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Fall Edible Garden Workshop, Food Tasting & Potluck

October 25, 2014 • 9:00 am3:00 pm

  • If you want to have a beautiful edible garden that will grow through the winter and bloom in time for spring, now’s your chance!

    Join Us at Middlebrook Gardens

    10 am – 1:30 pm  Community Supported Farm Stand (fresh produce for sale – CHANGED from original 9:00am start time)
    11 am   Fall Garden Planting with Mika
    12:30 pm  Food Demo & Tasting with Chef Joni Sare
    1:30 pm  Pot luck and community sharing

    Tea, coffee and drinks are served throughout the day.

    Pick out your weekly CSA Farm Bag from our partnering farms.

    Buy plants, food products and more from our partnering providers.

    Produce, plants, coffee, food products are priced. (See details below)
    Donations for all other activities and are 100% tax deductible.

    Join our garden coordinator Mika to learn how to choose the best plants for getting into the ground now, in the fall. We will learn about what kind of plants to use, how to plant them, and how to take care of them throughout the winter. With careful planning, you can have fresh picked cabbages, broccoli, spinach, kale, and chard, all through winter and into the spring.

    This event is co-sponsored by Slow Food South Bay​ and Middlebrook Center.


    1) A bit of garden walkabout and work – harvest for our lunch!

    As attendees arrive, we will help in planting, transplanting and seeing new things in the garden.  We will also harvest things for our lunch.

    2) Planting Demo and Instruction

    During the work portion, we will have hands-on participation and instruction from resident nursery manager Mika Shibuya. We will learn about what to plant and how to plant for the Fall and Winter.

    3) Cooking Demo and Tasting

    Chef Joni will cook up some delicious food from the things we have all helped harvest from the garden.

    4) Pot Luck and Socializing

    We’ll be socializing and enjoying the wonderful food from our gardens. During the pot luck, we can discuss the following:

    Q & A about gardening, farming and cooking. Ask anything about a gardening or farming or cooking topic for others in the group to give their insights. Bring your thoughts and questions!

    Community Donation Based Events are open to the public with free registration on our website. We suggest the following donations:

    $10 for the workshop

    $10 for the food demo/tastings

    $5 per drink

    Donate online or throw some money into our jar when you come. All money collected at these events will go directly to the California Native Garden Foundation to support event costs and partners as well as our ongoing work in school gardens, restoration of native plants and the enrichment of our community. CNGF is a recognized 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization and your donations are tax deductible. Reserve your spot now there will be limited  space available. See ya there!


October 25, 2014
9:00 am — 3:00 pm
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Middlebrook Gardens & Slow Food South Bay


Middlebrook Gardens
76 Race Street
San Jose, 95126 United States
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(408) 292-9993
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