Come enjoy the 8th Annual Gourd Festival and Competition. There’s fun for all with classes, a gourd art competition, gourd art for sale and demos on making gourd art. Bring the young ones so they can visit our Make and Take booth to paint their very own gourd art piece to take home! Our gourd art classes start on Thursday, Oct. 10th – 11th, with 4 teachers and brand new classes! Our Annual Gourd Art Competition, sponsored by The California Gourd Society, takes place Friday afternoon and will be on display throughout the weekend, you won’t want to miss the fantastic artwork on display. Don’t forget, we are located amongst one of the few South Bay Area Pumpkin Patches; Uesugi Pumpkin Farm has something for the whole family. So come out and enjoy the fun and delights of the Fall Season!
Over 100 nationally and internationally acclaimed on-topic speakers. Join us in three unique speaker halls, all with their own format. Choose from individual speakers, expert panels, or in-depth roundtable discussions.
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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.
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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 historic and current struggles for access to resources in the Central Valley. After our 2016 launch we realized there is a need to continue to host this summit as a place for both conversations and action, the Rural Justice Summit is now a major annual event. Every year our waiting list is almost as long as our list of attendees. We find ourselves booking larger spaces every year and now for 2019 we are expanding our event to two days. Our core organizing team has also expanded to include the UC Davis Center for Regional Change and Dulce UpFront Arts Collective.
The Summit draws diverse participants from across the State of California and from other states with similar challenges. While our audience is primarily rural Californians, we have had participants from Montana, Colorado and Arizona — states where rural residents are marginalized and immigration policies have a negative impact.
Each year, we focus our strategic conversations around a set of key rural issues that Summit participants have decided need urgent attention. These include immigration reform and response; improving access to clean water for underrepresented rural residents; incarcerations impacts on communities; and building political power and voice in youth communities and through local elections. In 2019 the Summit will also be a key organizing space for the Farmer Justice Collaborative.
With our 2019 theme –Creating a Roadmap for Change — we will be focusing conversations on practical, actionable steps for moving the Valley towards justice. We want to change the narrative of rural California– and in doing so, change the landscape.
NOTE: Friday registration is required, Saturday no registration is required
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Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free monthly art walk on and around First Street in San Jose.
The 48th Annual Craneway Craft Fair – formerly known as the KPFA Crafts Fair – is a Bay Area cultural treasure.
The Fair showcases 200 juried and diverse exhibitors, including both master artisans and emerging newcomers. Their original art and crafts fill the pavilion along with fair trade and non-profit vendors, live entertainment, and food catered by the local company GDC Kitchen – a minority, woman, and veteran-owned catering business.