Upcoming Edible Events

Our online events calendar is a free service. Events should be local, or within driving distance of the Bay Area, and be relevant to our local food mission at Edible East Bay. More information: here

Upcoming Events

Saturday January 13, 10am–noon; Tuesday January 16, 10–11:30am; Thursday January 18, 10–11:30am
Three Winter Pruning Demos: 1) Roses, Fruit Trees, and More; 2) Roses; 3) Fruit Trees
Orchard Nursery & Florist, 4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Learn to prune your roses and fruit trees. All demos are free, but reservations are required. Call 925.284.4474. Info: orchardnursery.com

Sunday January 14, 10am–1pm
Backyard Beekeeping Class
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Ave, Berkeley

Honeybees increase yields from fruit trees and vegetables, and you can harvest honey (gallons per year), beeswax, pollen, and propolis from the hive. Learn what you need to know to have a Langstroth backyard beehive—how to get bees, what equipment you need, where to put the hive, and how to extract honey and upkeep the hive. Cost: $40. Info and registration: biofueloasis.com or 510.665.5509

Monday January 15, 10am–2pm
Happy Lot Farm & Garden Birthday
Block Party & Day of Service
45 First St, Richmond

Help out with gardening and neighborhood clean-up in the morning, then celebrate the garden’s fifth year in transition from an abandoned lot to an urban community garden. Enjoy lunch, cake, and music. Info: Search “Happy Lot Farm and Garden” on Facebook.

Thursday January 18, 10am–noon
Fruit Trees 101 Workshop
Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Corsten Rd, Pleasant Hill

Learn how to choose, prep, plant, prune, and maintain your fruit trees. Cost: $20. Info and registration: sustainablecoco.ning.com

Saturdays January 20 & 27, 1–4:30pm
Bayview Distillery and Brewery Tour

Hop on the bus for a tour of three different distilleries and breweries in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco. Go behind-the-scenes to learn about each unique distillation, fermentation, and brewing process and enjoy a tasting flight. Cost: $135 per person (includes transportation and gratuities). Info: https://www.facebook.com/AvitalTours

Saturdays January 20–February 24, time to be confirmed
Permaculture Series
Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Corsten Rd, Pleasant Hill

Learn about permaculture and how to use sustainable gardening practices that work with nature for bountiful yields. Cost: $35 per class or $230 for the whole series ($50 savings) Info and registration: sustainablecoco.ning.com

Sunday January 21, 10am–1pm
Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Class
Instructor’s backyard in Berkeley

Learn about purchasing good trees, pruning in youth, ongoing pruning, and natural approaches to common disease and insect issues. Participants have the chance to practice with instructor supervision. Cost: $40. Info and registration: biofueloasis.com or 510.665.5509

Sunday January 21, 7–9pm
Sausage Making Class
The Local Butcher Shop
1600 Shattuck Ave (enter on Cedar St), Berkeley

Make your own sausage from pork and learn about grinding, mixing, recipes, proportions, and casings. You’ll go home with your creations (approximately 3 pounds of pork sausage and 2 pounds of lamb sausage). Cost: $115. Info: thelocalbutchershop.com

Wednesday & Thursday January 24 & 25, 8am–5pm
Preparing People for Climate Change in California
The California Endowment’s Conference Center
2000 Franklin St, Oakland

This conference is for leaders in social services, climate, disaster management, faith, and social justice interested in building personal and community resilience for climate traumas. Cost: $375 (group rates and scholarships available). Info and registration: ecologycenter.org

Saturday January 27, noon–6pm
& Sunday January 28, 10am–2pm
Winter Cheesemaking Intensive
Institute of Urban Homesteading, Oakland location TBA

Learn to make cheese and other fermented dairy products at home, and enjoy two in-class feasts. Cost: $175–225 sliding scale. Info and registration: iuhoakland.com

Saturdays January 27 & February 10 and Sundays January 28 & February 11, 10:30am–12:30pm
Fruit Trees Simplified: Easy Harvest Pruning
Backyards in Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond

Instructor Ann Ralph covers the benefits of pruning to keep fruit trees small, the simple logic of pruning, troubleshooting, and seasonal routines. Cost: $40. Info: littlefruittree.com

Sunday January 28, 7–9pm
Confit & Rillettes Making Class
The Local Butcher Shop, 1600 Shattuck Ave (enter on Cedar St), Berkeley

Learn to confit meats and make pork rillettes. Attendees take home one pound of pork rillettes, one jar of confit giblets, and one confit duck leg. Cost: $90. Info: thelocalbutchershop.com

Saturday February 10, 1–4pm
For the Love of Chocolate
Market Hall Foods on 4th, 1786 4th St, Berkeley

Enjoy one-stop shopping for gifts, plus free samples from local chocolatiers and demos of Valentine’s Day brunch and dinner ideas. Sample chocolate mousse cake, chocolate pot de crème, and Market Hall’s signature giant chocolate chip cookies. Artisan cheeses, candies, fine chocolates, and specialty baking ingredients also available. No charge except for purchases. Info: 510.250.6004 or markethallfoodson4th.com