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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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Seed Day with Silicon Valley Grows & Slow Food South Bay

October 12, 2019 • 10:00 am3:00 pm
Rancho Rinconada Park and Recreation, 18000 Chelmsford Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014 United States
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FIFTH ANNUAL SEED EXCHANGE details to follow.....

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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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Regenerative Sourcing and Supply – Online Class

October 3, 2019 • 8:00 amDecember 19, 2019 • 5:00 pm

Regenerative Sourcing & Supply — Learn to Engage with a System, not a Chain This course is designed for companies and brands seeking to engage directly with healthy soil solutions and regenerative agriculture through purchasing and supply chains. Kiss the Ground and Terra Genesis International (TGI) have come together to respond to the loud request from the natural products industry. We’ve heard your desire to work in a way that contributes to regeneration. And also your question “How do we…

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National Co-Op Month

October 1, 2019 • 8:00 amOctober 31, 2019 • 5:00 pm

In honor of all of these wonderful things that differentiate the cooperative business model, October has been declared National Co-op Month. It gives nods to the more than 29,000 co-ops across the country, from natural food stores, to banks, manufacturers and everything in between. Local, trusted and serving you.

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September 2019

8th Annual TOUR de COOP

September 14, 2019 • 9:00 am4:00 pm
Free

Coop tours aren’t a new thing and I was recently inspired when I heard about the Davis Tour De Cluck event. So I decided to create a local coop tour event. No better way to connect with your neighbors and community than coop tours! Be inspired by your local chicken raising families and their creative coops! Found out how your left over food can be used to help feed your chickens for eggs and how they help with the garden compost!

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July 2019

Slow Food Cooking Classes with Joni Sare & Silicon Valley Eats Exhibit

July 8, 2019 • 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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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

3rd Annual Edible Tree Walk Los Altos

June 30, 2019 • 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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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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A Garden Party Evening of Memories & Mysteries

June 14, 2019 • 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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Cheesemaking Class at Shanti Farm

June 1, 2019 • 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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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

Seasonal Eating to Thrive Retreat – How to Cook for Spring

May 31, 2019 • 8:00 amJune 2, 2019 • 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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Silicon Valley Wine Auction Grand Tasting

May 19, 2019 • 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Sip, sample and bid! Meander Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, enjoy an individual picnic lunch as you taste over 150 wines from 40+ Santa Cruz Mountains vintners, and bid on over 200 wine lots in the silent auction.  Launched in 2015 by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation, the Silicon Valley Wine Auction showcases the diversity of the valley – from a long a storied history of pioneering vintners of making local wine – to a social innovation ethos that…

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Offshore Drilling Oil and Recreation Don’t Mix

May 15, 2019 • 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Free

Join Surfrider San Mateo at REI in San Carlos for a special video and presentation to learn about the threat of offshore oil drilling to our local beaches and coastal waters in California. The presenter is Delia Bense-Kang, Northern California Campaign Coordinator for Surfrider Foundation. The Trump administration has announced plans to expand offshore oil drilling in all US waters including off the California Coast. These plans include oil exploration using deafening seismic blasts that are capable of injuring or killing…

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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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Growing Vegetables in Containers – San Jose

May 11, 2019 • 3:00 pm4:00 pm
Willow Glen Public Library, 1157 Minnesota Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125 United States
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Free

Did you know that you can grow vegetables in containers year-round? Even in small spaces, you can grow your own food. Container grown vegetables can be decorative as well as good to eat. Almost any vegetable can be grown in a container if given the proper care. Eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, carrots, cucumbers and herbs do well. Santa Clara County Master Gardener Laura Monczynski will show you how, with an emphasis on vegetables you can plant now for eating all…

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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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Going Native Garden Tour

May 4, 2019 • 10:00 amMay 5, 2019 • 4:00 pm

Since 2003, the Bay Area's pioneering native garden tour has showcased gardens featuring California native plants. This community-based tour features up to 60 gardens, most of them private home gardens, which are open on tour day in a do-it-yourself, open house format. The gardens on the tour demonstrate reduced water use, reduced chemical and pesticide use, improved habitat, and the unique aesthetic appeal of gardens designed with California native plants. The website also provides resources to help Bay Area gardeners to…

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