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May 2019

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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April 2019

Hidden Villa Homesteading Day

April 27, 2019 • 9:30 am4:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Join us as we celebrate the practice of sustainability and self-reliance through home-scale agriculture and the cultivation of culinary and craft skills! Hear from local experts and passionate enthusiasts and learn to use natural resources in your community. With demonstrations and conversations in sheep-shearing, fiber arts, food preservation, backyard chicken care, composting, fruit tree pruning and so much more, you are guaranteed to leave with knowledge and inspiration! Note - this is a ticketed event and may sell out.  Tickets are sold…

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Passport Celebration Day – Santa Cruz Mountains

April 20, 2019 • 12:00 pm5:00 pm
$75

Four times a year, on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, the wine growing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of this unique mountainous region. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable experience. With your SCM Wine Passport you can visit participating wineries 365 days per year during winery hours of operation as well as…

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Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County – Spring Plant Sale

April 20, 2019 • 9:00 am3:00 pm
Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles Street
Sunnyvale, CA 94086 United States
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Join the Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County for their annual Spring Plant Sale.  Lots of seedlings will be available for purchase for your spring garden. Details coming.....

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National Gardening Day

April 14, 2019

National Gardening Day is the perfect time for gardeners and would-be gardeners to pick up a shovel and some seeds and kick-off a beautiful year of homegrown bounty. Whether you want to grow vegetables, fruit, flowers, houseplants, or anything in between, National Gardening Day celebrates a satisfying pastime that you will enjoy for decades. Growing your own food also lets you provide fresh and natural nourishment for your family for a fraction of grocery store prices. National Gardening Day is…

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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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Peruvian Dinner with Guest Chefs

April 11, 2019 • 5:00 pmApril 12, 2019 • 9:00 pm
$69

Come experience Peruvian Cuisine at Parcel 104 with Peruvian Guest Chefs, Teddy Bouroncle and Rafael Lopez.  They will be joining Executive Pastry Chef Carlos Sanchez to create and share the unique flavors of Peru for two nights only in April.  As is always the case at Parcel 104, ingredients will be local and farm-fresh.  This will be a three course meal, with an optional wine pairing.

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Spring & Summer Vegetable Garden Class

April 6, 2019 • 10:00 am12:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94061 United States
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Free

It’s time to plant your spring and summer vegetable garden: those wonderful salad greens, and vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and many others. In this beginning/overview class you will learn how to: Plan your spring and summer vegetable garden, Determine the best location and plant vegetable seedlings, Maintain, irrigate and harvest your plants. Presenter Master Gardener Jonathan Propp:  Jonathan has been a Master Gardener since 2008. He lectures frequently on growing organic fruits and vegetables in the home garden.

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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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Winning the War on Weeds – Los Gatos

April 3, 2019 • 6:00 pm7:30 pm
Los Gatos Library
Free

The rains are bringing much needed water to our gardens, but also sprouting pesky weed seeds that hide in the soil. Come learn simple techniques and tricks to minimize time and effort spent ridding your garden of weeds. Bring along weed samples from your yard for identification and removal strategies. Owner of the landscape company California Nativescapes, Rebecca Schoenenberger, specializes in creating beautiful, sustainable, and economical gardens appropriate for California. She has extensive knowledge of native plants and the environments…

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March 2019

One Seed One Community – Seed/Bean Share – New Santa Clara Community Garden!

March 31, 2019 • 1:00 pm3:00 pm
San Tomas & Monroe Community Garden, 2380 Monroe Street
Santa Clara, CA 95051 United States
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This year One Seed One Community is saving the Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean, a black pole bean found on the Slow Food Ark of Taste. The Cherokee Trail of Tears bean is tasty all season and can be enjoyed as a green bean, shelled bean and dry.  Come to the garden today to pick up yours for your garden! Join us in planting these beans with intentions of peace, equity, kindness, community, connection, sharing, stewardship, love, and thoughts for…

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Patagonia & Surfrider Present: Storytelling for the Environment – Food For The Future

March 28, 2019 • 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Patagonia Palo Alto, 525 Alma Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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Free

Patagonia Palo Alto & Surfrider San Mateo County Present: Storytelling for the Environment: Food For the Future This series focuses on how to tell our stories to create positive impact. It will be an evening of music, art, food, drink, and film, including a short screening of the film Of the Sea, about California fishermen and sustainability. There will also be presentations by, and discussions with local folks who are all part of sustainable fishing, farming, ranching, and food distribution. We…

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The Herbal Highway – Radio Show

March 28, 2019 • 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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Spring Forward With Tomatoes – Los Altos

March 27, 2019 • 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Los Altos Library, 13 South San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Free

Tomatoes offer the biggest taste difference between home-grown and store-bought. Master Gardener Mary Collins will teach you how to grow and care for tomatoes, in containers, raised beds, or in the ground. She will cover types and varieties that do well in our particular climate, starting from seed or transplant, watering, fertilizing, and pest management. There will be hands-on opportunity to transplant seedlings!

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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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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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One Seed One Community – Seed/Bean Share – Sunnyvale

March 24, 2019 • 11:00 am12:00 pm
Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles Street
Sunnyvale, CA 94086 United States
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Free

This year One Seed One Community is saving the Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean, a black pole bean found on the Slow Food Ark of Taste. The Cherokee Trail of Tears bean is tasty all season and can be enjoyed as a green bean, shelled bean and dry.  Come to the garden today to pick up yours for your garden! Join us in planting these beans with intentions of peace, equity, kindness, community, connection, sharing, stewardship, love, and thoughts for…

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Goat Milk Soap Making with Slow Food Homesteader Pam Carlton

March 23, 2019 • 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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The Bulb Guy Bulb Garden Show

March 23, 2019 • 12:00 pmMarch 31, 2019 • 5:00 pm

Of all the beautiful things you can plant in your backyard, nothing is easier than planting bulbs.  Rich Santoro, nicknamed the "Bulb Guy" by the late Holly Hayes of the San Jose Mercury News, has got it down to a "science" after 28 years of practice. Since 2010 he has been planting bulbs in honor of his late son, Boom.  Last December marked the planting of the 80,000th bulb by his grandson!  Not only is the garden a spectacle of…

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The Monarch Butterfly Crisis: What’s Happening and How You Can Help – San Jose

March 16, 2019 • 11:00 am12:30 pm
Berryessa Library
Free

Have you heard about the recent reports of the decline in monarch butterflies? Do you wonder how you can help? Do not lose heart! Learn about the monarch butterflies life cycle, habitat, and migration patterns. We'll also discuss why monarchs are in danger, and what you can do to help conservation efforts. We'll review several specific plants you can have in your garden to create a monarch habitat at your home. Presented by UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County.…

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Horizon Workshop – Transform the Future – San Jose

March 14, 2019 • 6:00 pm8:00 pm
San Jose City Hall, 200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA United States
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In March, MTC and ABAG will host five public workshops where you will be asked to identify the right suite of transportation, land use, economic development and resilience strategies to create a better future for the Bay Area in the year 2050. The workshops will present three different “futures,” then ask which strategies will produce the best outcomes for each. Input from the workshops will assist MTC and ABAG with our long range planning effort. The events are two hours…

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