Sustainable Business Alliance

SBA Picnic - Sustainable Summertime Fun!

  • 26 Jul 2009
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tilden Park (North Berkeley)


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After six months of working our buns off since the legendary SBA Inauguration Party, we’re ready for a change of pace! You, too? Then you’ll want to join your SBA friends, well-known and new, for a picnic in Tilden Park (North Berkeley)! We found a great picnic spot with trees, grass, and a gigantic BBQ, so we can commune with each other and with nature at the same time. It’s easily accessible by bus and, for some hardy souls, by bike! Or get to know your green colleagues better by carpooling. Bring your loved ones, yummy food, refreshing drinks, musical instruments, play equipment for a hilly site, and your life-sustaining, fun-loving spirit!

We invite you to bring the following potluck to share according to your last name; trades welcome:

A-D Appetizers
E-H Desserts
I-K Beverages
L-O Entrees
P-T Salads & Side Dishes
U-Z Beverages

We especially encourage healthy, nutritious, and delicious food that’s sustainably grown (e.g., local, pesticide-free, organic), prepared, and packaged! Bring your own utensils, plate, cup, and non-disposable napkin if you’re able; we’ll provide recyclable plates, napkins, cups, and cutlery for those who aren’t.

If you’d like to cook your contribution at the picnic (corn, squash, sweet peppers, anyone?), please bring lump charcoal & matches (just say no to briquettes & lighter fluid) and consider coming early to fire up the extra large BBQ!

If you’d rather just show up and eat, we’ll offer that option, too! Let us know if you prefer a vegetarian or non-vegetarian entrée.

We’re gathering at the Fern picnic site on the north side of Tilden Park in the Berkeley hills, less than a mile from the Environmental Education Center & Little Farm. You can find it on Google Maps.

While there’s ample parking at our site, it’s also right on the #67 bus route. On the weekends and holidays, it leaves downtown Berkeley every hour from 7:50 am – 6:50 pm and takes about 20 mins to arrive at Fern, on the right side of Central Park Drive, 0.4 miles from the shuttered pony rides and before the Carousel and Lake Anza. Here’s a link to the schedule.

What cool experience/service/thing will you offer to raffle? What will you win? Please ponder these vitally important questions as picnic day approaches.

We need several volunteers for prep, set up, BBQing, planning/leading activities, and clean up! Taking part ensures maximum fun!

If you’d like to volunteer, offer raffle prizes, or have questions, please contact

Please register a week in advance, if at all possible. The cost is $2 each for SBA members/partners/kids (under 16 free) if you’re bringing potluck and $10 each if you’d like us to feed you. Non-members, add $5. 
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