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January 2019

Zinfandel Experience

January 17 • 10:00 amJanuary 19 • 5:00 pm

Dine, Learn, Enjoy, Taste with legends and emerging rock stars of Zinfandel. ZinEX is a three-day wine and food extravaganza attracting wine lovers from around the world. Experience the classic character of Zinfandel at four extraordinary events featuring a diverse selection of wines and styles. The weekend includes a Welcome event Dine-Around at One Market , Flights seminar, Winemakers Auction & Dinner, and Grand Tasting. ZinEX 2019 features access to winemaker celebrities at three impressive venues, showcasing the talents of…

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39th Annual EcoFarm Conference

January 23 • 8:00 amJanuary 26 • 5:00 pm
Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 United States
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The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) will present the 39th annual EcoFarm Conference January 23 - 26, 2019 in Pacific Grove, CA - Featuring over 70 workshops, intensives, keynote speakers, an exhibitor marketplace, seed swap, awards banquet, live entertainment, mixers, and organic culinary fare. Workshops cover practical and cutting edge information on crop production, livestock, soil health, marketing, distribution, and farming and food system issues. As the oldest and largest organic farming conference in the West, EcoFarm is a prime networking and…

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Culinary Cinema Series

January 23 • 6:00 pmApril 10 • 6:00 pm

A Movie Series About Love, Sensuality & Food The Pruneyard Cinemas new culinary series will include a new movie each month with a show-specific dinner and cocktail menu that highlights the nights theme. January 23 - Chef February 13 - Eat Drink Man Woman March 13 - the Big Night April 10 - Like Water, For Chocolate

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Old Time Farm & Garden Radio Show

January 24 • 10:00 am1:00 pm

This popular, long-running KKUP FM91.5 radio show happens monthly on the fourth Thursday from 10:00 am - 1:00 PM.  Co-hosted by UC Master Gardeners Jim Maley, Bader Kudsi and Sharon McCray, they emphasize all things Urban Farming with a wide variety of interesting guests from the Valley of Heart's Delight and the Monterey Bay Area. Tune in to 'green that thumb' as they cover a wide variety of farm and garden topics on each show and listener calls are encouraged (408-260-2999…

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Fruit Tree Selection and Care

January 26 • 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Free

This is the perfect time to plant fruit trees from "bare root" stock. Plants grown from bare root often are more vigorous and healthy and it is less expensive to buy a bare root plant than a nursery plant. How do you find and select the best trees? What is the recommended way to plant - including when and how to prune initially? The answer to that might surprise you! Learn about some of the less common fruit trees, such…

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Taste of the Coast with POST

January 26 • 6:00 pm9:00 pm
420 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95172, 420 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95172
San Jose, CA 95172 United States
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Celebrate Local Ranching and Farming with a Casual Farm to Table Dinner Live Music, Local Brews and a Talk with Doniga Markegard, Author, Rancher and Wildlife Tracker & Nancy Vail, Co-Founder of Pie Ranch Join POST and Forager Tasting Room for an evening of delicious local food, music and learnings about the importance of ranching and farming to our local heritage and economy. This event will highlight POST’s Farmland  Futures Program, which works to permanently protect thousands of acres of…

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Celebrate National Seed Swap Day

January 27 • 11:00 am12:00 pm

Join Local Garden Share and Slow Food South Bay to celebrate National Seed Swap Day January 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (yes, only one hour!) Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA Bring seeds to share, especially seeds you have saved. Please make sure to label and share as much information as you can about your seeds. To learn more about saving seeds,  https://www.seedsavers.org/learn 2019 Kick Off for One Seed, One Community  OSOC will continue to encourage gardeners…

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Back Yard Fruit Tree Basics – Los Altos

January 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

Do you want to plant a fruit tree or do you already have one? Learn what you should consider before you purchase one and how to keep your fruit trees healthy. Come join us for a free library talk on Back Yard Fruit Tree Basics, presented by UC Master Gardener Kalpana Jain. She will discuss the various types of fruit trees, planting location and method, pruning, fertilizing and watering, frost protection, and identifying and managing pests and diseases.

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February 2019

Mammoth Fundraiser

February 16 • 12:00 pmFebruary 17 • 4:00 pm

The Annual Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt Mammoth Auction & Sale, the largest such event on the West Coast, will be held at the Lakeside Garden Center in Oakland, CA.  Private collections to be featured.  All proceeds go to support the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt, one of the finest bonsai museums in the US. Saturday - Auction, Sunday - Demos, Sales and more

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31st California Small Farm Conference

February 22 • 8:00 amFebruary 23 • 5:00 pm

THE SMALL FARM CONFERENCE & FARMERS GUILD-RAISING UNITE! The 31st annual California Small Farm Conference where farmers, ranchers, local food advocates and farmers market managers gather each year to network, explore hot topics in sustainable agriculture, work to bridge field and fork, sharpen their skills, and give voice to those growing a more resilient food system from the soil up. Small farms, big impact.

