Virtual Homesteading: Water Wise-Garden

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Water is a key ingredient for any successful garden. Take a tour of all things water on this homestead, from a 7000-gallon rain catchment system to the simple sprinklers and garden tricks they use to plant water-wise veggies.

Alexia Allen and Daniel Kirchhof have been feasting together at Hawthorn Farm since 2010. They spent all of 2017 eating only hand-harvested food and continue to develop their Woodinville farm to feed the community great year-round produce. With years of experience between them doing carpentry, animal husbandry, food preservation, and gardening, they find joy in sharing hard-won common sense. Teaching is a passion for them both. Join them in practicing essential skills to build resilient communities! Learn more about Hawthorn Farm here: https://www.hawthornfarm.org/

This virtual and interactive hour is hosted live via Zoom. After registering, you will receive the link and password.

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Live Vegetarian, Indian Cooking Class

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Learn to cook healthy, vegetarian Indian food virtually every Saturday at 11am with the LA Nithyanandeshwara Hindu Temple’s beginner-friendly class. For more information and to register, visit Eventbrite page.

Cook Book Club

Cook Book Club

Join the Richmond Hill Public Library once a week for a virtual cook book club. The club will focus on a different type of cook book each week, pick a title to explore, and then come back the next week to chat about what was read, and what was made. For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Edible Education – The Food Movement: Past and Future

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In response to COVID-19, UC Berkeley has moved classes to online instruction. As a result, this lecture will take place via Zoom Video Conferencing only. Once you have registered, you will receive an email the day of the lecture with login information. Please note this registration is intended for live viewing only. A recording will be shared the next day for those not able to attend live.

In this final class meeting, we retrace our steps, examining connections, patterns, tensions and contradictions that have emerged from the diverse perspectives presented throughout the semester. In conversation with Michael Pollan, we will frame our remaining questions and reflect on our individual and collective journeys. How can we now take action to build a more sustainable future through a thriving food system? How will we employ our understanding of systems to cultivate these transformations?

For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Pollinator & Wildlife Friendly Solar Farms – the good, the bad, and the bees!

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Solar PV is now the fastest growing form of new energy in the US. We could produce 100% of our total energy demand by converting 1 to 2 percent of the landscape to solar. Farm land and old fields are being converted to solar farms across the US and around the world. While this transition in land use from Ag to Clean Energy is essential for making the clean energy transition, it is in everyone’s best interest that solar farms are planted with seed mixes that are insect and wildlife friendly while also adding ecological services like reducing stormwater runoff and improving the ecological health of the soil and land. 

Join Tim Montague, solar expert and ecologist, for a discussion about how the solar industry and allied professions are expanding the use of pollinator and wildlife friendly solar installation. Some projects are growing other cash crops like honey, strawberries and other foodstuffs. The goal is to improve the industry’s ability to meet growing demands and opportunities across the US and Canada to develop high quality wildlife, pollinators, and agribusiness habitats inside and adjacent to solar farms.

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“Victory Gardens: What They Are, and How to Grow Your Own” Webinar

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Victory Gardens were first planted over a century ago during wartime to promote independence, food security and healthy eating. The concept returned in the last couple of years as an approach individuals can take to address climate change.
With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic the concept continues to catch the attention of many.

Learn how a victory garden can support local sustainability and resilience and tips for how to grow your first victory garden.

Speakers include:
*Rose Hayden-Smith, PhD, of University of California, author of Sowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs of World War I on the history of Wartime Victory Gardens, and *Pam Burton, Home Horticultural Coordinator, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County, NJ

This free webinar is sponsored by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County and the Cohansey Area Watershed Association.

For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Napa Farmers Market

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Napa Farmers Market

The Napa Farmers’ Market is open! We continue to provide a celebration of community, world-class produce and artisan goods for which our beautiful region is known. Napa Farmers’ Market has more than 40 local farms throughout the season offering fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, meats, seafood and eggs from small regional farms, many are certified organic. For more information visit our website at https://napafarmersmarket.org/

The Market is home to Regional artisans, and gourmet food vendors featuring fresh bakery items, honey, cheeses, and jams. Chef Demonstrations, Children’s Activities and More…EBT & WIC Accepted

Senior (65+) Hour: 8am to 9am, Regular Hours: 9am to 12pm

For more information about how the Napa Farmer’s Market is changing due to COVID-19, please visit https://napafarmersmarket.org/covid-19-and-the-napa-farmers-market/

Napa Farmers Market

napa-farmers-market-logo

Napa Farmers Market
The Napa Farmers’ Market is open! We continue to provide a celebration of community, world-class produce and artisan goods for which our beautiful region is known. Napa Farmers’ Market has more than 40 local farms throughout the season offering fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, meats, seafood and eggs from small regional farms, many are certified organic. For more information visit our website at https://napafarmersmarket.org/

The Market is home to Regional artisans, and gourmet food vendors featuring fresh bakery items, honey, cheeses, and jams. Chef Demonstrations, Children’s Activities and More…EBT & WIC Accepted

For more information about how the Napa Farmer’s Market is changing due to COVID-19, please visit https://napafarmersmarket.org/covid-19-and-the-napa-farmers-market/