Calendar

Events on our event calendar fall into one of four general categories: gardening/farming, food preservation, sustainable living, or seed saving, and consist of things like classes, talks, plant sales, seed exchanges, fairs and festivals, movies, and special events.

Oct
16
Sat
La Mesa Verde Seed Swap @ Sacred Heart Community Service
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
La Mesa Verde Seed Swap @ Sacred Heart Community Service | San Jose | California | United States

The La Mesa Verde fall seed swap is for local gardeners, seed savers, and organizations to come together, trade locally-grown seeds, celebrate another successful growing year, and talk about the importance and power we have when we are able to grow our own food from saved seed.

This year’s event will be held outdoors at the Sacred Heart Community Service center in downtown San Jose.

Hope to see you there!

Oct
20
Wed
Silicon Valley Clean Water – Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour @ Silicon Valley Clean Water
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Silicon Valley Clean Water - Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour @ Silicon Valley Clean Water | Redwood City | California | United States

A tour of our local wastewater treatment plant Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW) – located at 1400 Radio Road in Redwood Shores. Take the opportunity to visit the plant that is in the midst of a an over $700 million Capital Improvement Program to update aging infrastructure originally built back in 1982. The plant is a regional facility that serves Belmont, Redwood City, San Carlos and West Bay Sanitary District.

Tour features:

  • Secondary treatment and advanced filtration
  • Recycled water facility
  • Cogeneration of energy from methane gas
  • Biosolids production used for composting and farming
  • On-site use of recycled water

Please note that no children under the age of 11 are permitted on this tour.

Oct
23
Sat
Garden Work Day: Volunteer Morning at SVS Demonstration Garden @ First Presbyterian Church of Santa Clara
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Garden Work Day: Volunteer Morning at SVS Demonstration Garden @ First Presbyterian Church of Santa Clara | Santa Clara | California | United States

Garden work day!

You are invited to join us every month for a morning spent working outside in the Silicon Valley Seeds Demonstration Garden, located at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Clara. All ages and gardening abilities welcome. Tools and instruction provided.

Activities may include planting, weeding, building raised beds, composting, and other special projects.

Please wear garden-appropriate attire, such as close-toed shoes, and bring sun protection (hats, long sleeves, etc), snacks for yourself or to share, and work gloves if you have a pair you like.

The Silicon Valley Seeds Demonstration Garden is designed to provide a contextual demonstration of organic gardening being done within an urban setting. In addition to raising vegetable produce, the garden also acts as a provider of seed for our south bay seed libraries, serves as a means of increasing a sense of local community ownership and stewardship, fosters appreciation for the beauty that a garden space brings to a well traveled corridor within the city of Santa Clara, and brings people together from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests who wish to learn more about organic gardening. Demonstration gardens like ours showcase plants that grow well in our area and sustainable gardening techniques appropriate to Santa Clara County. The garden acts as a resource for learning opportunities offered to home gardeners on a wide range of subjects, including design, planting, garden maintenance, and seasonal growing cycles.

Hope to see you in the garden…

Oct
28
Thu
Silicon Valley Seeds Table at the Library @ West Valley Branch Library
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley Seeds Table at the Library @ West Valley Branch Library | San Jose | California | United States

A monthly Silicon Valley Seeds information/help table presence at the West Valley Branch Library. Stop on over to chat a bit, learn what’s happening at the seed library, or get help with whatever challenges you’re running into at your garden sight.

Silicon Valley Seeds Table at the Library @ Santa Clara Central Park Library
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Silicon Valley Seeds Table at the Library @ Santa Clara Central Park Library | Santa Clara | California | United States

A monthly Silicon Valley Seeds information/help table presence at the Central Park Branch Library. Stop on over to chat a bit, learn what’s happening at the seed library, or get help with whatever challenges you’re running into at your garden sight.

Nov
17
Wed
Silicon Valley Clean Water – Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour @ Silicon Valley Clean Water
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Silicon Valley Clean Water - Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour @ Silicon Valley Clean Water | Redwood City | California | United States

A tour of our local wastewater treatment plant Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW) – located at 1400 Radio Road in Redwood Shores. Take the opportunity to visit the plant that is in the midst of a an over $700 million Capital Improvement Program to update aging infrastructure originally built back in 1982. The plant is a regional facility that serves Belmont, Redwood City, San Carlos and West Bay Sanitary District.

Tour features:

  • Secondary treatment and advanced filtration
  • Recycled water facility
  • Cogeneration of energy from methane gas
  • Biosolids production used for composting and farming
  • On-site use of recycled water

Please note that no children under the age of 11 are permitted on this tour.

Nov
25
Thu
Silicon Valley Seeds Table at the Library @ West Valley Branch Library
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley Seeds Table at the Library @ West Valley Branch Library | San Jose | California | United States

A monthly Silicon Valley Seeds information/help table presence at the West Valley Branch Library. Stop on over to chat a bit, learn what’s happening at the seed library, or get help with whatever challenges you’re running into at your garden sight.

Silicon Valley Seeds Table at the Library @ Santa Clara Central Park Library
Nov 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Silicon Valley Seeds Table at the Library @ Santa Clara Central Park Library | Santa Clara | California | United States

A monthly Silicon Valley Seeds information/help table presence at the Central Park Branch Library. Stop on over to chat a bit, learn what’s happening at the seed library, or get help with whatever challenges you’re running into at your garden sight.

Nov
27
Sat
Garden Work Day: Volunteer Morning at SVS Demonstration Garden @ First Presbyterian Church of Santa Clara
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Garden Work Day: Volunteer Morning at SVS Demonstration Garden @ First Presbyterian Church of Santa Clara | Santa Clara | California | United States

Garden work day!

You are invited to join us every month for a morning spent working outside in the Silicon Valley Seeds Demonstration Garden, located at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Clara. All ages and gardening abilities welcome. Tools and instruction provided.

Activities may include planting, weeding, building raised beds, composting, and other special projects.

Please wear garden-appropriate attire, such as close-toed shoes, and bring sun protection (hats, long sleeves, etc), snacks for yourself or to share, and work gloves if you have a pair you like.

The Silicon Valley Seeds Demonstration Garden is designed to provide a contextual demonstration of organic gardening being done within an urban setting. In addition to raising vegetable produce, the garden also acts as a provider of seed for our south bay seed libraries, serves as a means of increasing a sense of local community ownership and stewardship, fosters appreciation for the beauty that a garden space brings to a well traveled corridor within the city of Santa Clara, and brings people together from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests who wish to learn more about organic gardening. Demonstration gardens like ours showcase plants that grow well in our area and sustainable gardening techniques appropriate to Santa Clara County. The garden acts as a resource for learning opportunities offered to home gardeners on a wide range of subjects, including design, planting, garden maintenance, and seasonal growing cycles.

Hope to see you in the garden…

Dec
15
Wed
Silicon Valley Clean Water – Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour @ Silicon Valley Clean Water
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Silicon Valley Clean Water - Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour @ Silicon Valley Clean Water | Redwood City | California | United States

A tour of our local wastewater treatment plant Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW) – located at 1400 Radio Road in Redwood Shores. Take the opportunity to visit the plant that is in the midst of a an over $700 million Capital Improvement Program to update aging infrastructure originally built back in 1982. The plant is a regional facility that serves Belmont, Redwood City, San Carlos and West Bay Sanitary District.

Tour features:

  • Secondary treatment and advanced filtration
  • Recycled water facility
  • Cogeneration of energy from methane gas
  • Biosolids production used for composting and farming
  • On-site use of recycled water

Please note that no children under the age of 11 are permitted on this tour.