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Wallace Stegner Lecture with Vandana Shiva

Presented by Peninsula Open Space Trust

Dr. Vandana Shiva advocates for a more equitable and sustainable food system that uses indigenous knowledge and a wide diversity of crops. She sees a return to nature and organic methods of farming as a solution for both food insecurity and climate change.

As a founder of the Navdanya initiative, she has established seed banks around India and programs to teach farmers organic techniques. Dr. Shiva links the degradation of the food system to the marginalization of women, and she is often seen as a leader of the global feminist movement for her work to elevate the importance of female farmers.

In her lecture, Dr. Shiva will touch on the connections between sustainable agriculture and conservation and link intersectional feminism with environmentalism.

This lecture is one hour and fifteen minutes long with no intermission. It is appropriate for those patrons 18 and over due to complex subject matter.

1st Saturdays at Veggielution

On 1st Saturdays at Veggielution the diversity of our community comes to life. Whether through exploration of our Youth Garden, morning stretching during Yoga Class, or the sights and sounds of our kitchen during Veggielution Cocina, our farm instills a strong sense of connection among participants from many different backgrounds. Over 100 community members of all ages flow seamlessly between activities; planting in the fields, joining our free Art in the Garden program and making new friends along the way. Throughout the day local residents shop at our Farm Stand for fresh, organic produce grown onsite and harvested by our volunteer community farmers.

Work Day (& Barn Dance)

We love farm volunteers! The workday begins at 1 pm at the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band’s Native Garden, located behind Pie Ranch’s Roadside Barn. Later you can join our farmers in the production fields or continue working in the Native Garden. Farm projects change each month with the passing seasons.

This is followed by a paid optional farm tour, potluck, and barn dance.

Holiday Artisan Market Weekends

New this year, Filoli will offer three Artisan Market weekends in addition to the elegant shopping experience in the Clock Tower Shop. This new addition features more than 15 artisans and specialty vendors each weekend, including popular returning vendors Ramina Rechard Jewelry and Kindred Cooks. And of course, Filoli’s estate-harvested honey and fruit products from the Gentleman’s Orchard.

 

Fruit Harvesting

Village Harvest helps people share their fruit to reduce hunger, prevent food waste, and make a difference for their community and our planet.

Most volunteers contribute to our fun and satisfying community fruit harvests of home gardens or heritage orchards. Our harvests are fun outdoor activities for volunteers of most ages, and offer opportunities for individuals, families, groups, and companies.  In only a few hours your volunteering will make a difference in the lives of 500, 1000, or even more people.

We have regular Community Harvest Teams serving homes in the South Bay and Peninsula, Orchard Harvests, and Neighborhood Harvests.

In addition to our harvests there are many other ways you can help individually, with your organization, or with a circle of friends: making preserves, sharing your gardening expertise, enhancing our web site and technology, and providing expertise and support.

Fruit Tree Pruning

Join Tom Cronin, of Tom’s Edible Gardens and learn once and for all how to take care of your fruit trees! It’s not a mystery… you can both improve your tree’s  health and maximize delicious yield with this basic knowledge. Come learn by doing, working on the fruit trees in our Educational Garden, doing hands-on pruning with teacher Tom. Class will cover :

** Fruit tree pruning Objectives ** General pruning Techniques

** Fruit tree pruning Characteristics ** Best pruning Tools

Adult class

Makers Market at Santana Row

Happy Fall! Come shop our Fall inspired Makers Market in the Park at Santana Row! We’ve got you covered with our fun, outdoor market – we’ll have hot apple cider, henna, live music, and of course amazingly unique product from local makers. Stock up for the holidays in this beautiful, outdoor setting!

THIS IS A FREE EVENT! But please RSVP to help us better understand how many people to anticipate!

Bring your friends & family to this curated marketplace in Santana Row Park (across from Left Bank Brasserie) and shop local artists selling US Handcrafted goods such as jewelry, handbags, ceramics, glassware, soaps, succulents, candles and more! Enjoy the beautiful outdoor park and support local small businesses.

1st Saturdays at Veggielution

On 1st Saturdays at Veggielution the diversity of our community comes to life. Whether through exploration of our Youth Garden, morning stretching during Yoga Class, or the sights and sounds of our kitchen during Veggielution Cocina, our farm instills a strong sense of connection among participants from many different backgrounds. Over 100 community members of all ages flow seamlessly between activities; planting in the fields, joining our free Art in the Garden program and making new friends along the way. Throughout the day local residents shop at our Farm Stand for fresh, organic produce grown onsite and harvested by our volunteer community farmers.

Halloween Party

Travel our enchanted trail, collecting treats and encountering weird and wacky characters along the way. At the end of your journey, enjoy hot cider, treats, and good fun entertainment featuring a professional magician! Good, silly old fashioned farm-style fun — nothing scary. Halloween costumes extremely encouraged!

For families, children ages 4-12.

Little Pumpkin Party

Fall is so beautiful and full of smells and sights to discover with your little one. Come enjoy a low-key, old-fashioned pumpkin party with your family – pick out some pumpkins, watch us press sweet fresh apple cider, help us plump up our scarecrows with straw, and meet The Autumn Garden Fairy too. Stay and stroll the farm and say hello to the chickens, pigs and sheep. Enjoy a non-commercial and relaxing afternoon at the farm with your little pumpkin. Enrollment limited to 50 families – sign up early, thanks!

For families with very young children, ages 1 – 4.