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Dear readers,

Welcome to another list of events, classes, actions, films, conferences, grant deadlines, etc., for your planning convenience. Our searchable website edition of the calendar ( http://www.ecologycenter.org/calendar/ ) contains events further into the future. Please continue to send event listings to calendar@ecologycenter.org and forward any breaking action alerts to alerts@ecologycenter.org .

Check out our online EcoDirectory:  http://www.ecologycenter.org/ecodirectory/ . Do you have questions? The EcoDirectory provides resources and referrals for common environmental concerns.

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 (the events are listed by date and title, then again below with full descriptions)

 ECOLOGY CENTER EVENTS
8/11/2007	 	Introduction to Permaculture
8/18/2007	 	Watershed Poetry Festival
8/25/2007	 	Jazzy Tomatoes at the Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market
8/28/2007	 	Tomato Tasting at the Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market
8/31/2007	 	Application Deadline: Office Space Available in Ecology Center Building
9/2/2007	 	EcoHouse Tour - 10am
9/2/2007	 	EcoHouse Tour - 1pm
9/16/2007	 	Block Party at Peralta/Hopkins
9/21/2007	 	Berkeley Sustainability Summit
10/30/2007	Fall Fruit 'n' Fright at the Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market
11/3/2007	 	Introduction to Permaculture Design

 ALL EVENTS
Through 8/18/2007	 	Course: Civil Rights Movement w/SF Freedom School
Through 8/24/2007	 	Volunteer: "Alameda Creek Alliance 10th Anniversary"
Through 8/24/2007	 	Coastal Camp at Headlands Institute
Through 8/25/2007	 	Planning for the Centennial of Berkeley's Parks Celebration
Through 8/25/2007	 	Coastal Art & Poetry Exhibit
Through 8/26/2007	 	Art Exhibit: "Yosemite: Art of an American Icon"
Through 8/29/2007	 	Film Fest: "Eco-Amok! An Inconvenient Film Fest"
Through 8/31/2007	 	Summer Day Camp: "This Land is Your Land"
Through 8/31/2007	 	Exhibit: "Shaped by Water"
Through 8/31/2007	 	Green City Gallery
Through 8/31/2007	 	Exhibit: Los Hilos de la vida/The Threads of Life
Through 10/1/2007	 	Deadline: Call for Papers: Ecocity World Summit 2008
Through 10/7/2007	 	Exhibit: "The Edge: Where California Culture, Critters, and Environment Collide"
Through 11/25/2007	 	Farallon Islands Nature Cruises 2007
Through 12/31/2007	 	Volunteer in an Eco-City: Bahia de Caraquez, Equador
8/11/2007	 	Apartment Farming
8/11/2007	 	Nutrition Education/Food Demo
8/11/2007	 	Kids' Workshop: "Bobcats and Mountain Lions on the Prowl"
8/11/2007	 	Volunteer: Berryland on the Richmond Greenway
8/11/2007	 	Meeting: Neighbors for Solar Power
8/11/2007	 	Benefit Concert: Labor Heritage/Rockin' Solidarity Chorus and Vukani Mawethu
8/11/2007	 	Festival: "Scene on the Strait"
8/11/2007	 	Vegetarian Cooking Class: Mediterranean Menu
8/11/2007	 	Volunteer w/ Save the Bay: Remove Nonnative Plants at Eden Landing
8/11/2007	 	Potluck Social for Wolf Creek Commons Cohousing
8/11/2007	 	Introduction to Permaculture
8/11/2007	 	Volunteer: San Pablo Creek Stewardship and Restoration
8/11/2007	 	Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon
8/11/2007	 	Volunteer: Quail Habitat Restoration
8/11/2007	 	Workshop: "Summer Pruning for Fruit Trees"
8/12/2007	 	SCRAP Workshop: Barbie and Beyond
8/12/2007	 	Talk: Mumia Abu Jamal on the Road to Freedom?
8/12/2007	 	Workshop: Bioregional Education on Sausal Creek
8/13/2007	 	Meeting: Neighbors for Solar Power
8/13/2007	 	The Privatization of Water
8/13/2007	 	Farallones Marine Sanctuary Explorer's Camp
8/14/2007	 	Hetch Hetchy and Beyond
8/14/2007	 	Talk: Living Green in Today's Consumer World
8/14/2007	 	Friends of the Urban Forest Tree Tour: Yerba Buena Gardens & South of Market
8/14/2007	 	Class: "Culvert and Road Drainage, Central Coast Region"
8/14/2007	 	Nutrition Education/Food Demo
8/15/2007	 	Deadline: Public Transportation Photo Contest
8/15/2007	 	The Nexus of Water, Energy and Climate
8/15/2007	 	Film Fest: Eco-Amok! presents "Silent Running"
8/15/2007	 	Class: Lead-Safe Painting & Remodeling
8/15/2007	 	Voting Deadline: People's Choice Award: Lifecycle Building Challenge
8/15/2007	 	Info Session: Sustainable Building Adviser Program
8/15/2007	 	Public Meeting: Draft Regional Rail Plan
8/15/2007	 	Application Deadline: "Regenerative Design and Nature Awareness Training"
8/15/2007	 	Info Meeting: Environmental Educators Docent Training
8/16/2007	 	Film: Black Gold
8/16/2007	 	Delta Doomed? Sustainability of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Peripheral Canal
8/16/2007	 	Public Meeting: Draft Regional Rail Plan
8/16/2007	 	Film: Suzuki Speaks
8/17/2007	 	10th Annual Coho Confab
8/17/2007	 	Class: "Gardening and Composting Educator Training Program"
8/17/2007	 	Film: "Shut Up and Sing"
8/17/2007	 	Application Deadline: Sustainability Intern Projects
8/18/2007	 	Craiglist Foundation Nonprofit Boot Camp
8/18/2007	 	Friends of the Urban Forest Tree Tour: Octavia Blvd
8/18/2007	 	Symposium: Awakening the Dreamer
8/18/2007	 	SolFest
8/18/2007	 	Watershed Poetry Festival
8/18/2007	 	Volunteer: "Habitat restoration and planting at Lands End"
8/18/2007	 	Workshop: Roofwater Catchment
8/18/2007	 	City Slicker Farms Sustainability Film Screening
8/18/2007	 	Class: Lead-Safety for Remodeling, Repair & Painting Older Homes
8/18/2007	 	Nutrition Education/Food Demo
8/18/2007	 	Workshop: Plants for the Water Garden
8/19/2007	 	Medicinal Plant Walk
8/19/2007	 	Community Labyrinth Peace Walk
8/19/2007	 	Volunteer: "Bernal Hilltop Native Grassland Restoration"
8/19/2007	 	Gardening: "Organic Planet Garden Tour"
8/20/2007	 	The Return of a World-Class Bay Area Ferry System
8/20/2007	 	Public Meeting: Draft Regional Rail Plan
8/20/2007	 	Meeting: Neighbors for Solar Power
8/21/2007	 	The Future of the Salton Sea
8/21/2007	 	US Social Forum Report Back
8/21/2007	 	Lecture: The Fragile Edge: Wonders and Warnings from the Oceans
8/21/2007	 	Community Meeting: Emissions Inventory for West Oakland
8/21/2007	 	(TV) POV Documentary: "Arctic Son"
8/21/2007	 	Film: Koyaanisqatsi
8/21/2007	 	Talk: Water, water everywhere? California's Water Resources
8/22/2007	 	Film Fest: Eco-Amok! presents "Meet the Applegates"
8/22/2007	 	Water and Human Diseases in Developing Countries
8/22/2007	 	Public Meeting: Draft Regional Rail Plan
8/22/2007	 	Berkeley City College Global Studies Program: The Developing World
8/22/2007	 	Panel: " San Francisco Stand Up! Defending Our Right To The City"
8/22/2007	 	GPS Training
8/23/2007	 	Garden Flowers for Attracting Native Bees
8/23/2007	 	Fall Classes Begin: Environmental Studies Department at Merritt College
8/23/2007	 	People's Grocery Youth Graduation & Office Warming
8/24/2007	 	Dinner & Auction: "Alameda Creek Alliance 10th Anniversary"
8/25/2007	 	Volunteer: GPS Survey at Castro Creek
8/25/2007	 	Point Reyes Field Seminar: Native Trees and Shrubs
8/25/2007	 	Women's Equality Day Parade & Rally
8/25/2007	 	Workshop: Mediterranean Food Gardening
8/25/2007	 	Workshop: Earth Oven Construction
8/25/2007	 	Fundraiser: "Fourth Annual 10k/5k On The Bay Race/Walk"
8/25/2007	 	Jazzy Tomatoes at the Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market
8/25/2007	 	Volunteer: Cerrito Creek Work Party
8/26/2007	 	Tour: "Valley Orchard Tour"
8/26/2007	 	Festival: "Organic Planet Festival"
8/26/2007	 	Oak Grove Music Festival
8/26/2007	 	Workshop: Intro to Herbal Medicine
8/27/2007	 	Twilight Tour: Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon
8/27/2007	 	Workshop: "Photovoltaic Design for Engineers & Designers"
8/27/2007	 	Public Meeting: Draft Regional Rail Plan
8/27/2007	 	Sacred Water
8/28/2007	 	Water in Israel: A Political and Environmental Issue
8/28/2007	 	Tomato Tasting at the Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market
8/28/2007	 	UC Berkeley Extension Sustainable Design Program Fall Schedule
8/28/2007	 	Film: Baraka
8/28/2007	 	Info Session: Sustainable Architecture and Design
8/28/2007	 	(TV) POV Documentary: "Libby, Montana"
8/29/2007	 	Environmental Educators Docent Training
8/29/2007	 	Talk: Saving the Bay Again
8/29/2007	 	Film Fest: Eco-Amok! presents "Habitat"
8/30/2007	 	The Struggle for Water Justice
8/30/2007	 	Fish Forever: Lunch and Discussion
8/31/2007	 	Deadline: Weed Photo Contest
8/31/2007	 	0 to 100 Watts in 4 Days: Build an FM Broadcast Transmitter
8/31/2007	 	Application Deadline: Office Space Available in Ecology Center Building
8/31/2007	 	Free Compost for Berkeley Residents
9/1/2007	 	Workshop: Natural Building Intensive
9/1/2007	 	Eco-City Sketchbook Design Competition
9/2/2007	 	Meeting: "American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting"
9/2/2007	 	EcoHouse Tour - 10am
9/2/2007	 	EcoHouse Tour - 1pm

