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October 2019

Bioneers 2019 Conference – “Seeding the Field: Growing Transformative Solutions”

October 18 • 8:00 amOctober 20 • 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

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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6th Annual Seed Day with Silicon Valley Grows & Slow Food South Bay

October 12 • 10:00 am3:00 pm
Rancho Rinconada Park and Recreation, 18000 Chelmsford Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014 United States
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Look forward to interesting Speakers, Seed Exchange, Great Silicon Valley Bean Weigh-In, Potluck Buffet* and Garden Chat 9 - 10             Set up. All are welcome to assist. Seed Exchange - open all day 10 - 11            Joyce Eden & Instant Pot Demo w Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean 11 - 12            Garden & Seed Chat - How does your garden grow? sharing garden stories, brIng your questions. Keep your hands busy cleaning seeds to…

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Free Screening of “The Biggest Little Farm”

October 8 • 6:00 pm8:45 pm
SJSU Hammer Theater, 101 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Free

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), Patagonia Palo Alto, Kitchen Table Advisors, Slow Food South Bay and Hidden Villa are pleased to invite to you the free screening in San Jose of The Biggest Little Farm, a film that chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for…

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4th Annual Little Italy Street Festival

October 6 • 11:00 am7:00 pm
Free

Festival Highlights: Authentic Italian Cuisine from Little Italy Businesses and Italian Restaurants located throughout Santa Clara County Fantastic Entertainment lineup including Pasquale Esposito, Vanessa Raci (New York), Anthony Nino Lane Band, Johnny Neri Band, and other authentic Italian Musicians In addition there will be a wine garden pouring both Italian and Cal-Italia wines, Artisan Italian Craft vendors and Children’s Activities Free festival and plenty of on-site parking. San Jose Diridon Station is also walking distance for Public Transportation options by Caltrain or VTA Lightrail.

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Martial Cottle Park Fall Festival

October 5 • 10:00 am3:00 pm
Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123 United States
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Free

In addition to shopping incredible local food and drink makers and local makers of handcrafted goods, attendees will be able to picnic, buy and paint pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, play pumpkin carnival games, buy fresh organic produce, participate in DIY craft workshops, enjoy a pop-up petting zoo, explore the park's Master Gardeners' Fall Garden Market, view up-close farm tractors and farm vehicles, enjoy live music, play at the cattle corral and so much, more!

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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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Hoes Down Harvest Fest

October 5 • 10:00 am4:30 pm

The Hoes Down Harvest Festival is dedicated to honoring and promoting the knowledge of agricultural arts and sustainable rural living through inspiration and education. Our goals extend beyond the weekend of fun and education. Every year, for 30 years, the Hoes Down has generated valuable resources for local and statewide organizations working on projects which benefit sustainable agriculture and rural communities. Please note that all tickets will be pre-sale this year. There will be no ticket sales at the gate.…

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September 2019

Redwood City Octoberfest – Final Day!

September 29 • 11:00 am8:00 pm

The true tradition of Munich's famous annual festival comes to Redwood City for Oktoberfest, with a huge decked-out Oktoberfest tent on Courthouse Square - complete with over 1,100 feet of "family style" bench seating, lots of fun and merriment, music, dancing, contests, cold beer and other beverages, food, and more! The entrance fee includes a commemorative stein & 1 drink ticket (beer or soda depending on ticket type), along with great German-style entertainment featuring AlpinersUSA and The Golden Gate Bavarian Club. Delicious German…

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Food Worth Celebrating

September 28 • 3:30 pm7:30 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Join Hidden Villa as we learn from and honor the people and processes contributing to a more resilient, just, and thriving regional food system. This year’s event will take attendees on an experiential journey through the principles of regenerative agriculture and its impact on our environmental and social landscape: Sip handcrafted cocktails from Shoots & Roots Bitters while unpacking soil health in our Educational Garden and Greenhouse Field Investigate the intersections of animal welfare and ecological resilience in our pasture…

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Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum Anniversary Celebration

September 28 • 11:00 am4:00 pm
Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum, 570 E. Remington
Sunnyvale, CA
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Free

New exhibit dedication.  Activities. Displays.  Demonstrations. Music.  Vintage Fair. Free fun for the whole family.  Bring your friends and neighbors. Museum doors will be open for your viewing pleasure.

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Beer Fridays: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party

September 27 • 4:00 pm9:00 pm
Devils Canyon Brewing Company, 935 Washington
San Carlos, CA
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Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer at Devils Canyon Brewing Company in San Carlos.  Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. Proceeds from each pint sold at Beer Friday goes to a different charity every month through their “Cheers for Charity” program.

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The Reducetarian Summit

September 27 • 8:00 amSeptember 29 • 5:00 pm

The summit will take place over three days in Washington D.C. at The Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel. The goal of the Reducetarian Summit is to bring together people and perspectives from all corners of the world to explore strategies and tactics for reducing societal consumption of animal products and ending factory farming. In addition to several moderated panels, lightning talks, and fireside chats, a greater emphasis will be placed on skills building workshops and curated networking opportunities. The Reducetarian Summit also…

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Jonathan Safran Foer with Samin Nosrat: “We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast”

September 24 • 7:30 pm9:00 pm
$15

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER with SAMIN NOSRAT We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat Hosted by Sherry Gendelman Novelist and essayist Jonathan Safran Foer joins chef/author Samin Nosrat (Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat) on stage for a high-spirited event that tackles our primary global crisis and eloquently persuades us to eat differently. In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time in a…

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Sunu – a film about Mexican Maize Farmers and Their Struggle Against GMO’s

September 21 • 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Sacred Heart Community Service, 1381 S. First Street
San Jose, CA
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Free

A documentary by Teresa Camou Guerrero about one of the worlds greatest treasures. Free film screening followed by a panel discussion by  food justice community leaders.  Sunu is is Spanish with English subtitles.

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Chalk Art Festival – Luna Park Arts

September 21 • 10:00 amSeptember 22 • 3:00 pm
Backesto Park San Jose + Google Map
Free

Celebrating its 12th Anniversary, the Luna Park Chalk Art Festival attracts over 3,000 artists, students, vendors, and community members for a colorful day in San José’s Backesto Park. Artists, students and chalk enthusiasts create over 250 pieces of diverse art throughout the park’s pathways, including original works, classical re­creations, traditional Italian madonarri street painting, 3D realistic works, cartoons, modern abstractions, and more. In addition to the artwork, the festival features a main stage of local musicians, dancers and performers, as…

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San Jose Tet & Moon Festival

September 20 • 3:00 pm11:00 pm
Free

Celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2019 at Eastridge Mall. The Moon Garden will a highlight at the festival for families & offer their your children with many crafts & activities. The Moon Garden bringing you & your kids with many cratfs to do on your own. The Lanterns House will be bigger this year with many colorful lantern decorations. There will be 10,000 LED Light Lantern giveaways. Plus, live entertainment, lion dance, magic show, fashion show, children & adult contest, gifts from vendors,…

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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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August 2019

Food For the Future Panel Discussion, a part of “Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation”

August 22 • 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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 ~ Food for the Future Panel Discussion…

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“Eating Your Values” Panel Discussion

August 15 • 6:30 pm8:00 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. How do we build a food system that reflects our deepest values?The current "Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation" exhibit at the Los Altos History Museum  shares stories of the orchards and canneries of the Valley of Heart’s Delight, shows how food technologies were developed in Silicon Valley and celebrates today’s diversity of cuisine, while also putting a spotlight on the…

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