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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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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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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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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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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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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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July 2019

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

A Garden Party Evening of Memories & Mysteries

June 14 • 5:30 pm9:00 pm
Winchester Mystery House
$175

The Los Altos History Museum’s Board of Directors invites you to experience a special fundraising evening, to enjoy live music, wine & beer tasting, a signature cocktail, exquisite hors d’oeuvres, dancing, Sarah Winchester stories, and mysteries among the gardens of  the oldest occupied residence in Los Altos. In 1888, Sarah Winchester purchased this farmhouse built in 1844 and the 140 acres surrounding it for her sister Isabelle Merriman and family. We’re delighted to be able to celebrate and share in…

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May 2019

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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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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Cow Spa Day at Hidden Villa

May 5 • 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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April 2019

Cascarones – Learn to Make with Hidden Villa

April 21 • 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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March 2019

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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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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