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$1650/1550 if registered three weeks in advance (includes meals and lodging). The deposit amount for this course is $300.

Permaculture Design Certification

March 1, 2014 - March 14, 2014
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center,
15290 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental, CA 95465 United States
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Whether you currently own property or dream of it, this two-week intensive course will immerse you in information, ideas and inspiration for how to design sustainable, regenerative systems in balance with your home ecosystem. You will learn the ethics, principles… Read more » Find out more »
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California Small Farm Conference

March 8, 2014 - March 11, 2014
DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country,
One Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 United States
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The California Small Farm Conference is the state’s premier gathering of small farmers, agricultural students, farmers’ market managers and others involved in the small farm industry. The three day educational conference includes day-long short courses and on-farm tours; focused workshops;… Read more » Find out more »
Ongoing
$15 general $10 seniors (ages 65+) and students, with current ID $6 youth, ages 9–17 Free for children 8 and under and for OMCA Members.

Bay Motion: Capturing San Francisco Bay on Film

November 9, 2013 @ 11:00 am - June 29, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Oakland Museum of California,
1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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This unique exhibition of film and video from Prelinger Archives—a collection of over 60,000 “ephemeral” (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films—explores how the San Francisco Bay and the surrounding region was captured by amateur, professional and industrial camera people. Bay… Read more » Find out more »
$200

Bay-Friendly Training and Qualification for Designing Landscapes – North Bay

March 5, 2014 @ 8:30 am - March 19, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Jamieson Canyon Water Treatment Plant,
American Canyon, CA United States
This 24-hour Design Training program is taught by leading experts in stormwater management, soil health, irrigation, plant selection, and more. The Design Training program has two tracks: single-family residential design and civic/commercial/multifamily design. The training program focuses on practical, effective… Read more » Find out more »
Free with Garden Admission. Adults $10; Seniors (65+), Students $8; Juniors (13 - 17) $5; Children (5 - 12) $2 Children (under 5), UCBG Members, current UCB and LBNL staff, faculty and UC students Free. First Thursday of each month Free.

UC Botanical Garden Fiber and Dye Exhibit

March 6, 2014 @ 10:00 am - March 23, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
University of California Botanical Garden,
200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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The biodiversity of plant-based fibers and dyes is vast! The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of natural fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and… Read more » Find out more »
$250-$950

The Art of Participatory Leadership: Building Resilient Community and Organizations

March 7, 2014 @ 8:00 am - March 9, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
EarthRise Retreat Center,
101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
The Art of Participatory Leadership is an intensive 3-day event where you will experience and practice a set of simple yet powerful approaches for hosting powerful conversations, building strong organizations and communities, and leading change. Come explore how to unleash… Read more » Find out more »
10:00 am
Free

Efficiency Meets Beauty: Water-Wise Gardening Today

March 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garden for the Environment,
Lawton Street at 7th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
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In our lush, colorful water-wise demonstration garden you will learn to select and efficiently water plants that are adapted to San Francisco’s climate. In this class we will learn to work with foliage color and texture, sequence of blooms, and… Read more » Find out more »
$210 Early bird discount (before Feb. 14th deadline); $240 Regular tuition (after Feb. 14th). Tuition includes materials fees.

Bountiful Spring: Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area

March 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am - March 15, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Location in Oakland,
Oakland, CA United States
As the rains begin to recede and the days lengthen, we are reminded that spring has arrived. All around, lush carpets of green span the horizon as many plants begin their annual ascent towards the sun. Join us as we… Read more » Find out more »

Walk With A Doc

March 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Pablo Park,
2800 Park Street, Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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Take a STEP toward better HEALTH, together! Take a walk with physicians, public health champions and neighbors! Health screenings, resources, giveaways, raffle prizes and speakers will support all of us in getting healthier together. Daily exercise can reduce your risk… Read more » Find out more »
$39

Backyard Beekeeping with Bonnie Morse

March 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fairfax Women’s Club,
46 Park Road, Fairfax, CA 94930 United States
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This workshop is designed for those with little or no knowledge or experience with honeybees. In this class, you’ll develop a basic understanding of a honeybee hive. Topics include: Basic bee biology and colony organization Equipment options and sources Cost… Read more » Find out more »

Workshop: Rainwater Harvesting

March 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
PODER (People Organized to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights),
2710A Harrison Street (Near 23rd Street), San Francisco, CA United States
Through this workshop we will talk about water management and learn about one step we can take towards becoming stewards of our own water supply again. We will install a simple and effective system to capture & store rainwater that… Read more » Find out more »
$25, $20 members

Class: Chemistry of Plant Fibers and Dyes

March 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of California Botanical Garden,
200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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What is a dye, and what distinguishes it from a mere pigment? What is typical of plant fibers as compared to animal fibers? This class is a gentle introduction to the chemistry of color and to the special structures of… Read more » Find out more »
11:00 am
$5-$15 Sliding Scale: No one turned away for lack of funds.

City Chickens 101 with Allison Lindquist

March 8, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pollinate Farm and Garden,
2727 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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Need chicken advice? New to chickens? Chicken curious? Join us for City Chickens 101 with Allison Lindquist, East Bay SPCA President and CEO. Discover how easy it is to raise chickens in your own backyard! Chickens not only make entertaining… Read more » Find out more »
12:00 pm

San Francisco Laundry to Landscape Pilot Program Workshop

March 8, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
The Urban Farmer Store, SF,
2833 Vicente Street, San Francisco, CA 94116 United States
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The next workshop will be held on Saturday, March 8 at noon. The workshop will be held at The Urban Farmer Store, San Francisco. Please watch this video before attending the workshop. This workshop lasts about 2 hours and is… Read more » Find out more »
Free

Creating Healthy Soil Workshop

March 8, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ploughshares Nursery,
2701 Main Street, Alameda, CA 94501 United States
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Ploughshares is pleased to welcome back Kerri Kemp Gardner of Kellogg Garden Products to lead a discussion on creating healthy soil for organic gardens. This year’s workshop will emphasize water reduction techniques – learn how to lower water usage through… Read more » Find out more »
Free

Golden Gate Chapter California Rare Fruit Growers Meeting: Cuba, Growing Fruit and Vegetables in the Most Sustainable Country in the World

March 8, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Classroom #1, Enviro. Hort. & Flor. Bldg., City College San Francisco,
259 Judson Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112 United States
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Speaker John Valenzuela recently visited Cuba to attend an international Permaculture conference, where he toured the island, visiting backyard gardens, urban farms and rural sites. He will share his observations with images and stories. We will also have a planning… Read more » Find out more »
2:00 pm
Free

Gardening with Ornamental Trees and Shrubs

March 8, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Richmond Branch Library — SF,
351 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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Do you want a beautiful, low maintenance garden? It all starts with selecting the right plants! Learn to analyze your growing conditions, match the right plant with growing space and be a smarter nursery shopper. Bay Friendly horticulturalist and garden… Read more » Find out more »
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