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October 2019

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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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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World Food Day 2019

October 16

World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. Held annually on 16th October, people from around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate worldwide hunger from our lifetime. Celebrating the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger…

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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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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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4th Annual Little Italy Street Festival

October 6 • 11:00 am7:00 pm
Free

Festival Highlights: Authentic Italian Cuisine from Little Italy Businesses and Italian Restaurants located throughout Santa Clara County Fantastic Entertainment lineup including Pasquale Esposito, Vanessa Raci (New York), Anthony Nino Lane Band, Johnny Neri Band, and other authentic Italian Musicians In addition there will be a wine garden pouring both Italian and Cal-Italia wines, Artisan Italian Craft vendors and Children’s Activities Free festival and plenty of on-site parking. San Jose Diridon Station is also walking distance for Public Transportation options by Caltrain or VTA Lightrail.

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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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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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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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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

Star Chefs – Fundraiser for Silicon Valley Foster Youth

September 29 • 4:30 pm8:30 pm
The Computer History Museum, 1409 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA
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Star Chefs is a great pairing of a love for incredible culinary flair and the belief that every child deserves an opportunity to live a healthy and happy life!  Twelve culinary artists compete to support foster youth at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Everybody wins! Each chef will be preparing their culinary best paired with their favorite beverage. The evening will feature a chef competition, raffle, live auction with vacation packages, unique culinary experiences, and much more!

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Slow Money Farm Fest

September 29 • 11:00 am5:00 pm
Pie Ranch, 2080 Cabrillo Highway
Pescadero, CA
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Come join Slow Money’s legendary Farm Fest, which brings together our community of entrepreneurs, investors, and food activists. Learn and engage about exciting sustainable food and ag businesses in Northern California. The casual setting of a working farm is a hands-on illustration of what it means to bring money back down to Earth. Through the showcase and community potluck, new relationships and friendships are formed that often lead to further conversations about collaboration, funding and other connections.

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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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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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Sunu – a film about Mexican Maize Farmers and Their Struggle Against GMO’s

September 21 • 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Sacred Heart Community Service, 1381 S. First Street
San Jose, CA
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A documentary by Teresa Camou Guerrero about one of the worlds greatest treasures. Free film screening followed by a panel discussion by  food justice community leaders.  Sunu is is Spanish with English subtitles.

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San Jose Tet & Moon Festival

September 20 • 3:00 pm11:00 pm
Free

Celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2019 at Eastridge Mall. The Moon Garden will a highlight at the festival for families & offer their your children with many crafts & activities. The Moon Garden bringing you & your kids with many cratfs to do on your own. The Lanterns House will be bigger this year with many colorful lantern decorations. There will be 10,000 LED Light Lantern giveaways. Plus, live entertainment, lion dance, magic show, fashion show, children & adult contest, gifts from vendors,…

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Creating a Native Pollinator Garden

September 19 • 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Sunnyvale Library
Free

Creating a Native Pollinator Garden Native plants are integral to an effective pollinator garden design. Juanita Salisbury from the California Native Plant Society will discuss the relationships among plants, pollinators, insects and animals and their role in the ecosystem. You will learn how to take advantage of California’s biodiversity in designing your own pollinator garden.   Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Sunnyvale Public Library.

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August 2019

Food For the Future Panel Discussion, a part of “Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation”

August 22 • 7:00 pm8:30 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 ~ Food for the Future Panel Discussion…

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“Eating Your Values” Panel Discussion

August 15 • 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Los Altos History Museum, 51 So. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, 94022 United States
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A panel discussion on the ethical questions we should be asking ourselves when we buy and eat food. How do we build a food system that reflects our deepest values?The current "Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation" exhibit at the Los Altos History Museum  shares stories of the orchards and canneries of the Valley of Heart’s Delight, shows how food technologies were developed in Silicon Valley and celebrates today’s diversity of cuisine, while also putting a spotlight on the…

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July 2019

Summer Soiree with Farmers Guild and CAFF

July 28 • 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Join the Farmers Guild and CAFF at beautiful Five Springs Farm for an afternoon of local food, drinks, live music and sweeping views of the North Bay, all to help lift up the voice of sustainable agriculture, family farms and local food systems. Hear farmer stories direct from the field and empower our 41-year legacy advocating for our land stewards and the future of regenerative agriculture here in California. Grab a cocktail, check out the silent auction, tour the historic…

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