**NEW** We have partnered with Local Catch Monterey Bay, a CSF (Community Supported Fishery). Now you can pick up fresh, sustainably harvested fish every Thursday here in the library! Sign up here: http://www.localcatchmontereybay.com/
Sustainable U: Bare Root Plants for Edible and Ornamental Gardens, October 26, 2013, 12-2pm, Margie Edinger Room
Fall is the time to plant bare root plants. Bare root plants come in their dormant state as just the bare wood. There are many benefits to buying bare roots – they are less expensive, you can find many more varieties than what is generally up-potted by nurseries, and there is usually less shock to the plant when planting from bare root. Please come and listen to Master Gardener Roberta Barnes to learn about planting bare root trees, shrubs and perennials.
Sustainable U: Electric Vehicles and Silicon Valley Power’s Solar Express, November 9, 2013, 8:15am-12pm
Ever wonder what makes an electric car run? Come out and meet with the San Francisco Bay Leaf group as they show off their dynamic electric cars. Or bring your own electric car and share in the fun. Stay for an engaging talk from Silicon Valley Power and hop aboard their Solar Express. See just what solar power can do!
8:15-9:00 am: Electric Vehicle car show. Library’s east-side parking lot.
9:00-Noon: Electric vehicle talk and Silicon Valley Power presentation. Margie Edinger Room.
Breadmaking for Beginners, December 8, 2013, 1-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm
Flour. Water. Salt. Yeast. These are all of the ingredients you need to make wonderful bread. This hands-on class will use the no-knead method of baking and review the importance of ingredients. Stop worrying about what’s in bread from the grocery store (some kinds have over twenty ingredients) and learn to make your own delicious bread at home.
Growing Your Own Citrus Successfully, February 22, 2014, Noon-1:30pm
Citrus trees are beautiful and produce delicious fruit, making them a great choice for home gardeners. Join Master Gardener Roberta Barnes to learn which types of citrus do best in Santa Clara County and how to care for them. Techniques for planting and pruning will be covered.
Sustainable Seafood, March 2, 2014, 1-3:30pm
Ever wonder about fresh, local, sustainable seafood? Come learn about delicious, ocean-friendly seafood from Monterey Bay Aquarium staff at this engaging talk. Enjoy fresh fish, oyster shucking and fish fileting at our live cooking demo! All ages are welcome to the taste the difference of a sustainable sea.
1:00-1:30 PM -- Monterey Bay Aquarium sustainable seafood discussion.
1:45- 2:30 PM -- Monterey Bay Local Catch live demo fish filet and oyster shucking 101.
2:45-3:30 PM -- Eating with the Seasons CSA and Monterey Bay Local Catch team up for a live cooking demo.
Stay after the program for a raffle with goodies from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Growing Warm Season Vegetables, March 29, 2014, Noon-1:30pm
Get a head start on growing warm season vegetables. Master Gardener Laura Monczynski will review how to prepare soil, start seeds indoors, and the proper time to plant. Learn what vegetables work well in the Bay Area and how you can get the most out of your garden.
Volunteer Fair, May 24, 2014, 11am-1pm
Interested in volunteering? Come to our volunteer fair and visit with non-profit organizations from across the bay area. Find a rewarding way to give back to the community and have fun at the same time.
Replace Your Lawn!, June 3, 2014, 6-7:30pm
Drought in on every California gardener’s mind. Come to this talk and be inspired to create a beautiful, water-wise garden! See a variety of no-lawn landscaping styles and ideas, and get professional landscaping tips on removing a lawn, choosing the appropriate plants, and watering more efficiently. All this, without sacrificing the look of a lush landscape.
This program was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian