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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 »

Water and Culture: Recovering Owens Valley Paiute History

March 29, 2014 - May 19, 2014
This exhibit examines the Owens Valley Paiute Indian water achievements, losses, contributions to pioneer society, and the expropriation by the city of Los Angeles. Featuring journals, maps, and photographs from the collections, the exhibit highlights early historical records of the… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »
General Admission is $10.50 Seniors (age 62 and over) and Children (11 and under) are $8 Students $8 with valid student ID

Cesar Chavez Film Screening and Discussion

March 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - March 30, 2014 @ 2:10 pm
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood,
2966 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Directed by Diego Luna, “Cesar Chavez” chronicles the birth of a modern American movement led by famed civil rights leader and labor organizer, Cesar Chavez. Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity… Read more » Find out more »
10:00 am
$8 per car for parking.

Wildflower Hike at Olompali State Historic Park

March 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Olompali State Historic Park,
8901 Redwood Highway, Novato, CA 94948 United States
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The Olompali People board member Clint Kellner will lead us on a moderate 2.3 mile hike of the Miwok Loop trail where we will look for coral root orchids, serviceberry, and other spring blooming plants. We will also see the… Read more » Find out more »

Sustainable (R)evolution – Book Launch and Skill Share Party

March 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
PLACE for Sustainable Living,
1121 64th Street, Oakland, CA 94608 United States
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Come one, come all to celebrate the release of our brand new book, Sustainable (R)evolution, with a full day of free permaculture workshops, followed by evening festivities and a special presentation by me and Juliana at 6pm. Feel free to… Read more » Find out more »

How to Remove Your Lawn

March 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lafayette Garden,
Lafayette, CA United States
In this hands-on workshop you’ll get information on how to remove your lawn, select native plants, and design a water-conserving, pesticide-free garden that attracts wildlife. Most importantly, you’ll have the hands-on experience of sheet-mulching a lawn, and you’ll depart confident… Read more » Find out more »
11:00 am
Sliding scale $35-$100.

Greywater Installation Workshop (Clayton)

March 30, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location in Clayton,
Clayton, CA United States
Lower your water bill ** Conserve water ** Practice reuse ** Grow happy plants Did you know you use 45-55 gallons of water per laundry load? Or that you can use 3-10 gallons per minute to water your lawn? Join… Read more » Find out more »
Sliding scale $5-$10.

Rock Paper Scissors Collective: Seed Bomb Workshop

March 30, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rock Paper Scissors Collective,
2278 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Make little packets of love to throw to the winds! We’ll provide all supplies! About the teacher: Chris is a member of RPSC and an artist with busy hands. She makes jewelry, bags, magnets, whatever – based on her mood… Read more » Find out more »
2:00 pm

Mushroom Cultivation

March 30, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sticky Art Lab,
1682 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment. They decompose toxic wastes, enhance garden/plant health, and have medicinal properties. In this class, we’ll focus on learning how to cultivate edible mushrooms! We’ll cover… Read more » Find out more »
3:00 pm
Classes are free although a $5 donation is appreciated.

Big Gardens in Small Places: Container Gardening

March 30, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center,
3932 Mount Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549 United States
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Please join us for the first class of 2014 with Lori Caldwell, certified Master Gardener Composter and a favorite teacher at the Community Garden. If you have small space or want to grow your own food without being overwhelmed by… Read more » Find out more »
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