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April 2019

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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Hidden Villa Homesteading Day

April 27 • 9:30 am4:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Join us as we celebrate the practice of sustainability and self-reliance through home-scale agriculture and the cultivation of culinary and craft skills! Hear from local experts and passionate enthusiasts and learn to use natural resources in your community. With demonstrations and conversations in sheep-shearing, fiber arts, food preservation, backyard chicken care, composting, fruit tree pruning and so much more, you are guaranteed to leave with knowledge and inspiration! Note - this is a ticketed event and may sell out.  Tickets are sold…

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May 2019

Real Food Real Stories with Tracy Harding of Capay Valley Farm Shop

May 2 • 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Free

What comes to mind when you think of wellness? Trendy ingredients, Instagram influencers, yoga retreats? This spring, hosted by Asana, we’re rounding out the conversation. Wellness isn’t just pretty images of self-care. Wellness is mental, emotional, spiritual, and communal health. More importantly, access, privilege, and diversity must be included in the conversation. Join Asana for a meal + story with Tracy Harding of Capay Valley Farm Shop. As the general manager of this community-owned social enterprise, she manages the marketing…

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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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Going Native Garden Tour

May 4 • 10:00 amMay 5 • 4:00 pm

Since 2003, the Bay Area's pioneering native garden tour has showcased gardens featuring California native plants. This community-based tour features up to 60 gardens, most of them private home gardens, which are open on tour day in a do-it-yourself, open house format. The gardens on the tour demonstrate reduced water use, reduced chemical and pesticide use, improved habitat, and the unique aesthetic appeal of gardens designed with California native plants. The website also provides resources to help Bay Area gardeners to…

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Cow Spa Day at Hidden Villa

May 5 • 1:30 pm3:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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$15

If you enjoy ice cream, steak, cheese, or even leather boots this is your chance to thank the cows for their gifts. We'll be preparing an aromatic spa day for our eldest cow Hidden Villa, Cleo. First we'll harvest fresh herbs from the garden, prepare a plant-based fly repel spray and then enter the cow pen with supplies to rub and pamper our dairy friend. Great for families of all ages comfortable around animals. (PS This is a rare opportunity…

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Growing Vegetables in Containers – San Jose

May 11 • 3:00 pm4:00 pm
Willow Glen Public Library, 1157 Minnesota Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125 United States
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Free

Did you know that you can grow vegetables in containers year-round? Even in small spaces, you can grow your own food. Container grown vegetables can be decorative as well as good to eat. Almost any vegetable can be grown in a container if given the proper care. Eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, carrots, cucumbers and herbs do well. Santa Clara County Master Gardener Laura Monczynski will show you how, with an emphasis on vegetables you can plant now for eating all…

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Offshore Drilling Oil and Recreation Don’t Mix

May 15 • 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Free

Join Surfrider San Mateo at REI in San Carlos for a special video and presentation to learn about the threat of offshore oil drilling to our local beaches and coastal waters in California. The presenter is Delia Bense-Kang, Northern California Campaign Coordinator for Surfrider Foundation. The Trump administration has announced plans to expand offshore oil drilling in all US waters including off the California Coast. These plans include oil exploration using deafening seismic blasts that are capable of injuring or killing…

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Farms & Ranches Forever Fest

May 16 • 5:30 pm7:30 pm

Join the Greenbelt Alliance for their Farms & Ranches Forever Fest.  Experience the Bay Area’s agriculture in downtown San Francisco! This annual happy hour features local farms and ranches, their products, and hands-on activities. Guests will be treated to live music, hors-d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and cocktails. Since 1984, more than 200,000 acres of Bay Area farmland—an area six times the size of San Francisco— have been lost to sprawl development. If we don’t act now, sprawl development could fleece the Bay…

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A Taste of Italy

May 18 • 1:00 pm4:00 pm
$50

Join Draeger's Market in Menlo Park for a grand tasting of memorable Italian wines. Your ticket includes tastes of all the 30-35 wines and assorted artisanal cheeses provided by our expert Cheesemonger Patricia Hughes.   A 20% discount will be applied to all of the tasting wines purchased that day or any pre-sell wines picked up later.

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Silicon Valley Wine Auction Grand Tasting

May 19 • 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Sip, sample and bid! Meander Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, enjoy an individual picnic lunch as you taste over 150 wines from 40+ Santa Cruz Mountains vintners, and bid on over 200 wine lots in the silent auction.  Launched in 2015 by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation, the Silicon Valley Wine Auction showcases the diversity of the valley – from a long a storied history of pioneering vintners of making local wine – to a social innovation ethos that…

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June 2019

60th Annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival

June 1 • 10:00 amJune 2 • 5:00 pm

Come together to celebrate California’s official state vegetable! California’s artichoke history began in 1922 when the first artichoke shoots were planted in the Castroville. Today, more than nine decades later, nearly 100 percent of America’s fresh artichoke supply comes from California and nearly two-thirds of that is still grown in Castroville. The annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival started in 1959 as a way to celebrate the iconic artichoke and the region known as the “Artichoke Center of the…

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Taste of the Mountains Menlo Park

June 1 • 2:00 pm5:30 pm

The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association presents the Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, June 1 in Downtown Menlo Park from 2-5:30pm. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation. Enjoy wines from small, local boutique wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains poured in various designated tasting locations up and down Santa Cruz Avenue. Check in for your wristband, glass, and a map of the pouring locations – then enjoy an afternoon of…

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World Oceans Day

June 8
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Surfrider San Mateo Social

June 13 • 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, 390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 United States
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Join Surfrider San Mateo for a fun social mixer at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company! Meet the team and other members. Find out more about the work of our local Surfrider Chapter and how to get involved. We hope to see you there!

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International Surfing Day 2019

June 15
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July 2019

Vegetarian Educational Institute – Summer Retreat

July 13 • 8:00 amJuly 20 • 5:00 pm

Our 4th annual Summer Retreat takes place at beautiful Camp Sylvester near Pinecrest Lake in the mountains of Central California. Continuing the tradition of the French Meadows Macrobiotic Summer Camp for the 50th year in a row. Nestled between Pinecrest Lake and the slopes of Dodge Ridge ski resort, Camp Sylvester is an ideal setting for family vacations. With updated cabins and recreation halls sprawling over nearly ten acres of the Stanislaus National Forest. Camp Sylvester provides the fresh air, green…

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Slow Food Nations – Denver

July 19 • 10:00 amJuly 21 • 5:00 pm

Slow Food Nations is a major international food festival hosted in Denver, CO. This year, we explore Where Tradition Meets Innovation. Be part of the international Slow Food movement and connect with farmers, foodies and families.

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41st Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival

July 26 • 10:00 amJuly 28 • 7:00 pm

  The Gilroy Garlic Festival is the world's greatest summer food festival — three full days of incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts, live entertainment, and cooking competitions. Founded in 1979, this event is hosted by thousands of community volunteers who have raised millions of dollars for local schools, charities, and non-profit organizations.    

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September 2019

The National Heirloom Expo

September 10 • 9:00 amSeptember 12 • 9:00 pm

Over 100 nationally and internationally acclaimed on-topic speakers. Join us in three unique speaker halls, all with their own format.  Choose from individual speakers, expert  panels, or in-depth roundtable discussions.   More details coming....

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