Ongoing Edible Events

March 27–April 7 and June 5–August 18
Sprouts Cooking Club Spring
and Summer Camps
East Bay and San Francisco sites

Kids visit restaurants and farms, cook with professional chefs, learn knife and safety skills, and taste their creations each day. Campers are ages 7–12; teens ages13–15 may apply to be junior counselors. Info and registration: sproutscookingclub.org

Sign up now for weekday summer camps
COOK! Programs Summer Camps
Paulding & Company, 1410 D 62nd St, Emeryville

Enthusiastic young cooks learn valuable life skills, join a diverse community, and celebrate food. Make this commercial kitchen your child’s home base this summer. Info: pauldingandco.com/cook or 510.594.1104

Through June, Wednesday–Sunday
Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St, Oakland

Through family-friendly experiences, hands-on activities, and media, this major museum exhibition spotlights the incredible diversity of bees in California and the urgent issue of bee population declines statewide. Info and admission fees: museumca.org

First Friday each month, 6–8pm
Local Makers Celebration
Donkey & Goat Winery, 1340 5th St, Berkeley

Celebrate local makers with live music and local artists displaying their creations. Special wines available by the glass or bottle and local noshes available for purchase. No charge for admission. Info: donkeyandgoat.com

Every Sunday, 10am–1pm
Watercolor Classes with Wendy Yoshimura
North Oakland

Edible East Bay artist Wendy Yoshimura offers watercolor classes for all levels. Cost per class is $30. Info: wendy.yoshimura@gmail.com

Second Sunday each month, 1–3pm
A Local Wine Excursion
Captain Vineyards, Moraga

Susan and Sal Captain offer an intimate look at sustainable grape growing and wine processing at a small, family-owned vineyard, the first green winery in Contra Costa County. Barrel tasting and cheese pairing included. Must be over 21. Info: captainvineyards.com

Twice monthly
Resilient Communities Legal Café
Various East Bay locations

Sustainable Economies Law Center and the East Bay Community Law Center offer first-come, first-served legal advice for people interested in launching a cottage food business, urban farm, cooperative, or other sustainable enterprise.
Check website for days and times. Free. Info: theselc.org/cafe

Sunday–Thursday (check website for hours)
Volunteer at UC Gill Tract Community Farm
Marin & San Pablo Ave, Albany (enter on San Pablo Ave or Jackson St)

Plant, weed, and harvest organically grown produce as you learn about sustainable and socially just food production. Info: gilltractfarm.wordpress.com or gilltractfarm@gmail.com

Self-guided (see website for days/hours)
Oakland’s Urban Wine Trail

Explore Oakland’s Urban Wine Trail, visiting 10 wineries housed in renovated warehouse spaces. The trail is walkable and easily accessible by ferry, BART, Oakland’s free Broadway shuttle,
and Amtrak. Info and map: visitoakland.org/oakland-urban-wine-trail

 

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