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6th Annual Seed Day with Silicon Valley Grows & Slow Food South Bay

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.

LEAF Seed Swap

Fremont based LEAF will be hosting their first ever seed swap at their Stone Garden where all vegetables are donated to local food bank. Free seeds for anyone that comes!

Silicon Valley Seeds Fall Seed Swap

It’s time once again for Silicon Valley Seeds Fall Seed Swap! We have a ton of seeds to share, as well as stories about what grew well for us last season and what new things we’re excited about growing out this fall. Do you have seed and/or stories you’d like to share with fellow gardeners? If so, please bring them along.

If you don’t have seeds or stories to share quite yet, don’t let that stop you from coming by for some starter seed and gardening help. We’re easy going and we love to help out new area gardeners.

The National Heirloom Expo

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.

 

More details coming….

One Seed One Community – Seed/Bean Share – New Santa Clara Community Garden!

This year One Seed One Community is saving the Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean, a black pole bean found on the Slow Food Ark of Taste.

The Cherokee Trail of Tears bean is tasty all season and can be enjoyed as a green bean, shelled bean and dry.  Come to the garden today to pick up yours for your garden!

Join us in planting these beans with intentions of peace, equity, kindness, community, connection, sharing, stewardship, love, and thoughts for those who endured/died on the Trail of Tears or for anyone who is othered–a dedication for belonging and growing a more welcoming and joyful world.

Save a Row for Diversity to share with our local seed libraries and other community groups.

One Seed One Community – Seed/Bean Share – Sunnyvale

This year One Seed One Community is saving the Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean, a black pole bean found on the Slow Food Ark of Taste.

The Cherokee Trail of Tears bean is tasty all season and can be enjoyed as a green bean, shelled bean and dry.  Come to the garden today to pick up yours for your garden!

Join us in planting these beans with intentions of peace, equity, kindness, community, connection, sharing, stewardship, love, and thoughts for those who endured/died on the Trail of Tears or for anyone who is othered–a dedication for belonging and growing a more welcoming and joyful world.

Save a Row for Diversity to share with our local seed libraries and other community groups.

Celebrate National Seed Swap Day

Join Local Garden Share and Slow Food South Bay to celebrate National Seed Swap Day
January 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (yes, only one hour!)
Charles Street Gardens, 433 Charles St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

Bring seeds to share, especially seeds you have saved.
Please make sure to label and share as much information as you can about your seeds.

To learn more about saving seeds,  https://www.seedsavers.org/learn

2019 Kick Off for One Seed, One Community 
OSOC will continue to encourage gardeners to Grow a Row for the Seed Library and other community groups. This year’s choice will be available at the Seed Exchange. More to come..Don’t forget to visit your local seed library!

39th Annual EcoFarm Conference

The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) will present the 39th annual EcoFarm Conference January 23 – 26, 2019 in Pacific Grove, CA – Featuring over 70 workshops, intensives, keynote speakers, an exhibitor marketplace, seed swap, awards banquet, live entertainment, mixers, and organic culinary fare. Workshops cover practical and cutting edge information on crop production, livestock, soil health, marketing, distribution, and farming and food system issues. As the oldest and largest organic farming conference in the West, EcoFarm is a prime networking and educational hub for farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, researchers, and educators. Join us!

Registration opens Wednesday, August 15th, 2018!

Saving Tomato Seeds

Do you have a favorite tomato? Want to save tomato seeds for next year to grow and share with friends and the Central Park Seed Library?

SCUCCE Master Gardener and founder of Silicon Valley Grows! One Seed, One Community, Hillie Salo, will guide participants in a hands on workshop to save tomato seeds. Bring your very ripe favorite tomato washed, and a jar with a lid. We will demonstrate what steps are necessary to preserve tomato seeds.

Seeds & Suds! Annual Meeting, 20-year celebration

We are 20 years young, come celebrate with us.

4 alerts:

1) Bring a lawn blanket/beach blanket and lawn chairs

2) for the 6pm POTLUCK, bring a dish to share, and bring your own meat / veggies to grill (and seasonings). There are 2 grills at the picnic site. We will provide the charcoal, utensils and cutting boards.

3) Before our event: At 11am will be a “farewell” garden share at Full Circle Farm, across the street. Click here for the details.  At 12p – 1pm they will have a potluck lunch, and at 1pm they will walk over to our event at Raynor Park.

