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PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street, Oakland, CA, 94608, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

September 11, 2014

What kind of society would we be living in if in place of the hyper-individualization of illness, health and health risk, we recognized that the conditions that cause most common illnesses are related to environmental, not individual, impairments such as air, soil and water pollution, the food desertification of low income neighborhoods, unsafe working conditions and long working hours, etc?

This 6 week long course provides a conceptual framework for contemplation and action around this core question. The course will be oriented towards local and collective action for health and ecological justice so participants can bring their learning home and co-create in community.

Space is limited, register online.

Start: September 11, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 24, 2014 9:30 pm
Cost: $250-$300, barter and work exchange negotiable

September 22, 2014

Seed saving is the next step toward self-reliance and deep sustainability. Saving our own seeds ensures protection of vital genetic material and helps keep our food system out of the hands of the big 5 like Monsanto and Dow Chemical. In this course you will learn the joys and challenges of saving seeds in an urban environment, including which crops can be reliably saved in small spaces and which need larger populations, isolation or special techniques. We’ll learn dry processing, wet processing, isolation and hand pollination techniques, threshing, winnowing and storage. After instruction we’ll practice processing batches of seed from the instructors store.

Space is limited, register online.

Date: September 22, 2014 6:00 pm
Cost: $25