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Beekeeping Workshops – Happy Hollow

February 23 • 9:00 am12:00 pm
$75

This workshop is based on brood building and making space for new egg laying areas. Manipulating the brood boxes for swarm control. Setting up additional hives placing hives in new zoo boxes. Attracting swarms, setting up bait box hives. Correct way to install packages and nuc hives. Go over equipment needed to get you through the year. Includes the use of all needed equipment, hands-on training and lectures. Adults only class, must be 18 or over to attend. Protective clothing…

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Growing Citrus Trees in Containers

February 27 • 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Los Altos Library, 13 South San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Do you want to plant a citrus tree but do not think you have room for one? You can plant many types of citrus trees in containers. Come for a free library talk on Growing Citrus Trees in Containers presented by UC Master Gardener Elizabeth Evans. Elizabeth will discuss the various types of citrus trees that you can plant in containers, planting method, pruning, fertilizing and watering, frost protection, and identifying and managing pests and diseases.

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Old Time Farm & Garden Radio Show

February 28 • 10:00 am1:00 pm

This popular, long-running KKUP FM91.5 radio show happens monthly on the fourth Thursday from 10:00 am - 1:00 PM.  Co-hosted by UC Master Gardeners Jim Maley, Bader Kudsi and Sharon McCray, they emphasize all things Urban Farming with a wide variety of interesting guests from the Valley of Heart's Delight and the Monterey Bay Area. Tune in to 'green that thumb' as they cover a wide variety of farm and garden topics on each show and listener calls are encouraged (408-260-2999…

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March 2019

Food + Health Expo

March 3 • 12:00 pm4:00 pm

Food + Health Expo presented by Social Power Hour is a new event to try samples, see product demonstrations, receive coupons and informative information from local and national brands. The expo embraces a healthy lifestyle, including all-natural, gluten-free, non-GMO, allergen-friendly, vegan, nut-free, dairy-free food products and a variety of health and wellness resources.

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Button Bazaar

March 9 • 10:00 am5:00 pm
La Sierra Community Center, 5325 Engle Road
Carmichael, CA United States
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$2.00

The Sacramento Button Club is meant to help you learn more about buttons, share your buttons, help you in collecting buttons and history of buttons.  Join us, along with The Santa Clara Valley Button Club for a Button Bazaar!  There will be Quilters, Knitters, Collectors, Crafters, and Jewelry Artists on site to share their knowledge and curious finds.

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3rd Annual Hop ‘N Vine Festival & Market

March 9 • 2:00 pm7:00 pm

This fun event features tastings from wineries and craft breweries located right here in Santa Clara County, as well as lite bites, a history exhibit, great lectures in the "Hop 'N Vine University," entertainment, and fun and games on Pavilion Hall patio.

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Whiskies of the World San Jose

March 21 • 6:00 pm10:00 pm

Whiskies of the World® Expo brings together distillers from around the world to share their finest spirits and knowledge with whisky enthusiasts. Discover the Art of Whisky in the company of connoisseurs and whisky celebrities. Benefitting Casa Circulo Cultural (www.circulocultural.org)

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April 2019

25th Annual Spring Garden Market

April 13 • 9:00 am2:00 pm
Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123 United States
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Free

Join the Santa Clara County Master Gardeners for their 25th annual Spring Garden Market (SGM), a premier plant sale and sustainable gardening showcase. Choose from a huge variety of tomato, pepper, herb, and flower seedlings and succulents raised right here in the Santa Clara Valley. They grow varieties not readily available elsewhere, selected for outstanding taste, beauty, and performance in our soil and climate.

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Dahlia Society of California Tuber and Plant Sale

April 27 • 9:30 am3:00 pm

The Dahlia Society of California (DSC) is the San Francisco chapter of the American Dahlia Society. It was organized in 1917 under the laws of the California, two years after the American Dahlia Society was organized on May 10, 1915. DSC is a member of the Pacific Southwest Dahlia Conference, and an affiliate of the National Dahlia Society of England. Dahlia is the official flower of the City of San Francisco.

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May 2019

Martial Cottle Park Spring Celebration

May 4 • 10:00 am3:00 pm
Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123 United States
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Experience Santa Clara Valley's agricultural past, present and future, on land the Cottle family farmed for over 150 years. There will be children’s activities, local craft makers from San Jose Made, and food trucks. Meet the animals at the 4H parcel and visit the petting zoo. The UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County will host gardening talks at the Master Gardener parcel. They will also have seedlings and succulents for sale. Come see their new educational pavilion and beautiful…

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