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October 2019

National Food Day 2019

October 24, 2019 • 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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Bioneers 2019 Conference – “Seeding the Field: Growing Transformative Solutions”

October 18, 2019 • 8:00 amOctober 20, 2019 • 5:00 pm
Marin Center San Rafael, CA United States + Google Map

Worldviews create worlds. Our civilizational crossroads reflects a crisis of consciousness. Everything's going to change, and the only question is how. For our 30th conference, "Seeding the Field: Growing Transformative Solutions," we've assembled a visionary program reflecting decades of transformative solutions and trail-blazing pathways that this growing community has so brilliantly developed. An idea whose time has come is unstoppable. Please join with us to help realize 30 years of transformative solutions and make the Revolution from the Heart of Nature and…

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World Food Day 2019

October 16, 2019

World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. Held annually on 16th October, people from around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate worldwide hunger from our lifetime. Celebrating the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger…

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Seed Day with Silicon Valley Grows & Slow Food South Bay

October 12, 2019 • 10:00 am3:00 pm
Rancho Rinconada Park and Recreation, 18000 Chelmsford Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014 United States
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FIFTH ANNUAL SEED EXCHANGE details to follow.....

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Regenerative Sourcing and Supply – Online Class

October 3, 2019 • 8:00 amDecember 19, 2019 • 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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September 2019

8th Annual TOUR de COOP

September 14, 2019 • 9:00 am4:00 pm
Free

Coop tours aren’t a new thing and I was recently inspired when I heard about the Davis Tour De Cluck event. So I decided to create a local coop tour event. No better way to connect with your neighbors and community than coop tours! Be inspired by your local chicken raising families and their creative coops! Found out how your left over food can be used to help feed your chickens for eggs and how they help with the garden compost!

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The National Heirloom Expo

September 10, 2019 • 9:00 amSeptember 12, 2019 • 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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August 2019

Eating Your Values & Silicon Valley Eats Exhibit

August 15, 2019 • 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Los Altos History Museum, 51 So. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, 94022 United States
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Free

A panel discussion on the ethical questions we should be asking ourselves when we buy and eat food. Gather around the table with us this summer as we remember the orchards and canneries of the Valley of Heart’s Delight, celebrate today’s diversity of cuisine, and learn about the new food technologies being developed in Silicon Valley. Visit the Los Altos History Museum's"Silicon Valley Eats" food exhibit to learn more about how our agricultural roots to today’s cutting-edge sustainability efforts, and…

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July 2019

Summer Soiree with Farmers Guild and CAFF

July 28, 2019 • 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Join the Farmers Guild and CAFF at beautiful Five Springs Farm for an afternoon of local food, drinks, live music and sweeping views of the North Bay, all to help lift up the voice of sustainable agriculture, family farms and local food systems. Hear farmer stories direct from the field and empower our 41-year legacy advocating for our land stewards and the future of regenerative agriculture here in California. Grab a cocktail, check out the silent auction, tour the historic…

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Slow Food Cooking Classes with Joni Sare & Silicon Valley Eats Exhibit

July 8, 2019 • 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Los Altos History Museum, 51 So. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, 94022 United States
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As part of the ongoing exhibit "Silicon Valley Eats" Slow Food Leader, Joni Sare, will teach three different SLOW-inspired, hands-on classes beginning July 8th at the Los Altos History Museum. From our agricultural roots to today’s cutting-edge sustainability efforts, the way we grow, eat, and share food has been shaped by innovation. Gather around the table with us this summer as we remember the orchards and canneries of the Valley of Heart’s Delight, celebrate today’s diversity of cuisine, and learn…

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Kids Cooking Classes & Silicon Valley Eats Exhibit

July 6, 2019 • 9:30 am11:30 am
Los Altos History Museum, 51 So. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, 94022 United States
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From our agricultural roots to today’s cutting-edge sustainability efforts, the way we grow, eat, and share food has been shaped by innovation. Visit Los Altos History Museum's"Silicon Valley Eats" food exhibit. May - September Gather around the table with us this summer as we remember the orchards and canneries of the Valley of Heart’s Delight, celebrate today’s diversity of cuisine, and learn about the new food technologies being developed in Silicon Valley. Activities include ~ Kids Cooking Classes* – July 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 9:30-11:30am…

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Soil Advocate Training with Kiss the Ground

July 2, 2019 • 8:00 amAugust 13, 2019 • 5:00 pm

Kiss the Ground was started by a group of friends in a living room inspired by the potential of soil to create a more vibrant, vital future for all. What began as a simple idea —that land regeneration could restore water cycles, improve food security, fight climate change, and create a safer, more equitable world —catapulted "everyday people" into a life dedicated to activism, collaboration, and change making on a global scale. By popular demand, Kiss the Ground’s Soil Advocate…

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June 2019

3rd Annual Edible Tree Walk Los Altos

June 30, 2019 • 3:00 pm5:00 pm
Free

Join local food policy expert Peter Ruddock, GreenTown executive director and local permaculturist Kris Jensen, and a local chef for a fun and informative walk near downtown Los Altos. We’ll meander through a residential neighborhood stopping to identify and discuss the wide variety of trees we have that produce something edible.

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Surfrider San Mateo Social

June 13, 2019 • 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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Healthy Food, Healthy Planet with Ocean Robbins

June 6, 2019 • 6:30 pm9:00 pm
Los Altos Library, 13 South San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Free

What you eat has a profound impact on your health - and on the health of the planet! A toxic food culture is fueling epidemic rates of chronic illness. And modern meat production is impacting our global climate even more than cars! If there’s ever been a time when we need to stay informed and take a stand, it’s now. But there’s great news, too. You can radically extend your life span and decrease your chances of getting cancer, Alzheimer’s,…

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Cheesemaking Class at Shanti Farm

June 1, 2019 • 3:00 pm5:00 pm
$40

Did you know that you can make your own cheese at home? Well you can and it is surprisingly easy. Join Slow Food Leader and Homesteader, Pam Carlton, for this fun, interactive class.  You will be making (and tasting) a simple chevre (soft goat cheese) and mozzarella.   You will go home with some cheese as well as the recipes so you can make these cheeses again at home! This class is for ages 16 and up.  Limited to 6 participants…

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May 2019

Pathways to Farm Ownership – Webinar

May 21, 2019 • 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Free

Join the CCOF Foundation, California FarmLink, and the National Young Farmers Coalition for a webinar that will guide you through the key steps in negotiating and composing a lease that has a built-in pathway to ownership.  Every farmer hopes to own their own property. But with high startup costs and sky-high land prices in places like California, it often doesn't make sense to purchase property before starting your farm business. Learn about different types of lease structures, clauses, tactics that…

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Silicon Valley Wine Auction Grand Tasting

May 19, 2019 • 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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Farms & Ranches Forever Fest

May 16, 2019 • 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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Offshore Drilling Oil and Recreation Don’t Mix

May 15, 2019 • 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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