Ongoing Edible Events

Through the harvest season
Harvest Time in Brentwood

Discover the U-pick farms, roadside stands, and retail ag markets of East Contra Costa County. Farm fresh products offer great nutritional and economical values. Learn about local farming and its history. Info on the 2018 Harvest Time Festival , an app, and downloadable farm map at harvest4you.com.

Register now for 9-week sessions: July 2-August 31, daily, 9am-noon or 1-4pm: Drop-in also available
Summer Urban Farming Classes
Coco San Sustainable Farm
5500 Imhoff Dr, Martinez

AgLantis offers hands-on experiences in sustainability and safety on an urban farm, with skill development in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for high school juniors and seniors and college students. Free, but donations welcome. Inquiries and registration: sustainablefarm@comcast.net

Third Wednesdays, 6:30–8pm
Sketchbook Circle with Margo Rivera-Weiss
Women’s Cancer Resource Center
2908 Ellsworth St, Berkeley

Join Edible East Bay artist Margo Rivera-Weiss for classes on keeping a daily sketchbook or visual journal. Everyone welcome. Free, but registration required. These and other classes are listed at margoriveraweiss.com

First Fridays, 6–9pm
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. Friday, Aug 3: Brother Spellbinder. No charge for admission. Info: donkeyandgoat.com

Second Saturdays, 2–4pm
The Plant Exchange Sustainable Urban Gardening Speaker Series
Ability Now Bay Area, 4500 Lincoln Ave, Oakland

Topics include pruning (June), intro to gardening (July), and mushroom cultivation (Aug). Cost: $10 in advance; $12 same day. Info: theplantexchange.com or monica(at)theplantexchange.com

Fourth Saturdays through September, noon–1pm
Lake Merritt Trials Garden Workshops
666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland

Alameda County Master Gardeners lead free vegetable gardening workshops.
Info: acmg.ucanr.edu

Every Sunday, 10am–1pm or 1:30–4:30pm
Watercolor Classes with Wendy Yoshimura
North Oakland

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

Sunday afternoons, 3–5pm, check website for details
Acoustic Sundays
Donkey & Goat, 1340 5th St, Berkeley

Rotating musical acts (not strictly acoustic) perform in the backyard/wine cellar weekly. Free admission. Family friendly. Wines available to purchase by the glass or bottle. Tasting Room open 1–6pm. Upcoming performers: July 15- Bay Station Band; July 22- Chris Bastian & Erika Oba; July 29- Austin James Hicks; Aug 5- Nathan X Moody. Info: donkeyandgoat.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. Barrel tasting and cheese pairing included. Must be over 21.  Info: captainvineyards.com

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: ucgilltractfarm.wixsite.com/gilltract or contact(at)gilltractfarm.org

Three times monthly
Resilient Communities Legal Café
Various East Bay locations

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

Self-guided (see website for days/hours)
Explore Oakland’s Urban Wine and Ale Trails

Visit Oakland’s exciting array of wineries and craft breweries on your own schedule. Trails are walkable and easily accessible by public transportation. Info, map, and transportation options at visitoakland.com