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June 2019

3rd Annual Edible Tree Walk Los Altos

June 30, 2019 • 3:00 pm5:00 pm

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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Share Faire with Transition Palo Alto

June 16, 2019 • 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Mitchell Park Bowl, 3700 Middlefield Avenue
Palo Alto, CA United States
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Our Share Faire brings all the benefits of sharing Stories, Skills, and Stuff together in one fun event. Come join us to share garden produce, arts and crafts supplies, books, toys, clothes, and household items. We’ll have things like music, bike repair, video storytelling, and other demos and classes as well, with different themes each time.

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International Surfing Day 2019

June 15, 2019
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A Garden Party Evening of Memories & Mysteries

June 14, 2019 • 5:30 pm9:00 pm
Winchester Mystery House

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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Surfrider San Mateo Social

June 13, 2019 • 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, 390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 United States
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Join Surfrider San Mateo for a fun social mixer at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company! Meet the team and other members. Find out more about the work of our local Surfrider Chapter and how to get involved. We hope to see you there!

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10th Annual Monterey Bay Greenhouse Tours Plant and Flower Sale

June 8, 2019 • 10:00 am4:00 pm

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

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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World Oceans Day

June 8, 2019
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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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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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Cheesemaking Class at Shanti Farm

June 1, 2019 • 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Did you know that you can make your own cheese at home? Well you can and it is surprisingly easy. Join Slow Food Leader and Homesteader, Pam Carlton, for this fun, interactive class.  You will be making (and tasting) a simple chevre (soft goat cheese) and mozzarella.   You will go home with some cheese as well as the recipes so you can make these cheeses again at home! This class is for ages 16 and up.  Limited to 6 participants…

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Taste of the Mountains Menlo Park

June 1, 2019 • 2:00 pm5:30 pm

The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association presents the Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, June 1 in Downtown Menlo Park from 2-5:30pm. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation. Enjoy wines from small, local boutique wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains poured in various designated tasting locations up and down Santa Cruz Avenue. Check in for your wristband, glass, and a map of the pouring locations – then enjoy an afternoon of…

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60th Annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival

June 1, 2019 • 10:00 amJune 2, 2019 • 5:00 pm

Come together to celebrate California’s official state vegetable! California’s artichoke history began in 1922 when the first artichoke shoots were planted in the Castroville. Today, more than nine decades later, nearly 100 percent of America’s fresh artichoke supply comes from California and nearly two-thirds of that is still grown in Castroville. The annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival started in 1959 as a way to celebrate the iconic artichoke and the region known as the “Artichoke Center of the…

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May 2019

Seasonal Eating to Thrive Retreat – How to Cook for Spring

May 31, 2019 • 8:00 amJune 2, 2019 • 5:00 pm

The four seasons provide a natural rhythm to keep us in optimal health. Traditionally, each season brings new foods to the table. Eating seasonally supports health and wellness by helping our bodies adjust to the weather, our energy and activity levels, and more. Spring is the season of new life. Come Spring, we get restless for change, for cleansing and newness, for the sun and renewed energy, for recommitting to our dreams. Nature gives us what we need to support…

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Pathways to Farm Ownership – Webinar

May 21, 2019 • 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Join the CCOF Foundation, California FarmLink, and the National Young Farmers Coalition for a webinar that will guide you through the key steps in negotiating and composing a lease that has a built-in pathway to ownership.  Every farmer hopes to own their own property. But with high startup costs and sky-high land prices in places like California, it often doesn't make sense to purchase property before starting your farm business. Learn about different types of lease structures, clauses, tactics that…

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Silicon Valley Wine Auction Grand Tasting

May 19, 2019 • 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Sip, sample and bid! Meander Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, enjoy an individual picnic lunch as you taste over 150 wines from 40+ Santa Cruz Mountains vintners, and bid on over 200 wine lots in the silent auction.  Launched in 2015 by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation, the Silicon Valley Wine Auction showcases the diversity of the valley – from a long a storied history of pioneering vintners of making local wine – to a social innovation ethos that…

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A Taste of Italy

May 18, 2019 • 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Join Draeger's Market in Menlo Park for a grand tasting of memorable Italian wines. Your ticket includes tastes of all the 30-35 wines and assorted artisanal cheeses provided by our expert Cheesemonger Patricia Hughes.   A 20% discount will be applied to all of the tasting wines purchased that day or any pre-sell wines picked up later.

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Farms & Ranches Forever Fest

May 16, 2019 • 5:30 pm7:30 pm

Join the Greenbelt Alliance for their Farms & Ranches Forever Fest.  Experience the Bay Area’s agriculture in downtown San Francisco! This annual happy hour features local farms and ranches, their products, and hands-on activities. Guests will be treated to live music, hors-d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and cocktails. Since 1984, more than 200,000 acres of Bay Area farmland—an area six times the size of San Francisco— have been lost to sprawl development. If we don’t act now, sprawl development could fleece the Bay…

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Offshore Drilling Oil and Recreation Don’t Mix

May 15, 2019 • 7:00 pm8:30 pm

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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