 ECOLOGY CENTER EVENTS

Saturday, August 11, 2007
Introduction to Permaculture — Come find out about using permaculture principles in your garden in this introductory class - great for beginners and intermediate permaculture designers. We'll cover the philosophy, ethics, and principles of permaculture. With a working permaculture garden tour. The class is taught by Christopher Shein. Christopher runs Wildheart Gardens, an edible & native permaculture nursery, design and landscaping business in Oakland. He teaches at Merritt College, and helps run other urban agriculture projects. Pre-register by phone. Location: 1526 Fairview St, (near Sacramento St), Berkeley. Time: 10am - 1pm. Cost: $10 EC members, $15 general, no one turned away for lack of funds. Info: 510-548-2220 x233.

Saturday, August 18, 2007
Watershed Poetry Festival — Join former US Poet Laureate Robert Hass, Poetry Flash, the Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers' Market, and Ecocity Builders at the twelfth annual Watershed Poetry Festival. Since 1996, thousands have gathered together with environmental and literary groups to celebrate writers, nature, and community. Along with Robert Hass, this year's featured writers include poets Michael McClure and Sandra Alcosser and cultural historian Rebecca Solnit. Also performing will be poet and eco-educator Chris Olander, poet and naturalist Maya Khosla, and youth poets from California Poets in the Schools and River of Words. Music is provided by Smooth Toad with G.P. Skratz, Andy Dinsmore, and Bob Ernst. Eco updates will be provided by Kirk Lumpkin from the Ecology Center and Kirstin Miller from Ecocity Builders. Location: MLK/Civic Center Park, MLK Jr. Way and Center St., Berkeley. Time: Noon - 4pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-526-9105, http://www.poetryflash.org/ .

Saturday, August 25, 2007
Jazzy Tomatoes at the Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market — Jazzy Tomatoes-the third event in a series celebrating 20 years of the Ecology Center's Berkeley Farmers' Markets includes a Downtown Berkeley Jazz Festival Concert (10:30am-2:30pm) featuring headliner Mike Marshall with Brazilian pianist Jovino Santos Neto and delicious tomato dishes by Venus Restaurant (served noon-3pm, sales benefit the Ecology Center). Program Description: Downtown Berkeley Jazz Festival Concert with the Addison Street Band: A tribute to Steely Dan!: 10:30-11:15am, featuring multiple vocalists, guitars, keyboards, percussion, tenor saxophone, trumpet, bass, and drums. Kaz George: 11:30am-12:30pm, high-energy modern jazz with some of the finest high school age jazz musicians in the country. Kaz George, saxophone; Savannah Harris, drums, Danny Mertens, piano; Jonathan Stein, bass; and Ariel Vento, trumpet. Mike Marshall and Jovino Santos Neto: 1-2:30pm, Mike Marshall is one of the world's most accomplished and versatile acoustic musicians, a master of mandolin, guitar, and violin whose playing is as imaginative and adventurous as it is technically thrilling. Able to swing gracefully from jazz to classical to bluegrass to Latin styles, he puts his stamp on everything he plays with an unusually potent blend of intellect and emotion, a combination of musical skill and instinct rare in the world of American vernacular instrumentalists. The barriers between classical, jazz, and indigenous Brazilian music are obscured by Rio de Janeiro-born and Seattle-based pianist, flutist, composer, producer, and arranger Jovino Santos Neto. A member of Hermeto Pascoal's legendary band from 1977 to 1992. Delish Tomato Dishes (pasta/tomato sauce dish and a bruschetta) (served noon-3pm) by Venus Restaurant & Amy Murray, Chef, Owner, & creator of "organic, inspired, seasonal cuisine." Near downtown Berkeley BART, lot & street parking. Location: Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market, Center St. at MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley. Time: 10:30am - 3pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-548-3333, http://www.ecologycenter.org/bfm/ .

