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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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Bioblitz 2014 Festival

March 28, 2014 - March 29, 2014
San Francisco, San Francisco, CA United States

Mark your calendar and join us at the East Beach next to Crissy Field for the Golden Gate National Parks BioBlitz. Golden Gate National Parks is a large and complex urban unit of the National Park System located in the … Continue reading

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Water and Culture: Recovering Owens Valley Paiute History

March 29, 2014 - May 19, 2014

This exhibit examines the Owens Valley Paiute Indian water achievements, losses, contributions to pioneer society, and the expropriation by the city of Los Angeles. Featuring journals, maps, and photographs from the collections, the exhibit highlights early historical records of the … 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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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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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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Herbs for Women

March 26, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - April 9, 2014 @ 9:30 pm
The Ohlone Center of Herbal Studies, 1250 Addison Street, Suite 113
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
$60 - $150

An intensive class focusing on a woman’s life from puberty through menopause. In different phases of life women are challenged with a variety of discomforts and diseases. Women have unique issues to contend with, from menstrual irregularity to PMS, pregnancy, … Continue reading

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6:30 am

Free Compost for Berkeley Residents

March 29, 2014 @ 6:30 am

Free Compost: Berkeley Residents only with Photo ID. Time and Date: The last Saturday of each month February through October (except for July which will be on the 3rd Saturday due to the Kite Festival). Dates: 2/22, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, … Continue reading

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9:00 am

Bye Bye Basura Workshop

March 29, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Pablo City Hall Building, Madeira Room, 1 Alvarado Square
San Pablo, CA 94806 United States

Our "Bye Bye Basura" program connects students in West Contra Costa County with a sister school in Mexico to facilitate a cultural and educational exchange about reducing waste and litter. Join our workshop to learn how to engage your students … Continue reading

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Water-Efficient Landscape Class

March 29, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alameda County Water District, 43885 S. Grimmer Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538 United States

Alternatives to Lawn (Frank Niccoli): Explore dozens of ways to create beautiful and sustainable landscapes that conserve water, resources, and reduce your utility bill and maintenance costs. Space is limited, register online.

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Sick Plant Clinic

March 29, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of California Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers … Continue reading

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9:30 am

Drawing Leaves and Plants

March 29, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Regional Park, Wildcat Canyon Road at South Park Drive
Berkeley, CA 94708 United States
$40 - $45

Drawing can be a good way to increase our knowledge of native plants. By paying attention to form and details, we can better appreciate the beauty of nature. We will be using graphite to draw the form and details of … Continue reading

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10:00 am

Permeable Hardscapes, Water Efficient Hardscape Design Class

March 29, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garden for the Environment, Lawton Street at 7th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States

Learn how to incorporate hardscape surfaces into your water-efficient landscape design, and how to choose permeable surfaces that have water-conserving benefits which support a water-wise garden. Space is limited, register online.

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Organic Gardening 101

March 29, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Institute of Urban Homesteading, North Oakland, CA United States
$55 - $85

This day long course will introduce you to the essentials and foolproof basics of organic gardening. In the first part of the day we'll learn about dirt, including soil types, tilling and amending,options for composting and sheet mulching, cover crops … Continue reading

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Conference: Plastics 360 — Impact and Possibilities

March 29, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549 United States
$3 - $45

Speakers: Rebecca Braslau, chemistry professor, UC Santa Cruz Joe Mueller, biologist & instructor, College of Marin Wallace J. Nichols, PhD, marine biologist, author of the forthcoming Blue Mind. Chris Pincetich, PhD, marine biologist Beth Terry, author, Refreshments: Light, earth-friendly … Continue reading

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Compost Making and Worm Bins

March 29, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Memorial Park (Albany), 1325 Portland Ave.
Albany, CA 94706 United States
Free (donations for Transition Albany accepted)

A talk and demonstration on composting and worm bins, led by Lori from Stop Waste. Meet by the tennis courts in Memorial Park (between Vets Building and Albany High School)

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10:30 am

Introduction to Summer Dry Plants

March 29, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States
$12 - $20

Join the Ruth Bancroft Garden for the first public workshop of 2014 and get a head start on your planning for the dry year ahead. This class, taught by Kathy Echols of Diablo Valley College focuses on plants that are … Continue reading

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12:00 pm

Oakland Neighborhood Plant Exchange

March 29, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 2619 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

The Plant Exchange is held every March and October in Oakland. It is fun, free and encourages reuse, recycling, organic living, resource sharing, and information exchange. Come meet other gardeners, landscapers, urban farmers, and outdoor fans who come from all … Continue reading

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Save The Frogs! Education Center Grand Opening

March 29, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Save The Frogs Education Center, 2524 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States

Our frog-filled extravaganza will commence at high noon with a two hour frogging expedition to find and photograph native amphibians in the Berkeley hills. All afternoon at the Education Center we will have presentations about California’s native amphibians, local and … Continue reading

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1:00 pm

Saturdays with Soil: Building Healthy Soil

March 29, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Avenue
Newark, CA 94560 United States

Learn about gardening with expert Lori Caldwell, Compostgal. Registration is required -- Call during library open hours or email Barbara. An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. Voice: call the … Continue reading

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Chavez Event: Oakland Latinonet Voter Reg Kick-Off (Day of Service)

March 29, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
César E. Chávez Branch, Oakland Public Library, 3301 East 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94601 United States

Oakland is kicking off the Latino voter impact, and we are registering voter new and registered to make it to the Polls inn the Primary and the General election. We will start with training and campaign organizing. Event Contact Info: … Continue reading

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7:00 pm

Mola Mola Soiree

March 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States

The Farallones National Marine Sanctuary & Randall Museum of San Francisco Present: A Science & Art Celebration of the Mysterious Mola mola ocean sunfish - music, lecture, art, research updates, exhibits, crafts. The giant Mola mola, or ocean sunfish, resembles … Continue reading

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Cesar Chavez Film Screening and Discussion

March 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - March 30, 2014 @ 2:10 pm
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
$8 - $62

Directed by Diego Luna, "Cesar Chavez" chronicles the birth of a modern American movement led by famed civil rights leader and labor organizer, Cesar Chavez. Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity … Continue reading

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8:15 pm

Walk: Earth Hour Starlight Stroll

March 29, 2014 @ 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
El Cerrito Hillside Natural Area, El Cerrito, CA 94530 United States

On March 29, 2014, from 8:30 - 9:30 PM, people around the world will turn off lights and unneeded appliances to show support for curbing man-made emissions of greenhouse gases, the main cause of global warming. It's a great time … Continue reading

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8:30 pm

Earth Hour

March 29, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join millions of people across the world who will switch lights off for an hour on 29th of March at 8:30pm to raise awareness for the planet.

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