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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 »
$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 »

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 »
8:00 am

2014 StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards

March 13, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Zero Net Energy Center,
14600 Catalina Street, San Leandro, CA 94577 United States
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Join us to celebrate industry leaders from throughout Alameda County and learn from their success stories! The StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards honor leading Alameda County organizations whose continuous environmental performance and business efficiency have achieved outstanding results. The award event… Read more » Find out more »
9:00 am
No cost. Free follow-up technical assistance about irrigation management is available to a limited number of beginning farmers and ranchers in Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties.

Irrigation Management Workshop and Field Day

March 13, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunol Ag Park,
505 Paloma Way, Sunol, CA 94586 United States
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Presenter: Jim Leap, Farm Manager, emeritus, for the UC Santa Cruz Agroecology program farm and garden, part of the UCSC Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. Jim is currently the farm advisor for the Sunol AgPark and other SAGE… Read more » Find out more »
6:00 pm

Irrigation Troubleshooting

March 13, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
The Urban Farmer Store, Mill Valley,
180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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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 limited, register online.… Read more » Find out more »
7:00 pm

Building Healthy Soil

March 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Danville Library,
400 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526 United States
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Please join us for a presentation on Building Healthy Soil. Contra Costa Master Gardeners Lorraine Frey and Sharon Gibson will guide the audience through a variety of practices that will help gardeners improve the condition of their soil. Healthy soil… Read more » Find out more »
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