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October 2017

SEED DAY 2017

When: Saturday, October 14 2017 @ 11:30 AM - - 09:00PM
Where: Rancho Rinconada Park and Recreation
18000 Chelmsford Drive
Cupertino, CA 95008
Description:

This is a free community event. Hosted by Slow Food South Bay and Silicon Valley Grows! One Seed, One Community to create biodiversity and strength in numbers –both seeds and gardeners– in our community.

Connect with local gardeners, share your seed stories, talk with experts (master gardeners, permaculturists​), receive and give advice, get to know local resources.

  • Bringing seeds to share is not required, however, it is encouraged.
  • Bring your own seeds, or commercial seeds. Please review the Seed Saving Protocol https://westcountyseedbank.blogspot.co/p/seed-saving-protocol.html
  • Sharing the story of your seeds is really awesome.
  • Kudos to those who bring seeds of plants that are listed on the “Ark of Taste.”

We will have the Great Petaluma Gold Rush Bean Weigh Off. Some of you have been growing the “Petaluma Gold Rush Bean”, so bring your harvested beans. Our goal is to reach 50 pounds, which will be given to our local city (seed) libraries. Consider joining us next season for our Grow-a-Row program.

Stay for the Potluck. Bring food and drink to share, with a focus on Beans. Let’s try some Petaluma Gold Rush Beans.

This event is for novice and expert gardeners – for homes, community and school gardens.

This is your opportunity to partake in one of the most ancient practices — sharing seeds.

We will show the humorous, beautifully and artfully created: Seed, the Untold Story. …a movie for everyone, young and old.

This event is for you to learn all about seeds, and take some home with you, too!

You will learn:

  • how to harvest and save seeds
  • how to recognize GMOs in your food
  • how to cook with seeds
  • where to get seeds

Remember: we are proponents of seed packs with 5 – 7 seeds, which is just enough for average-sized urban gardens.

Healthy snacks will be provided throughout the day, with a focus on BEANS! Bring some to share.

This event is sponsored by Slow Food South Bay and Silicon Valley Grows! One Seed, One Community

(See event web page)






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