Edible Tree Walk – Los Altos

Edible Tree Walk – Los Altos

What’s the same size and shape as a tree, yet weighs nothing?
Its shadow.

1st Annual

Edible Tree Walk – Los Altos

Hosted/sponsored by:
GreenTown Los Altos

Slow Food South Bay
Transition Palo Alto

Sunday, June 25

1:30 – 3:30 pm
Los Altos Civic Center

We join GreenTown Los Altos executive director Kris Jensen for GreenTown’s 1st Annual Edible Tree Walk! Co-created with award-winning local chef Joni Sare/Slow Food South Bay, food history and policy geek Peter Ruddock/Transition Palo Alto, and Herb Fong, a retired Stanford arborist representing Canopy.

Where we will meet:
We will begin our walk at the “heritage apricot orchard” by the Los Altos Library/San Antonio Road. Be sure to get your Edible Tree Walk map/brochure and check in with one of our volunteers (look for a person with a clipboard). The tour will start with a talk by the town’s orchardist who oversees the apricot orchard. Following this brief talk, we will walk through the neighborhood, and circle back to the Civic Center and end at the Los Altos Museum.

Why you should join us:
You’ll learn fun facts, history and how to plant, prune, harvest and incorporate our local fruit into your cooking. If you’re a foodie, a history buff, or would just like to learn about the trees around you—then this walk is for you!

Reserve your spot!
Space is limited, so be sure to register early through our eventbrite ticketing:


RSVPs are required.

Past Edible Tree Walks:
The same group of sponsors have had 2 successful Edible Tree Walks with Canopy as the host. In 2016 and early 2017, groups of 50+ people walked 2 hours, and covered 1 mile of city streets in Palo Alto. Watch for our 3rd annual Edible Urban Forest Walk in 2018!

Click here for info about our Edible Tree Walks — an overview, resource links, recipes and more.

Questions? Call or write:
Joni Sare, Slow Food South Bay

This event is sponsored by:
GreenTown Los Altos

Here is another GreenTown event:

Slow Food South Bay

Here is our Annual Meeting event, celebrating 20 years!

Seeds & Suds! Annual Meeting, 20-year celebration


Transition Palo Alto

Here is another upcoming Transition Palo Alto event:

Fri June 23  Fourth Friday Movie – TBD,  7:30-9:30pm. Palo Alto


Here are other Canopy events:

Edible Tree Walk, with Canopy

Edible Tree Walk, with Canopy

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” ― John Muir

Walk –with us and fans of Canopy– under the edible tree canopy in Palo Alto, from Johnson Park to Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden. This will be a guided tour, by arborists, historians, botanist, and culinarians, to introduce you to 20+ (public and private) edible trees along this route.

WHEN: Saturday, August 13, 2016; 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)

Click here for info about our Edible Tree Walks — an overview, resource links, recipes and more.

Part of Canopy’s 20th Anniversary Tree Walk Series. Join Canopy, Slow Food South Bay, and expert arborist, Herb Fong, for a special one-way tree walk from Johnson Park to Gamble Garden. We’ll see a great variety of trees while learning about the delicious fruits they provide!

Van shuttle:
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:

Tree Walk Sign-Up


Tree walks, 1x month!
Once a month, Canopy leads a guided tree walk in or near Palo Alto. The walks are their signature events throughout the year, providing education and awareness to folks, young and old of the glorious canopy of trees.

Meanwhile, check out their “self-guided” tree walks:

This is an opportunity for us to put the supporting actors of our landscape scene – front and center.

About Canopy:
Canopy was created in 1996, to support the City’s urban forestry programs and engage residents in learning about the importance of trees and how to care for them. Canopy became an independent 501(c)3 in 2002, and has extended its programs to the neighboring communities of East Palo Alto and Menlo Park, and to Mountain View through its affiliate Mountain View Trees.

Canopy, a  counts on hundreds of volunteers annually to plant, care for, and survey Palo Alto and East Palo Alto’s City trees. Board members dedicate countless hours to educating and inspiring the community on the importance of urban trees. A wide network of donors and friends offer advice, resources, and support along the way. It takes a village to raise a forest!

Go here to learn more about their tree walk program:

Click to access the login or register cheese