Category: Events

Big Wave Farm Day 6/’12

Hi farmers!
The next Big Wave Farm Day is this coming up this Saturday, June 2nd at the Big Wave property. We’ll be there at 8 am and will be working all day.  Please join in the fun and get there as early or whenever you can.  
We will be planting, weeding, watering and getting dirty!  Please bring gloves and a trowel if you have them. 
Refreshments will be served, naturally.

Hope to see you on Saturday! 




Written by Catherine

Workshop: Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

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                              A live/work community that fosters independence for

                                         adults with developmental disabilities





Work is good. It offers an opportunity to become more independent, make friends and lead a meaningful life.


Please join us for this comprehensive workshop to learn about:

  • Community-based, integrated employment options
  • Leveraging your job seeker’s strengths and interests to find employment
  • Preparing your job seeker for successful employment
  • Levels of support available


This employment workshop is geared toward parents and caregivers of adult job seekers who have disabilities.


Workshop Presenters:


Eileen Easterbrook is the Program Manager of AimHIRE, a new employment facilitation service, vendorized by Golden Gate Regional Center. She is a parent of a young adult with developmental disabilities and an employment specialist for WorkLink’s Competitive Employment Program for Department of Rehabilitation clients.


Sara Murphy is the Director of WorkLink, a San Francisco based employment service for people with disabilities. As a national leader in community-based employment, Sara has been providing direct service to job seekers and teaching job search strategies to job developers for more than 20 years.


Date:       March 31, 2012

Time:     10:30 am (SHARP) -1:30 pm (working lunch served)

Address: Train Depot, 110 Higgins Canyon Road, Half Moon Bay, CA

Cost:       FREE, but donations would be are appreciated to help cover expenses

RSVP:     Space is limited to 25 people


This workshop is only 2 weeks out please RSVP so we can plan accordingly! 


I hope to see you there,

Jeff Peck


                                                             BIG WAVE GROUP

PO BOX 1901 ~ EL GRANADA, CA ~ 94018 
PHONE: 650-425-1402 
FAX: 650-726-3087 
CELL: 415-999-0145 

Blueberry Bushes are Planted!

Thank you to all of you who came out on December 10th to help plant blueberry bushes!   It was successful because of your help.  These new bushes are our first step toward our Big Wave Farm; we are so excited to continue building for the future of The Big Wave Project.  Thank you for supporting us.  

Stay tuned for winter and spring planting!

-The Big Wave Team


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Help Plant Blueberry Bushes

Hello Farmers,
On December 10, Saturday, 10:00 AM SHARP, we will kick off the Big Wave Farm on our site to plant 60 2 year old blueberry bushes. This day will mark the official beginning of our farm which ultimately will cover 20 acres.
The planting should take about 2 hours then we will have a planning meeting for future crops while having a BBQ.
We want our future residents to get dirty hands, not just their parents, family and friends.
Bring a trowel, a shovel if you have one, gloves and a side dish. We will provide the meat, drinks and BBQ.
We have already built 8 raised beds for a start. The blueberries, a test case, will go in one of the beds. Other fruits and vegetables we have discussed for this part of the farm are blackberries, kiwi, apples and figs, spinach, lettuce, radishes, beets, beans and peas. We are open to suggestions along with commitments.
Let me know who can make it so we can properly plan.
Hope to see you there.
Jeff Peck

Successful Harvest Festival 2011

Thank you for coming and participating in the 2011 Harvest Festival!




Join us for the 5th Annual Big Wave Harvest Festival

You’re invited to a fun-filled autumn celebration with friends, family and supporters of the Big Wave Project. This kid-friendly event will feature arts and crafts activities, a silent auction and raffle, live music (Joe Colella and Friends at 1:30, Just Cream at 3:30), BBQ and pot luck, old-fashioned cake walk, and dancing. Don’t forget to purchase the perfect Halloween pumpkin from Big Wave’s bountiful pumpkin harvest!

When? Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where? The Harvest Fest will be held on the Big Wave property in Princeton-by-the-Sea (near 333 Airport Street). See attached for map and directions.

Questions? Email Kim at or call (650) 726-6627 with event questions.


Event Details and Announcements


We are in need of volunteers to help with this year’s event! Big Wave’s Harvest Fest is made possible by the help, creativity, and dedication of our volunteers. Contact Lauren Lombardo at or 818-599-5789 to learn more about volunteering at this year’s Harvest Fest.                                                                                                  


If you would like to donate an item to this year’s Silent Auction, please contact Kim Gainza at We would greatly appreciate your donations! Big Wave is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, meaning all donations (auction items and monetary) are tax deductible. 


Please bring a dish to contribute to the Harvest Fest Potluck! Big Wave will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, vege burgers, and all the fixings. 


Back by popular demand:

Just Cream: An all-too-real tribute to the British band CREAM, the legendary trio that laid the foundation for the entire heavy rock genre. This talented group has performed locally at the HMB Pumpkin Festival and qualified as a finalist in KFOX’s “Last Band Standing.” This performance is not to be missed!

Joe Colella and Friends: Joe and friends offer an eclectic, electric musical journey mixing elements of rock, blues, folk, jazz, and other musical genres, improvised without a net. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the ride!  



Bring a creative cake for the Cake Walk. Fun for all ages!