm. $175 for individuals, $300 for couples and $50 for children. 888.743.9362.—Stett Holbrook