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March 2019

Food + Health Expo

March 3, 2019 • 12:00 pm4:00 pm

Food + Health Expo presented by Social Power Hour is a new event to try samples, see product demonstrations, receive coupons and informative information from local and national brands. The expo embraces a healthy lifestyle, including all-natural, gluten-free, non-GMO, allergen-friendly, vegan, nut-free, dairy-free food products and a variety of health and wellness resources.

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February 2019

Terra Madre 2018 Review with Pie Ranch and Slow Food South Bay

February 23, 2019 • 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Peninsula Open Space Trust, 222 High Street
Palo Alto, CA United States
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Free

Nancy Vail and Jered Lawson of Pie Ranch report on their family's experience attending Terra Madre 2018, Slow Food's most comprehensive international gathering.  The week-long event takes place in Turin, Italy every two years, bringing together chefs, farmers, philosophers, policy-makers, cooks and citizens from all over the world. Come learn about what's happening in food communities in big cities as well as in remote, indigenous villages.  SFSB Board Chair Scott Vanderlip and his wife Tay also attended Terra Madre 2018…

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31st California Small Farm Conference

February 22, 2019 • 8:00 amFebruary 23, 2019 • 5:00 pm

THE SMALL FARM CONFERENCE & FARMERS GUILD-RAISING UNITE! The 31st annual California Small Farm Conference where farmers, ranchers, local food advocates and farmers market managers gather each year to network, explore hot topics in sustainable agriculture, work to bridge field and fork, sharpen their skills, and give voice to those growing a more resilient food system from the soil up. Small farms, big impact.

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December 2018

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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November 2018

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party

November 30, 2018 • 4:00 pm9:00 pm

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. One dollar from each pint sold at Beer Friday goes to a different charity every month through their “Cheers for Charity” program.

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Creating Living Landscapes to Restore Nature’s Relationships

November 28, 2018 • 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008 United States
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Free

Come watch a video on Douglas Tallamy’s latest book, The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden and discussing the information in the movie. You’ll learn how to change your landscape to attract more creatures, especially caterpillars. Bring some popcorn or your favorite movie snack. This event is hosted the Santa Clara Valley California Native Plant Society. Douglas Tallamy is currently professor and chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, where…

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Decorate the Nature Center at Filoli

November 17, 2018 • 10:30 am4:00 pm
Filoli, 86 Cañada Road
Woodside, CA 94062 United States
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Join us in welcoming the holiday season by decorating evergreen garlands outside Filoli’s Nature Center and Red’s Barn.  Learn to loop and tie decorative ribbon into a bow – a skill you can then use for your own decor and presents. Hike the 1-mile Estate Trail to the Nature Center and join in the festivities. This is a free activity included with the price of admission.

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Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

November 17, 2018 • 10:00 amNovember 18, 2018 • 3:00 pm
$5.00

The GFAF Expos are the greatest events on earth for those living a gluten-free or allergen-friendly lifestyle. Sample hundreds of products, meet with local & national brands, receive coupons and attend informative presentations by top-notch speakers. The Expos are a fun, family-friendly, educational and safe place made just for you!

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Season of SHARING: Stone Soup!

November 17, 2018 • 10:00 am12:30 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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All ages Swing by the Wolken Education Center for a FREE fall celebration of cooking, eating, sharing, and story-reading for the whole family! The story of "Stone Soup" teaches us that by working together, with everyone contributing what they can, a greater good is achieved. Bring your favorite veggie to chop and put in the big soup pot. Come back at noon after your walk on the farm, and share our delicious results! This event is also a food drive…

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After School Culinary Adventures

November 13, 2018 • 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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$375

Cook delicious seasonal recipes while boiling, baking, mincing, and more! This program teaches teens creative ways farmers utilize their products all year round. Prepare delicious and nutritious recipes using fresh, seasonal produce. Investigate the importance of sustainable agriculture, and learn more about food systems from farm to fork. No previous experience required. Youth ages 12-16 years old

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3rd Annual Fall Honey Tasting

November 10, 2018 • 12:00 pm4:00 pm

cHICK n bEES is happy to host their 3rd annual honey tasting event. This years honey tasting will benefit the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center.  Come on in and meet local beekeepers, watch the bees at work inside our observation hive (try to find the queen) and of course taste some delicious local honey. There will be something for everyone!

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1st Saturdays at Veggielution

November 3, 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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October 2018

Little Pumpkin Party

October 20, 2018 • 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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$15.00

Fall is so beautiful and full of smells and sights to discover with your little one. Come enjoy a low-key, old-fashioned pumpkin party with your family - pick out some pumpkins, watch us press sweet fresh apple cider, help us plump up our scarecrows with straw, and meet The Autumn Garden Fairy too. Stay and stroll the farm and say hello to the chickens, pigs and sheep. Enjoy a non-commercial and relaxing afternoon at the farm with your little pumpkin.…

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San Jose’s 9th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival & Parade

October 20, 2018 • 9:00 am8:00 pm
Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, 1 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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An annual family gathering of remembrance, this year will be the first Dia De Los Muertos Parade in San Jose.  It will be a day full of activities including Ballet, Folkorico, Mariachi, Pro Wrestling, Crafts, Music and over 30 Chicano Artists showcasing their talents. Mas Tiempo Que Vida

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Martial Cottle Park’s Harvest Festival & Santa Clara County Master Gardener’s Fall Garden Market

October 6, 2018 • 10:00 am3:00 pm
Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123 United States
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The Harvest Festival celebrates the agricultural heritage of the Santa Clara Valley and the newest park in the county. There will be food, entertainment, park tours, and more. The Fall Garden Market offers a bounty of winter vegetables and flower seedlings that thrive in our cool winter conditions and will keep your garden producing year round. Vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, kale, chard, peas, many varieties of lettuce and other salad greens, plus much more. Come get inspired! New this year: Heirloom garlic…

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1st Saturdays at Veggielution

October 6, 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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September 2018

Conscious San Jose Festival

September 22, 2018 • 9:00 am8:00 pm
St. James Park, N. 2nd Street
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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A creative and collaborative wellness event in support of commUnity connection and compassion through yoga, meditation, movement, youth activities, workshops, music and art.   Wellness doesn’t just mean a healthy body, it also means a clear mind and a nourished spirit, experienced individually and as a community.  

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Chalk Art Festival – Luna Park Arts

September 15, 2018 • 10:00 am5:00 pm

Celebrating its 11th 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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1st Saturdays at Veggielution

September 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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