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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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    Jamming California Hands-On Workshop
    Come join us on August 30th at the Middlebrook Center to participate in learning every step of the jamming process! We are excited for food blogger Darienne Hosley-Stewart to host this event and show us how to use the flavors of fresh produce to make delicious jams, a special vinegar, and infusions! Jammers will also […]
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    Garden to Table Hands-On Workshop
    The Middlebrook Center, Saturday, August 16 th  -10 AM - 1:30 PM. Come join us for a hands-on workshop where we will share the art of improvising in the kitchen with what is available in our garden incorporating ingredients into a fresh organic artisanal lunch. This class, part of The Red Basket Chef series in collaboration with ELSEE, will be […]
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    Garden Cooking with Chef Joni
    On August 23rd, join Chef Joni and the Urban Farmers Cooperative in our garden kitchen for a lesson in health and nutrition.   We will harvest ingredients from the garden and cook it up right there in our outdoor kitchen. Joni will demonstrate good cooking techniques and how to blend the flavors of the garden […]
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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 locally grown and sustainable gourmet dinner, music, dancing, socializing, and more at our urban farm and […]
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    Flower Arranging from the Garden Workshop
    From Garden to Vases.  September 6 – 10 AM - 12 PM at the Middlebrook Center All those herbs, leaves, fruits and flowers from the garden will be turned into beautiful arrangements to bring more beauty to your table. Bring your favorite little vase or mason jar and some of your backyard’s branches, and bushes. We will […]
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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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    Juicing with Jenny
    Saturday, September 13  11AM-2PM @ Middlebrook Center.  Do you enjoy trying new combinations of flavorful and healthy drinks? Have you ever wanted to learn more about juicing? Then join us for a special late summertime Meetup on juicing with Jenny Bernal who will teach us the art of juicing fresh fruits and vegetables into healthy, […]
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    Garden Changes at McKinley Middle School
    McKinley Middle School recently implemented the ELSEE project-based learning program, which matches the core curriculum standard required by the state. It is a healthy land use model and learning laboratory, which not only teaches students native ecology and sustainability and raises test scores, but also generates income for long-term sustainability of the garden. We are working […]
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    Brewin’ some beer on a Saturday night
    Our Beer-making workshop was great fun. Brewmaster Rick Riebhoff gave an informative and entertaining talk on the beer process. It was a perfect evening in the beautiful garden setting. We learned a lot, sampled some very yummy beer, ate a delicious pot luck meal, and socialized with some very cool folks. If you missed this […]
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Summer Camp Registration

Our Full Calendar

  1. Camp Drop in: Morning

    June 9 @ 9:00 am - August 8 @ 12:30 pm
  2. Garden Lunch for Summer Camp

    June 9 @ 12:00 pm - August 8 @ 12:30 pm
  3. Camp Drop In: Afternoons

    June 9 @ 12:30 pm - August 8 @ 3:30 pm
  4. Camp Extended Care (per week)

    June 9 @ 3:30 pm - August 8 @ 4:30 pm
  5. Camp Extended Care (per day)

    June 9 @ 3:30 pm - August 8 @ 4:30 pm
  6. 08 Ecosystem Week Mornings

    July 28 @ 9:00 am - August 1 @ 12:30 pm
  7. 08 Ecosystem Week Afternoons

    July 28 @ 12:30 pm - August 1 @ 3:30 pm
  8. 09 Planet and Universe Finale Mornings

    August 4 @ 8:00 am - August 8 @ 5:00 pm