Join local food policy expert Peter Ruddock, GreenTown executive director and local permaculturist Kris Jensen, and a local chef for a fun and informative walk near downtown Los Altos. We’ll meander through a residential neighborhood stopping to identify and discuss the wide variety of trees we have that produce something edible.
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.
Activities include ~
- Apricot STEM Fair – June 30th, 10am-3pm
- Kids Cooking Classes* – July 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 9:30-11:30am
- Slow Food Cooking Classes* – July 8th,16th, and 24th, 6-8pm
- Eating Your Values Panel Discussion – Aug. 15th, 7-8:30pm
- Food for the Future Panel Discussion – Aug. 22nd, 7-8:30pm
* Registration required in advance, fee applies.
As part of their spring/summer exhibit “Silicon Valley Eats,” Joni Sare will teach three different SLOW-inspired hands-on classes which include Instant Pot, Braising, and an improvisational “stump the chef” classes in July 8.
The Los Altos History Museum’s Board of Directors invites you to experience a special fundraising evening, to enjoy live music, wine & beer tasting, a signature cocktail, exquisite hors d’oeuvres, dancing, Sarah Winchester stories, and mysteries among the gardens of the oldest occupied residence in Los Altos. In 1888, Sarah Winchester purchased this farmhouse built in 1844 and the 140 acres surrounding it for her sister Isabelle Merriman and family. We’re delighted to be able to celebrate and share in its provenance with you.
- Blue Heron Catering, Continental Caterers, Karen Bevels Custom Catering, Ginger Cafe, Pacific Catch, and Rustic House Catering
- Signature Cocktail, ‘The Los Altan’ by The Post restaurant
- Beer Tasting by ThrowOneBack
- Wine Tasting: Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Kings Mountain Vineyards, Neely Vineyards, Thomas Fogarty Winery, Woodside Vineyards
- Music by the Kirk Abe Jazz Trio
- Vintage cars on display: 1923 Clasic Ford Model T Speedster, 1924 Model T, 1937 Packard
*Note: the party will take place in the gardens, replete with dance floor and professional lighting created for the event. The inside of the home will not be on tour.
Walk under the edible tree canopy in Palo Alto, from Johnson Park to Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden. This will be a guided tour hosted by local arborists, historians, botanist, and culinarians, to introduce you to 20+ (public and private) edible trees along this route.
WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2019; 10am – 12pm
LOCATION: Tour begins at Johnson Park (corner of Waverly St & Everett Ave) and the tour ends at Gamble Garden.
DISTANCE: 1 mile (a one-way tour, a van shuttle is available if needed)
Please note that this is a one-way tree walk. The Canopy van will be available to shuttle 7 people at a time back to the starting point, about 1 mile.
Go here to sign up for our “Edible Urban Forest” and any other tree walks that Canopy offers:
This walk is sponsored by Canopy <http://canopy.org , Slow Food South Bay <http://slowfoodsouthbay.org/> , Transition Palo Alto <https://transitionpaloalto.org/> , South Bay Bioregional Hub, and Silicon Valley Permaculture Guild.