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

Please check websites, since most of these events will have been cancelled or postponed.

Saturday, March 28, 10am–noon
Edible Garden Workshop
Mills Community Farm, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

Learn how to design a food garden, build healthy soil, and grow your own produce year round. Info: stopwaste.org/gardening

Saturday March 28, noon–4pm
The Spring Plant Exchange
4500 Lincoln Ave, Oakland

Gardeners, landscapers, urban farmers, and enthusiasts exchange plants, equipment, tools, lawn furniture, and more. Gardening demos start at 11am. Free. Info: theplantexchange.com

Sunday March 29, 5:30–8pm
Brewing Beer
PRESERVED, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Learn how to brew a one-gallon batch of beer from a medley of fresh whole grains on a kitchen stovetop. Sample beers from various breweries. Cost: $60. Info and registration: preservedgoods.com

Wednesday April 1, 7:30–9:30pm
Demo: Working with Chocolate
1287 Gilman St, Berkeley

Demo, tasting, and Q & A with chocolatier Karen Urbanek of flying noir. Chocolate available for purchase. Info: flyingnoir.com

Thursday April 2, 7–9pm
Healing Skin Salves for Spring with Rebekah Olstad
The Well Organic Kitchen
5443 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Learn about herbs to help with bug bites, rashes, and other skin irritations. Make healing skin salves to take home and learn how to make them on your own. Cost: $35 plus $10 materials fee collected in cash at the door. Tickets and info:

Sunday April 12, 11am–noon
Edible Nests and Eggs
Coyote Hills Regional Park, 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd, Fremont

Make nests from shredded wheat, melted chocolate, and marshmallows. Learn about birds that make nests out of sticks, mud, and spiderwebs. Ages 2+yrs. Free. Info: ebparks.org or 510.544.3220

Sunday April 19, noon–3pm
Fundamentals of Pie
Niles Pie Company, 32990 Alvarado-Niles Rd, Ste 960, Union City

Learn to make a foolproof pie crust and fill it with local fruit. Go home with a pie and extra crust. Ages 15 and over. All materials included. Cost: $85. Info and registration: nilespie.com

Sunday April 19, 2–4pm
Book Signing and Tastings with NYT Columnist Melissa Clark
Rockridge Market Hall, 5655 College Ave, Oakland

Meet New York Times food columnist Melissa Clark and learn about her newest cookbook Dinner in French: My Recipes by Way of France. Sample artisan French products and recipes from the book. The book’s 150 new recipes,provide a ready resource for everyday dinners and special occasions. No charge except for purchases. Info: rockridgemarkethall.com or 510.250.6005

Sunday April 19, 6:30–9pm
Varroa Mite & Virus Management
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Ave, Berkeley

Learn how to keep your hive healthy year round by keeping mite levels low and your bees thriving. Instructor Jennifer Radtke demonstrates detection and preventative measures and discusses treatment options. Cost: $35. Info and registration: biofueloasis.com

Friday and Saturday, April 24 & 25
32nd  Annual, and Finale Heart of the Home Tour
Piedmont and Oakland

Five beautiful homes are featured on this Finale tour, which includes a food-truck-catered lunch and pop-up gift boutique in the gardens at the Piedmont Community Center. Event host is Children’s Support League of the East Bay, which donates proceeds to nonprofits helping at-risk children in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Optional VIP package includes Wednesday evening gala and Friday breakfast with  speaker Frank Somerville, KTVU News Anchor. Info and tickets:    www.childrenssupportleague.org

Saturday April 25, 9am–2pm
Demo Food Forest Garden Tour
Benicia and Vallejo private and public gardens

Tour a dozen private and public gardens to see edible, waterwise landscapes that support communities and provide natural habitat. Includes a talk from a permaculture expert before the self-guided tour. Suggested $10 donation. Info and registration: sustainablecoco.org

Sunday May 10, 10am–noon
Mothers’ Day Brunch
Niles Pie Company, 32990 Alvarado-Niles Rd, Ste 960, Union City

Join in at communal tables for a neighborly and festive brunch featuring frittata or French toast, bacon, biscuits, dessert bar, coffee, tea, fresh-squeezed orange juice. BYOB, no corkage. Cost: $35 per person. Info: nilespie.com

Saturday May 16, 9:30am–12:30pm
Get a Grip on Drip
Pittsburg Environmental Ctr, 2581 Harbor St, Pittsburg

At this installation workshop, you’ll learn to install or upgrade your drip irrigation system to save water and effort while improving the health of edible and ornamental landscaping. Cost: $10. Info and registration: sustainablecoco.org or search “get a grip on drip” on eventbrite.com.