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Seed Exchange 2015! and presentations, cooking demo, dinner and movie
Rancho Rinconada Park and Recreation
Cupertino, CA
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Seed Exchange 2015! and presentations, cooking demo, dinner and movie
It's time for a new relationship with your seeds!

Alert, we are within 24 hours to our event:
1) Online ticket sales ended at 1:30pm (the chef needs to plan for the amount of food).
2) Movie tickets can be purchased at the door.

This event is for you to learn all about seeds, and take some home with you, too! You will learn how to harvest and save seeds, how to recognize GMOs in your food, and how to cook with seeds. We will end the day with a seed-filled dinner and the popular "Open Sesame" movie.

Seed exchange, presentations, cooking demo, dinner and movie

Saturday, October 17, 2015
1:30pm - 9:00pm

Rancho Rinconada Park and Recreation
18000 Chelmsford Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014
(near Lawrence Expressway and Bollinger Road)

Here is the complete agenda, come for the whole day, or come and go as you wish:

1:15pm - Arrival, doors open, find your seat for the 1:30pm presentation.

1:30pm - FREE - Saving seeds presentation by Hillie Salo: an overview of seed saving.
We will start with an overview by Hillie, master gardener. She will tell us what it means to save seeds, the impact this has on our lives and the environment. Hillie will also tell us where our local Seed Banks are located.

2:30pm - FREE - Seed swap led by Hillie: bring your seeds to exchange for other seeds. Bring your unidentifiable seeds and we will do our best to identify them for you.

3:30pm - FREE - GMO presentation by Joyce Eden: learn to identify and know how and why to avoid GMOs in your food. Joyce will bring common packaged foods and will read through the labels, showing us how to identify GMO ingredients. Learn the secret code on your apple.

4:30pm - FREE - Cooking demo by Joni Sare: cook smart with culinary seeds. Joni will teach you how to store seeds, mix and match them for ultimate flavor, and 4 ways to use seeds in your meals.

5:30pm - $10 - Dinner: a seed-filled meal, RSVP required, pay here through Brown Paper Tickets. This will be a gluten-free vegetarian meal, using seasonal organic local produce. Maximum number of people: 50 (seating is limited, buy your ticket soon!)

6:30pm - $5 - Movie: "Open Sesame, The Story of Seeds," RSVP required, pay here through Brown Paper Tickets. Popcorn will be served. Maximum number of people: 50
(seating is limited, buy your ticket soon!)  "One of our world's most precious resources is at risk. This dramatic and timely new documentary illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food... SEEDS." Movie starts at 6:30pm.

8:00pm - Movie discussion: this will be led by the leaders of the groups who are co-sponsoring this event, see list, below.

9:00pm - Goodbyes

This event is brought to you by:
1) Slow Food South Bay  (http://slowfoodsouthbay.org)
2) Silicon Valley Grows!  (http://siliconvalleygrows.com)
3) Label GMO South Bay  (http://www.labelgmos.org/san_jose)
4) Full Circle Farm  (http://fullcirclesunnyvale.com)
5) Transition Silicon Valley  (http://www.transitionsiliconvalley.org)

This event is in honor of Food Day:
Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24th, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.


Movie links:


Questions or comments, write to:

Or contact Joni Sare, Slow Food South Bay leader:


Rancho Rinconada Park and Recreation (View)
18000 Chelmsford Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014
United States


Education > Workshops
Film > Movies
Food > Markets & Farms
Other > Charity
Other > Green

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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