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    Acorn Workshop and Cooking Demo
    Acorns are raining from the trees all over town. Don’t get mad, collect them and head down to the Middlebrook Center, 76 Race Street in San Jose THIS Saturday and we will teach you how you can prepare these nutritious nuts and let you taste them too. 9 am – 1:30 pm  Community Supported Farm […]
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    Community Supported Farm Stand
    The Middlebrook Center/CNGF is excited to host a Community Supported Farm every Saturday from 9 am to 1:30 pm!- Do you love having crazy fresh vegetables at your dinner table?- Do you want to know where your food comes from?- Would you love to have your kids gain more appreciation for vegetables? Each Saturday our […]
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    Help us reach 250 votes to win an important grant
    Please support us in our cause by voting for us via Facebook. If we can obtain 250 votes in the next 10 days, we will receive the important funds needed to purchase the land and property at our Middlebrook Center location on 76 Race Street in downtown San Jose, CA, home to the non-profit CNGF. The […]
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    Fall Garden Planting and Cooking Demo
    Sat, Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Keep your garden going all year long with native plants and edibles that are adapted to our California coastal climate. Help us harvest and plant new things in our garden and learn what you can do in your own gardens to keep it going all year. […]
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    Intro To Aquaponics Workshop and Cooking Demo
    Sat, Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Our resident Aquaponics expert, Ojan, will reveal his insights and secrets to creating a prosperous small footprint farm that can give food to a small family all year long.   Chef Joni will prepare food from our Aquaponics harvest that we can all enjoy. Workshop Host: Ojan […]
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    Beer Workshop and Tasting (After the Aquaponics workshop)
    Sat, Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm After learning about aquaponics stick around and we will be brewing up some beer.  We will be starting a new batch going and taste some samples from our brewmaster. Host:  Jim Rhetta A Community Donation Based event* Get your tickets here http://middlebrookcenter.com/elsee/?tribe_events=a-lesson-in-making-beer-after-aquaponics-workshop * Community Donation Based […]
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    Dialogue Dining
    Sat, Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Come to the garden for an incredible meal and engaging conversation.  Guests will help Chef Joni prepare a gourmet meal from the garden.  As we are enjoying our food, Alrie Middlebrook will lead us in an interactive dialogue on a “Diet for a Healthy Planet”.  Guests […]
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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, September 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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    Tenets of The New American Diet
    By agreeing to transition to the new American diet, you agree to a contract with nature to sustain yourself and your family in a better way. You pledge to disturb nature less, grow some of your own food, spend a minimal amount of time on gardening chores, save significant money, live a more sustainable life, […]
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Upcoming Events

  1. Fall Garden Planting | Sustainable Living Saturdays

    Sat, Oct 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. Aquaponics | Sustainable Living Saturdays

    Sat, Nov 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. A Lesson in Making Beer (After Aquaponics workshop)

    Sat, Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Dialogue Dining

    Sat, Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm