18000 Chelmsford Ave. Cupertino

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 – What’s in your garden, sharing garden stories, bring your questions. Keep your hands busy cleaning seeds to exchange while we chat. Screens and seeds will be available to try your hand or Bring YOS to clean and share. UCCE Santa Clara 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 to celebrate our collective achievements. Raffle for all who return CToT.

2:00 – 3:00 +

3pm clean up

Free if you bring 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.

PETER RUDDOCK     Coordinator, California Food Policy Council                                  Peter Ruddock is a sustainable food advocate and small business consultant. He is working toward creating a more sustainable world, by changing the way we interact with our environment and with each other. He concentrates on food systems change, because given that everyone eats everyone should be able to relate to a healthier, more sustainable food system. He believes that there are four areas where he can best work on fostering this change: educating people about sustainability; creating a resilient local economy; creating vibrant local communities; and changing policies to foster such changes. He is active in a number of grass-roots non-profits to help accomplish these goals: Slow Food, Slow Money, Transition Palo Alto, and the San Mateo County Food System Alliance. He is the Coordinator of the California Food Policy Council. And he is also a co-founder of EcoFarm’s new Diversity Advisory Group, which is working to make the EcoFarm Conference a more diverse and inclusive place. And Author of the FB page Green Omnivore.                                                 

CRAIG DREMANN                                                                                                                          Redwood City Seed Company ^ Since 1972 selling Heirloom and old-fashioned Vegetables, Hot Peppers and Sweetgrass plants.
The Reveg Edge ^ Ecological Restoration of California Grasslands and Wildflower fields, since 1972.