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Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94702, United States

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March 7, 2015

Join us for a fun and festive Annual Seed Exchange hosted by the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL). Come learn about seed libraries, swap home-grown garden seeds, share a potluck supper, enjoy music and the company of fantastic local gardeners and earth stewards. Click here to check out our recent blog post on a vital seed saving advocacy campaign.
The Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL) Project is part of a growing network of concerned farmers and community gardeners dedicated to conserving the remaining genetic diversity of our planet’s seed stock. They have created a library of healthy vegetable, herb, and flower seeds that are being made available free to the public. Interested in volunteering for BASIL? Call or email for more info.

Date: March 7, 2015 7:00 pm
Cost: Free if you bring food and seeds to share OR $10 donation.

March 8, 2015

Come help sort and organize seeds for the BASIL seed library! This will be the day after our big annual Seed Swap, so there ought to be a lot of great seeds to add to the seed library. RSVP by email or phone.

Date: March 8, 2015 1:00 pm

March 26, 2015

From reusing greywater, to collecting rainwater, to installing waterless composting toilets, simple alterations can transform our home water systems. A recent study found that households saved an average of 15,000 gallons a year after installing greywater system. This presentation will teach you how you can transform your own home so it conserves and reuses our precious water resources, while growing a bountiful garden. It will also include national trends, codes and regulations, costs, health and safety considerations, and system examples.

Presenter Laura Allen is the co-founder of Greywater Action and has spent the past 15 years exploring low-tech, sustainable water solutions. She leads classes and workshops, including the first greywater training program for professional installers, and participates in writing state-level greywater and composting toilet codes. Laura is the author of The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in your Home and Landscape (Storey Press, 2015). Books will be available for sale and signing. This event is co-sponsored by The Urban Farmer Store.

Date: March 26, 2015 7:00 pm
Cost: Free