Join us for a tour highlighting San Jose’s urban orchards and local farms. Stops will include Emma Prusch Farm Park, Guadalupe Gardens Historic Orchard and Full Circle Farm. A locally sourced vegetarian lunch prepared by chef Nicole Lo Bue will be provided. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $35.00 available at Brownpaper Tickets. The ticket fee covers the cost of the lunch and a donation to each of the farms. Meet at the Public Orchard installation at South Hall.
Emma Prusch Farm Park, San Jose:
We will tour the orchards and gardens of this urban farm, which was preserved to be enjoyed as a taste of San Jose’s agricultural past. The 42-acre park, gifted to the city in 1962, was as former working farm. Now a municipal park and rural oasis in a bustling city, the farm features a deciduous tree orchard, a rare fruit orchard and two community gardens as well as barn animals, and acres of open grass for recreation.
Guadalupe Gardens Historic Orchard, San Jose:
The Historic Orchard at Guadalupe Gardens is a over three acre site planted in 1994 to showcase the variety of fruit trees that once flourished in the farms and orchards of Silicone Valley. The Orchard contains over 250 fruit trees, including cherries, apricots, prunes, apples and more. Fruit harvested from the Historic Orchard is donated to area food banks.
Full Circle Farm, Sunnyvale:
Full Circle Farm is an 11-acre organic educational farm in Sunnyvale that supplies the local school district cafeterias. In addition to school field trip programs, Full Circle is developing and apprenticeship program, a mentorship program for at risk youth and a science/nutrition elective curriculum for 6-8th graders. The farm is a non-profit that is partially supported through CSA subscriptions and its farm stand sales.