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May 2019

Silicon Valley Eats, A Taste for Innovation

May 2 • 8:00 amSeptember 8 • 5:00 pm
Los Altos History Museum, 51 So. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, 94022 United States
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From our agricultural roots to today’s cutting-edge sustainability efforts, the way we grow, eat, and share food has been shaped by innovation. Visit Los Altos History Museum's"Silicon Valley Eats" food exhibit. May - September Gather around the table with us this summer as we remember the orchards and canneries of the Valley of Heart’s Delight, celebrate today’s diversity of cuisine, and learn about the new food technologies being developed in Silicon Valley. Activities include ~ Cannery Pioneers Talk – May 9…

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Pathways to Farm Ownership – Webinar

May 21 • 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Free

Join the CCOF Foundation, California FarmLink, and the National Young Farmers Coalition for a webinar that will guide you through the key steps in negotiating and composing a lease that has a built-in pathway to ownership.  Every farmer hopes to own their own property. But with high startup costs and sky-high land prices in places like California, it often doesn't make sense to purchase property before starting your farm business. Learn about different types of lease structures, clauses, tactics that…

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Seasonal Eating to Thrive Retreat – How to Cook for Spring

May 31 • 8:00 amJune 2 • 5:00 pm

The four seasons provide a natural rhythm to keep us in optimal health. Traditionally, each season brings new foods to the table. Eating seasonally supports health and wellness by helping our bodies adjust to the weather, our energy and activity levels, and more. Spring is the season of new life. Come Spring, we get restless for change, for cleansing and newness, for the sun and renewed energy, for recommitting to our dreams. Nature gives us what we need to support…

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June 2019

60th Annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival

June 1 • 10:00 amJune 2 • 5:00 pm

Come together to celebrate California’s official state vegetable! California’s artichoke history began in 1922 when the first artichoke shoots were planted in the Castroville. Today, more than nine decades later, nearly 100 percent of America’s fresh artichoke supply comes from California and nearly two-thirds of that is still grown in Castroville. The annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival started in 1959 as a way to celebrate the iconic artichoke and the region known as the “Artichoke Center of the…

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Taste of the Mountains Menlo Park

June 1 • 2:00 pm5:30 pm

The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association presents the Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, June 1 in Downtown Menlo Park from 2-5:30pm. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation. Enjoy wines from small, local boutique wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains poured in various designated tasting locations up and down Santa Cruz Avenue. Check in for your wristband, glass, and a map of the pouring locations – then enjoy an afternoon of…

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World Oceans Day

June 8
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Surfrider San Mateo Social

June 13 • 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, 390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 United States
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Join Surfrider San Mateo for a fun social mixer at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company! Meet the team and other members. Find out more about the work of our local Surfrider Chapter and how to get involved. We hope to see you there!

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International Surfing Day 2019

June 15
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July 2019

Soil Advocate Training with Kiss the Ground

July 2 • 8:00 amAugust 13 • 5:00 pm

Kiss the Ground was started by a group of friends in a living room inspired by the potential of soil to create a more vibrant, vital future for all. What began as a simple idea —that land regeneration could restore water cycles, improve food security, fight climate change, and create a safer, more equitable world —catapulted "everyday people" into a life dedicated to activism, collaboration, and change making on a global scale. By popular demand, Kiss the Ground’s Soil Advocate…

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Vegetarian Educational Institute – Summer Retreat

July 13 • 8:00 amJuly 20 • 5:00 pm

Our 4th annual Summer Retreat takes place at beautiful Camp Sylvester near Pinecrest Lake in the mountains of Central California. Continuing the tradition of the French Meadows Macrobiotic Summer Camp for the 50th year in a row. Nestled between Pinecrest Lake and the slopes of Dodge Ridge ski resort, Camp Sylvester is an ideal setting for family vacations. With updated cabins and recreation halls sprawling over nearly ten acres of the Stanislaus National Forest. Camp Sylvester provides the fresh air, green…

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Slow Food Nations – Denver

July 19 • 10:00 amJuly 21 • 5:00 pm

Slow Food Nations is a major international food festival hosted in Denver, CO. This year, we explore Where Tradition Meets Innovation. Be part of the international Slow Food movement and connect with farmers, foodies and families.