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Tomato Tasting at the Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market — An opportunity to sample, for free, all at one table, the whole amazing range of tomato varieties (about 35) at the Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market. Location: Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market, Derby St. at MLK, Jr. Way, Berkeley. Time: 2pm - 7pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-548-3333, http://www.ecologycenter.org/ .

Friday, August 31, 2007
Application Deadline: Office Space Available in Ecology Center Building — The Ecology Center has office space to lease. It is cubicle-style office space in a light, airy, open office in the same building the Ecology Center occupies. Space fits two desks. The building is located in West Berkeley, in the area referred to as the "Left Bank." Other tenants that share the space include small environmental nonprofits and projects. Please contact Amy Kiser for more information. Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley. Info: amy@ecologycenter.org , http://www.ecologycenter.org .

Sunday, September 2, 2007
EcoHouse Tour - 10am — Tour the Ecology Center's environmentally friendly demonstration home and garden. Get a comprehensive vision of many of the simple improvements anyone can make to their urban home. Tour includes: solar panels, on-demand water heater, water saving fixtures, natural and recycled building materials, Berkeley's first city-permitted wetland / graywater system, water catchment strategies, ducks in the city, a living roof garden, organic permaculture gardening, native drought tolerant plants, mushroom cultivation, and more. RSVP by 8/31/07. Location: EcoHouse, 1305 Hopkins St., (enter via garden entrance on Peralta), Berkeley. Time: 10am - Noon. Cost: $10 sliding scale, no one refused for lack of funds. Info: 510-548-2220 x242, ecohouse@ecologycenter.org , http://ecologycenter.org/ .

Sunday, September 2, 2007
EcoHouse Tour - 1pm — Tour the Ecology Center's environmentally friendly demonstration home and garden. Get a comprehensive vision of many of the simple improvements anyone can make to their urban home. Tour includes: solar panels, on-demand water heater, water saving fixtures, natural and recycled building materials, Berkeley's first city-permitted wetland / graywater system, water catchment strategies, ducks in the city, a living roof garden, organic permaculture gardening, native drought tolerant plants, mushroom cultivation, and more. RSVP by 8/31/07. Location: EcoHouse, 1305 Hopkins St., (enter via garden entrance on Peralta), Berkeley. Time: 1pm - 3pm. Cost: $10 sliding scale, no one refused for lack of funds. Info: 510-548-2220 x242, ecohouse@ecologycenter.org , http://ecologycenter.org/ .

Sunday, September 16, 2007
Block Party at Peralta/Hopkins — Centennial of Berkeley Parks: Celebrating our community's diversity of open space. A celebration of EcoHouse, the Ohlone Greenway, and three Community Gardens: Peralta, Karl Linn and Northside. Afternoon will include a workshop on traffic management at Peralta/Hopkins intersection, plus food and music. Sponsors include Friends of Westbrae Commons and EcoHouse. Location: Peralta Community Garden, 1400 Peralta Ave., near Hopkins, Berkeley. Time: 2pm - 5pm. Info: 510-524-2671, nacollier@pacbell.net .

Friday, September 21, 2007
Berkeley Sustainability Summit — The Ecology Center will be hosting the Second Annual Berkeley Sustainability Summit-a whirlwind of short presentations on Berkeley sustainability projects, structured networking, and an all-organic catered lunch and treats. Mark your calendars! Tickets will be available online 8/15/07. Location: Krutch Theater, Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley, 2601 Warring Street at Parker Street, Berkeley. Time: 9am - 3pm. Cost: $25. Info: 510-548-2220 x222, amy@ecologycenter.org , http://www.ecologycenter.org/ .

Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Fall Fruit 'n' Fright at the Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market — Enjoy Pears, Pomegranates and Persimmons, a Pumpkin Carving Contest, Day of the Dead festivities, and Fall Fruit Pies by Mission Pies. Celebrating 20 years as a program of the Ecology Center, the Berkeley Farmers' Markets offer a wide range of mostly organic produce and healthy, locally-produced foods. Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market is near Ashby BART and buses on MLK and Shattuck, street parking. Location: Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market, Derby St. at MLK, Jr. Way, Berkeley. Time: 3pm - 7pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-548-3333, http://www.ecologycenter.org/bfm/ .

Saturday, November 3, 2007
Introduction to Permaculture Design — Take some time during the rainy season to design your backyard, school or community garden. This workshop will cover ecological landscape design basics and will be held indoors at the Ecology Center. We'll include a slideshow to illustrate design concepts. The class is taught by Christopher Shein. Christopher runs Wildheart Gardens, an edible & native permaculture nursery, design and landscaping business in Oakland. He teaches at Merritt College, and helps run other urban agriculture projects. PLEASE CALL TO PRE-REGISTER. Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley. Time: 10 am - 1 pm. Cost: $10 EC members, $15 others, no one turned away. Info: Beck, 510-548-2220 x233, erc@ecologycenter.org .

 ALL EVENTS

Through Saturday, August 18, 2007
Course: Civil Rights Movement w/SF Freedom School — Study the Civil Rights Movement as a case study of how social movements happen, with veterans of that struggle, activities and films. All ages welcome. Pot luck lunch. Course runs for seven consecutive Saturdays through 8/18/07. Register via email. Location: San Francisco Freedom School, 152 Church Street (at Market), SF. Time: 10am - 4pm. Cost: Free. Info: 415-703-0465, kathyemery@educationanddemocracy.org , http://educationanddemocracy.org/ED_SFFS.html .

Through Friday, August 24, 2007
Volunteer: "Alameda Creek Alliance 10th Anniversary" — The Alameda Creek Alliance will celebrate our 10th anniversary in August with a dinner and silent auction fundraiser. Celebrate a decade of organizing and advocating for restoring Alameda Creek and its fisheries. This event will feature food, wine, live music, local celebrity speakers and a silent auction. There are a number of ways you can help: donate an item or activity for our silent auction (environmental, outdoor adventure and flyfishing themed items or activities are especially welcome), ask your business or friends or family to donate an item or activity for the auction, purchase tickets for an event or a gift certificate for an item for the auction, volunteer to help set up at the event, volunteer to help run the silent auction. If you are interested in helping, please contact Diana Brumbaugh via phone or email. Info: 510-794-4252, alamedavolunteer@yahoo.com , www.alamedacreek.org .

Through Friday, August 24, 2007
Coastal Camp at Headlands Institute — Coastal Camp at Headlands Institute combines marine and coastal ecology themes with hands-on educational activities and games, providing exciting opportunities for discovery in the great outdoors. By promoting environmental stewardship, Coastal Camp empowers kids to become responsible earth citizens. Coastal Camp is located at Rodeo Beach on the Headlands Institute Campus. Location: Rodeo Beach, Marin Headlands. Info: 415-332-6961, http://www.yni.org/hi/summer/index.php .

