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.
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.
Come visit the beautiful flower and plant farms of Monterey Bay! Ever wonder what beauty lies behind the glass in a greenhouse? Now’s your chance to find out during the 10th Annual Monterey Bay Greenhouse Tours – Plant & Flower Sale! Participating greenhouses will be open to the public June 8th between the hours of 10:00am-4:00pm. There is an array of flowers, herbs, plants and trees to see ranging from roses to gerberas, succulents to citrus trees, and more while touring these Monterey Bay farms.
This event is FREE and open to the public, thanks to our sponsors.
There is no specific start point for the tour and no reservations are necessary. Just pick to start at any of the participating nurseries and go! We also have a couple of locations with food and beverages available and a few special presentations, rain or shine!! Come and enjoy this day of fun with your entire family! Each of the five locations on the map have a portion of their sales benefitting a local non-profit organization.
The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association presents the Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, June 1 in Downtown Menlo Park from 2-5:30pm. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation. Enjoy wines from small, local boutique wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains poured in various designated tasting locations up and down Santa Cruz Avenue. Check in for your wristband, glass, and a map of the pouring locations – then enjoy an afternoon of tasting and discovering. Purchase your favorites from the bottle booth and Stay downtown for a dinner or movie to follow!
Since 2003, the Bay Area’s pioneering native garden tour has showcased gardens featuring California native plants. This community-based tour features up to 60 gardens, most of them private home gardens, which are open on tour day in a do-it-yourself, open house format.
The gardens on the tour demonstrate reduced water use, reduced chemical and pesticide use, improved habitat, and the unique aesthetic appeal of gardens designed with California native plants. The website also provides resources to help Bay Area gardeners to “go native” in their own gardens.
On tour day, sponsoring nurseries will conduct native plant sales at select gardens. Part of the proceeds benefit Going Native Garden Tour.