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

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Sprouts Cooking Club Summer Camps
East Bay and San Francisco sites

Kids visit restaurants and farms, cook with professional chefs, learn knife and safety skills, and taste new creations each day. Campers are ages 7–13. Info and registration: sproutscookingclub.org

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COOK! Programs Summer Camps
6270 Overland Ave, Emeryville

Kids and teens ages 9–18 get chef-guided, hands-on cooking experience in a commercial kitchen. Info: pauldingandco.com or 510.851.1248

Saturday February 23, 10–11am
Houseplants 101
Orchard Nursery, 4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Learn about different types of indoor plants, including air purifying, low-maintenance, and low-light varieties. Free, but RSVP required. Info: orchardnursery.com or 925.284.4474

Saturday February 23, 10am–5pm
Urban Orchard Intensive
Institute of Urban Homesteading, East Bay location TBA

Learn about best varieties, site selection, planting techniques, initial training, pruning, and nutrients. Bare Root: Selection and Planting of Fruit Trees & Berries, 10am–noon; Pruning & Care of Your Backyard Orchard, 12:30–2:45pm; Fruit Propagation & Grafting, 3–5pm. Full day: $100–$150. Each session separately: $40–$80. Info: iuhoakland.com or iuh@sparkybeegirl.com

Sunday February 24, 9am–noon
Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Ave, Berkeley

Learn what you need to know to feel ready to have a Langstroth backyard beehive. Sample local honey. Cost: $40. Info: biofueloasis.com or 510.665.5509

Sunday February 24, 2–4pm
Grafting Fantastic Fruit Trees
Pollinate Farm and Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

Learn the art and science of fruit tree grafting in this hands-on class. In our mild climate, many trees have awakened early and are ready to graft. Cost: $50.

Info and registration: pollinatefarm.com or 510.686.3493

Saturday March 2, 1–4pm
Fixit Clinic
Berkeley Public Library, Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch 1901 Russell St, Berkeley

Bring a broken household item and learn how to disassemble, troubleshoot, and (possibly) repair it with the help of a volunteer Fixit coach. Free. Info: cultureofrepair.org

Saturday March 9, 10am–noon
Prepping Your Edible Garden for Spring
Wanlass Park (San Pablo Ave & Rivers St), San Pablo

Learn about seeds vs. starts, crop rotation, building healthy soil, great crops for spring, and how to transition from fall. Free. Info: Search “CompostGal” on Facebook.

Saturday March 9, 10am–noon
Making Marmalade
PRESERVED, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Rachel Saunders of Blue Chair Jam will demonstrate the preparation of two batches of marmalade using her signature technique. Each student takes home two jars of seasonal marmalades made in class. Cost: $50. Info and registration: preservedgoods.com
Sunday March 10, noon–2pm

Sunday March 10, noon–2pm
Irish Soda Bread and Scones

Niles Pie Company
32990 Alvarado-Niles Rd, Ste 960, Union City

Learn to make memorable Irish soda bread and cream scones. Ages 15 and over, ages 12–14 with an adult.
All materials included. Cost: $75. Info and registration: nilespie.com

Sunday March 10, 2–4:30pm
Chicken Health
East Bay Backyard location TBA

Learn how to examine your chicken, what to look for if a chicken is acting sick or hurt, and other related topics. Cost: $35. Info: biofueloasis.com or 510.665.5509

Sunday March 10, 7–9pm
Shop Talk: Broth Making
The Local Butcher Shop
1600 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley (enter on Cedar St)

Learn the difference between stock, broths, and bone broths, and how to choose bones and make each product. Enjoy a tasting too. Cost: $35. Info and registration: thelocalbutchershop.com

Saturday March 16, 10–11:30am
Growing Food 101: Planting Your Garden
Biofuel Oasis, 1441 Ashby Ave, Berkeley

Learn about cover-soil preparation, perennial and annual plants, growing by seed or transplant, plant placement, and fertilization. Cost: $35. Info: biofueloasis.com or 510.665.5509

Sunday March 17, 10am–noon
Making Vinegar
PRESERVED, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Shop owner and DIY enthusiast Elizabeth Vecchiarelli teaches the art of making homemade vinegar from leftover wine, beer, or fruit scraps. Learn, taste, and make your own fruit vinegar to take home. Cost: $50. Info and registration: preservedgoods.com

