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April 2019

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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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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Farm to Fork to Film – Dinner & Film Celebrating Women in Food

April 1, 2019 • 6:00 pm9:00 pm
$75

Join Filmmaker Joanna James, Slow Food San Francisco, and host Airbnb for an evening of food, film, and friends celebrating female heroes in the food system. This special advanced screening is part of an 11-State Screening Tribute Tour of A Fine Line, in honor of Women's History Month. Being recognized will be the tremendous work of Tanya Holland, award-winning chef, author, and Oakland restaurateur of Brown Sugar Kitchen; winemaker Kim Nicholls of Markham Winery, winemaker Heidi Bridenhagen of MacRostie Winery.

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March 2019

Slow Food East Bay’s Nourishing Roots: Celebrating Immigrant Traditions

March 31, 2019 • 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Come join Sacred Kitchen and ITK Culinary for the kickoff of Slow Food East Bay’s 2019 series celebrating diverse culinary traditions. Come to eat and drink and dive deep with several Bay Area chefs showcasing heritage, culture and community through their culinary endeavors. Slow Food East Bay’s upcoming series of events celebrates how culture, homeland and ethnic community informs the preparation and serving of meals. Attendees will be inspired by stories from chefs and community organizations, learning how diversity and migration…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Assembly Member 3rd Annual Open House – Marc Berman District 24

March 7, 2019 • 4:00 pm6:00 pm
24th District Office, 5050 El Camino Real, Suite 117
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Free

Share your ideas, ask questions, and discuss community and legislative matters important to you. Free parking onsite.  Light refreshments will be provided at no tax payers expense.

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Learn to Farm – The Singing Frogs Farm Way!

March 5, 2019 • 9:00 am4:00 pm
Singing Frogs Farm Sebastopol, CA United States + Google Map
$345

Singing Frogs Farm is proud to continue offering their successful, intensive, hands-on workshops to teach the mechanics behind their multi-award-winning, no-till, agroecological, intensive farming methods. Build your ecology, both above and below ground. Learn how to farm with (and for) Mother Nature. Understand how, in using these natural systems, you too can increase your soil organic matter, crop nutrient density and overall productivity. Tuesday, March 5th  Wednesday, March 20th Tuesday, April 9th

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February 2019

Terra Madre 2018 Review with Pie Ranch and Slow Food South Bay

February 23, 2019 • 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Peninsula Open Space Trust, 222 High Street
Palo Alto, CA United States
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Nancy Vail and Jered Lawson of Pie Ranch report on their family's experience attending Terra Madre 2018, Slow Food's most comprehensive international gathering.  The week-long event takes place in Turin, Italy every two years, bringing together chefs, farmers, philosophers, policy-makers, cooks and citizens from all over the world. Come learn about what's happening in food communities in big cities as well as in remote, indigenous villages.  SFSB Board Chair Scott Vanderlip and his wife Tay also attended Terra Madre 2018…

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Java with Jerry (Senator Hill)

February 22, 2019 • 9:00 am10:00 am
iJava Cafe, 951 Mariners Island Blvd.
San Mateo,
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An opportunity to share your ideas about all things SLOW!  Open space protection, regenerative agriculture, backyard farming, the Farm Bill, food policy, school lunches, beekeeping, whatever your passion! Join Senator Jerry Hill for a cup of coffee and conversation. Bring your ideas, questions, and concerns about legislative issues affecting the community. He’ll provide the coffee at no taxpayer expense. Sit down and stay awhile, or just drop in for a brief chat. No appointment or RSVP necessary.

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The Herbal Highway – Radio Show

February 21, 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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Restoring Bair Island Volunteer Event

February 17, 2019 • 9:00 am12:00 pm

San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory’s (SFBBO) Habitats Program works closely with the USFWS’s Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Peninsula Open Space Trust to restore tidal marsh ecosystem habitats at Inner Bair Island. Certain habitats require active restoration of native plants. This unique volunteer opportunity has the capacity for approximately 40 volunteers. Volunteers will be guided by SFBBO’s staff, and you will spend the morning planting over 30 native species that will support Bair Island’s ecosystem. This is a great event for friends…

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A Winter Start For Your Summer Garden – Sunnyvale

February 16, 2019 • 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Sunnyvale Library
Free

February is the time to begin planning your summer vegetable garden. Instead of buying expensive transplants from the nursery, how about growing them yourself? It's easy, fun, and inexpensive to start tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, squash, herbs, and many other vegetables and flowers from seed. This talk by Master Gardener Louise Christy will cover seeds, seed sources, planting seeds, germination, creating the right environment for strong growth, materials and equipment, and transplanting into the garden.

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Planting Fruit Trees – Discussion and Planting Demonstration – San Jose

February 16, 2019 • 10:30 am12:00 pm
Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123 United States
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Would you like to have fruit trees in your back yard ? Have you seen all of the bare root fruit trees for sale in the nurseries and home garden centers  lately? Wonder what is involved in planting and growing your own apples or pears or cherries or plums or peaches? Come join us as we begin to plant our own orchard at Martial Cottle Park. We will discuss why bare-root trees are a bargain and a great way to start…

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Wallace Stegner Lecture with Vandana Shiva

February 12, 2019 • 8:00 pm9:30 pm
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA United States
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Presented by Peninsula Open Space Trust Dr. Vandana Shiva advocates for a more equitable and sustainable food system that uses indigenous knowledge and a wide diversity of crops. She sees a return to nature and organic methods of farming as a solution for both food insecurity and climate change. As a founder of the Navdanya initiative, she has established seed banks around India and programs to teach farmers organic techniques. Dr. Shiva links the degradation of the food system to the marginalization…

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