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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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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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10:00 am

Drawing Inks with Plant Pigments

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

Learn to make water-based paint and inks with plants and earth pigments for use on paper or fabric with local artist and instructor Judi Petitte. Sample paper, fabric sample and brushes, ink rollers, stamps provided. The inks are appropriate for … Continue reading

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10:45 am

Rainwater Harvesting Workshop (Walnut Creek)

March 23, 2014 @ 10:45 am - 4:00 pm
Location in Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA United States
$35 - $100.

Sustainable Contra Costa is kickstarting the Sustainable Living Workshop Series with an exciting, hands-on Rainwater Harvesting Workshop. Come learn about simple, backyard rainwater harvesting systems. We'll cover common types of rainharvesting systems, storage options, system components, how to size a … Continue reading

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11:00 am

Magical Mystery Farm Tour

March 23, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Urban Adamah Farm, 1050 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States

What do we grow and why? How has the farm evolved since we planted our first raised beds three years ago? How do carrots, kale, bees, goats, fish, worms and chickens form an interconnected ecosystem that produces an extraordinary abundance of produce … Continue reading

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11:30 am

Docent Explainer: Newts

March 23, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
University of California Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
Free with Garden admission

Come visit the Japanese Pool at the Garden where the newts are having all kinds of fun. A docent will be available to explain the newt activity and maybe even net a newt or two for a close-up look, while … Continue reading

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12:00 pm

Aquaponics Tour and Open House

March 23, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Urban Adamah Farm, 1050 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States

Are you curious about the growing phenomenon of aquaponics— the soil-less system of growing food in water that increases productivity while reducing environmental impacts: creating both produce and freshwater fish? Join us for a tour and explanation of Urban Adamah’s … Continue reading

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1:00 pm

Potluck Celebration: Every Month is Black History Month

March 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Triangle Park, 61st St. and Adeline St.
Oakland, CA United States

Meet your neighbors, break bread, and share in the celebration of Black history. Food, music, art, speakers, and a restorative justice circle. This event was originally scheduled for 2/28, and rescheduled due to rain.

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2:00 pm

Transition Albany Film Screening: More Than Honey

March 23, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Albany Community Center, Edith Stone Room, 1249 Marin Avenue
Albany, CA 94706 United States

Watch a compelling documentary about our essential allies, the honeybees, talk to local beekeepers, and find out how you can support the bees who visit your backyard. A free event, child-friendly with appropriate refreshments.

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6:00 pm

Bay Nature Local Heroes Annual Awards Dinner

March 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Scott’s Seafood, 2 Broadway, Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607 United States

Bay Nature Institute’s annual “Local Hero” Awards Dinner will take place at Scott’s Seafood, Jack London Square, in Oakland. Our guest speaker will be Michael Brune, the Executive Director of the Sierra Club; his talk is entitled “Wilderness at 50: Keeping It … Continue reading

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