Sunday March 17, 6–8pm
Shepherd’s Pie Dinner
Niles Pie Company
32990 Alvarado-Niles Rd, Ste 960, Union City

Enjoy delicious food in a friendly setting: lamb and vegetarian options with greens, soda bread, and whiskey bread pudding for dessert. Cost: $28 adults/$15 kids. Info: nilespie.com

Saturday March 23, noon–4pm
Spring Plant Exchange
4500 Lincoln Ave, Oakland

Gardeners, landscapers, urban farmers, and enthusiasts exchange plants, equipment, tools,
lawn furniture, and more. Free.  Info: theplantexchange.org

Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24
13th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival
Sonoma County Event Center
1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa

Meet California’s top artisan cheese makers, authors, chefs, winemakers, and brewers, who conduct seminars, pairings, tastings, farm tours, cheese-making classes, and cheese-focused demonstrations. Info and tickets: artisancheesefestival.com

Sunday March 24, 10am–noon
Sustainable Practices for Water-Wise Gardening
McDonnell Nursery, 196 Moraga Way, Orinda

Learn about sheet mulching, the benefits of compost and mulch, bio-intensive edible gardening, hydrozoning, recycled water, drip irrigation, and native plants. Free. Info: Search “CompostGal” on Facebook.

Sunday March 24, 7–9pm
(also offered Sunday April 28)
Sausage Making
The Local Butcher Shop, 1600 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley (enter on Cedar St)

Make your own pork sausage, and learn about grinding, mixing, casings, recipes, and proportions. Go home with your creations—approximately 3 pounds of pork sausage and 2 pounds of lamb sausage. Cost: $115. Info and registration: thelocalbutchershop.com

Saturday March 30, 10am–4pm
Introduction to Natural Beekeeping
Institute of Urban Homesteading,
East Bay location TBA

Learn how to keep bees naturally without chemicals, treatments, or sugar feeding. Includes
a hands-on experience working with bees.
Cost: $75–$125. Info: iuhoakland.com or iuh@sparkybeegirl.com

Sunday April 7, 10am–1pm and 2–5pm
Ukranian Egg Decorating
Pollinate Farm and Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

Come learn pysanky, the traditional Ukrainian art of batik-decorating eggs. Use hot wax and vivid dyes to create beautiful keepsakes. Please bring a snack and drink. Ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $17.50 including materials. Info and registration: pollinatefarm.com or 510.686.3493

Saturday April 13, 10am–noon
Eat What You Grow
Davis Park Community Garden
1655 Folsom Ave, San Pablo

Learn about crop rotation, seeds vs. starts, soil fertility, plant succession, transplanting seedlings, watering, and the best crops for your garden. Free. Info: Search: “CompostGal” on Facebook.

Saturday April 13, 10am–4pm
Sixth Annual Rodgers Ranch Urban Farm Expo & Plant Sale
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill

Thousands of locally grown plants and flower seedlings for sale. Enjoy free classes, local food, and artisan vendors. Info: rodgersranchurbanfarm.org or 925.890.7289

Wednesday April 17, 10–11:30am
Spring Container Gardening Demo
Orchard Nursery, 4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Get tips on planting and learn about flowers and foliage to spruce up your porch and patio containers. Space is limited. Free, but RSVP required. Info: orchardnursery.com or 925.284.4474

Sunday May 5, 11am–2pm
Cheese & Crackers: A Day at Pineheaven Farm
Institute of Urban Homesteading
Montclair location TBA

Local goat farmer Jeannie McKenzie reveals the mysteries of choice chevre and fantastic feta. Make crackers from goat whey, visit the goat yard, and bring home culture and recipes for cheesemaking. Cost: $50–$90; Info: iuhoakland.com or iuh@sparkybeegirl.com

Saturday May 11, 10am–noon
Succulents
Wanlass Park (San Pablo Ave & Rivers St), San Pablo

Learn to propagate, display, and care for these drought-tolerant, low-maintenance plants. Free.
Info: Search: “CompostGal”on Facebook.

Sunday May 19, 2–3:30pm
Big Gardens in Small Spaces
Castro Valley Public Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave

Even without a lot of space, you can grow food. Learn about maintaining soil fertility, best plants for container gardens, and crop rotation. Free.
Info: Search: “CompostGal”on Facebook.