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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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September 2019

The National Heirloom Expo

September 10, 2019 • 9:00 amSeptember 12, 2019 • 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

Eating Your Values & Silicon Valley Eats Exhibit

August 15, 2019 • 7:00 pm8:30 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. 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. Visit the Los Altos History Museum's"Silicon Valley Eats" food exhibit to learn more about how our agricultural roots to today’s cutting-edge sustainability efforts, and…

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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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10th Annual Monterey Bay Greenhouse Tours Plant and Flower Sale

June 8, 2019 • 10:00 am4:00 pm
Free

Come visit the beautiful flower and plant farms of Monterey Bay!  Ever wonder what beauty lies behind the glass in a greenhouse?  Now’s your chance to find out during the 10th Annual Monterey Bay Greenhouse Tours – Plant & Flower Sale!  Participating greenhouses will be open to the public June 8th between the hours of 10:00am-4:00pm.  There is an array of flowers, herbs, plants and trees to see ranging from roses to gerberas, succulents to citrus trees, and more while touring these…

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4th Annual Edible Tree Walk

June 8, 2019 • 10:00 am12:00 pm
Free

Walk under the edible tree canopy in Palo Alto, from Johnson Park to Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden. This will be a guided tour hosted by local arborists, historians, botanist, and culinarians, to introduce you to 20+ (public and private) edible trees along this route. WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2019; 10am - 12pm LOCATION: Tour begins at Johnson Park (corner of Waverly St & Everett Ave) and the tour ends at Gamble Garden. DISTANCE: 1 mile (a one-way tour, a van…

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Healthy Food, Healthy Planet with Ocean Robbins

June 6, 2019 • 6:30 pm9:00 pm
Los Altos Library, 13 South San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Free

What you eat has a profound impact on your health - and on the health of the planet! A toxic food culture is fueling epidemic rates of chronic illness. And modern meat production is impacting our global climate even more than cars! If there’s ever been a time when we need to stay informed and take a stand, it’s now. But there’s great news, too. You can radically extend your life span and decrease your chances of getting cancer, Alzheimer’s,…

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May 2019

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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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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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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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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Earth Day

April 22, 2019

“In nature, nothing exists alone.” — Rachel Carson, 1962 Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, human beings have irrevocably upset the balance of nature and, as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. But unlike the fate of the dinosaurs, the rapid extinction of species in our world…

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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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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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