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    Acorn Workshop and Potluck
    Sat, Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Did you know you can eat acorns? Ever wonder what can be done with acorn and what it taste like? Now you can find out. Join us for a hands-on Acorn Processing Workshop hosted by Ojan Mobedshahi. Oak trees are quintessential California – an abundant, super-nutritious, […]
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    Our Sunday Tour De Coop Stop
    Sunday concluded a busy weekend at the Middlebrook Center with the Tour de Coop. Our gardens in downtown San Jose were the starting point and culminating finish for several downtown and Rose Garden tours on the 2014 Tour De Coop.   This event was a sponsored by Slow Food South Bay  http://slowfoodsouthbay.org/  Throughout the day around 200 coop […]
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    Photos from a magical evening celebration
    The fall equinox has always been a time to celebrate the harvest and join together as a community to share in good food and good company. On Saturday Sept 20 we joined our community together at the Middlebrook Center’s native edible garden in urban downtown San Jose to celebrate life on this planet and how […]
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    Photos from our Juicing and wine making demo
     It was a grand day of juicing and wine making on Saturday. Jenny started things off by pressing many freshly harvested things into delicious and nutritious juices.  She showed us what equipment to use, good techniques and how to blend the ingredients into some great tasting drinks.  After the juicing we had fun squeezing the […]
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    Eating California Fall Harvest Festival
    Saturday Sept 20 @ Middlebrook Center.  Make sure to save the date for our fall equinox gala at  76 Race Street in downtown San Jose on Saturday, September 20 from 5 to 10 P.M. The festival will feature: a tasting menu of small dishes using native edible ingredients organic and sustainable wine garden-brewed beer garden […]
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    Flower workshop, photos from our colorful day.
    We had another wonderful workshop this Saturday. It was so relaxing and nice to pick and arrange flowers with our group.  Thanks to Michele and Shirley for a wonderful experience and superb help and tips. Thanks to all who came and participated. Here are some shots from our day. The contributions for all our events […]
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    Invitation to our Fall Harvest Festival
    You are cordially invited!Native Edible EatingFall Harvest Festival Saturday, September 20,  5  – 10 PM@ the Middlebrook Centerwith host: Chef Anna Muggiati               and series featured chefsJoin with us as we celebrate the mission of CNGF — to provide the next generation the knowledge and resources necessary to create a prosperous future based on healthy living […]
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    Silicon Valley Tour De Coop Event and Wrap Party
    September, 21, 2014 Visit Urban Farms and Chicken Coops all day Sunday with neighborhood routes throughout the Santa Clara Valley. 9 AM: You may begin and/or end your day at the Middlebrook center and have a tour of the amazing Urban Farm, chicken coop, aquaponics system and native garden that sits in the center of […]
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    Meet our Interns
    CNGF’s internship program provides a wide variety of experiences for college students and recent graduates. This summer we were joined by 16 unpaid, self motivated interns, each on one or more of our teams: summer camp, community outreach, grant writing, aquaponics, and web/media. Some could only stay for a short time, and some are continuing work on projects they […]
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    Meet our Chefs!
     Meet the chefs of the Eating California Native Edible Eating Summer/Fall 2014 Series! Don’t miss our exciting line-up of Saturday events that rely on participant interaction with local ecology and adhere to our core values of sustainability and healthy living. Come have fun cooking, crafting, and creating while learning key design skills and helping the […]
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    Saturdays Eating California Series!
    A great lineup of Native Edible events in August and September!   Join us on Saturdays for our “Eating California”(tm) Native Edible Eating Series! The non-profit California Native Garden Foundation invites you to join us at the Middlebrook Center on Saturdays in August and September to learn about the art of exploring the beneficial properties […]
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Upcoming Events

  1. Acorn Workshop and Potluck

    Sat, Oct 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. Fall Planting Event and Potluck

    Sat, Oct 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Aquaponics Workshop and Potluck

    Sat, Nov 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm