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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 »
$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 »

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 »
9:00 am
$395 Course Fee. If you want to become accredited, there is an additional $150 testing fee and $60 ARCSA membership.

Workshop: Rainwater Harvesting

March 10, 2014 @ 9:00 am - March 11, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Pelusi Building,
2296 Streblow Drive, Napa, CA 94558 United States
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This two day AP-level workshop is an in-depth rainwater-harvesting course required for those seeking ARCSA Accredited Professional (AP) status. This course provides attendees with knowledge for rainwater harvesting, both active and passive, design and installation for both outdoor and in-home… Read more » Find out more »
3:00 pm

Pollinators as a Poster Child for Diversified Farming Systems

March 10, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UC Berkeley Campus, Morgan Hall, Lounge,
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
Speaker/Performer: Claire Kremen, Professor, ESPM; Director, Center for Diversified Farming Systems; Co-director, Berkeley Food Institute. As well as being a Professor in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, Dr. Kremen is also the director of the Center for Diversified Farming Systems… Read more » Find out more »
6:30 pm
Free

Lecture: Animals and the Food System with Wayne Pacelle

March 10, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley Campus,
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
According to Wayne Pacelle: “Our 50-year experiment with factory farming has dramatically reduced the number of farmers on the land and produced an animal welfare calamity.” What type of agriculture can protect the public, maintain reasonable animal welfare standards, and… Read more » Find out more »
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