Earth and Vine

Earth & Vine is our annual fundraiser auction that supports the specialty programs that make our public school unique.​  Join us for a night filled with great food, music and community! 

Event Details: 
Saturday, April 6, 2019
5 – 10 pm @ Urban Hive
1601 Alhambra Blvd.

Silent & Live Auction
Live Auction hosted by Jake Parnell
Feast on a meal of small bites catered by Lisa and Mike Thiemann of Mother and Empress Tavern
Enjoy Post-Auction Comedy by Keith Lowell Jensen
& dancing with music by DJ Manifresh and R.E.O


This year’s Earth and Vine will take place Saturday, April 6th at the Urban Hive in the Old Cannery Building thanks to a generous donation by the Weber family. If you hear of anyone looking for an amazing co-working environment please check it out:

SPONSORSHIP IS NOW AVAILABLE for the event. You or your company can sponsor the event. Sponsorship includes access to the event as well as marketing opportunities to our Alice Birney current and past Community. To request sponsor information contact Christina Martinez at

Many thanks to our generous 2019 Earth & Vine Sponsors!

Silva Cost Consulting
Martinez Glass

Giannetti & Booms Orthodontic Specialists
Debbie Davis @ Lyon Real Estate

Anyone with questions or wanting to know more information about the event can contact

About Alice Birney Waldorf eK-8 School
We are a community of families and teachers with a powerful vision: we believe in developing children’s individual talents, nurturing their creativity, and fostering their knowledge and imagination.

These core values are integrated daily into our school’s broad-based Waldorf curriculum, and include drawing, painting, movement, music, gardening, cooking, woodworking, and handwork.

This approach, proven for nearly 100 years worldwide, and 21 years in our unique public school in Sacramento, helps to develop creative, well-rounded youth with a lifelong passion for learning.

Tax dollars cover much of our public school’s operating costs. However, our unique specialty classes are supported almost entirely by the Alice Birney Guild, our school’s parent-teacher association and a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Photo credit to Charleen Chan of Tiny Pebbles Photography.

Earth and Vine 2015 photos can be viewed HERE.


View the 2019 Live Auction List!



Ms. Peggy’s Kindergarten Wood-fired Pizza Catering. Value: priceless

Mr. Melman’s 1st Grade Play Tent. Value: priceless.

Mr. Hurtado and Ms. Snyder’s 2nd Grade Play Stand Set with Arch and Costume Chest Value: priceless

Ms. Hall-Sandlund’s 3rd Grade Lawn Games Value: priceless

Ms. Darke’s 5th Grade Yard Work Crew. Value: priceless

Ms. Marks’ 6th Grade Roman Mosaic. Value: priceless                                                                     



Costa Rica Beach House. Eight day, seven night retreat in a three bedroom, three bath vacation home at Play Azul, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, sleeping six. Enjoy all the comforts of home: full kitchen, laundry, housekeeping service, and 2 verandas. The house sits 120 steps from the beach. The private residence features on-site reception and tour operators who can assist in arranging private in-house meals, activities, and tours. The villa books Saturday-Saturday and the bidder has 18 months to use. An additional $220 cleaning fee will be charged at time of reservation. Airfare is not included. Value $5,000 (minimum bid $2,800).

Maui Condo. Eight days, 7 nights in Lahaina. One bedroom, one bath. Sleeps 4. The condo was remodeled in 2018 and has a full kitchen, washer and dryer, air conditioning, ceiling fans, a lanai, and more!  The resort is on 13 acres overlooking the ocean and includes 2 swimming pools, 2 Jacuzzis, lighted tennis courts, putting greens, and picnic and bbq areas with gas grills.  The condo is within walking distance of a grocery store. There is an activity director on site who can assist in booking activities. The winning bidder has until 12/31/2020 to use.

Family is excluded from bidding and winning. Does not include daily $17 resort fee. Blackout dates are Christmas and New Year’s 2019 and 2020. Value: $1500

Tahoe City Condo. A beautiful 2br/1.5ba condo, sleeps four adults, and two-to-three kids with ease. Newly remodeled, warm, and inviting. Centrally located, eight miles to Alpine Meadows, with hiking and biking nearby. Access to everything Tahoe is known for. Amenities include new kitchen and beds, charming gas fireplace, 50″ Smart TV with cable, Blu-Ray player, small dvd collection, Wi-Fi, high speed cable internet, massage chair, brand new front-loading washer and dryer, natural gas Weber BBQ, deck with table and chairs, and some toys for kids under five. The condo grounds include two pools (seasonal), one hot tub (year-round), sauna, tennis courts, basketball court, and additional parking. This is offered as a three-night stay anytime, OR a five-night stay in 2019 April 21-May 23, September 9-November 21, and December 1-December 9. Value: up to $840.

Carnelian Bay Cabin. Two night stay in this large cabin that has room for 2 families. Located between Tahoe City and King’s Beach, this two-story cabin has a large, open floor plan and deck off the main room. The dining table seats 10. There are 4 bedrooms and a bonus room, sleeping 11-12 people. Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 2 twins (bunk bed). Bedroom 2: 1 queen. Bedroom 3: 2 twins (bunk bed). Bedroom 4: 1 full. Bonus room: 2 twins (bunk bed). Two full bathrooms! Value: $600


Relax and Restore at Asha Urban Baths. Enjoy Sacramento’s new and only wellness bathhouse with nine of your closest friends. Experience a semi-private party (bathhouse opens at 10am to the public), offered from 9am-11am Tuesday-Saturday. This package includes a steam, sauna, soak and lounge, a pitcher of cold mineral tea, and a private yoga class! Booking is based on availability, holidays excluded. Expires December 30, 2019. Value: $600

Mosaic Class with Local Artist Adan Romo. Join Adan in his studio as he shares his own personal history creating mosaics and guides participants through the ancient step by step process of creating their own mosaics.  This unique experience is geared toward beginners who want to learn about basic techniques, tools, and materials involved in creating mosaic art.  Participants will create an 8” x 8”mosaic to take home. The four hour class is for 6-8 people and will be held in Adan’s Midtown studio.  Adan—a father of Alice Birney students—is currently working on several large sculptures for the Johnny Cash trail in Folsom and teaches sculpture, art history, and digital film at St. Francis High School.  Value $600-$800.

Catered Seasonal Dinner. Make your next dinner party an amazing gourmet experience! A five-course meal for up to six guests, prepared in your home by chef Ame Harrington of Ame Mean Eats. Value: $600

Tasting Party! A two-to-three hour wine experience with a selection of fine wines from Fair Play, El Dorado County paired with glorious appetizers by Ame Harrington of Ame Mean Eats, served to six-to eight of your friends in a beautiful South Land Park Home. Host John Avila will discuss all the attributes of crafting fine wine as you go through the wine and food pairing. Value: $800

Chef’s Table Experience with Michel Thiemann. Enjoy a five course meal and wine pairing at Empress Tavern for up to 14 people! Michael will guide you through the dinner as you enjoy local food, expertly prepared just for you and your friends. Value: $1,400

One Year of Zuda Yoga. A full year of yoga! Come get your zen and your sweat on. Zuda offers hot vinyasa and yin classes seven days a week and at several convenient times. Value $1,500.


Mobile. A statement piece for your home! Including quartz crystals, handfelted balls, and crystals, the 18” diameter grapevine base hangs 3 feet (plus another foot or so for hanging). Think chandelier! Delivery and installation included. Value $250