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October 2019

Hoes Down Harvest Fest

October 5 • 10:00 am4:30 pm

The Hoes Down Harvest Festival is dedicated to honoring and promoting the knowledge of agricultural arts and sustainable rural living through inspiration and education. Our goals extend beyond the weekend of fun and education. Every year, for 30 years, the Hoes Down has generated valuable resources for local and statewide organizations working on projects which benefit sustainable agriculture and rural communities. Please note that all tickets will be pre-sale this year. There will be no ticket sales at the gate.…

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Fall Garden Market – UC Master Gardeners

October 5 • 9:00 am2:00 pm
Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123 United States
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The UC Master Gardener Fall Garden Market plant sale offers a bounty of winter vegetable and flower seedlings plus beautiful low-water succulents. They all thrive in our cool winter conditions and will keep your garden producing year round. Come get inspired! Arrive early for best selection. UC Master Gardeners will be hosting educational talks, children's activities, a Green Elephant sale, and an “Ask a Master Gardener” booth where you can ask questions and bring in samples for diagnosis.

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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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Free

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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Supporting Beneficial Birds and Managing Pest Birds – Webinar

October 1 • 11:00 am12:00 pm

Beneficial birds can help farmers keep pest insects, rodents, and pest birds at bay. They act the same way that beneficial insects do in helping with pest control. The overwhelming majority of songbirds are beneficial during nesting season because they feed pest insects to their voracious nestlings. Farmers may be able to reduce their pest-control costs by providing habitat for these beneficial birds and by only targeting detrimental birds at the right time and place. Wild Farm Alliance and two…

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National Co-Op Month

October 1 • 8:00 amOctober 31 • 5:00 pm

In honor of all of these wonderful things that differentiate the cooperative business model, October has been declared National Co-op Month. It gives nods to the more than 29,000 co-ops across the country, from natural food stores, to banks, manufacturers and everything in between. Local, trusted and serving you.

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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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Plants on Plants on Plants – Backyard San Jose

September 29 • 12:00 pm5:00 pm
Backyard SJ, 35 South 2nd Street
San Jose, CA
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Free

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. Backyard SJ is a pop-up community garden featuring local events in San Jose’s Fountain Alley.

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Redwood City Octoberfest – Final Day!

September 29 • 11:00 am8:00 pm

The true tradition of Munich's famous annual festival comes to Redwood City for Oktoberfest, with a huge decked-out Oktoberfest tent on Courthouse Square - complete with over 1,100 feet of "family style" bench seating, lots of fun and merriment, music, dancing, contests, cold beer and other beverages, food, and more! The entrance fee includes a commemorative stein & 1 drink ticket (beer or soda depending on ticket type), along with great German-style entertainment featuring AlpinersUSA and The Golden Gate Bavarian Club. Delicious German…

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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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LEAF Seed Swap

September 28 • 1:00 pm3:00 pm
LEAF CR Stone Garden, 55 Mowry Avenue
Fremont, California
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Free

Fremont based LEAF will be hosting their first ever seed swap at their Stone Garden where all vegetables are donated to local food bank. Free seeds for anyone that comes!

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Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum Anniversary Celebration

September 28 • 11:00 am4:00 pm
Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum, 570 E. Remington
Sunnyvale, CA
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Free

New exhibit dedication.  Activities. Displays.  Demonstrations. Music.  Vintage Fair. Free fun for the whole family.  Bring your friends and neighbors. Museum doors will be open for your viewing pleasure.

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Beer Fridays: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party

September 27 • 4:00 pm9:00 pm
Devils Canyon Brewing Company, 935 Washington
San Carlos, CA
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Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer at Devils Canyon Brewing Company in San Carlos.  Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. Proceeds from each pint sold at Beer Friday goes to a different charity every month through their “Cheers for Charity” program.

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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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Success with Cool Season Vegetables

September 25 • 6:30 pm8:00 pm
West Valley Branch Library, 1243 San Tomas Aquino
San Jose, CA 95117 United States
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Vegetables in the winter? You bet! Here in Santa Clara County we can grow vegetables year-round. Join us to learn about the wide variety of vegetables that thrive in our cool season: Broccoli, kale, peas, lettuce, and many more.

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Jonathan Safran Foer with Samin Nosrat: “We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast”

September 24 • 7:30 pm9:00 pm
$15

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER with SAMIN NOSRAT We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat Hosted by Sherry Gendelman Novelist and essayist Jonathan Safran Foer joins chef/author Samin Nosrat (Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat) on stage for a high-spirited event that tackles our primary global crisis and eloquently persuades us to eat differently. In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time in a…

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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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Free

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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Silicon Valley Seeds Fall Seed Swap

September 21 • 11:00 am3:00 pm
Free

It's time once again for Silicon Valley Seeds Fall Seed Swap! We have a ton of seeds to share, as well as stories about what grew well for us last season and what new things we're excited about growing out this fall. Do you have seed and/or stories you'd like to share with fellow gardeners? If so, please bring them along. If you don't have seeds or stories to share quite yet, don't let that stop you from coming by…

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Chalk Art Festival – Luna Park Arts

September 21 • 10:00 amSeptember 22 • 3:00 pm
Backesto Park San Jose + Google Map
Free

Celebrating its 12th Anniversary, the Luna Park Chalk Art Festival attracts over 3,000 artists, students, vendors, and community members for a colorful day in San José’s Backesto Park. Artists, students and chalk enthusiasts create over 250 pieces of diverse art throughout the park’s pathways, including original works, classical re­creations, traditional Italian madonarri street painting, 3D realistic works, cartoons, modern abstractions, and more. In addition to the artwork, the festival features a main stage of local musicians, dancers and performers, as…

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