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Eating California Holiday Brunch, Dedication, and Open House

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The California Native Garden Foundation (CNGF) is proud to present the Eating California Holiday Brunch, Dedication, and Open House at the Middlebrook Center in downtown San Jose. The brunch features California native edible plants, particularly prickly pears, elderberry, and Rogers Red grape puree, all harvested from our urban garden. Alrie Middlebrook, President of CNGF, has collaborated with Chef John Farais since 2006, specializing in developing native edibles to the modern palate.

This Eating California event is an opportunity to try the foods of tomorrow as growing, harvesting, and eating native edibles lends itself to a sustainable and healthy lifestyle and future. John Farais is working to preserve the Native American’s cuisine with indigenous ingredients, while helping Californians rediscover what tastes were once common, congruent with our mission at CNGF to educate about the sustainability of native Californian landscapes and nourishment.

At the same time, we will honor our local resident artists and dedicate our new hanging garden structure. Alrie Middlebrook will give a talk on the importance of these structures in educating children for building cities of the future.

CNGF extends an invitation to community members to see our garden and enjoy a delicious brunch crafted from the food plants that Native Californians ate for thousands of years. See our benchmarks of urban farming, and explore the community space for artists, gardeners, food enthusiasts, and like-minded individuals that is housed at the Middlebrook Center for Urban Sustainability.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013 12:00 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2013 3:00 pm
Middlebrook Center
76 Race Street, San Jose, CA, 95126
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