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Events & Fundraisers

Julian Natural Wonderfest, Saturday, August 3, 2019

Saturday, August 3rd, from 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, come experience the Julian Natural Wonderfest at Jess Martin Park (2955 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036)!

This is a FREE family-friendly event, celebrating nature by day and night with animal ambassadors, games and activities, nature exhibits and presentations, music and camp songs, a star party and more. Come up early to Julian and take a family-friendly hike along Santa Ysabel Creek or tour the California Wolf Center.

French Blue Cheese Cheesemaking Class, Sunday, June 9, 2019

Sunday, June 9th - learn from Eric Jones, Julian's resident cheesemaker, the craft of making the famous blue cheese of France: Bleu d'Auvergne. In this half-day workshop, you'll learn about cheese making, including the chemistry, biology, and process that turns milk into the 1,000's of wildly different varieties of cheese. Through a detailed demonstration of the blue cheese process, hands-on activities, and yes, cheese tasting, you'll come away with the recipes and knowledge to start making cheese in your own home!

Nature Education Series: Geology - Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Saturday, June 1st - Join Mike Thacker as you learn about the geologic forces that shaped San Diego County as well as the specific geologic features of the Volcan Mountains. We will begin the day with a presentation at VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center followed by a moderate 1.5-mile hike on VMF's Sky Island Trail. We will also get the rare opportunity to go onto Volcan's ridgeline for a discussion and lunch.  

Date: Saturday, June 1st

Time:  9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Wildcrafting: Lip Balm and Wild Herbal Salve - Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Sunday, May 26th - Spring is finally here and the feeling of renewal is in the air!  To celebrate we thought it would be fun to pamper ourselves. 

Herbal salves and lip balms are ointments that can be used to sooth and moisturize your skin and lips and are easy to make from the fresh 'weeds' you have in your backyard or garden. You'll learn about the qualities of different plants that can help you customize herbal salves that you make to suit your needs.

Bird Survey on Volcan Mountain, Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thursday, May 23rd join Volcan Mountain Foundation for a citizen science bird survey on Volcan Mountain near Julian. This is a great opportunity to hone your bird ID skills with experts, learn about our local mountain bird species, and contribute valuable data to the Volcan Mountain Foundation. We'll be focusing our attention on the areas near our Watershed and Sky Island trails. There is a combined two miles of walking during this survey. Hiking is easy to moderate.