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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 »
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 »
Free

Berkeley Biofuel Conference

March 26, 2014 - March 27, 2014
UC Berkeley Alumni House,
Berkeley, CA United States
The Bioeconomy Conference will highlight economic and policy issues related to biofuel and various biotechnologies in agriculture.  Sessions will address biofuel policies and their implications, in particular, the future of biofuel policies (e.g., the renewable fuel standards in the United… 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 »

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 »
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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 »
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 »
$60-$150

Herbs for Women

March 26, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - April 9, 2014 @ 9:30 pm
The Ohlone Center of Herbal Studies,
1250 Addison Street, Suite 113, Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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An intensive class focusing on a woman’s life from puberty through menopause. In different phases of life women are challenged with a variety of discomforts and diseases. Women have unique issues to contend with, from menstrual irregularity to PMS, pregnancy,… Read more » Find out more »
9:00 am
Free

Nature’s Gym: Loop Hill Walk from Codornices Park for Age 50+

March 27, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Berkeley Rose Garden,
1200 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94708 United States
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Who needs a stair climber? Join Ranger Bob Flasher on a loop walk up and back down some of Berkeley’s most beautiful and historic hill paths and stairways. We won’t walk fast, but steps offer aerobics as well as great… Read more » Find out more »
Free

LEDs: Technology and Specifications

March 27, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pacific Energy Center,
851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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This class will provide a basic understanding of solid-state lighting technology; how LEDs work; their advantages (efficacy and lifetime) as well as disadvantages (heat and cost). The relationship between lifetime, reliability and economics will be discussed, as well as standards… Read more » Find out more »
6:00 pm
$10

“The Secret Lives of Monarchs”, Film Screening and Release Party

March 27, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University of California Botanical Garden,
200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
Come preview the newly released “Secret Lives of Monarchs, ” A film by Bill Levinson. Monarchs, like their royal namesake, have a flashy life as they they show off in public with flamboyant colors and dazzling aerobatics. But they also… Read more » Find out more »
6:30 pm

Panel: Race Poverty and Environment Relaunch

March 27, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Frank Ogawa Plaza,
1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
Panel discussion featuring: Carl Anthony: Cofounder of Urban Habitat and Breakthrough Communities Miya Yoshitani: Executive director at the Asian Pacific Environmental Network Saru Jayaraman: Co-founder and co-director of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United …and more TBA participants from Bay Are Movements… Read more » Find out more »
7:00 pm
Film and Reception: $75; Film only: $20.

Standing on Sacred Ground: Pilgrims and Tourists

March 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
David Brower Center,
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Join us for the screening of Sacred Land Film Project’s new documentary film exploring indigenous shamans of the Altai Republic, Russia (southern Siberia) and the Winnemem Wintu of northern California, who find common ground resisting government megaprojects. Reception at 7pm,… Read more » Find out more »
Free

Book Launch and Discussion with Farmer D

March 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Urban Adamah Farm,
1050 Parker Street, Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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Join us for an evening of wine and cheese as we host Daron Joffee for a reading and discussion of his new book,Citizen Farmers. In this engaging call to action, Farmer D shares with us lessons learned from… Read more » Find out more »
7:30 pm
Tickets required from box office. Students admitted free. General $10, senior citizens $5.

An Evening with Dolores Huerta

March 27, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
SSU Student Center Ballroom,
1801 E Cotati Ave, Rhonert Parl, CA United States
Dolores Huerta is best known for working with Cesar Chavez to co-found the National Farmworkers Association in 1962, which later became the United Farm Workers of America. At 83, she continues to work tirelessly as an advocate for the rights… Read more » Find out more »
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