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    “Cleaning Up Our Act”: Siphoning at DCP
                   On August 19th at DCP we began cleaning the IBCs, which we use as fish tanks, before we introduce new fish in the next two weeks. In order to clean the organic matter harboring anaerobic bacteria on the bottom of the tanks we used the siphoning method that Ojan suggested. Siphoning […]
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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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    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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    Middlebrook Center/CNGF’s new App!
    The CNGF app is a place on your smart phone where people — like you! — interested in sustainability, native plants and gardens, eco-literacy, and education can discuss issues, share ideas and pictures, and be more connected to what happens at the Middlebrook Center. To download the California Native Garden Foundation app to your phone: […]
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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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    A fantastic lunch to remember: Garden Cooking with Chef Joni
    Great food and a wonderful group of people all set in a truly inspiring place.  Check out the photos from our Garden Cooking with Chef Joni on Saturday.   Don’t miss out on this great series of cooking and eating events.  There is a lot to learn and great things to taste.  We are doing […]
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    Photos from the Garden to Table Cooking Workshop
    We had a most delicious Saturday at the Middlebrook Center’s Garden on Race Street in San Jose. It was an interactive group cooking effort led by Chef Anna Muggiati starting with the harvesting of the plants all the way through plating and tasting. The group learned about California native edible plants and how we can […]
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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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    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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    Sneek Preview of Chef Joni’s Menu
    Hope you can make it this Saturday, Aug 23 at 11:00 for Joni’s Garden Cooking demo at 76 Race Street San Jose.  Tickets are free so come down and participate in harvesting and creating a great lunch.  Here’s a preview of Chef Joni’s menu for this Saturday’s cooking demo and potluck. #1 Broth Soaked Eggs: […]
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    Garden for Ghana
      “Teach them to create bounty and beauty from the soil and they will thrive.”   Concept The Garden for Ghana project  combines ecological restoration, erosion control, organic farming methods, environmental education, and reintroduction of indigenous edible and medicinal plants of the coastal savannah of Ghana.  By partnering with the University of Cape Coast we […]
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Upcoming Events

  1. Jamming California Hands-On Workshop

    Sat, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Garden to Vases Hands-on Workshop

    Sat, Sep 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Juicing with Jenny: Demo and Tasting

    Sat, Sep 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. Eating California Fall Harvest Festival

    Sat, Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  5. Silicon Valley Tour De Coop Event and End of the Route Party

    Sun, Sep 21 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm