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November 2019

The Herbal Highway – Radio Show and Online

November 12 • 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Free

94.1 FM - www.kpfa.org/program/the-herbal-highway , Now On Tuesdays at 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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Blueberries in Abundance

November 5 • 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Saratoga Public Library
Free

Yes, blueberries can thrive and produce abundantly in Santa Clara County! Join UC Master Gardener Jeff Jenks to learn how to maximize your success with blueberries. Types of blueberries and varieties that do well in our area will be discussed. Planting, feeding, watering, pruning, and harvesting will also be covered.

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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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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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Culinary Herbs

October 23 • 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Calabazas Branch Library, 1230 S. Blaney Avenue
San Jose, CA 95129
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Easy to grow Culinary Herbs can offer big savings! This talk is designed to acquaint the home gardener with a basic understanding of how various herbs are grown. Instructions on when to harvest and how to preserve many common herbs will also be given! Presenter: UC Master Gardener Janet Waagen

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Plants on Plants on Plants – Backyard SJ

October 20 • 12:00 pm5:00 pm
Backyard SJ, 35 South 2nd Street
San Jose, CA
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For plant lovers, plant enthusiasts or even people looking to get into plants, San Jose Made will be bringing to downtown San Jose a whole event featuring plant retailers, florists, DIY gardening workshops, fruit & veggie plant retailers and more to Backyard SJ (https://www.backyardsj.com). Free admission. Backyard SJ is a pop-up community garden featuring local events in San Jose’s Fountain Alley.

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Growing Onions, Garlic, Scallions, Shallots, Leeks and Chives

October 19 • 11:00 am12:30 pm
Berryessa Library
Free

Learn about the history of alliums, i.e. Onions, Scallions, Garlic, Shallots, Leeks and Chives, and how to successfully grow them in your garden, taking advantage of our bay area mild and rainy winters, warm and sunny summers. Grow a gourmet garden of bulbing onions, scallions, garlic, shallots, leeks and chives. Master Gardener Sue Zaslaw will teach you how to select the best varieties for our area, how to prepare the soil, when and how to plant, grow, harvest and store…

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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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Garlic: Cultivation and Care

October 17 • 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Palo Alto Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Free

Learn how to select the best varieties for our area, how to prepare the soil, when and how to plant, grow, harvest and store garlic bulbs. With proper curing, your garlic will last until next year’s garlic is ready. And with careful planning, you will never have to buy garlic again! Master Gardener Louise Christy will discuss the cultivation and care of garlic both in the garden and containers Presenter: UC Master Gardener Louise Christy

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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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Urban Permaculture

October 10 • 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Gilroy Grange Hall, 8191 Swanton Lance
Gilroy, CA
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Free

Learn from the various Permaculture schools and apply the lessons in a yard-sized environment. After a quick photo tour of Ecology Action in Willits and the Holzerhof and Kremeterhof in Austria, we will dive into Jesse’s adventure converting his front lawn into a productive miniature food forest. Topics will center around growing soil, water management, and niches. Presenter(s): Jesse Imbach, certified permaculturist & CRFG board member

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Free Screening of “The Biggest Little Farm”

October 8 • 6:00 pm8:45 pm
SJSU Hammer Theater, 101 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Free

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), Patagonia Palo Alto, Kitchen Table Advisors, Slow Food South Bay and Hidden Villa are pleased to invite to you the free screening in San Jose of The Biggest Little Farm, a film that chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for…

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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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Marvelous Maples Walks

October 5 • 10:00 amNovember 9 • 12:00 pm
Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Join Quarryhill docents for a fall foliage walk celebrating our incredible collection of maples—over 40 species, diverse in stature and leaf shape but all with exceptional autumn color. The vast majority of maples are native to Asia and nearly a third of those species are growing right here at Quarryhill. While maples will take center stage, you'll also learn about other colorful plants in the Garden. Members free, and included in admission fee.

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Flowers and Herbs for your Fall Winter Garden

October 2 • 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Gilroy Library, 350 W. 6th Street
Gilroy, CA
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Free

You can add interest and color to your garden in winter, while enjoying some culinary benefits. You'll find out about winter/fall flowers and herbs that add beauty, attract beneficial insects and grow well in the cool weather.

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September 2019

Plants on Plants on Plants – Backyard San Jose

September 29 • 12:00 pm5:00 pm
Backyard SJ, 35 South 2nd Street
San Jose, CA
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Free

For plant lovers, plant enthusiasts or even people looking to get into plants, San Jose Made will be bringing to downtown San Jose a whole event featuring plant retailers, florists, DIY gardening workshops, fruit & veggie plant retailers and more to Backyard SJ. Backyard SJ is a pop-up community garden featuring local events in San Jose’s Fountain Alley.

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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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LEAF Seed Swap

September 28 • 1:00 pm3:00 pm
LEAF CR Stone Garden, 55 Mowry Avenue
Fremont, California
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Fremont based LEAF will be hosting their first ever seed swap at their Stone Garden where all vegetables are donated to local food bank. Free seeds for anyone that comes!

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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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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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Winter Veggie Radio Panel

September 26 • 10:00 am12:00 pm
Free

Listen to our full Master Gardener panel on winter veggies including a summary of the upcoming Fall Garden Market, 5 October at Martial Cottle Park. Tune into KKUP FM91.5 or Listen Live at kkup.org

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