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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.

A Winter Start For Your Summer Garden – Sunnyvale

February is the time to begin planning your summer vegetable garden. Instead of buying expensive transplants from the nursery, how about growing them yourself? It’s easy, fun, and inexpensive to start tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, squash, herbs, and many other vegetables and flowers from seed. This talk by Master Gardener Louise Christy will cover seeds, seed sources, planting seeds, germination, creating the right environment for strong growth, materials and equipment, and transplanting into the garden.

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.