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41st Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival

July 26 • 10:00 amJuly 28 • 7:00 pm

  The Gilroy Garlic Festival is the world's greatest summer food festival — three full days of incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts, live entertainment, and cooking competitions. Founded in 1979, this event is hosted by thousands of community volunteers who have raised millions of dollars for local schools, charities, and non-profit organizations.    

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September 2019

The National Heirloom Expo

September 10 • 9:00 amSeptember 12 • 9:00 pm

Over 100 nationally and internationally acclaimed on-topic speakers. Join us in three unique speaker halls, all with their own format.  Choose from individual speakers, expert  panels, or in-depth roundtable discussions.   More details coming....

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8th Annual TOUR de COOP

September 14 • 9:00 am4:00 pm
Free

Coop tours aren’t a new thing and I was recently inspired when I heard about the Davis Tour De Cluck event. So I decided to create a local coop tour event. No better way to connect with your neighbors and community than coop tours! Be inspired by your local chicken raising families and their creative coops! Found out how your left over food can be used to help feed your chickens for eggs and how they help with the garden compost!

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October 2019

National Co-Op Month

October 1 • 8:00 amOctober 31 • 5:00 pm

In honor of all of these wonderful things that differentiate the cooperative business model, October has been declared National Co-op Month. It gives nods to the more than 29,000 co-ops across the country, from natural food stores, to banks, manufacturers and everything in between. Local, trusted and serving you.

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Regenerative Sourcing and Supply – Online Class

October 3 • 8:00 amDecember 19 • 5:00 pm

Regenerative Sourcing & Supply — Learn to Engage with a System, not a Chain This course is designed for companies and brands seeking to engage directly with healthy soil solutions and regenerative agriculture through purchasing and supply chains. Kiss the Ground and Terra Genesis International (TGI) have come together to respond to the loud request from the natural products industry. We’ve heard your desire to work in a way that contributes to regeneration. And also your question “How do we…

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Fall Garden Market – UC Master Gardeners

October 5 • 9:00 am2:00 pm
Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123 United States
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The UC Master Gardener Fall Garden Market plant sale offers a bounty of winter vegetable and flower seedlings plus beautiful low-water succulents. They all thrive in our cool winter conditions and will keep your garden producing year round. Come get inspired! Arrive early for best selection. UC Master Gardeners will be hosting educational talks, children's activities, a Green Elephant sale, and an “Ask a Master Gardener” booth where you can ask questions and bring in samples for diagnosis.

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Hoes Down Harvest Fest

October 5 • 10:00 am4:30 pm

The Hoes Down Harvest Festival is dedicated to honoring and promoting the knowledge of agricultural arts and sustainable rural living through inspiration and education. Our goals extend beyond the weekend of fun and education. Every year, for 30 years, the Hoes Down has generated valuable resources for local and statewide organizations working on projects which benefit sustainable agriculture and rural communities. Please note that all tickets will be pre-sale this year. There will be no ticket sales at the gate.…

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Ecocity World Summit – Vancouver

October 7 • 8:00 amOctober 11 • 5:00 pm

The Ecocity World Summit is the longest-standing international conference that addresses building cities in balance with nature. It is a biennial event which involves over 1000 delegates from all around the world. The first conference in this series was held in Berkeley, USA in 1990 with the purpose of bringing together bright minds to share knowledge on ecological and sustainable city designs. Ecocity Builders, a nonprofit corporation, has since been convening summits in different locations around the globe such as Abu Dhabi, UAE…

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Seed Day with Silicon Valley Grows & Slow Food South Bay

October 12 • 10:00 am3:00 pm
Rancho Rinconada Park and Recreation, 18000 Chelmsford Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014 United States
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FIFTH ANNUAL SEED EXCHANGE details to follow.....

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