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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 »
$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 »

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 »

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 »
$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 »
11:00 am

Bees 201: Everything You Need To Know About Swarms!

March 9, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location in North Oakland,
Oakland, CA United States
If you master how to manage swarms and varroa mites, your bee hives will live long and stay healthy. This class focuses on early spring management–how to prevent your bees from swarming and instead focus their energy on honey production.… Read more » Find out more »
1:00 pm

Edible Art Show

March 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - June 25, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Women’s Cancer Resource Center,
5741 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609 United States
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Featuring the work of a dozen artists who have had their art in the local publication, Edible East Bay. Art by: Shari DeBoer, Iris Gottlieb, Cristian Guerrero, Helen Krayenhoff, Alan Leon, J.R. Nelson, Dawline Oni-Eseleh, Margo Rivera-Weiss, Margo Rivera-Weiss –… Read more » Find out more »
$25; $15 Materials Fee.

Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop with John Valenzuela

March 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pollinate Farm and Garden,
2727 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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Learn the art and science of fruit tree grafting! If you attended the California Rare Fruit Growers Scion exchange in January, you know the value of grafting to expand the varieties of fruit available in your backyard orchard. In this… Read more » Find out more »
3:00 pm

Backyard Beekeeping

March 9, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sticky Art Lab,
1682 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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This popular class fills up every time we offer it, so sign up early! Honeybees are a joy to keep in the backyard simply for their buzzing presence and, on hot days, the smell of honey, wafting through the air… Read more » Find out more »
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