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April 2019

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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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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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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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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Patagonia & Surfrider Present: Storytelling for the Environment – Food For The Future

March 28 • 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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The Herbal Highway – Radio Show

March 28 • 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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Spring Forward With Tomatoes – Los Altos

March 27 • 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Los Altos Library, 13 South San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Tomatoes offer the biggest taste difference between home-grown and store-bought. Master Gardener Mary Collins will teach you how to grow and care for tomatoes, in containers, raised beds, or in the ground. She will cover types and varieties that do well in our particular climate, starting from seed or transplant, watering, fertilizing, and pest management. There will be hands-on opportunity to transplant seedlings!

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Umunhum: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

March 27 • 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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Celebrate indigenous stewardship and cultural conservation while viewing the short film Umunhum, which will transport you to the sacred site of the Amah Mutsun creation story. In partnership with the Amah Mutsun Land Trust, Hidden Villa will host a special screening of the film in our Dana Center. After the screening, learn even more about the great collaboration that has made the return of the Amah Mutsun to Mt. Umunhum possible from a panel discussion featuring members of the Tribal Band, the Land Trust…

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National Spinach Day 2019

March 26

National Spinach Day is observed annually on March 26th.  Not only are there so many delicious ways that you can enjoy spinach, but it is also incredibly good for you! An annual plant,  spinach is native to central and southwestern Asia. Thought to have originated in ancient Persia, Arab traders carried spinach into India, and then it was introduced into ancient China where it was known as “Persian vegetable   The earliest available record of the spinach plant was found in Chinese, saying…

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One Seed One Community – Seed/Bean Share – Sunnyvale

March 24 • 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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Macy’s Flower Show 2019 – Journey to Paradisios

March 24 • 10:00 amApril 7 • 4:00 pm
Free

Every year Macy’s welcomes Spring with the annual Flower Show—a magnificent themed floral extravaganza that takes place in three flagship stores across the country. This spring, Macy’s Herald Square in New York City, Macy’s State Street in Chicago and Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco celebrate a more than 70-year floral tradition with Journey to Paradisios, Operation: Inspiration, an otherworldly realm of glorious blossoms, lush plant life and amazing flora where visitors experience what could exist in the great beyond. For…

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Goat Milk Soap Making with Slow Food Homesteader Pam Carlton

March 23 • 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Did you know that you can make your own luxurious, nourishing soap at home? Well you can! Please join local homesteader, Pam Carlton for a fun, interactive class learning how to make your own goat milk soap.  You will take home two bars of soap following this hands on class.

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