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St. Alban’s Church
1501 Washington Street, Albany, CA, 94706, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

February 10, 2015

For California’s almost 4000 wineries and 6000 wine-grape growers, sustainability involves low water use, healthy streams, diverse wildlife and native plants, soil rich in nutrients and free of toxics, fair treatment of workers, vibrant local communities, and more.

Hear how some growers and vintners are embracing sustainability – from controlling weeds with sheep to restoring miles of wetlands and stream banks. Napa-area food writer Janet Fletcher, author of Down to Earth: A Seasonal Tour of Sustainable Winegrowing in California, is joined by Allison Jordan, executive director of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.

Date: February 10, 2015 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

April 14, 2015

When European settlers arrived, the Bay Area was mostly open grassland. Builders of cities, industries, and military reserves turned much of this into an urban forest thick with non-native eucalyptus and Monterey pine. In the East Bay, this transformation was mostly the work of one remarkable man! What became of his dream, and how do we deal with his legacy today, amid dense development, drought, changing climate, and wildfire risks?

Discuss the East Bay forest’s colorful past and uncertain future with Jerry Kent, who retired as Assistant General Manager after a 41-year career with the East Bay Regional Park District. A history lover, he has collected maps and photographs and researched many aspects of East Bay nature and history.

Date: April 14, 2015 7:00 pm
Cost: Free