Through Saturday, August 25, 2007
Planning for the Centennial of Berkeley's Parks Celebration — Activists and affiliates of Berkeley Partners for Parks are requested to participate in the Centennial of Berkeley's Parks Celebration (8/25/07 through 10/7/07) by including their paths, creek, community garden, and/or park in this to-be-defined calendar of events. BPFP and the City of Berkeley are co-sponsoring a month+ of grassroots events in Berkeley's public outdoor places! The Centennial will kick-off with a city-wide fair to honor 100 years of our first City Park -- San Pablo Park, to be hosted by the San Pablo Park Neighborhood Council. We invite other groups and individuals to plan and schedule their own events and coordinate their activities with us. BPFP will create a calendar and promote the activities widely. Location: t. Info: 510-849-1969, jsteere@igc.org .

Through Saturday, August 25, 2007
Coastal Art & Poetry Exhibit — An exhibit of work from the California Coastal Commission's Coastal Art & Poetry Contest for kindergarten through 12th grade students. Location: Sanchez Art Center, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica. Info: 650-355-1894, http://www.sanchezartcenter.org/Calendar.htm .

Through Sunday, August 26, 2007
Art Exhibit: "Yosemite: Art of an American Icon" — Organized by the Museum of the American West, Autry National Center, in Los Angeles, the exhibition looks at Yosemite's changing visual identity and cultural role as a national and international destination, and the response by artists to its transition from an ideal of wilderness to a commercial and often congested venue. Location: Oakland Museum of CA, 1000 Oak St., @ 10th St., Oakland. Cost: Free with museum admission. Info: 510-238-4740, ewhipple@museumca.org , http://www.museumca.org/ .

Through Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Film Fest: "Eco-Amok! An Inconvenient Film Fest" — The inconvenient truth is this: cinema has seen it coming for years. How else to account for the black-and-white bestiary that brought us ants the size of SUVs and buffed-up behemoths rising from the ocean floor? Or the more colorful contributions, like a grizzled bear as big as a phone booth, militarized piranhas with excited incisors, or a man-plant with its roots in horror? These are the queer consequences of messing with Mother Nature. From the fearsome fifties right up to the carbon-coughing present, cinema has ogled the aftereffects of ecological abuse and genetic jerry-rigging. Eco-Amok! takes on this prescient patch of filmdom to relish the monstrosities, as well as considering the causes for consternation. Whether the anxiety arises from rogue radiation, environmental spoliation, or genomic manipulation, a movie can be found to match the menace. There are rarities like Saul Bass's Phase IV, an acute account of ants with larger-than-life intelligence; Jack Cardiff's The Mutations, in which a crazed botanist tries to meld folks and foliage; Michael Lehmann's Meet the Applegates, a tale of terrorist roaches that want to inherit the earth, even if it's radioactive; and Rene Daalder's harrowing Habitat, a greenhouse with effects, in which CGI meets horticultural hell. Eco-Amok! conjures both Gore and gore, the timely message and the giddy mayhem. Location: Pacific Film Archive Theater, 2575 Bancroft Way, @ Bowditch, Berkeley. Info: 510-642-1124, bampfa@berkeley.edu , http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmseries/ecoamok .

Through Friday, August 31, 2007
Summer Day Camp: "This Land is Your Land" — For children ages 5-12. Two camp locations: one at Roberts Regional Park in Oakland and one at Tilden Park in Berkeley. This Land is Your Land Day Camp blends the exciting science and nature studies developed by Sarah Shaffer with art, music, hiking, swimming, and outdoor games. Counselor In Training (CIT) program for campers ages 11-15. Weekly sessions from June 18 through August 31. Theme for June 18-22: Go Green! Time: 9am - 3pm. Cost: $285/wk. Info: 510-581-3739, http://www.sarahscience.com/ .

Through Friday, August 31, 2007
Exhibit: "Shaped by Water" — Exhibit of landscapes by Jane Norling. Artist's reception 8/2, 11:30am-1:30pm. Location: EBMUD Main Administration Building, 375 11th St, Second Floor Lobby, Oakland. Time: M-F, 8am - 4pm. Info: 510-287-0138.

Through Friday, August 31, 2007
Green City Gallery — A venue celebrating the emerging field of ecologically responsible design. Bay Localize and DIG Coop are collaborating to open this space, which will host workshops, and other social and educational events, as well as exhibits from organizations, businesses and artists who are engaged in the development of urban ecology and local 'green' economy. Location: Green City Gallery, 1950 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley. Time: 10am - 10pm. Info: 510-834-0420, info@digcity.coop , http://digcity.coop/greencitygallery/ .

Through Friday, August 31, 2007
Exhibit: Los Hilos de la vida/The Threads of Life — Works by a Latina cooperative quilt group in northern California that has been making pictorial quilts for the last two years. With scenes of family life, border crossings, life in Mexico, and dreams and reverence for the natural and spiritual worlds, the quilts cature the essence of the artists' stories. Opening party July 7, 3pm-5pm. Location: La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. Info: 510-849-2568, http://www.lapena.org .

Through Monday, October 1, 2007
Deadline: Call for Papers: Ecocity World Summit 2008 — The Ecocity World Summit will address the ecological city, town and village from the perspectives of people, nature, sustainable development, economies and technologies, and incentives and support structures. The Call for Papers for the Academic and Talent Scouting Sessions is open. Those interested should submit their Abstract through the Ecocity World Summit Website. Location: SF. Info: kirstin@ecocityworldsummit.org , http://www.ecocityworldsummit.org/papers.htm .

Through Sunday, October 7, 2007
Exhibit: "The Edge: Where California Culture, Critters, and Environment Collide" — "Grizzlies Ate Salmon at the Oakland Museum of California" takes a look back at the estuary adjacent to the museum where salmon ran and bear dined; "Water, Water, Water!" explores the state's steep increase in water use and the history of Hetch Hetchy; and "Which Side of the Fence Are You On?" presents opposing views on suburbia. Through a mix of artwork, natural specimens, and artifacts, The Edge provides a tangible, provocative history of California's attitude toward its natural resources. Location: Oakland Museum of CA, 1000 Oak St., @ 10th St., Oakland. Cost: Included with museum admission. Info: 510-238-4740, ewhipple@museumca.org , http://www.museumca.org/exhibit/exhi_theedge.html .

Through Sunday, November 25, 2007
Farallon Islands Nature Cruises 2007 — The Oceanic Society conducts all-day nature cruises to the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge each Saturday and Sunday from May to November. The refuge is the largest seabird rookery in the eastern Pacific south of Alaska; a quarter of a million birds nest there in the spring and summer. Most trips encounter marine mammals from sea lions and seals to humpback and blue whales. Reservations required; trips go rain or shine. Location: Oceanic Society Expeditions, Ft Mason Center #E-230, SF. Time: 8am - 4pm. Cost: $95; call for group rates. Info: 415-474-3385, http://www.oceanic-society.org .

Through Monday, December 31, 2007
Volunteer in an Eco-City: Bahia de Caraquez, Equador — Planet Drum Foundation seeks volunteers for its Ecological City projects, through 12/2007. Work with a revegetation project, planting and maintaining native plants to reduce erosion and create habitats for birds and other animals. Join neighborhood efforts to learn and use ecological practices. Help in renewable energy development. Assist bioregional environmental education groups for children and adults. A background in environmental education and activities, Spanish language speaking ability, and cooperative living experience are desirable. However, willing hands and a desire to help restore our damaged biosphere are most important. Benefits include free accommodation in a large shared apartment, extraordinary beach and wilderness recreational activities, and opportunities to improve Spanish skills as well as experience tropical Ecuadorian culture. Please email a description of your qualifications and interests to Clay Plager-Unger, Field Projects Manager. Info: planetdrumecuador@yahoo.com , http://www.planetdrum.org/ .

