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SEED DAY 2017

October 14, 2017 • 11:30 am6:00 pm

SEED DAY is…Seed sharing, presentations, educational booths, food, drink, movie and popcorn.

Special Guest @SEED DAY 2017
Rosalind Creasy, a pioneer and author in the field of Edible Landscaping and Seed Saver Exchange Board Member, will share what she knows about the whole range of beans, their history in this country, and how easy they are to save http://www.rosalindcreasy.com/

SEED DAY SCHEDULE

Time

Activity*

10:30-11:30a  

Set up

11:30-12:00p              

Accepting seeds for Seed Exchange

12:00-1:00p

Seed Saving Talk by Master Gardener Janet Waagon

1:00-2:00p

Honoring of Seeds with Yvette Valenzuela

 

Seed Exchange (seed exchange available all day)

2:00-3:00p

Ark of Taste with Peter Rudduck &

 

The Great Petaluma Gold Rush Bean Weigh Off &

 

Seed Stories with Max Contin & Ros  Creasy

3:00-4:00p

Potluck

4:00-5:30p      

Movie:  Seed, The Untold Story  

 5:30p+

Clean up and On the Patio:  Conversation & Wrap Up

This is a free community event; as such, your participation is welcome. Your assistance in set up, clean up, assisting with seed exchange and as needed is very much appreciated. thank you.

*Please consider bringing plant based whole foods for potluck, utensils, plate, & water bottle.

 Our Presenters:

Janet Waagon

Santa Clara County University of California Cooperative Exchange Master Gardener    http://mgsantaclara.ucanr.edu/

Yvette Valenzuela

A Community Advocates Leadership Academy (CALA) Graduate https://www.greenfoothills.org/leadership-academy/

Peter Ruddock

Coordinator, Ark of Taste California Regional Committee

Coordinator, California Food Policy Council [FB]
Celebrate sustainable food, a healthy environment and resilient community with Green Omnivore.

Max Contin 

Professional plant breeder, president and owner of Contin Seeds, dedicated to work with growers and small seed companies to develop proprietary vegetable varieties.  Resides in Santa Cruz area.

Rosalind Creasy 

A pioneer and author in the field of Edible Landscaping and Seed Saver Exchange Board Member http://www.rosalindcreasy.com/

Joyce Eden find her at the Tables

She can update you on GMOs in your foods and the importance of a plantbased whole food diet www.labelgmos.org  gmofreeca.org

If you are unable to come to the SEED EXCHANGE, you may bring or borrow seeds at any of the following public libraries-

Librarian

Contact

Library

Sereptha

Strong

strong@smcl.org

East Palo Alto

Karen

Richins

karen.richins@cityofpaloalto.org

Palo Alto

Candace

Bowers

candace.bowers@mountainview.gov

Mountain View

Lorianna

Giarrizzo

LGiarrizzo@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Sunnyvale

Bernadette

Adams

badams@santaclaraca.gov

Santa Clara

Taylor

Cecil

taylor.cecil@sjlibrary.org

SJ Berryessa


• Bringing seeds to share is not required, however, it is encouraged.

• Bring your own seeds, or commercial seeds. Please review the Seed Saving Protocol

 https://westcountyseedbank.blogspot.com/p/seed-saving-protocol.html

• Sharing the story of your seeds is really awesome.

• Kudos to those who bring seeds of plants that are listed on the “Ark of Taste.”

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We will have the Great Petaluma Gold Rush Bean Weigh Off. Some of you have been growing the “Petaluma Gold Rush Bean”, so bring your harvested beans. Our goal is to reach 50 pounds, which will be given to our local city (seed) libraries. Consider joining us next season for our  Grow-a-Row program.

Stay for the Potluck. Bring food and drink to share, with a focus on Beans. Let’s try some Petaluma Gold Rush Beans.

This event is for novice and expert gardeners – for homes, community and school gardens.
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This is your opportunity to partake in one of the most ancient practices — sharing seeds.
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We will show the humorous, beautifully and artfully created: Seed, the Untold Story.  …a movie for everyone, young and old.
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This event is for you to learn all about seeds, and take some home with you, too!
You will learn:
• how to harvest and save seeds
• how to recognize GMOs in your food
• how to cook with seeds
• where to get seeds

Remember: we are proponents of seed packs with 5 – 7 seeds, which is just enough for average-sized urban gardens.

Healthy snacks will be provided throughout the day, with a focus on BEANS! Bring some to share.

Hosted by Slow Food South Bay and Silicon Valley Grows! One Seed, One Community to create biodiversity and strength in numbers –both seeds and gardeners– in our community.

Connect with local gardeners, share your seed stories, talk with experts (master gardeners, permaculturists​), receive and give advice, get to know local resources.

SAVE THE DATE:

Saturday, October 14, 2017
11:30 am – 6:00pm

Location:
Rancho Rinconada Park and Recreation
18000 Chelmsford Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014
(near Lawrence Expressway and Bollinger Road)

Questions? Want to help with the event?

Contact Joni Sare:

925-381-8498

info@slowfoodsouthbay.org

Details

Date:
October 14, 2017
Time:
11:30 am — 6:00 pm
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Organizer

Joni Sare
Phone:
925-381-8498
Email:
jonisare@gmail.com

Venue

Rancho Rinconada Park and Recreation
18000 Chelmsford Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014 United States
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Phone:
(408) 252-8429
Website:
http://www.ranchorecreation.com/
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