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April 2019

Earth Day

April 22

“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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Cascarones – Learn to Make with Hidden Villa

April 21 • 9:15 am10:00 am
Free

Cascarones are used in celebration throughout Mexico for various holidays. These colorful toys are hollowed out egg shells with "nature confetti" inside. They can then be thrown or smashed (gently) on a friend for a good laugh. Join us for this fun and unique crafting program! Two sessions: 9:15-10:00 am, 1:00-1:45 pm

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Passport Celebration Day – Santa Cruz Mountains

April 20 • 12:00 pm5:00 pm
$75

Four times a year, on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, the wine growing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of this unique mountainous region. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable experience. With your SCM Wine Passport you can visit participating wineries 365 days per year during winery hours of operation as well as…

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Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County – Spring Plant Sale

April 20 • 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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Regenerative Sourcing and Supply – Online Class

April 18 • 8:00 amJuly 11 • 5:00 pm

Regenerative Sourcing & Supply — Learn to Engage with a System, not a Chain This course is designed for companies and brands seeking to engage directly with healthy soil solutions and regenerative agriculture through purchasing and supply chains. Kiss the Ground and Terra Genesis International (TGI) have come together to respond to the loud request from the natural products industry. We’ve heard your desire to work in a way that contributes to regeneration. And also your question “How do we…

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National Gardening Day

April 14

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 • 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 • 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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25th Annual Master Gardener Spring Garden Market – San Jose

April 13 • 9:00 am2:00 pm
Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123 United States
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Free

Join the Santa Clara County Master Gardeners for their 25th annual Spring Garden Market (SGM), a premier plant sale and sustainable gardening showcase. Choose from a huge variety of tomato, pepper, herb, and flower seedlings and succulents raised right here in the Santa Clara Valley. They grow varieties not readily available elsewhere, selected for outstanding taste, beauty, and performance in our soil and climate.

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Zanotto’s Wine Night – Willow Glen

April 11 • 6:30 pm8:30 pm
$55

Zanotto's April Wine Night featuring Patz & Hall and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars.  Light hors d'oeuvres will be paired with the tastings.  Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.

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Peruvian Dinner with Guest Chefs

April 11 • 5:00 pmApril 12 • 9:00 pm
$69

Come experience Peruvian Cuisine at Parcel 104 with Peruvian Guest Chefs, Teddy Bouroncle and Rafael Lopez.  They will be joining Executive Pastry Chef Carlos Sanchez to create and share the unique flavors of Peru for two nights only in April.  As is always the case at Parcel 104, ingredients will be local and farm-fresh.  This will be a three course meal, with an optional wine pairing.

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National Handmade Day 2019

April 7

National Handmade Day recognizes all those who put forth their creative talents into gifts that warm the heart and leave us awe. Whether its baked goods, beauty products or woodcraft, quilts, toys or artwork, those who create handmade gifts do so with an eye toward craftsmanship. Some carry on traditions from one generation to the next and others transfer skills learned in a trade making it an art form. From artisans to craftsman, tinkerers and those with eclectic style who…

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Spring & Summer Vegetable Garden Class

April 6 • 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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Real Food Real Stories – with Finn Oakes and Lauren Anderson of Steadfast Herbs

April 4 • 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 • 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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Farm to Fork to Film – Dinner & Film Celebrating Women in Food

April 1 • 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 • 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 • 1:00 pm3:00 pm
San Tomas & Monroe Community Garden, 2380 Monroe Street
Santa Clara, CA 95051 United States
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Free

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 • 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 • 8:30 amMarch 30 • 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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