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October 2019

Fall Garden Market – UC Master Gardeners

October 5, 2019 • 9:00 am2:00 pm
Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123 United States
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The UC Master Gardener Fall Garden Market plant sale offers a bounty of winter vegetable and flower seedlings plus beautiful low-water succulents. They all thrive in our cool winter conditions and will keep your garden producing year round. Come get inspired! Arrive early for best selection. UC Master Gardeners will be hosting educational talks, children's activities, a Green Elephant sale, and an “Ask a Master Gardener” booth where you can ask questions and bring in samples for diagnosis.

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September 2019

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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July 2019

Vegetarian Educational Institute – Summer Retreat

July 13, 2019 • 8:00 amJuly 20, 2019 • 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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June 2019

Apricot STEM Fair, a part of Silicon Valley Eats, A Taste for Innovation

June 30, 2019 • 10:00 amNovember 6, 2019 • 5:00 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 ~ Apricot STEM Fair – June 30th,…

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4th Annual Edible Tree Walk

June 8, 2019 • 10:00 am12:00 pm
Free

Walk under the edible tree canopy in Palo Alto, from Johnson Park to Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden. This will be a guided tour hosted by local arborists, historians, botanist, and culinarians, to introduce you to 20+ (public and private) edible trees along this route. WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2019; 10am - 12pm LOCATION: Tour begins at Johnson Park (corner of Waverly St & Everett Ave) and the tour ends at Gamble Garden. DISTANCE: 1 mile (a one-way tour, a van…

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60th Annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival

June 1, 2019 • 10:00 amJune 2, 2019 • 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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May 2019

Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food

May 14, 2019 • 6:00 pm7:30 pm
Hay Barn, 1008 Ranch View Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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Free

Join organic farmer Bob Quinn and Stanford Lecturer Liz Carlisle for highlights from their new book, Grain by Grain.  Drawing on Bob’s 30-year journey in regenerative organic agriculture and renewable energy, they will discuss how transformation of regional food systems can drive big changes over time: creating good green jobs that rebuild rural communities, while providing healthier food and better environmental stewardship.  Along the way, they’ll shed some light on the recent epidemic of gluten sensitivity, and offer some suggestions for how to restore a…

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Martial Cottle Park Spring Celebration

May 4, 2019 • 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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April 2019

Hidden Villa Homesteading Day

April 27, 2019 • 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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National Gardening Day

April 14, 2019

National Gardening Day is the perfect time for gardeners and would-be gardeners to pick up a shovel and some seeds and kick-off a beautiful year of homegrown bounty. Whether you want to grow vegetables, fruit, flowers, houseplants, or anything in between, National Gardening Day celebrates a satisfying pastime that you will enjoy for decades. Growing your own food also lets you provide fresh and natural nourishment for your family for a fraction of grocery store prices. National Gardening Day is…

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Peruvian Dinner with Guest Chefs

April 11, 2019 • 5:00 pmApril 12, 2019 • 9:00 pm
$69

Come experience Peruvian Cuisine at Parcel 104 with Peruvian Guest Chefs, Teddy Bouroncle and Rafael Lopez.  They will be joining Executive Pastry Chef Carlos Sanchez to create and share the unique flavors of Peru for two nights only in April.  As is always the case at Parcel 104, ingredients will be local and farm-fresh.  This will be a three course meal, with an optional wine pairing.

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Real Food Real Stories – with Finn Oakes and Lauren Anderson of Steadfast Herbs

April 4, 2019 • 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 along with Finn Oakes and Lauren Anderson of Steadfast Herbs. They started Steadfast Herbs in 2014 in Pescadero, CA, offering medicinal…

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March 2019

Health and the Food Traditions of the Past with Sally Fallon Morell

March 30, 2019 • 9:30 am3:30 pm

Looking for a healthier and more delicious way to eat? Beyond the trends ~ join WAPF President Sally Fallon Morell and learn about food traditions of the past. Animal fats, properly prepared whole grains, enzyme-enriched foods and nourishing bone broths kept our ancestors healthy. Sally Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions, explains why these are vital factors for maintaining good health today. She explains the underlying factors in a variety of traditional diets which conferred beauty, strength and complete freedom from…

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February 2019

Wild Foods Feast

February 23, 2019 • 8:00 pm
$48

Join Suzanne Elliott, Herbalist  at ENSO Cafe in Half Moon Bay for a very unique dining experience savoring the rich flavors of natures wild bounty.  A delicious family-style dinner will be served using an array of locally foraged greens, edible flowers, and herbs. RSVP by Wednesday, February 20th.

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A Winter Start For Your Summer Garden – Sunnyvale

February 16, 2019 • 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Sunnyvale Library
Free

February is the time to begin planning your summer vegetable garden. Instead of buying expensive transplants from the nursery, how about growing them yourself? It's easy, fun, and inexpensive to start tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, squash, herbs, and many other vegetables and flowers from seed. This talk by Master Gardener Louise Christy will cover seeds, seed sources, planting seeds, germination, creating the right environment for strong growth, materials and equipment, and transplanting into the garden.

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Planting Fruit Trees – Discussion and Planting Demonstration – San Jose

February 16, 2019 • 10:30 am12:00 pm
Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123 United States
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Free

Would you like to have fruit trees in your back yard ? Have you seen all of the bare root fruit trees for sale in the nurseries and home garden centers  lately? Wonder what is involved in planting and growing your own apples or pears or cherries or plums or peaches? Come join us as we begin to plant our own orchard at Martial Cottle Park. We will discuss why bare-root trees are a bargain and a great way to start…

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January 2019

Fruit Tree Selection and Care

January 26, 2019 • 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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December 2018

Winter Solstice at Filoli

December 20, 2018 • 5:00 pm8:00 pm
Filoli, 86 Cañada Road
Woodside, CA 94062 United States
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$65

Honor the allure the shortest day of the year. A ceremonial lighting ceremony, mystical musical entertainment set the stage for this magical evening.  The night begins with a glass of sparkling wine and light hors-d’oeuvres included with the ticket. Both the House and Garden will be open for this special night. Additional wine, beer, and coffee are available for purchase. Returning by popular demand, Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble will delight guests with their hauntingly beautiful repertoire of traditional songs from the Balkans, Caucasus…

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Sunday Soup

December 9, 2018 • 1:00 pm5:00 pm
$40

Please join Veggielution as we celebrate 10 years of community food and farming by attending Sunday Soup, our family friendly fundraising supper.  The event will be held at our community farm located in the beautiful and historic Emma Prusch Farm Park in East San Jose.

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1st Saturdays at Veggielution

December 1, 2018 • 9:00 am3:00 pm
Veggielution, 647 S King Road
San Jose, CA 95116 United States
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On 1st Saturdays at Veggielution the diversity of our community comes to life. Whether through exploration of our Youth Garden, morning stretching during Yoga Class, or the sights and sounds of our kitchen during Veggielution Cocina, our farm instills a strong sense of connection among participants from many different backgrounds. Over 100 community members of all ages flow seamlessly between activities; planting in the fields, joining our free Art in the Garden program and making new friends along the way. Throughout the day local residents…

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