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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 »

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 »
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 »

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 »
$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 »
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 »

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 »

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 »
10:00 am
$95, $85 members

Drawing Inks with Plant Pigments

March 23, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of California Botanical Garden,
200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Learn to make water-based paint and inks with plants and earth pigments for use on paper or fabric with local artist and instructor Judi Petitte. Sample paper, fabric sample and brushes, ink rollers, stamps provided. The inks are appropriate for… Read more » Find out more »
10:45 am
Sliding scale $35-$100.

Rainwater Harvesting Workshop (Walnut Creek)

March 23, 2014 @ 10:45 am - 4:00 pm
Location in Walnut Creek,
Walnut Creek, CA United States
Sustainable Contra Costa is kickstarting the Sustainable Living Workshop Series with an exciting, hands-on Rainwater Harvesting Workshop. Come learn about simple, backyard rainwater harvesting systems. We’ll cover common types of rainharvesting systems, storage options, system components, how to size a… Read more » Find out more »
11:00 am

Magical Mystery Farm Tour

March 23, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Urban Adamah Farm,
1050 Parker Street, Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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What do we grow and why? How has the farm evolved since we planted our first raised beds three years ago? How do carrots, kale, bees, goats, fish, worms and chickens form an interconnected ecosystem that produces an extraordinary abundance… Read more » Find out more »
11:30 am
Free with Garden admission

Docent Explainer: Newts

March 23, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
University of California Botanical Garden,
200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
Come visit the Japanese Pool at the Garden where the newts are having all kinds of fun. A docent will be available to explain the newt activity and maybe even net a newt or two for a close-up look, while… Read more » Find out more »
12:00 pm
This event is free if you register in advance or $5 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Aquaponics Tour and Open House

March 23, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Urban Adamah Farm,
1050 Parker Street, Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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Are you curious about the growing phenomenon of aquaponics— the soil-less system of growing food in water that increases productivity while reducing environmental impacts: creating both produce and freshwater fish? Join us for a tour and explanation of Urban Adamah’s… Read more » Find out more »
1:00 pm

Potluck Celebration: Every Month is Black History Month

March 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Triangle Park,
61st St. and Adeline St. , Oakland, CA United States
Meet your neighbors, break bread, and share in the celebration of Black history. Food, music, art, speakers, and a restorative justice circle. This event was originally scheduled for 2/28, and rescheduled due to rain.… Read more » Find out more »
2:00 pm

Transition Albany Film Screening: More Than Honey

March 23, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Albany Community Center, Edith Stone Room,
1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA 94706 United States
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Watch a compelling documentary about our essential allies, the honeybees, talk to local beekeepers, and find out how you can support the bees who visit your backyard. A free event, child-friendly with appropriate refreshments.… Read more » Find out more »
6:00 pm

Bay Nature Local Heroes Annual Awards Dinner

March 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Scott’s Seafood,
2 Broadway, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Bay Nature Institute’s annual “Local Hero” Awards Dinner will take place at Scott’s Seafood, Jack London Square, in Oakland. Our guest speaker will be Michael Brune, the Executive Director of the Sierra Club; his talk is entitled “Wilderness at 50:… Read more » Find out more »
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