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    Drought Response Outreach Program for Schools Grant
    Everybody here at CNGF (California Native Garden Foundation) would like to thank the State Water Resources Control Board of the California Environmental Protection Agency for awarding us a $154,000 grant this summer as part of the Drought Response Outreach Program for Schools (DROPS). We’re so fortunate and thankful for the grant that we received due […]
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    Summer Camp 2015 printed materials
      This page has files for printed materials for our Middlebrook Summer Camp.  If you have already signed up for camp you may download and print our information and agreement forms that will be required upon the first day. We are a non-profit foundation and always appreciate our volunteers, interns, and people in our community […]
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    A Sustainable day in our garden- May23
    Our new community of people gathered once more for our Sustainable Saturday.  The farm stand was open with freshly laid eggs from our chickens, a delicious brunch was served using native edible ingredients, we heard a very informative talk on butterflies and sold California native plants from our nursery.  It was a great time on […]
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    Solar Cookin last Saturday- photos
    Last Saturday, (May 16) at the Middlebrook Center we were delighted to have Corrine DeBra who brought her solar oven and made a most delicious chocolate fondue that was enjoyed by many.  Chris served a most excellent brunch, the farm stand was full of delicious things to purchase and we all socialized with our new […]
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    Welcome to our Urban Agrihood
    This Saturday we enjoyed a most delicious brunch by Chris Stanton as well as delicious talk and taste with Corinne DeBra. Afterward we were engaged with an interactive discussion with  Kirk Vartan and Alrie Middlebrook about the proposed development to the area known as the Win6Village on Winchseter. Since the Fall and through the Winter and […]
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    Our oven is complete!
     After a month of work on our outdoor sustainable oven it is finally ready.   We fired up our oven last month and had a great time enjoying  pizza, organic wine and lots of delicious garden food.  A warm heartfelt thank you to everyone that participated in our oven build workshop as well as all of […]
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    Pizza and organic wine tomorrow!!
    Our  oven is finally finished and we are now ready to fire it up and have a grand celebration!  Our gates will be open at 10AM with brunch and farm stand.  At 2PM our party will  start featuring fresh pizzas from our new oven along with organic Wine from Hallcrest Vinyards poured by the winemaker […]
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    Oven Build photos
     
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    Photos from Sustainable Saturday Mar28
     The garden was full of people of all ages who came in and out to enjoy the Sustainable Saturday in our natural setting. We had a most excellent brunch prepared and served by Head Chef Lisa Ann who was assisted by Chef Joni Sare.   Ferrin Reidinger welcomed children into the garden with fun activities.  Chris […]
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    Photos from Saturday’s equinox brunch
    The weather was perfect as we celebrated the first day of Spring in our garden with our community.  The gates opened at 10AM with two full farm stand tables including backyard honey and eggs plus some Epic coffee that was freshly roasted by our next door neighbor, Dave.  Kid’s activity leader, Ferrin Reidinger and Jr. […]
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    Fun garden activities this Saturday- bring your kids!
    Exciting announcement! We have a new activities director, Ferrin Reidinger, who will be at Middlebrook Center, 76 Race Street, San Jose on Saturdays to meet your kids. Ferrin, will lead free children’s activities every Saturday starting at 11 a.m.  She will welcome back “old” campers, our new sign-ups and those who are “testing the waters” as […]
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