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Exciting Events!

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Fruit Talks, Tastings and Tours, along with other Permaculture related events in the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond.

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Please join us at the second of our summer series at the Garden of Eve ‘n’ More (GEM)

on Saturday Jun 21, 9am to 3pm

Our first event was great, and we were greatful for the pool when it got to 100 F that day!

Gardening, Talk, Tour, Fruit Tasting
Potluck & Pool Party
at G.E.M.
Saturday, June 21, 9am – 5pm
@ Garden of Eve-n-More, (G.E.M.)
near Novato, CA (address sent upon RSVP)

Hosted by John Valenzuela & Gustavo Alcantar


Come join us for a day of education and work in the gardens and orchard followed by fun at the pool and a potluck. This is the first event in our summer series.

HANDS IN THE DIRT (9am – 12 noon)

We will  begin working in the cool of the morning, we have veggie gardens to, weed, plant, transplant, propagate, harvest and learn together.

John V. will lead a talk and tour of the 5 acre property, which is a ‘gem’ that includes native oak forest and chaparral, near 100-year old buildings, fruit trees and vegetable gardens, bamboo groves, fragrant rose collection, and fruit tree nursery. With established fruit trees that have been multigrafted, there are now about 150 varieties of fruit growing.

FRUIT TASTING there will be raspberries, plums, apricots, loquats, and more to sample.

We can then get refreshed in the large swimming pool and share some food amid the palm trees & roses. Bring your swimsuit and a dish/drink to share.

The tour and garden activities will be lead by John Valenzuela, gardener, consultant and Permaculture educator, who is also known as an expert ‘fruit freak’, serving as chairperson for the Golden Gate chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers.

John has been maintaining this land for several years, and is pleased to announce that there will now be opportunities to share the garden space for collaborative food growing.

$10-20 Donation sliding scale + Potluck item
Please RSVP to to reserve a spot and we will send address & more information


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