Nothing is more important to the Hog Island team, then the health of our oceans. That’s why they have chosen to donate 10% of their proceeds to Humboldt BayKeeper – a Northern California organization that works to safeguard coastal resources for the health, enjoyment, and economic strength of the Humboldt Bay.
Join the Hog Island Oyster Co. team for a day of dining and donating and help Give A Shuck for Our Oceans!
- DATE: Saturday June 17
- TIME: 2-6 p.m.
- AND….. AFTER PARTY 6-9 p.m.
The Yerba Buena Alliance proudly presents the Yerba Buena Art Walk
Explore the heard of downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood at 12 locations open for FREE.
This is a GREAT area to walk in, so much to see and do! You’ll love the museums – each is different, creative and awe-inspiring! — the editor
Win prizes from each institution. Collect stamps from each Art Walk location in your Yerba Buena Passport at the TechShop Even Gallery featuring live band Positively Space Music. Grand Prize winners must be present to win
Schedule of Events
Pre Event Art Walk Reception
California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
A Party for the People
Free concert in Yerba Buena Gardens on Mission between Third and Fourth Streets
12 locations, 13 institutions
Art Walk After Party and Prize Drawing
Tech Shop Event Gallery
910 Howard Street
Prize Drawing at 6:45 pm
Featuring Positively Space Music
(Bob Bralove, Henry Kaiser, Chris Muir)
- 111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street
- American Bookbinders Museum
In collaboration with The Mexican Museum
355 Clementina Street
- California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
- Mirus Gallery
540 Howard Street
- Museum of Performance + Design
893B Folsom Street
- Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street
- SFMOMA (until 5pm)
151 3rd Street
Free admission only inlcudes acess to the pbulic spaces
654 Mission Street
926 Howard Street
- The Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
- Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Inside Yerba Buena Gardens on Mission between Third and Fourth Street
Online, Thursday, May 25 @ 1pm PST / 4pm EST How is Impossible Foods scaling up its environmentally-friendly, plant-based food products? David Lee, the COO and CFO of Impossible Foods discusses how the success of this food startup begins with an innovative approach to selling its products to suppliers and consumers. Join us on May 25th as David sits down with FBS host Will Rosenzweig to discuss how Impossible Foods uses social media and celebrity chefs to generate buzz—as well as create revolutionary products that taste great and positively impact climate, sustainability, and public health during this month’s FOODBIZ+ Climate session. (click to sign-up)
Impossible Foods = The world loves meat. But relying on cows to make meat is land-hungry, water-thirsty, and pollution-heavy. That’s why we set out to do the impossible: make delicious meats that are good for people and the planet.
For REAL School Gardens, that’s exactly what it’s all about. Since 2003, the organization has built more than 100 learning gardens at low-income elementary schools throughout Texas. It then implements a multiyear training program on how to best use the garden as a teaching tool, based on each school’s unique design.
According to the organization, schools with gardens have seen standardized test score pass rates increase by 12-15 percent.
When I first started reading to kids we often read stories about gardens or growing plants. When I asked them about BEES, they often yelled “I hate bees” or “I’m scared of bees”…. this lead me to talk more about gardens and add information about pollination. We also discuss how bees navigate, where honey comes from, what the Queen and Workers do! It is a great way to learn science. When they start their spring time gardens at school, I have noticed that they are more curious. Gardening opens minds, inspires kids and encourages curiosity. — the editor
The gardens also have a number of immeasurable outcomes, “from the teacher who can truly engage her students in a meaningful way, to the student who maybe doesn’t get some of the teaching when it’s in the classroom, but out here (in the garden), boom, a light bulb comes on — and they know what it means because they can see it, touch it and feel it,” said Lannie McClelen, senior project manager for REAL School Gardens.
Address: 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
Hakone Matsuri Festival – May 21st, 2017
- Japanese music
- Martial Arts
- Japanese food
- luxury Japanese wedding kimonos (uchikake gowns)
- kids’ corner – which includes: Origami, Shuji (calligraphy) and Soroban (abacus)
- Japanese tea ceremony
- Date: Sunday May 21st, 2017
Time: 11am – 4pmAdvance Admission ticket: only $5. Children aged 4 years old and younger, and Hakone members are free. Hakone members still need to get tickets. Tickets are $10 at the event.