4) GAMES: At 7:30pm, Transition Palo Alto will take the lead after our potluck dinner with offering several games: a bean bag toss to test your coordination and memory, to board games, to cards, there will be something for everyone.

Slow Food South Bay’s
Annual Meeting
Sunday, July 23, 2017
1 – 8 PM
Raynor Park
1565 Quail Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
FREE

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Seeds and Suds!
Slow Food, Slow Money …and more

  • Share seeds …bring seeds, and /or take seeds home
  • Make beer …this is a Silicon Valley Beer Week event
  • Conversations …talk with Slow Food friends and our Slow local experts on grey water, insect hotels, policies, GMOs, solar cooking, whole grains, and more
  • SLOW MONEY” …will present the world of  “cooperatives”
  • SLOW FOOD” …will share stories of our past 20 years, and conduct elections for new board members.

Our agenda…

1pm

Seed exchange: At 1pm, master gardener Hillie Salo, from Silicon Valley Grows & Slow Food South Bay will lead a seed swap. Also, a representative from Master Gardeners will be with us to answer any questions. Hillie will specifically talk about our Slow Food South Bay’s “Curate a Crop” project and the foods that are on the “Ark of Taste.” NOTE: it is not required to bring seeds to share in order to take seeds home with you. Also, the seed sharing will continue throughout the day.

1:30pm

We will celebrate “Silicon Valley Beer Week” …

View their event calendar to see all the events.     Click the logo, or go to SVBeerWeek.com

At 1:30pm, a beer making demo will begin –by the “Umunhum Brewing Cooperative.”  This is one of their “brew days” and their beer making process will continue until 4pm. About every hour, they will talk for 10 mins to discuss their process. Come any time, see the set up, the ingredients, learn the nuances of the process, tips and techniques from local experts and enthusiasts.

2pm-4pm:

Conversations will be led by local experts, come talk with:

NOTE: If you want to lead a conversation, please write to JoniSare@gmail.com

Snacks and beer tastings will be available throughout the day. Bring your favorite beer, or –if you have enough–bring your home brew to share small tastings with others. Please bring local, wholesome snacks to share (homemade is best!).

4pm-5pm:

“Slow Money South Bay” will introduce itself and talk about cooperatives.  Bob Gulino, President of Umunhum Brewing Cooperative  – will talk about the 1st beer co-op in California!   Hank Herrera, President of New Hope Farms  – will talk about the worker cooperative farm in the East Bay and borrowing money from Slow Money friends.  Slow Money is a ‘cousin’ to Slow Food –where local entrepreneurs and local investors meet and greet.

5pm-6pm:

“Slow Food South Bay” is turning 20! Hear stories of the past 20 years, including Terra Madre festival in Italy (Sept 2016), and Slow Food Nations festival in Denver (July 2017). Set the scene for the next 20 years by being a participating member, and fill the 2 Board positions that are open. If you are interested, or want to nominate someone, please write (asap) for details:  info@slowfoodsouthbay.org

6pm-7pm:

POTLUCK and BBQ: Bring a drink or a home-made dish to share. Please bring a list of the ingredients (some people have allergies and need to be able to eat without worry of having a reaction). Include your name, too, because we want to give kudos to who made the dish. Also, there are 2 grills at the picnic site, we will have charcoal, utensils and cutting boards. …so, bring your own meat/veggies to grill.

7:30pm:

GAMES! Transition Palo Alto will take the lead after our potluck dinner with several games: a bean bag toss to test your coordination and memory, board games, cards,  …there will be something for everyone.

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THIS IS A WASTE-CONSCIOUS EVENT
Please bring your own cup, plate, bowl, napkin and utensils (fork, knife, spoon). We will have some cups, plates, bowls, forks/spoons/knives, napkins for those who don’t bring their own.

BE COMFORTABLE:
Bring a sunscreen, beach blanket, beach chair, umbrella —any shade item is fine. Bring an ice chest to keep your potluck item cold, or bring a haybox to keep it hot.

WATER:
We will have a couple of 5-gallon jugs of filtered water.

SEE YOU SOON.

Questions? thoughts? ideas?
Contact Joni Sare:
925-381-8498
jonisare@gmail.com

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