Saturday, August 11, 2007
Apartment Farming — Discover the variety of crops you can grow in your indoor space or apartment complex with Sai Duhamel of Crops of the World. Location: UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr., Berkeley. Time: 10am - 12pm. Cost: $10/$8 members. Info: 510-643-2755 x03, http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu .

Saturday, August 11, 2007
Nutrition Education/Food Demo — The African-American 5 a Day Campaign @ Healthy Oakland will be hosting a series of nutrition education activities throughout the summer, including food demonstrations at neighborhood retail corner stores on how to prepare simple, quick and nutritious family meals. Location: Bay Area Liquor & Market, 3148 San Pablo Ave, Oakland. Time: 10am - 1pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-444-7144, lajpr@aol.com .

Saturday, August 11, 2007
Kids' Workshop: "Bobcats and Mountain Lions on the Prowl" — Children will learn about wildcats and have fun with attention-grabbing classroom time, a hike on the trails, and creative hands-on activities when they return. During the program parents can enjoy a tranquil visit to the Filoli Center house and gardens. Location: Filoli Center, 86 Cañada Rd, Woodside. Time: 9:30am - Noon. Cost: $25 ($20 members). Info: 650-364-8300 x508, classes@filoli.org , http://www.filoli.org/ .

Saturday, August 11, 2007
Volunteer: Berryland on the Richmond Greenway — Please join the 5% Local Coalition for the August Foodshed Development Day on Saturday as we work together to rebuild a local food system. We will be continuing work on Berryland on the Richmond Greenway between 6th and 7th Streets near Lincoln Elementary in the Iron Triangle. The Richmond Greenway parallels Ohio and Chanslor Streets. Today Berryland is consists of 6 wine barrel planters planted with raspberry bushes. A couple of years from now, Berryland will be a delicious attraction for both children and adults, showcasing more than 30 varieties of edible berry bushes, grapes, and ornamentals. We hope to anchor and install 10 more planters and make decisions about the overall design of Berryland. If you have wine barrels or other planters or berry bushes you wish to donate, bring them on Saturday. Also, we'll close out the Foodshed Development Day with a brunch West County-grown food, so bring some goodies from your garden to share. Please bring a mug, utensils, and a plate/bowl. RSVP by email or phone to volunteer or make a donation. Location: Richmond. Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm. Info: 510-691-5051, park@urbantilth .

Saturday, August 11, 2007
Meeting: Neighbors for Solar Power — Take a look at the efforts of some Berkeley neighborhood associations and other community groups to sign up a large number of homes for solar power system installations at one time. This joint effort is a good way for property owners to save money on solar panels. Stop by one of their upcoming meetings to learn more. Location: Rockridge Library, 5366 College Ave., near Rockridge BART, Oakland. Time: 3:30pm. Info: gagemail@comcast.net .

Saturday, August 11, 2007
Benefit Concert: Labor Heritage/Rockin' Solidarity Chorus and Vukani Mawethu — Proceeds will help chorus members travel to the Highlander Center in Tennessee for its 75th anniversary celebration this Labor Day. The benefit concert will include pieces from the choruses' program "The Highlander Center: A Living Legacy" which traces the Center's history in story and song. Pre-order tickets by phone. Location: Jewish Community Center of Berkeley, 1414 Walnut Ave, @ Rose, Berkeley. Time: 7:30pm. Cost: $10 in advance, $12-50 at door, $7 seniors. Info: 415-648-3457, http://www.laborchorus.org/ .

Saturday, August 11, 2007 - Sunday, August 12, 2007
Festival: "Scene on the Strait" — The largest outdoor art and environmental festival in CA! Proceeds from the sale of paintings at this juried art show support the work of CREEC in preserving and protecting the Carquinez Strait. The nonprofit organization provides environmental education and work experience for at-risk teenagers who plant native oak trees and raise Monarch butterflies for release. The artists paint on site while art and nature enthusiasts stroll around listening to a jazz trio and eating great food on the historic Martinez waterfront. Location: Martinez. Cost: Free. Info: 510-787-9772, http://www.creecyouth.org/blog/ .

Saturday, August 11, 2007
Vegetarian Cooking Class: Mediterranean Menu — This Compassionate Cooks' Vegetarian Cooking Class features mostly local, in-season, organic ingredients. we will demonstrate five delicious, nutritious dishes that hail from the Mediterranean regions in Europe, a climate and cuisine parallel to those of the San Francisco Bay Area, including Stuffed Peppers With Arborio Rice & Basil, Eggplant & Caramelized Onion "Lasagna," Fava Bean Hummus, Portabello Panini With Lemon-Basil Pesto, Zucchini Bread. Fees include demonstration, food samples, copies of recipes, coupons for restaurants and local groceries, resources and more. Pre-register online. Location: First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St., at Castro, Oakland. Time: 10am - 1pm. Cost: $45 + $5 materials. Info: 510-531-COOK, http://www.compassionatecooks.com .

Saturday, August 11, 2007
Volunteer w/ Save the Bay: Remove Nonnative Plants at Eden Landing — Help Save the Bay restore these inactive salt ponds to tidal wetland habitat. We will remove invasive weeds and pick up trash to make way for winter planting projects. Location: Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, Hayward. Time: 9am - Noon. Cost: Free. Info: 510-452-9261 x119, bayevents@savesfbay.org , http://savesfbay.org .

Saturday, August 11, 2007
Potluck Social for Wolf Creek Commons Cohousing — Spend some time at an existing cohousing project that was finished by the same architects who will be building Wolf Creek Commons in Grass Valley. Bring a dish to share. RSVP by phone. Location: Sacramento Street Cohousing, 2220 Sacramento St, @ Bancroft, Berkeley. Time: 2pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-849-2063, http://www.wolfcreekcommons.net/index.html .

Saturday, August 11, 2007
Introduction to Permaculture — Come find out about using permaculture principles in your garden in this introductory class - great for beginners and intermediate permaculture designers. We'll cover the philosophy, ethics, and principles of permaculture. With a working permaculture garden tour. The class is taught by Christopher Shein. Christopher runs Wildheart Gardens, an edible & native permaculture nursery, design and landscaping business in Oakland. He teaches at Merritt College, and helps run other urban agriculture projects. Pre-register by phone. Location: 1526 Fairview St, (near Sacramento St), Berkeley. Time: 10am - 1pm. Cost: $10 EC members, $15 general, no one turned away for lack of funds. Info: 510-548-2220 x233.

Saturday, August 11, 2007
Volunteer: San Pablo Creek Stewardship and Restoration — Help the San Pablo Watershed Neighbors Education and Restoration Society (SPAWNERS) restore the banks of San Pablo Creek behind the El Sobrante Library. Newcomers welcome! Location: El Sobrante Library, 4191 Appian Way, El Sobrante. Time: 9:30am - noon. Cost: free. Info: 510-665-3538, julianna@thewatershedproject.org , http://www.spawners.org .

