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Tour Registration Open: Cuba — Organic Evolution and Revolution (May 9-19)

March 14, 2014 - March 31, 2014

This tour provides a general overview of Cuba’s agroecological transition and the institutions and resources put into place to make this dramatic shift possible. We will see firsthand what happens when national policy prioritizes organic farming. The transformation of Cuban … Continue reading

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Tour Registration Open: Mexico — Celebrating Guelaguetza and Food Sovereignty in Oaxaca (July 18-26)

March 14, 2014 - April 30, 2014
Locations in Mexico, CA Mexico

On this tour, we will explore the cultural and historical context of Oaxaca’s food traditions, while also hearing firsthand from peasants and activists working to preserve, defend and strengthen Mexican food systems in the face of numerous threats to rural … Continue reading

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One Small Planet: Climate Action as Practice

March 17, 2014 - April 28, 2014
Donations welcome.

Engage the climate crisis. Make it your practice. This is an online workshop and support group for people who want to take action on climate change.The workshop begins on Monday, March 17 and runs for six weeks. Bring your courage … Continue reading

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Community Resilience Challenge

March 17, 2014 - March 29, 2014
Sonoma County, Sonoma County, CA United States

On and around May 17th and 18th, thousands of people across Sonoma County will rise to the challenge of creating more healthy, just and resilient lives, homes, neighborhoods and communities. Formerly the 350 Home & Garden Challenge, the Community Resilience … Continue reading

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BuildWell Conference

March 19, 2014 - March 22, 2014
Cavallo Point, Sausalito, CA 94965 United States

The BuildWell concept is to host a gathering that is intimate, high-level, and focused on the materials of architecture. Not because design, systems, energy and other things don't matter -- they certainly do -- but because the stuff of building … 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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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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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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Class: From Tree to Sea: A Bay Area Environmental Cross Section

March 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am - May 17, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Merritt College Self-Reliant House, 12500 Campus Drive
Oakland, CA 94619 United States
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Introduction to the outdoor environment of the San Francisco Bay watershed and nearby sites: Field study of ecosystems of the bay, hills, forest lands, creeks and wetlands; and explorations of sustainable cultural, ecotourism, and economic uses of the Bay environment. … Continue reading

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Urban Permaculture Design

March 19, 2014 @ 9:00 am - June 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Urban Permaculture Institute of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA United States

Permaculture training may just change your life.  This training offers the opportunity to develop professional skills and provides valuable education to enhance your current vocation, prepare you for your next venture and give you inspiration about solutions that you can … Continue reading

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9:30 am

Lawn Conversion Party

March 22, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location in Livermore, Livermore, CA United States

Not like any other lawn party – this one gives you a chance to help convert a lawn into a garden using sheet mulch, all in one day! We'll be supporting an Alameda County homeowner in transforming his/her lawn into … Continue reading

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10:00 am

Greywater Design and Installation Workshop — Richmond–FULL

March 22, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Urban Farmer Store Richmond Annex, 2121 San Joaquin Street
Richmond, CA 94804 United States

Drought-proof your landscape Learn how to install the popular "laundry to landscape" (L2L) greywater system in this design workshop. Laundry to landscape greywater systems are simple, affordable, and easy to maintain. With your own L2L system you can irrigate your … Continue reading

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12:00 pm

Meet Your Farmer

March 22, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

Local farmers, fisheries, farmers' markets and groceries are invited to share their stories, offer samples of their harvest, and recruit new Community Supported Agriculture members. Participants of all ages can become a part of the exhibit and learn more about … Continue reading

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Introduction to Permaculture Workshop

March 22, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main Street
Alameda, CA 94501 United States

Permaculture is a philosophy and system of building, farming, gardening and landscaping conceived by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the 1970s in the wake of environmental problems left behind by previous centuries of colonization and more recent industrialization. Join … Continue reading

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1:00 pm

Plant Color Extractions for Cosmetics

March 22, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of California Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States

Join Rachel Budde of Fat and the Moon in the adventure of plant color extraction for cosmetics. We will cover some basic infusion techniques that can be applied to other herbal extractions. You'll leave with a skill in your pocket … Continue reading

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4:00 pm

Book Release Party with John Poole, Author of Rinya

March 22, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Refreshments, reading, meet the author, book signing. Rinya is the story of a young boy between childhood and the beginnings of adulthood at a time that would unravel his culture which had persisted virtually unchanged for thousands of years. Rinya … Continue reading

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