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Tour Registration Open: Cuba — Organic Evolution and Revolution (May 9-19)

March 14, 2014 - March 31, 2014
This tour provides a general overview of Cuba’s agroecological transition and the institutions and resources put into place to make this dramatic shift possible. We will see firsthand what happens when national policy prioritizes organic farming. The transformation of Cuban… Read more » Find out more »
$1750

Tour Registration Open: Mexico — Celebrating Guelaguetza and Food Sovereignty in Oaxaca (July 18-26)

March 14, 2014 - April 30, 2014
On this tour, we will explore the cultural and historical context of Oaxaca’s food traditions, while also hearing firsthand from peasants and activists working to preserve, defend and strengthen Mexican food systems in the face of numerous threats to rural… Read more » Find out more »
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Zero Waste Week

March 15, 2014 - March 19, 2014
Zero Waste Week 2014: Climate Change Expedition, Saturday, March 15 Zero Waste Youth Convergence, Sunday, March 16 Sorters Tour, Techies Tour and Green Drinks, Monday, March 17 Recycling Update, Tuesday, March 18, Freight & Salvage Intro to Zero Waste Training,… 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 »
$200

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 »
8:30 am
$25

Resilience: Climate Change Expedition

March 15, 2014 @ 8:30 am
South Shore Shopping Center,
2218 South Shore Center, Alameda, CA 94501 United States
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A Bay Area Green Tours Zero Waste Tour with Jessica Robinson, also known as Miss Alameda, This Zero Waste Expedition includes lunch, a film and an afternoon tour of the El Cerrito Recycling Station, The Berkeley Transfer Station and Urban… Read more » Find out more »
10:00 am

Work Party: Spruce up Cerrito Creek at Albany Hill

March 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Creekside Park,
south end of Santa Clara Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530 United States
Friends of Five Creeks and El Cerrito’s Green Teams partner for a spring spruce-up, weeding and picking up trash, on both sides of Cerrito Creek at the foot of Albany Hill. This is a family-friendly event; all ages welcome. Young… Read more » Find out more »
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Class: From Tree to Sea: A Bay Area Environmental Cross Section

March 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am - May 17, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Merritt College Self-Reliant House,
12500 Campus Drive, Oakland, CA 94619 United States
Introduction to the outdoor environment of the San Francisco Bay watershed and nearby sites: Field study of ecosystems of the bay, hills, forest lands, creeks and wetlands; and explorations of sustainable cultural, ecotourism, and economic uses of the Bay environment.… Read more » Find out more »

Heart 2 Heart’s Job and Educational Fair

March 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Berkeley Senior Center,
2939 Ellis Street, Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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In addition to information on employment and educational opportunities, there will also be workshops on resume and interview skill development, benefit checks, and free health screenings.… Read more » Find out more »
Free

Create a Year-Round Edible Garden

March 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ploughshares Nursery,
2701 Main Street, Alameda, CA 94501 United States
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Want to maximize your urban edible production, sustainably? Join us for a hands-on, how-to workshop on growing edibles year round. Lori Caldwell, Master Composter and Bay-Friendly Educator, will provide you with the nuts and bolts on designing for edibles, building… Read more » Find out more »
11:00 am
$30-$100 sliding scale, limited work trade spots available.

Rain Barrel Workshop — Hands-on (Oakland)

March 15, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location in Oakland,
Oakland, CA United States
Come learn about simple, backyard rainwater harvesting systems. We’ll cover common types of rainharvesting systems, storage options, system components, how to size a system, and irrigation methods. We’ll install a rain barrel system from re-purposed food-grade barrels and a “first… Read more » Find out more »
11:30 am
$30

Organic Edible Gardening in Small Spaces and Containers 101

March 15, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden,
1223 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501 United States
Participants will learn how to cultivate their own organic edible garden from seed & starter plants using organic practices. Participants will learn what vegetables, fruits, herbs & flowers to plant in the Bay Area. At the conclusion, join us for… Read more » Find out more »
1:00 pm
Free

Ask the Experts: Natural Plant Care

March 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
Garden for the Environment,
Lawton Street at 7th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
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Our orchards, vegetables, and blooming plants are managed without the use of chemicals and pesticides. Learn how to bring these natural plant care practices to your garden with a hands-on tour from our experts. Be sure to bring your gardening… Read more » Find out more »
$25 or $15 for GFE Members

Fruit Tree Installation and Care

March 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Garden for the Environment,
Lawton Street at 7th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
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Yes, you can grow organic, heirloom fruit trees in your garden in the San Francisco Bay Area! Get started with this workshop for fruit tree beginners in which you learn the basics of organic fruit tree care for apples, pears… Read more » Find out more »

March and Rally: Don’t Frack California

March 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
State Capitol, South Lawn,
1315 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 United States
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350 Bay Area in conjunction with Californians Against Fracking, 350.org and a host of other organizations announces a Statewide Mobilization for a March and Rally in Sacramento to Stop Fracking in California! Our plan so far is to get as… Read more » Find out more »
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Workshop: Water-wise Plant Propagation

March 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pocket Park Food Forest,
Intersection of LaSalle and Loretto, Cotati, CA 94926 United States
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Join Daily Acts for a day of pruning and propagation and take home plants to enhance your own water-wise landscape! It’s been four years since Pocket Park was converted from a thirsty lawn into a water-wise food forest. Since then,… Read more » Find out more »
$40-$75

Living Earth: Soil Science for Urban Gardeners

March 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location in North Oakland,
Oakland, CA United States
In this mini-intensive we’ll meet the different living organisms in the soil, learn what each does to enhance garden productivity and look at how to feed and proliferate these micro-organisms for specific results, using compost teas. We will learn how… Read more » Find out more »
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