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October 2019

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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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

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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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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Share Faire with Transition Palo Alto

June 16, 2019 • 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Mitchell Park Bowl, 3700 Middlefield Avenue
Palo Alto, CA United States
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Free

Our Share Faire brings all the benefits of sharing Stories, Skills, and Stuff together in one fun event. Come join us to share garden produce, arts and crafts supplies, books, toys, clothes, and household items. We’ll have things like music, bike repair, video storytelling, and other demos and classes as well, with different themes each time.

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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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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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Kids in the Garden – Hidden Villa

May 12, 2019 • 10:30 am12:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Kids learn and play, hands-on in our experiential learning garden. We will explore the mysteries of seeds and how they grow through stories and art., and learn about caring for the garden. We get to dig, hoe, and water, and then make a special new plant project to bring home to tend and watch grow!  While class is in session, parents can stroll the farm and enjoy our beautiful property. For children ages 6 and up.

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Cow Spa Day at Hidden Villa

May 5, 2019 • 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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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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Real Food Real Stories with Tracy Harding of Capay Valley Farm Shop

May 2, 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 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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April 2019

Cascarones – Learn to Make with Hidden Villa

April 21, 2019 • 9:15 am10:00 am
Free

Cascarones are used in celebration throughout Mexico for various holidays. These colorful toys are hollowed out egg shells with "nature confetti" inside. They can then be thrown or smashed (gently) on a friend for a good laugh. Join us for this fun and unique crafting program! Two sessions: 9:15-10:00 am, 1:00-1:45 pm

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10th Annual Master Gardener Spring Garden Market – San Mateo

April 13, 2019 • 9:00 am1:00 pm

The annual Spring Garden Market is a plant sale and educational fair brought to you by the UCCE Master Gardeners of San Mateo and San Francisco Counties. We offer more than 5,000 vegetable plants, herb starts, and succulents to get your home garden started. You’ll discover a wide variety of heirloom tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, other vegetables and herbs that have been expertly selected and lovingly grown by us for you. We’ve carefully chosen top-performing varieties for each microclimate, ensuring…

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National Handmade Day 2019

April 7, 2019

National Handmade Day recognizes all those who put forth their creative talents into gifts that warm the heart and leave us awe. Whether its baked goods, beauty products or woodcraft, quilts, toys or artwork, those who create handmade gifts do so with an eye toward craftsmanship. Some carry on traditions from one generation to the next and others transfer skills learned in a trade making it an art form. From artisans to craftsman, tinkerers and those with eclectic style who…

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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

Rural Justice Summit

March 29, 2019 • 8:30 amMarch 30, 2019 • 1:00 pm
UC Merced
Free

This year's theme is "Creating a Road Map for Change". Friday will feature a Welcome by Professor Mario Sifuentez, director of the Center for the Humanities at UC Merced, and a day of tracks focused on farmer justice, youth organizing, immigration, labor, climate, incarceration, and story-telling. Art and music will infuse these conversations with inspiration and empowerment. The goal with the Rural Justice Summit is to open channels of communication between researchers and community members-- including advocates and organizers-- about…

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Umunhum: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

March 27, 2019 • 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Free

Celebrate indigenous stewardship and cultural conservation while viewing the short film Umunhum, which will transport you to the sacred site of the Amah Mutsun creation story. In partnership with the Amah Mutsun Land Trust, Hidden Villa will host a special screening of the film in our Dana Center. After the screening, learn even more about the great collaboration that has made the return of the Amah Mutsun to Mt. Umunhum possible from a panel discussion featuring members of the Tribal Band, the Land Trust…

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Beginning Beekeeping Workshops

March 6, 2019 • 5:00 pm8:30 pm
$50

Learn the basics of what you need to begin backyard beekeeping, from sourcing your bees, to constructing the hive, to preventing bee swarming and harvesting  honey. This 3 hour classroom workshop will provide you with the terminology and basics needed to become a successful beekeeper. You will learn to identify the different types of bees and brood cells and what a healthy hive needs from you to thrive. You will learn what takes place during different seasons, from starting your hive…

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