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Application Deadline: The UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship

March 1, 2014

The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is offering eight $10,000 postgraduate Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships in a new program established by Michael Pollan, the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. The fellowship, … Continue reading

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Permaculture Design Certification

March 1, 2014 - March 14, 2014
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, 15290 Coleman Valley Road
Occidental, CA 95465 United States
$300. - $1650

Whether you currently own property or dream of it, this two-week intensive course will immerse you in information, ideas and inspiration for how to design sustainable, regenerative systems in balance with your home ecosystem. You will learn the ethics, principles and practice … Continue reading

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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
$6 - $65

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 … Continue reading

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10:00 am

Urban Composting

March 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garden for the Environment, Lawton Street at 7th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
Free

Spring is a great time to start a new compost pile as you get ready for your spring garden!  Join GFE as we discover how to turn those leftovers, either from the garden or the kitchen, into “black gold”. This … Continue reading

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Workshop: Do More with Less: Roots and Drip Irrigation with Robert Kourik

March 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Petaluma City Hall, 11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
Free

In times of drought ‘doing more with less’ is not just a trend, but is the new normal. Come learn how drip irrigation can improve plant production while reducing water use. This day is for people dedicated to re-hydrating their … Continue reading

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10:30 am

TEDxManhattan – Changing the Way We Eat

March 1, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 3:45 pm
PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th Street
Oakland, CA 94608 United States
Free

PLACE will be a viewing location. Come meet others interested in the sustainable food movement and share some local food. TEDxManhattan will take place on March 1, 2014, in New York City. The one-day event will highlight several aspects of … Continue reading

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Transition Berkeley Saturday Swap

March 1, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Ohlone Greenway at Ohlone Park, Sacremento and Delaware Streets
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
Free

Transition Berkeley invites you to come on down to our monthly Winter Swap. Bring crops if you have them, books and/or clothing. Meet some nice folks, share info about growing food locally and help create a better economy based on … Continue reading

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11:30 am

Solar Inauguration

March 1, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
Free

Join us in celebrating the completed installation of a 22 kW solar energy system on Kehilla Community Synagogue's roof! We raised $56,070 through Indiegogo to finance the installation of this solar energy array and we invite you to come celebrate … Continue reading

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12:00 pm

Brower Grange Hall

March 1, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
Free

This grange hall at the Brower Center will celebrate the growing season with family activities, including a seed swap, planting table and homesteading workshops. A grain celebration will spill onto the street, with on-site education, milling and a Bay Area … Continue reading

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BioFuel Oasis Urban Farm Day

March 1, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BioFuel Oasis, 1441 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
Free

Get inspiration to start (or expand!) your backyard urban farm by attending one of our free demos or workshops: 1pm – What You Need to Start a Beehive in Your Backyard with BioFuel Oasis co-owner Jennifer Radtke. 2pm – How … Continue reading

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2:00 pm

Prepping Your Garden For Spring

March 1, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak Street
Alameda, CA 94501 United States

It's time to start thinking about that Spring and Summer garden! Join Lori Caldwell as she discusses seeds vs. starts, crop rotation, building healthy soil and great crops to plant for Spring. Teen and adult. RSVP by phone.

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7:00 pm

Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL) Annual Seed Swap

March 1, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
$10

Potluck supper, hoe down music, home-grown garden seeds, and the company of fantastic local gardeners! Come learn about seed saving classes and the Library. BASIL is a project of the Ecology Center.

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