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Seeds & Suds! Annual Meeting, 20-year celebration
July 23, 2017 • 1:00 pm — 8:00 pmFree
We are 20 years young, come celebrate with us.
1) Bring a lawn blanket/beach blanket and lawn chairs
2) for the 6pm POTLUCK, bring a dish to share, and bring your own meat / veggies to grill (and seasonings). There are 2 grills at the picnic site. We will provide the charcoal, utensils and cutting boards.
3) Before our event: At 11am will be a “farewell” garden share at Full Circle Farm, across the street. Click here for the details. At 12p – 1pm they will have a potluck lunch, and at 1pm they will walk over to our event at Raynor Park.
4) GAMES: At 7:30pm, Transition Palo Alto will take the lead after our potluck dinner with offering several games: a bean bag toss to test your coordination and memory, to board games, to cards, there will be something for everyone.
Slow Food South Bay’s
Sunday, July 23, 2017
1 – 8 PM
1565 Quail Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Seeds and Suds!
Slow Food, Slow Money …and more
- Share seeds …bring seeds, and /or take seeds home
- Make beer …this is a Silicon Valley Beer Week event
- Conversations …talk with Slow Food friends and our Slow local experts on grey water, insect hotels, policies, GMOs, solar cooking, whole grains, and more
- “SLOW MONEY” …will present the world of “cooperatives”
- “SLOW FOOD” …will share stories of our past 20 years, and conduct elections for new board members.
Seed exchange: At 1pm, master gardener Hillie Salo, from Silicon Valley Grows & Slow Food South Bay will lead a seed swap. Also, a representative from Master Gardeners will be with us to answer any questions. Hillie will specifically talk about our Slow Food South Bay’s “Curate a Crop” project and the foods that are on the “Ark of Taste.” NOTE: it is not required to bring seeds to share in order to take seeds home with you. Also, the seed sharing will continue throughout the day.
We will celebrate “Silicon Valley Beer Week” …
At 1:30pm, a beer making demo will begin –by the “Umunhum Brewing Cooperative.” This is one of their “brew days” and their beer making process will continue until 4pm. About every hour, they will talk for 10 mins to discuss their process. Come any time, see the set up, the ingredients, learn the nuances of the process, tips and techniques from local experts and enthusiasts.
Conversations will be led by local experts, come talk with:
- award-winning Alan Hackler/Bay Maples Wild California Gardens on grey water and insect hotels.
- Joyce Eden and Kim Dault will have an update on labeling GMOs.
- Diane Ruddle will share her fun and experience with solar cooking, she will be making Solar-popped corn.
- Monica Spiller will join us to talk about her passion of “local organic whole grains.”
- Elizabeth Guimarin will discuss our “South Bay Bioregional Hub.”
- And more…
NOTE: If you want to lead a conversation, please write to JoniSare@gmail.com
Snacks and beer tastings will be available throughout the day. Bring your favorite beer, or –if you have enough–bring your home brew to share small tastings with others. Please bring local, wholesome snacks to share (homemade is best!).
“Slow Money South Bay” will introduce itself and talk about cooperatives. Bob Gulino, President of Umunhum Brewing Cooperative – will talk about the 1st beer co-op in California! Hank Herrera, President of New Hope Farms – will talk about the worker cooperative farm in the East Bay and borrowing money from Slow Money friends. Slow Money is a ‘cousin’ to Slow Food –where local entrepreneurs and local investors meet and greet.
“Slow Food South Bay” is turning 20! Hear stories of the past 20 years, including Terra Madre festival in Italy (Sept 2016), and Slow Food Nations festival in Denver (July 2017). Set the scene for the next 20 years by being a participating member, and fill the 2 Board positions that are open. If you are interested, or want to nominate someone, please write (asap) for details: email@example.com
POTLUCK and BBQ: Bring a drink or a home-made dish to share. Please bring a list of the ingredients (some people have allergies and need to be able to eat without worry of having a reaction). Include your name, too, because we want to give kudos to who made the dish. Also, there are 2 grills at the picnic site, we will have charcoal, utensils and cutting boards. …so, bring your own meat/veggies to grill.
GAMES! Transition Palo Alto will take the lead after our potluck dinner with several games: a bean bag toss to test your coordination and memory, board games, cards, …there will be something for everyone.
THIS IS A WASTE-CONSCIOUS EVENT
Please bring your own cup, plate, bowl, napkin and utensils (fork, knife, spoon). We will have some cups, plates, bowls, forks/spoons/knives, napkins for those who don’t bring their own.
Bring a sunscreen, beach blanket, beach chair, umbrella —any shade item is fine. Bring an ice chest to keep your potluck item cold, or bring a haybox to keep it hot.
We will have a couple of 5-gallon jugs of filtered water.
SEE YOU SOON.
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