94.1 FM – www.kpfa.org/program/the-herbal-highway , Now On Tuesdays at 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.
Yes, blueberries can thrive and produce abundantly in Santa Clara County!
Join UC Master Gardener Jeff Jenks to learn how to maximize your success with blueberries. Types of blueberries and varieties that do well in our area will be discussed. Planting, feeding, watering, pruning, and harvesting will also be covered.
No yard? No problem! Grow some microgreens. This gourmet specialty crop can be grown using recyclable containers and on a windowsill. We will show how to plant a tray of greens in class and complete the growing cycle at home.
Presenter: UC Master Gardener Beth McGuire
Easy to grow Culinary Herbs can offer big savings! This talk is designed to acquaint the home gardener with a basic understanding of how various herbs are grown. Instructions on when to harvest and how to preserve many common herbs will also be given!
Presenter: UC Master Gardener Janet Waagen
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 (https://www.backyardsj.com). Free admission.
Backyard SJ is a pop-up community garden featuring local events in San Jose’s Fountain Alley.
Learn about the history of alliums, i.e. Onions, Scallions, Garlic, Shallots, Leeks and Chives, and how to successfully grow them in your garden, taking advantage of our bay area mild and rainy winters, warm and sunny summers. Grow a gourmet garden of bulbing onions, scallions, garlic, shallots, leeks and chives. Master Gardener Sue Zaslaw will teach you how to select the best varieties for our area, how to prepare the soil, when and how to plant, grow, harvest and store your alliums.
Presenter: UC Master Gardener Sue Zaslaw
Learn how to select the best varieties for our area, how to prepare the soil, when and how to plant, grow, harvest and store garlic bulbs. With proper curing, your garlic will last until next year’s garlic is ready. And with careful planning, you will never have to buy garlic again!
Master Gardener Louise Christy will discuss the cultivation and care of garlic both in the garden and containers
Presenter: UC Master Gardener Louise Christy
|Look forward to interesting Speakers, Seed Exchange, Great Silicon Valley Bean Weigh-In, Potluck Buffet* and Garden Chat
9 – 10 Set up. All are welcome to assist. Seed Exchange – open all day
10 – 11 Joyce Eden & Instant Pot Demo w Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean
11 – 12 Garden & Seed Chat – How does your garden grow? sharing garden stories, brIng your questions. Keep your hands busy cleaning seeds to exchange while we chat and learn from our local experts -> YOU! Screens and seeds will be available to try your hand or Bring YOS to clean and share. Master Gardeners will be available to answer your garden and seed questions.
12 – 1 Peter Ruddock – Slow Food & the Ark of Taste Ark
1 – 1:40 Craig Dremann – Landscape Restoration w/ Native Grasses
1:40 – 2 pm Great Silicon Valley Bean Weigh-In – bring your Cherokee Trail of Tears beans to share with the community and celebrate our collective achievements. Raffle for all who return CToT beans.
2:00 – 3:00 +
3pm clean up
Free with food and seeds to share OR suggested donation of $5-$20.
No one turned away.
*Please bring plant based food and drink for potluck buffet table & your plate, cup and utensils for zero waste.
This is a community event and community participation is welcome, particularly in setting and cleaning up. Please come a little early to help set up and/or stay a little late to help clean up. Thank you.
Tagged education, food advocacy, food education, garden, harvest, landscape, native plants, Seed exchange, seeds, Slow Food South Bay, sustainability