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October 2019

Growing Container Microgreens at Home

October 30 • 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Los Altos Library, 13 South San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Free

No yard? No problem! Grow some microgreens. This gourmet specialty crop can be grown using recyclable containers and on a windowsill. We will show how to plant a tray of greens in class and complete the growing cycle at home. Presenter: UC Master Gardener Beth McGuire

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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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September 2019

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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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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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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July 2019

Summer Soiree with Farmers Guild and CAFF

July 28 • 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 • 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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June 2019

3rd Annual Edible Tree Walk Los Altos

June 30 • 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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4th Annual Edible Tree Walk

June 8 • 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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Healthy Food, Healthy Planet with Ocean Robbins

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

Seasonal Eating to Thrive Retreat – How to Cook for Spring

May 31 • 8:00 amJune 2 • 5:00 pm

The four seasons provide a natural rhythm to keep us in optimal health. Traditionally, each season brings new foods to the table. Eating seasonally supports health and wellness by helping our bodies adjust to the weather, our energy and activity levels, and more. Spring is the season of new life. Come Spring, we get restless for change, for cleansing and newness, for the sun and renewed energy, for recommitting to our dreams. Nature gives us what we need to support…

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

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

Earth Day

April 22

“In nature, nothing exists alone.” — Rachel Carson, 1962 Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, human beings have irrevocably upset the balance of nature and, as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. But unlike the fate of the dinosaurs, the rapid extinction of species in our world…

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March 2019

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

March 30 • 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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Rural Justice Summit

March 29 • 8:30 amMarch 30 • 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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The Herbal Highway – Radio Show

March 28 • 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Free

94.1 FM - www.kpfa.org/program/the-herbal-highway , Thursdays, 1:00 PM The Herbal Highway enhances the community’s knowledge of herbal medicine and alternative choices to standard medical practices for healing. In order to have balanced life, The Herbal Highway actively supports and promotes Indigenous land rights, protection of sacred sites and the sustainability of the Earth as integral parts of individual, community and global healing. Hosted and produced by Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes.

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National Spinach Day 2019

March 26

National Spinach Day is observed annually on March 26th.  Not only are there so many delicious ways that you can enjoy spinach, but it is also incredibly good for you! An annual plant,  spinach is native to central and southwestern Asia. Thought to have originated in ancient Persia, Arab traders carried spinach into India, and then it was introduced into ancient China where it was known as “Persian vegetable   The earliest available record of the spinach plant was found in Chinese, saying…

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Goat Milk Soap Making with Slow Food Homesteader Pam Carlton

March 23 • 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Did you know that you can make your own luxurious, nourishing soap at home? Well you can! Please join local homesteader, Pam Carlton for a fun, interactive class learning how to make your own goat milk soap.  You will take home two bars of soap following this hands on class.

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