Shuttle: 10am – 5pm (The first shuttle departs West Valley College at 10am. The last shuttle departs Hakone at 5pm.)The gardens are beautiful and the various events, food and demonstrations are not to be missed!Check the Hakone Facebook page for updates.
NOTE: You may not park or walk into the gardens on this festival day, you may take the shuttle from Parking Lot 5 at West Valley College. Hakone will be closed for vehicle access and walk-in access for safety reasons.
MANY MAY EVENTS are happening at the Ferry Building: During the month of May, Mariposa bakeshop donates a portion of sales to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.
Any purchase made contributes to Celiac disease research. Mariposa believes in the transformation of health through food. And, they are committed to promote the health and well-being of anyone affected by Celiac Disease. Wishing you the best of health and of course, butterflies in your belly!
Earth Day 2017
Saturday, April 22 — earth day started on April 22, 1970.
Dear Readers, There are no ads in Greeneroo blog posts. Why? I hope that we can share information, rather than pushing you to BUY something. I do like to let you know about really cool books, but I’d really rather have you go outside and have some fun!
Happy Earth Day!! — the editor
Enjoy a meatless meal! Why? Pasture and alfalfa – the food for cattle to graze on are two of the highest water using plants. Save water, eat a veggie meal.
Plant a Tree! Why? Trees help keep soil in place, they provide homes for many animals and birds, they produce air for us to breath and they provide shade in the summer. A tree can absorb up to 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year, remove harmful particulates in the air – wow!
Take a Walk! Why? Discover your neighborhood and meet your neighbors. You’ll learn more about the history of the area, and what other people near you like to do. I often share mint from my garden with people that pass by.
Plant a seed! Why? You’ll learn more about how plants germinate (sprout) and grow. You’ll be responsible for watering and caring for your plant. You’ll learn about how seeds really look different from one type of plant to the next.
Turn off your lights, Computer, TV, Washer, Dryer and think about walking/ biking rather than driving! Why? Trying out new methods of doing something are the first step of making a healthy habit. Use less energy, turn off the lights and other devices when you aren’t using them.
Don’t buy anything on Earth day! Why? We tend to buy what we want rather than what we need. This leads to throwing so much stuff away. Millions of pounds of clothing are tossed in the trash each year, by people who “bought it … but didn’t need it”!
Type “parks in California” in your computer browser (substitute your STATE for California or write in your Zip code) Why? You’ll get a list of parks. Get outside and have some fun! You’ll feel better and you may meet some friends that live near you. Now that you have a list of places close enough to walk to and enjoy! I used the zip code and found 5 parks that are great and I can walk to each one!
Go to a Farmer’s market. Why? These open air markets are so much fun. You can taste things you have never tried, make friends with a farmer and buy local fruits, vegetables, nuts other stuff that is tasty and fresh. Remember to bring a reusable bag to put your purchases in.
For each of the suggestions, there are many more reasons to try out the activity. Can you think of other reasons to try something new or go outdoors and play? I bet you can.
Some links to enjoy:
- www.filoli.org – beautiful estate and garden in Woodside, CA
- parks.smcgov.org/san-bruno-mountain – San Bruno mountain is often ignored, commuters say they drive past it all the time. But they don’t stop. It has great hikes, picnic tables, views of SF and flowers to enjoy.
- birding.sequoia-audubon.org – the audobon society has bird watching information and events everywhere!
- www.discovery.com/…/1-top-10-most-amazing-hikes-in-north-america – take a hike, learn more! The Sierra Club has many hikes.
Most people believe that after about the age of 25, their bodies are destined to steadily decline. And after 50, they are certain to deteriorate.
But in her powerful new article, Food Revolution Summit speaker Christiane Northrup, MD, tells us why this doesn’t have to be true! In fact, our bodies don’t betray us, and they don’t have to worsen every year.