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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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Bay-Friendly Training and Qualification for Designing Landscapes – North Bay

March 5, 2014 @ 8:30 am - March 19, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Jamieson Canyon Water Treatment Plant, American Canyon, CA United States

This 24-hour Design Training program is taught by leading experts in stormwater management, soil health, irrigation, plant selection, and more. The Design Training program has two tracks: single-family residential design and civic/commercial/multifamily design. The training program focuses on practical, effective … Continue reading

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UC Botanical Garden Fiber and Dye Exhibit

March 6, 2014 @ 10:00 am - March 23, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
University of California Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
$2 - $65

The biodiversity of plant-based fibers and dyes is vast! The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of natural fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and … Continue reading

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Bountiful Spring: Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area

March 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am - March 15, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Location in Oakland, Oakland, CA United States
$14 - $240

As the rains begin to recede and the days lengthen, we are reminded that spring has arrived. All around, lush carpets of green span the horizon as many plants begin their annual ascent towards the sun. Join us as we … Continue reading

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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

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 - … Continue reading

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Bay-Friendly Training and Qualification for Maintaining Landscapes – Contra Costa

March 11, 2014 @ 8:00 am - March 25, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Booker T. Anderson Community Center, 960 South 47th Street
Richmond, CA 94804 United States

This three-session, 24-hour training program is taught by leading experts in stormwater management, soil health, irrigation, plant care, integrated pest management, and more. To become Bay-Friendly Qualified, program participants must attend all three classes, totaling 24 hours, and pass an … Continue reading

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8:00 am

2014 StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards

March 13, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Zero Net Energy Center, 14600 Catalina Street
San Leandro, CA 94577 United States

Join us to celebrate industry leaders from throughout Alameda County and learn from their success stories! The StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards honor leading Alameda County organizations whose continuous environmental performance and business efficiency have achieved outstanding results. The award event … Continue reading

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9:00 am

Irrigation Management Workshop and Field Day

March 13, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunol Ag Park, 505 Paloma Way
Sunol, CA 94586 United States
No cost. Free follow-up technical assistance about irrigation management is available to a limited number of beginning farmers and ranchers in Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties.

Presenter: Jim Leap, Farm Manager, emeritus, for the UC Santa Cruz Agroecology program farm and garden, part of the UCSC Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. Jim is currently the farm advisor for the Sunol AgPark and other SAGE … Continue reading

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6:00 pm

Irrigation Troubleshooting

March 13, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
The Urban Farmer Store, Mill Valley, 180 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States

Learn how to identify and solve timer, wire, and valve problems using volt/ohm meters. Mastering these essential skills and tricks of the trade will make future service calls a profitable pleasure! Space is limited, register online.

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7:00 pm

Building Healthy Soil

March 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Danville Library, 400 Front Street
Danville, CA 94526 United States

Please join us for a presentation on Building Healthy Soil. Contra Costa Master Gardeners Lorraine Frey and Sharon Gibson will guide the audience through a variety of practices that will help gardeners improve the condition of their soil. Healthy soil is the … Continue reading

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