UC Master Gardener Program
University of California
UC Master Gardener Program

Seed Day 2019 - Cupertino

Date: October 12, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Contact: UC Master Gardeners

Sponsor: UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Location: Rancho Rinconada Park and Recreation District

Event Details

Wildflower Meadow Restoration
Look forward to interesting Speakers, Seed Exchange, Great Silicon Valley Bean Weigh Off, Potluck Buffet and Garden Chat.

Master Gardeners on hand to answer your seed and other gardening questions.

Seed Exchange - open all day

9-10 set up.

10 - 11 Joyce Eden & Instant Pot Demo w/ Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean

11 - 12 Garden Chat - what’s in your garden, sharing garden stories.

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

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 Off

2:00 - 3:00+ pm Clean up

Please bring plant based food and drink for potluck buffet table w/ your plate, cup and utensils.

This is a community event and community participation in setting up and cleaning up is welcome. 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 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 from Redwood City Seed Company Since 1972 selling Heirloom and old-fashioned Vegetables, Hot Peppers and Sweetgrass plants. And The Reveg Edge Ecological Restoration of California Grasslands and Wildflower fields, since 1972.

https://www.seedsavers.org/the-rise-of-heirloom-seeds-craig-dremann

https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/10/06/woodside-meadow-restoration-aims-to-bring-back-native-plants-from-the-past

Presenter: UC Master Gardener Jill Willard to answer garden questions

Cost: Free if you bring potluck item and seeds to share OR suggested donation of $5-$20. No one turned away.

Sponsors/ Partners: One Seed One Community & Slow Food South Bay

Links: https://siliconvalleygrows.com/seed-day-2018/

Handouts : Seed Savers Exchange Seed Saving Guide

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