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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 »
Donations welcome.

One Small Planet: Climate Action as Practice

March 17, 2014 - April 28, 2014
Engage the climate crisis. Make it your practice. This is an online workshop and support group for people who want to take action on climate change.The workshop begins on Monday, March 17 and runs for six weeks. Bring your courage… Read more » Find out more »
Free

Community Resilience Challenge

March 17, 2014 - March 29, 2014
Sonoma County,
Sonoma County, CA United States
On and around May 17th and 18th, thousands of people across Sonoma County will rise to the challenge of creating more healthy, just and resilient lives, homes, neighborhoods and communities. Formerly the 350 Home & Garden Challenge, the Community Resilience… Read more » Find out more »

BuildWell Conference

March 19, 2014 - March 22, 2014
Cavallo Point,
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
The BuildWell concept is to host a gathering that is intimate, high-level, and focused on the materials of architecture. Not because design, systems, energy and other things don’t matter — they certainly do — but because the stuff of building… 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 »

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 »
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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 »
8:00 am
Free

Alameda Earth Day Festival

March 19, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Washington Park,
740 Central Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 United States
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Come celebrate the planet with us at Alameda’s Earth Day Festival!  As part of the celebration, it is our goal to present simple lifestyle changes to help the environment. FREE activities for kids Enjoy Earth Day games and exhibits Learn… Read more » Find out more »
9:00 am
Free

Solar Cooling

March 19, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pacific Energy Center,
851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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We will discuss the basic physics behind this emerging technology and the various different types of solar cooling systems, along with case studies of existing systems from several vendors. Basic level and/or refresher for seasoned professionals in related fields. Space… Read more » Find out more »
Free

Lighting for Industrial, Warehouse, Greenhouse, Food Processing, and Cold Storage

March 19, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Rosa La Plaza Building,
2300 County Center Drive, Suite 212, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 United States
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New solutions join the tried and true technologies for high bay and other industrial, warehouse, greenhouse, food processing and cold storage applications. Special attention will be given to food safe, wet location, explosion proof and other lighting concerns. Students will… Read more » Find out more »
Free

Urban Permaculture Design

March 19, 2014 @ 9:00 am - June 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Urban Permaculture Institute of San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA United States
Permaculture training may just change your life.  This training offers the opportunity to develop professional skills and provides valuable education to enhance your current vocation, prepare you for your next venture and give you inspiration about solutions that you can… Read more » Find out more »
12:00 pm
Admission free to trade show. $50 to hear lectures.

Alternative Green Building Materials Showcase

March 19, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum,
736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Concerned about climate change? Looking for natural and healthy materials to insulate your house? Want to learn more about green building and designing? The local chapter of Architects Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility has organized an alternative green building… Read more » Find out more »
$10 (or sliding scale)

Production 101 Workshop for Beginning Farmers

March 19, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morgan Hill Community Center,
17000 Monterey Street, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 United States
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Join us for this great workshop for beginning farmers. The following topics on vegetable crop production will be covered:  * Resources – brief discussion and detailed handout * Regulatory requirements * Current pest and disease issues in our region *… Read more » Find out more »
1:00 pm
$25

Hands-On Garden Tool Sharpening and Maintenance with Blacksmith Grant Marcoux–POSTPONED

March 19, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pollinate Farm and Garden,
2727 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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The quality of garden tools is highly variable, and construction methods determine the price point. But price does not always reflect quality! Gardening is manual labor and can be very demanding. Knowing how to use and care for tools will… Read more » Find out more »
5:30 pm

East Bay Green Drinks

March 19, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Awaken Cafe,
1429 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Join East Bay Green Drinks with their friends from The Rose Foundation, featuring a chance to win tickets to their upcoming Wild & Scenic Film Festival. East Bay Green Drinks started in 2000, and is a monthly community and networking… Read more » Find out more »
6:00 pm
$5-$10 sliding scale.

Decolonizing Permaculture

March 19, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Imapact Hub Oakland, Meridian Room,
2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Planting Justice is hosting Adam Brock from Grow Haus and the Denver Permaculture Guild at Impact Hub Oakland. “Decolonizing Permaculture”: An interactive workshop around how to align the permaculture movement with the struggle for collective liberation with lessons from IPC… Read more » Find out more »
$10

Local Food, Local Economies – Exploring the Bay Area Food System

March 19, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
David Brower Center,
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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How can local food systems nurture the local economy and create jobs? How can a local food system enable access to healthy sustainable food for all? What is needed for local food systems to thrive? Founders of some of the… Read more » Find out more »
6:30 pm
Free

Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Book Reading and Discussion with Author Seth Holmes

March 19, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
In Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States, anthropologist and MD Seth Holmes uncovers how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and healthcare. Holmes trekked with his informants illegally through the desert border into Arizona,… Read more » Find out more »
7:00 pm
$20

From Parking to Paradise: An Evening with Donald Shoup

March 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ed Roberts Campus,
3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Join TransForm at the Ed Roberts Campus for an interactive and engaging evening with Professor Donald Shoup! He is widely-regarded as the expert on better parking policies to improve our cities, the economy and the environment and author of The… Read more » Find out more »
Free for Green Sangha members, $35 for the event and to join.

Green Sangha Presents: “Climate Protection: A Call to Awakening” – An Inspiring Evening with James Baraz

March 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
South Berkeley Senior Center,
2939 Ellis Street, Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Join Green Sangha for our 3rd annual Member Night and hear James Baraz, co-founder of Spirit Rock, and co-author of Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness. Hear James’s vision of how we can respond mindfully to the climate crisis. The… Read more » Find out more »
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