By Dana Eastland: The garden patio at STEM is a special place. Not only is it a beautiful example of modern garden design with breathtaking bay views, but it also provides a great deal of the produce for the restaurant. On Thursday October 15th, get a special look at the Garden Party, an evening featuring pop-ups from local restaurants and bars like Poquito, Public House, and Sea Star, as well as fellow urban farmers West Oakland Woods Farm and other CSA farms like Eatwell Farm and Blue Egg Farm. Plus, Farmscape Gardens, STEM’s garden partner, will be in attendance, leading tours of the garden and even sharing some tips for urban gardeners on growing, harvesting, and cooking with fresh produce.
In addition to an informational day, it’s also a party! There will be plenty of food from STEM and their local restaurant guests, cocktails, bocce ball, and live jazz to keep the party vibe festive. It’s free to attend, and food, drink, and produce will be available for purchase. Catch the party from 4pm-8pm. And the weather is looking good! 499 Illinois St. at 16th St., 415-915-1000.
The scene at the last STEM Garden Party. Photo courtesy of STEM.