Saturday, August 11, 2007
Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon — The Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon are earthquake sag ponds with fascinating geology and wildlife, right next to the Fremont BART Station. They are used for youth environmental education, but normally closed to the public. However, on this day they will be open for family fun, with a focus on the geologic history of the area. See how organisms developed over the last 600 million years! Parking available in front of the visitor center or at the Fremont BART Station. Location: Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon, 1999 Walnut Ave, Fremont. Time: 10am - 6pm. Cost: Free. Info: http://www.msnucleus.org/watersheds/tule/events.html .

Saturday, August 11, 2007
Volunteer: Quail Habitat Restoration — Save the Quail habitat restoration workdays at the Presidio. Meet at the Natural Resources Field Office. Location: Natural Resources Field Office, 1539 Pershing Dr., SF. Time: 9am - noon. Info: 510-635-5533, adecicco@goldengateaudubon.org , http://www.goldengateaudubon.org/ .

Saturday, August 11, 2007
Workshop: "Summer Pruning for Fruit Trees" — Fruit trees greatly benefit from specific Summer and Winter pruning techniques. Summer pruning helps ripen and color this year's fruit while setting up strong branches for next year's growth. Join Orchard Keepers, ecological tree care specialists, for this summer workshop. Location: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave., @ Lawton St., SF. Time: 10am - noon. Cost: $10. Info: 415-731-5627, info@gardenfortheenvironment.org , http://www.gardenfortheenvironment.org .

Sunday, August 12, 2007
SCRAP Workshop: Barbie and Beyond — In conjunction with the 5th Altered Barbie Show theme, "Re-cycle and Re-use", SCRAP is cosponsoring workshops with local Hot Glue Expert, Charlotte Davis, who will provide step-by-step instruction on how to alter a Barbie or Ken, make an environment, or decorate a Barbie object. This is a chance to work on your relationship with Barbie, or just have a good time. Class size is limited. Pre-register by phone. Location: AgeSong Gallery, 580 Hayes St, (at Laguna), SF. Time: 1pm - 4pm. Cost: $20/person, $30/2 ppl, + $5 materials fee. Info: 415-647-1746, scrap@scrap-sf.org , http://www.scrap-sf.org/ .

Sunday, August 12, 2007
Talk: Mumia Abu Jamal on the Road to Freedom? — Mumia's Lead Counsel, Robert R. Bryan, and Director of the Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu Jamal, Jeff Mackler, speak on important developments in Mumia's case. Sponsored by Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists' Social Justice Committee. Location: Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., @ Bonita, Berkeley. Time: 2pm. Cost: $5-10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. Info: http://www.bfuu.org/ .

Sunday, August 12, 2007
Workshop: Bioregional Education on Sausal Creek — Explore wild nature near where you live at the Planet Drum/Friends of Sausal Creek Alameda County Bioregional Ecology Workshop in Oakland's Dimond Park and upstream restored areas of Sausal Creek. These workshops take a holistic ecological approach with emphasis on observation, discussion, and hands-on learning. Register via phone or email. Location: Dimond Park, Oakland. Time: 10am - 5pm. Cost: $35-50 sliding scale. Info: 415-285-6556, outreach.planetdrum@gmail.com , http://www.planetdrum.org/ .

Monday, August 13, 2007
Meeting: Neighbors for Solar Power — Take a look at the efforts of some Berkeley neighborhood associations and other community groups to sign up a large number of homes for solar power system installations at one time. This joint effort is a good way for property owners to save money on solar panels. Stop by one of their upcoming meetings to learn more. Location: Rockridge Library, 5366 College Ave., near Rockridge BART, Oakland. Time: 6:30pm. Info: gagemail@comcast.net .

Monday, August 13, 2007
The Privatization of Water — Drought, global warming, pollution and population growth are making water the oil of the 21st century. Though most water resources and services are in the public domain, corporations hope to profit from water scarcity. Should we let companies take over our future? This program focuses on the clash between public stewardship and private profit in the battle to control our most precious natural resource. With Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow, Filmmakers/Co-authors, "Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water". Reserve tickets online. Location: Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, SF. Time: 5:30pm. Cost: $8, free for members. Info: 415-597-6700, club@commonwealthclub.org , http://www.commonwealthclub.org/water/ .

Monday, August 13, 2007
Farallones Marine Sanctuary Explorer's Camp — Kids ages 10-13 explore the hidden treasures of our coast and help protect our local marine sanctuaries in an exciting week of day camp at the Farallones Marine Sanctuary. Campers will investigate the fascinating array of plants and animals of the Sanctuary by visiting tidepools, sandy beaches and lighthouses. This action-packed week culminates in a kayaking adventure on the SF Bay. Space limited; register online. Location: Farallones Marine Sanctuary Office, Crissy Field, Building 991, (Old U.S. Coast Guard Building), SF. Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm. Cost: $325 (extended care to 5pm $15/day extra). Info: 415-561-6625 x304, http://www.farallones.org/education/sanctuary_explorers_camp.php .

Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Hetch Hetchy and Beyond — Susan Leal will oversee a billion-dollar revamp of the Hetch Hetchy Valley and the SF regional water system, which currently serves 2.4 million people. This undertaking will be one of the largest public projects in our state's history, and we will feel its impact into the next century and beyond. Leal outlines the political struggles and successes in bringing this important project to the forefront. Reserve tickets online. Location: Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, SF. Time: 5:30pm. Cost: $8, free for members. Info: 415-597-6700, club@commonwealthclub.org , http://www.commonwealthclub.org/water/ .

Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Talk: Living Green in Today's Consumer World — An introduction to The Pachamama Alliance will begin the evening, followed by dinner (no host) and the evening's presentation by Lawrence Axil Comras, CEO and President of Green Home Environmental Store, on what it means to be green in our consuming patterns. Parking can be found at the garages on Vallejo between Powell and Stockton, 2 blocks south of venue. RSVP online. Location: Pena Pachamama Restaurant, 1630 Powell St, SF. Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm. Info: 415-561-4522, info@pachamama.org , http://www.pachamama.org/content/view/17/25/ .

Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Friends of the Urban Forest Tree Tour: Yerba Buena Gardens & South of Market — Meet about 20 species of trees, discussing their role & performance in both park & street settings. Species descriptions will be interlaced with tales of the design philosophies & political ecologies that inform the urban landscape that we see today. See plantings by the Redevelopment Agency, Recreation & Park Department, Department of Public Works & private developers & residents. Led by Bill Carney. Tree tours involve walking a lot & sometimes going up & down hills, so please wear appropriate shoes. Please bring water & a camera (for all the beautiful trees!) & know that some tree tour terrain may prevent the passage of wheeled mobility devices. Meet in front of the waterfall at Yerba Buena Gardens (Mission Street between 3rd & 4th Streets). MUNI: 9, 12, 15, 30, 45, 76, F, J, K, L, M, N, T. RSVP via email or phone. Location: SF. Time: Noon - 1:30pm. Cost: Free. Info: 415-561-6890 ext. 108, nancy@fuf.net , http://www.fuf.net/ .

Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Class: "Culvert and Road Drainage, Central Coast Region" — Learn about culvert and road drainage practices to protect and benefit steelhead and water quality in the Central Coast Region. The course will include several sessions in the field. The full course is equal to 20 hours of continuing education toward the Ag Waiver for ranchers and farmers. Lodging and class materials included. Time: 8am - 6pm. Cost: $100. Info: 805-473-8221, srf@northcoast.com , http://www.calsalmon.org/ .

Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Nutrition Education/Food Demo — The African-American 5 a Day Campaign @ Healthy Oakland will be hosting a series of nutrition education activities throughout the summer, including food demonstrations at neighborhood retail corner stores on how to prepare simple, quick and nutritious family meals. Location: Friendly Market, 3227 West Street, Emeryville. Time: 1pm - 3pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-444-7144, lajpr@aol.com .

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Deadline: Public Transportation Photo Contest — Attention amateur and professional photographers! The Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC) is looking for images of trains, bicyclists, open space, streetscapes, great communities and social justice in the Bay Area. See website for details. Location: t. Info: talcphotocontest@gmail.com , http://talcphotocontest.smugmug.com/ .

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
The Nexus of Water, Energy and Climate — We hear a great deal about the world's challenges with energy, climate change and the shortage of good quality fresh water. Come learn about the important interconnections among these subjects and how by solving any of these problems, we can help solve the others as well. Reserve tickets online. Location: Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, SF. Time: 11:30am. Cost: $8, free for members. Info: 415-597-6700, club@commonwealthclub.org , http://www.commonwealthclub.org/water/ .

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Film Fest: Eco-Amok! presents "Silent Running" — Bruce Dern as the last gardener in the universe, maintaining a man-made Eden on a space station. Directed by Douglas Trumbull. Location: Pacific Film Archive Theater, 2575 Bancroft Way, @ Bowditch, Berkeley. Time: 7:30pm. Cost: $8. Info: 510-642-1124, bampfa@berkeley.edu , http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmseries/ .

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Class: Lead-Safe Painting & Remodeling — Learn about lead safe renovations for your older home. Location: Lakeview Library, 550 El Embarcadero, Oakland. Time: Noon - 2pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-567-8280, http://www.aclppp.org/ .

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Voting Deadline: People's Choice Award: Lifecycle Building Challenge — The Lifecycle Building Challenge, a national competition to promote building material reuse though disassembly and adaptability, has collected innovative designs ideas from across the nation. View all the entries and vote for your favorite online. The People's Choice Award winner will be announced with the jury-selected winners at an Awards Ceremony at West Coast Green on 9/20/2007 in SF. Location: t. Info: info@lifecyclebuilding.org , http://www.lifecyclebuilding.org/ .

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Info Session: Sustainable Building Adviser Program — New College of California presents an informational session on their Sustainable Building Adviser Program, an opportunity to learn about their nine-month certification course designed to provide participants with the knowledge, tools and strategies to implement green building projects. RSVP by phone or online. Location: Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard St., between 4th & 5th, SF. Time: 6pm - 7:30pm. Info: 415-437-3490, jboring@newcollege.edu , http://www.newcollege.edu/sba/?CFID=3330790&CFTOKEN=30758088&jsessionid=603084b5d7a318136412 .

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Public Meeting: Draft Regional Rail Plan — Track the Bay Area's rail future at a public meeting on the Draft Regional Rail Plan. After 18 months of analysis and stakeholder involvement, we are unveiling a blueprint for expanding the region's network of rail lines. The Draft Regional Rail Plan will identify potential rail passenger and rail freight improvements. Come to one of a series of public meetings where you can: see and comment on what's proposed to move people and freight throughout the region in the coming 50 years: learn how the regional rail network would be enhanced with proposed CA high-speed rail investments (and view alternatives for bringing high-speed rail into the Bay Area). At this meeting location, there are two identical sessions -- choose the time that works for you: Session One: 3pm-5pm, Session Two: 6pm-8pm. Open house first half hour followed by presentation/discussion. If you are not able to attend the workshops, please visit the regional rail Web site where interactive maps describe the proposed alternatives for the regional rail network. Location: Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter Auditorium, 101 Eighth St., across from Lake Merritt BART, Oakland. Info: info@bayarearailplan.info , http://www.bayarearailplan.info/ .

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Application Deadline: "Regenerative Design and Nature Awareness Training" — Intensive 9-month program weaves together permaculture, regenerative design, nature awareness, leadership, peacemaking and mentoring skills. Participants develop an intrinsic power and passion for designing through the integration of personal experience, practical skills, and theory, which will support the development of a lifestyle that regenerates the earth while providing for their needs. With Penny Livingston-Stark, Jon Young and others. Now accepting applications for the 2007-2008 program. Discount for early registration. Application form available online. Location: Regenerative Design Institute, 480 Mesa Rd., Bolinas. Cost: $9500. Info: 415-868-9681, http://www.regenerativedesign.org/courses-events/regenerative-design-nature-awareness-rdna-training .

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Info Meeting: Environmental Educators Docent Training — Bouverie Preserve will host an information meeting for its 2007 Environmental Education Docent Training Program. Training runs from 8/292007 through 2/20/2008. Topics covered include birds, wildflowers, mammals, amphibians, Coast Miwok Culture, spore and seed producing plants, regional plant communities and environmental education techniques. Three units of college credit are available. Pre-registration required. RSVP via phone or email. Location: Glen Ellen. Time: 9am - 11am. Info: 707-938-4554, nancy@egret.org , http://www.egret.org/ .

Thursday, August 16, 2007
Film: Black Gold — The Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition has joined forces with the Dolores Park Movie Night guys to do a special screening of "Black Gold", a film about Tadesse Meskela, a man on a mission to save his 74,000 struggling coffee farmers from bankruptcy. As his farmers strive to harvest some of the highest quality coffee beans on the international market, he travels the world in an attempt to find buyers willing to pay a fair price. 7:30pm: free Fair Trade chocolate and coffee tasting! Film starts at 8:30pm. Location: Dolores Park, between 19th & 20th, SF. Time: 7:30pm. Cost: Free. Info: http://bayareafairtradecoalition.blogspot.com/ .

Thursday, August 16, 2007
Delta Doomed? Sustainability of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Peripheral Canal — The Delta's fisheries, levees and ability to meet the water demands placed upon it are in trouble. An influential study this year concluded Californians must either dramatically reduce the amount of water they take from the Delta or build a potentially controversial canal to deliver water around it. Come hear our panel of experts on Delta issues discuss how California might fix its failing water system. 6pm wine and cheese reception. Reserve tickets online. Location: Bentley School, 1000 Upper Happy Valley Rd, Lafayette. Time: 6:30pm. Cost: $30/$15 members. Info: 415-597-6700, club@commonwealthclub.org , http://www.commonwealthclub.org/water/ .

