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Giving Tuesday – Become a Slow Food Member Today!

Give What You Can on December 3

December 3rd is “Giving Tuesday,” and you can become a member of Slow Food USA for a donation of any amount on that day. This link will be live with an open entry form on December 3: slowfoodusa.org/give-what-you-can.

Be sure to note ‘South Bay’ as your designated Chapter.

Food Champions – From Farm to Workplace

Bioneers 2019 Conference – “Seeding the Field: Growing Transformative Solutions”

Worldviews create worlds. Our civilizational crossroads reflects a crisis of consciousness. Everything’s going to change, and the only question is how.

For our 30th conference, “Seeding the Field: Growing Transformative Solutions,” we’ve assembled a visionary program reflecting decades of transformative solutions and trail-blazing pathways that this growing community has so brilliantly developed.

An idea whose time has come is unstoppable. Please join with us to help realize 30 years of transformative solutions and make the Revolution from the Heart of Nature and the Human Heart.

Bioneers is inspiring and realizing a shift to live on Earth in ways that honor the web of life, each other and future generations.

Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, we act as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges.

A celebration of the genius of nature and human ingenuity, Bioneers connects people with solutions and each other. Our acclaimed annual national conference and local Bioneers Network events are complemented by extensive media production including a vibrant online media presence, award-winning radio and podcast series, book series, and role in third-party media projects such as Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie The 11th Hourand Michael Pollan’s best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

Our dynamic programs and initiatives focus on game-changing initiatives related to Restorative Food Systems, Biomimicry, Rights of Nature, Indigeneity, Women’s Leadership and Youth Leadership.

World Food Day 2019

World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. Held annually on 16th October, people from around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate worldwide hunger from our lifetime.

Celebrating the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. The focus of the day is that food is a basic and fundamental human right. Yet, in a world of billions, over 820million people worldwide suffering chronic undernourishment, 60% women and almost five million children under the age of five die of malnutrition-related causes every day.

It’s also important to note that while millions go hungry, 672 million people suffer from obesity, and a further 1.3 billion are overweight. We can change this.

World Food Day 2018 focused on SDG 2 – Zero Hunger, with a theme of “Our Actions are our Future”.

8 Reasons Why Zero Hunger Changes the World

  1. Zero hunger could save the lives of 3.1 million children a year
  2. Well-nourished mothers have healthier babies with stronger immune systems
  3. Ending child undernutrition could increase a developing country’s GDP by 16.5 percent
  4. A dollar invested in hunger prevention could return between $15 and $139 in benefits
  5. Proper nutrition early in life could mean 46 percent more in lifetime earnings
  6. Eliminating iron deficiency in a population could boost workplace productivity by 20 percent
  7. Ending nutrition-related child mortality could increase a workforce by 9.4 percent
  8. Zero hunger can help build a safer, more prosperous world for everyone

The details of World Food Day 2019 have not yet been announced. This page will be updated as more information is released. For more information on World Food Day, please visit the FAO website.

4th Annual Little Italy Street Festival

Festival Highlights:

  • Authentic Italian Cuisine from Little Italy Businesses and Italian Restaurants located throughout Santa Clara County
  • Fantastic Entertainment lineup including Pasquale Esposito, Vanessa Raci (New York), Anthony Nino Lane Band, Johnny Neri Band, and other authentic Italian Musicians

In addition there will be a wine garden pouring both Italian and Cal-Italia wines, Artisan Italian Craft vendors and Children’s Activities

Free festival and plenty of on-site parking. San Jose Diridon Station is also walking distance for Public Transportation options by Caltrain or VTA Lightrail.

Martial Cottle Park Fall Festival

In addition to shopping incredible local food and drink makers and local makers of handcrafted goods, attendees will be able to picnic, buy and paint pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, play pumpkin carnival games, buy fresh organic produce, participate in DIY craft workshops, enjoy a pop-up petting zoo, explore the park’s Master Gardeners’ Fall Garden Market, view up-close farm tractors and farm vehicles, enjoy live music, play at the cattle corral and so much, more!

Plants on Plants on Plants – Backyard San Jose

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.

Sunu – a film about Mexican Maize Farmers and Their Struggle Against GMO’s

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.

Chalk Art Festival – Luna Park Arts

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 well as local food trucks and vendor booths.

The Luna Park Chalk Art Festival and Luna Park Arts Foundation are 100% volunteer run.

TWO DAYS THIS YEAR!

San Jose Tet & Moon Festival

Celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2019 at Eastridge Mall. The Moon Garden will a highlight at the festival for families & offer their your children with many crafts & activities.

The Moon Garden bringing you & your kids with many cratfs to do on your own. The Lanterns House will be bigger this year with many colorful lantern decorations. There will be 10,000 LED Light Lantern giveaways.

Plus, live entertainment, lion dance, magic show, fashion show, children & adult contest, gifts from vendors, carnival games & rides, and enjoy exclusive food vendors at the biggest Moon Festival of the Bay.

You can also take pictures and selfies at the 3D photo theme park with your friends and family to capture the best moments.