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May 2019

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

May 14, 2019 • 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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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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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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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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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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Tastes & Tales of Terra Madre Dinner – Sonoma

April 13, 2019 • 5:30 pm8:30 pm
$85

Join the Slow Food Sonoma County North Chapter for their bi-annual, Tastes & Tales of Terra Madre Dinner to celebrate Slow Food and their chapter’s delegates to Italy’s Terra Madre in 2018! Three delegates represented Sonoma County North: Kathy Matonak (chapter leader), Kelly Osman (Oz Family Farms), and Ellen Shick (food writer). Come join us as we hear Tales of their adventures and have Tastes that are inspired by this international food event.

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

March 30, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 8:30 amMarch 30, 2019 • 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, 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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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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National Spinach Day 2019

March 26, 2019

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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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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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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Macy’s Flower Show 2019 – Journey to Paradisios

March 24, 2019 • 10:00 amApril 7, 2019 • 4:00 pm
Free

Every year Macy’s welcomes Spring with the annual Flower Show—a magnificent themed floral extravaganza that takes place in three flagship stores across the country. This spring, Macy’s Herald Square in New York City, Macy’s State Street in Chicago and Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco celebrate a more than 70-year floral tradition with Journey to Paradisios, Operation: Inspiration, an otherworldly realm of glorious blossoms, lush plant life and amazing flora where visitors experience what could exist in the great beyond. 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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