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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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Marvelous Maples Walks

October 5 • 10:00 amNovember 9 • 12:00 pm
Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Join Quarryhill docents for a fall foliage walk celebrating our incredible collection of maples—over 40 species, diverse in stature and leaf shape but all with exceptional autumn color. The vast majority of maples are native to Asia and nearly a third of those species are growing right here at Quarryhill. While maples will take center stage, you'll also learn about other colorful plants in the Garden. Members free, and included in admission fee.

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Year Round Fruit from the Home Garden

October 15 • 8:00 amNovember 12 • 5:00 pm
$80

Learn how to harvest delicious fruit from your garden every month of the year, using sustainable gardening practices, including efficient watering methods, integrated pest management, and non-synthetic fertilizers and soil amendments. Pome fruits (apples and pears), stone fruits (peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, etc.), citrus, and berries will be discussed. Dates: 5 weeks - Tuesday, October 15 to November 12

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Culinary Herbs

October 23 • 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Calabazas Branch Library, 1230 S. Blaney Avenue
San Jose, CA 95129
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Free

Easy to grow Culinary Herbs can offer big savings! This talk is designed to acquaint the home gardener with a basic understanding of how various herbs are grown. Instructions on when to harvest and how to preserve many common herbs will also be given! Presenter: UC Master Gardener Janet Waagen

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National Food Day 2019

October 24 • 8:00 am5:00 pm

National Food Day is observed annually on October 24. One of the targets that Food Day aims to help people is to “Eat Real,” which is defined by them as “cutting back on sugar drinks, overly salted packaged foods and fatty, factory-farmed meats in favor of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and sustainably raised protein.”  National Food Day involves some of the country’s most prominent food activists, united by a vision of food that can be healthy, affordable and produced with care…

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Growing Container Microgreens at Home

October 30 • 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Los Altos Library, 13 South San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Free

No yard? No problem! Grow some microgreens. This gourmet specialty crop can be grown using recyclable containers and on a windowsill. We will show how to plant a tray of greens in class and complete the growing cycle at home. Presenter: UC Master Gardener Beth McGuire

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November 2019

Blueberries in Abundance

November 5 • 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Saratoga Public Library
Free

Yes, blueberries can thrive and produce abundantly in Santa Clara County! Join UC Master Gardener Jeff Jenks to learn how to maximize your success with blueberries. Types of blueberries and varieties that do well in our area will be discussed. Planting, feeding, watering, pruning, and harvesting will also be covered.

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December 2019

Small Farm Tech Expo

December 9 • 9:00 am6:00 pm
$30

Tools and technology can help farmers improve efficiency, save labor and connect with their customers. But it seems many of the innovations taking place in agriculture today are built for large-scale production, out of reach for many family farmers and spurring consolidation in the industry. Join us for this event showcasing what's possible for small-acre and sustainable agriculture. From cost-effective tools to software that streamlines direct sales, from practical tractor implements to data management to help you better understand what's happening…

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January 2020

40th Annual Eco Farm Conference

January 20, 2020 • 8:00 amJanuary 25, 2020 • 5:00 pm
Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 United States
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EcoFarm nurtures just and ecologically sustainable farms and food systems through education, alliance building, celebration and advocacy.

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National Seed Swap Day

January 25, 2020
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April 2020

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County – Spring Garden Market

April 18, 2020 • 9:00 am2:00 pm
Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123 United States
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Join the Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County for their annual Spring Plant Sale.  Lots of seedlings will be available for purchase for your spring garden. The Spring Garden Market is their annual spring extravaganza that you do not want to miss!  It's a huge plant sale with educational talks and information tables.

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May 2020

SJMADE Fest

May 2, 2020 • 8:00 amMay 3, 2020 • 5:00 pm
Backyard SJ, 35 South 2nd Street
San Jose, CA
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