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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 »
$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 »
$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 »
8:00 am

Bay-Friendly Training and Qualification for Maintaining Landscapes – Contra Costa

March 11, 2014 @ 8:00 am - March 25, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Booker T. Anderson Community Center,
960 South 47th Street, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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This three-session, 24-hour training program is taught by leading experts in stormwater management, soil health, irrigation, plant care, integrated pest management, and more. To become Bay-Friendly Qualified, program participants must attend all three classes, totaling 24 hours, and pass an… Read more » Find out more »
10:00 am

Irrigation Troubleshooting

March 11, 2014 @ 10:00 am
The Urban Farmer Store Richmond Annex,
2121 San Joaquin Street, Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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The Urban Farmer Store Winter Pro Classes: Learn how to identify and solve timer, wire, and valve problems using volt/ohm meters. Mastering these essential skills and tricks of the trade will make future service calls a profitable pleasure! Space is… Read more » Find out more »
1:00 pm

Seasonal Vegetable Gardening Using a Bio-Intensive Approach

March 11, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Moraga Library,
1500 St. Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556 United States
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Contra Costa Master Gardener Janet Miller, part of the team that runs Our Garden* and frequent lecturer on the bio-intensive method, will expertly guide the audience through the process of creating a healthy vegetable garden. Bio-intensive gardening can reduce the… Read more » Find out more »
5:00 pm

West Berkeley Disaster Readiness Workshop

March 11, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Berkeley Bowl West Community Room (above the cafe),
920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA United States
This free event brings together business, community, education, and faith leaders to build a more disaster ready West Berkeley community. The objectives are to learn about the role you and your neighbors can play before, during and after an emergency… Read more » Find out more »
5:30 pm
USGBC-NCC Members: $15; Non-Members: $20; USGBC-NCC Student Members: $10; Sacred Heart Students: Free

Sustainable Schools: Sacred Heart Tour and Panel Discussion

March 11, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sacred Heart Preparatory (Stevens Library on Lower Campus),
150 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027 United States
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This tour will explore Sacred Heart’s campus-wide sustainability efforts, both built – including the world’s first LEED Platinum for Schools project and a net-zero energy and water library – and grown – visiting the school’s organic gardens and olive grove.… Read more » Find out more »
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