Herbacious, dude! This July 28 sign up for an educational class presented by two indigenous herbalists and explore the delicious flavors of The Chumash Kitchen! It's all going down at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and you'll learn to eat seasonally with local edible plants and herbs tucked into various modern dishes (for info go to slobg.org/Chumash-kitchen) ... The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) is celebrating the beginning of harvest by bringing back a lineup of time-honored traditions that (of course) involve lots of wine! The third annual Harvest Hoedown hosted in Creston will feature a wood-pit barbecue dinner, barn dance, pie baking contest, wine walk, and more activities reminiscent of yesteryear (for tickets email email@example.com).