Thursday, August 16, 2007
Public Meeting: Draft Regional Rail Plan — Track the Bay Area's rail future at a public meeting on the Draft Regional Rail Plan. After 18 months of analysis and stakeholder involvement, we are unveiling a blueprint for expanding the region's network of rail lines. The Draft Regional Rail Plan will identify potential rail passenger and rail freight improvements. Come to one of a series of public meetings where you can: see and comment on what's proposed to move people and freight throughout the region in the coming 50 years: learn how the regional rail network would be enhanced with proposed CA high-speed rail investments (and view alternatives for bringing high-speed rail into the Bay Area). At this meeting location, there are two identical sessions -- choose the time that works for you: Session One: 3pm-5pm, Session Two: 6pm-8pm. Open house first half hour followed by presentation/discussion. If you are not able to attend the workshops, please visit the regional rail Web site where interactive maps describe the proposed alternatives for the regional rail network. Location: Santa Clara County Administration Building, Isaac Newton Senter Auditorium, 70 W Hedding St, 1st Floor, San José. Info: info@bayarearailplan.info , http://www.bayarearailplan.info/ .

Thursday, August 16, 2007
Film: Suzuki Speaks — Earth + Air + Fire + Water = Life. Scientist and visionary Dr. David Suzuki addresses what it means to be fully human in our interconnected universe. This film transforms Dr. Suzuki's wisdom into a sensory experience, creating new worlds and new ways of seeing. Forum speaker: Constance Shahid, senior youth intern at Literacy for Environmental Justice. Doors open at 6pm, speakers and film start at 6:30pm. Location: Little Roxie Theater, 3125 16th Street, SF. Time: 6:30pm. Cost: $8, $4 seniors and New College students. Info: http://www.uas.coop/ .

Friday, August 17, 2007 - Sunday, August 19, 2007
10th Annual Coho Confab — Salmonid Restoration Federation, Trees Foundation, Mattole Restoration Council, Mattole Salmon Group and Sanctuary Forest present a symposium to explore watershed restoration and learn techniques to enhance recovery of salmon and steelhead. Workshops include underwater fish identification, water flow monitoring, conservation easements and stories and songs of salmon. Field tours include site visits from the headwaters to the estuary of the Mattole watershed. The Confab brings together community members, landowners, activists, scientists, and restoration ecologists for a weekend of innovative skills-building workshops, hands-on tours of restoration projects, community networking, and fun. Cost includes all food and camping sites. Alternative lodging facilities are available. Limited scholarships and work trade positions are available. Contact via phone or website for details. Registration form available online. Location: Petrolia. Cost: $100-125 sliding scale. Info: 707-923-7501, www.calsalmon.org .

Friday, August 17, 2007
Class: "Gardening and Composting Educator Training Program" — The Gardening and Composting Educator Training Program (GCETP) provides an excellent introduction to organic gardening practices, urban composting, sustainable agriculture and food security. Course meets September 8 to December 4. For more information on the GCETP program, or to download a course application and schedule, visit the website. Location: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave., @ Lawton St., SF. Cost: $125 materials fee. Info: 415-731-5627, info@gardenfortheenvironment.org , http://www.gardenfortheenvironment.org .

Friday, August 17, 2007
Film: "Shut Up and Sing" — The Dixie Chicks were the top-selling female recording artists of all time when one of them ad libbed in concert about being ashamed of Bush's war-mongering. This sparked a firestorm of right wing attacks. This funny film covers the band riding out the mayhem and evolving into even greater artists who bow to no one. Singer-songwriter Hali Hammer performs live music to introduce the documentary. Film starts shortly after 7pm, followed by more live music, audience discussion, and political action. Location: Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., @ Bonita, Berkeley. Time: 6:30pm. Cost: Free, donations accepted. Info: 510-665-3306, http://www.bfuu.org/ .

Friday, August 17, 2007
Application Deadline: Sustainability Intern Projects — The City's Office of Energy and Sustainable Development and the UC Berkeley Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability are providing talented UC students to work on greening local businesses and institutions. Last year, interns worked on a green collar job study, a pharmaceuticals take-back program, school energy efficiency, and a local organic grocery cooperative. Email for more on proposal requirements. Info: cacs@nature.berkeley.edu .

Saturday, August 18, 2007
Craiglist Foundation Nonprofit Boot Camp — Join Craigslist Foundation for a day of knowledge, resources and networking, all focused on how to start and run a vibrant nonprofit. Nonprofit Boot Camp is designed to educate and empower the next generation of nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs, connecting them with valuable industry resources, peers and potential supporters. Register online. Location: UC Berkeley Campus, Student Union, Berkeley. Time: 8:30am - 6:30pm. Cost: $50. Info: http://craigslistfoundation.org/index.php?page=2007_SF_Bay_Area_Nonprofit_Boot_Camp .

Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friends of the Urban Forest Tree Tour: Octavia Blvd — Come check out the Octavia Blvd/Patricia's Green Project. Led by landscape architect John Thomas. Tree tours involve walking a lot & sometimes going up & down hills, so please wear appropriate shoes. Please bring water & a camera (for all the beautiful trees!) & know that some tree tour terrain may prevent the passage of wheeled mobility devices. Meet at the LGBT Center at 1800 Market St., MUNI: 6, 7, 71, F. RSVP via email or phone. Location: SF. Time: 10am - Noon. Cost: Free. Info: 415-561-6890 ext. 108, nancy@fuf.net , http://www.fuf.net/ .

Saturday, August 18, 2007
Symposium: Awakening the Dreamer — Hopeful new perspectives on how to change the dream of the modern world to a new dream: environmental sustainability, spiritual fulfillment, social justice. Featuring video and insights from philosophers, scientists, community leaders and more. Register by phone, email or online. Location: Berkeley Public Library, 3rd Floor, 2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley. Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-665-6066, bohnert@sonic.net , http://democracyinaction.org/dia/organizations/pachamama/event/index.jsp?event_KEY=28312&t= .

Saturday, August 18, 2007 - Sunday, August 19, 2007
SolFest — Learn from 200 planet-friendly and educational exhibits, and over 55 workshops on Renewable Energy, Ecological Gardening, Alternative Transportation, Natural Home building and more! Enjoy fabulous music, clowns, music and rides on the solar carousel for the kids, and great organic food & drink. Saturday's all inclusive tickets are only $30, Sunday's all inclusive tickets are $25, a 2-day pass costs $45; kids under 15 are free. $5 discount for students, seniors, Mendocino County residents. Lots of volunteer opportunities as well. Location: Real Goods Solar Living Center, 13771 S. Highway 101, Hopland. Cost: $25 Sunday, $30 Saturday, $45 both days. Info: 707-744-2017, sli@solarliving.org , www.solfest.org .

Saturday, August 18, 2007
Watershed Poetry Festival — Join former US Poet Laureate Robert Hass, Poetry Flash, the Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers' Market, and Ecocity Builders at the twelfth annual Watershed Poetry Festival. Since 1996, thousands have gathered together with environmental and literary groups to celebrate writers, nature, and community. Along with Robert Hass, this year's featured writers include poets Michael McClure and Sandra Alcosser and cultural historian Rebecca Solnit. Also performing will be poet and eco-educator Chris Olander, poet and naturalist Maya Khosla, and youth poets from California Poets in the Schools and River of Words. Music is provided by Smooth Toad with G.P. Skratz, Andy Dinsmore, and Bob Ernst. