Celebrate St Patrick’s day early in our garden

This Saturday Chef Joni Sare will be serving up some delicious greens from our garden for brunch. In the afternoon the oven build team will roll up their sleeves and get to work for week two as we complete the oven that will be the centerpiece for our new outdoor kitchen. Come for brunch, come help us work, or just come for a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Our neighbors and community are all warmly invited.

PLACE: Middlebrook Center
76 Race Street, San Jose, California, Planet Earth…

TIME: Saturday March 14

10 AM Farm Stand and Crop Sharing opens

10:15 Garden Talk with Mika

Plants of the week: 

  • Native edible: chokecherry
  • Ethnic perennial: Galangal Ceanothus (HABITAT)

10:30 Chef Joni Sare will serve Brunch

On the Menu:

For the Love of Green!

Verdant Early Spring Greens Napped in a Miner’s Lettuce Green Goddess Dressing

4 Lucky Limey Lovelies

Roots, Stalks, Pods and Leaves Robed in an Alpinia Galangal Lime Sambal

12:00 PM    Oven Build Lecture by Aaron Middlebrook: Oven Floor and Dome

 12:30 – 2:00   Garden snacks, community socializing and our Farm Stand. is open until 2PM

12:30 – 4:30:  Oven Build Week 2.   Our hands-on team will be completing next phase of our oven  (If you are interested in becoming a part of the hands on team click here).


For more information and to RSVP for the brunch or lecture please click here  or just come on by:

Middlebrook Center | 76 Race Street, San Jose, California, Planet Earth…


We suggest the following donations:

  • $10 Brunch (per small plate)
  • $10  Lecture
  • $2~5 per drink or snacks
  • farm stand as marked

$30: all inclusive with large plate brunch

All money collected at these events goes directly to the California Native Garden Foundation to support event costs and partners, as well as our ongoing work in school gardens, restoration of native plants, and the enrichment of our community. CNGF is a recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and your donations are tax deductible.

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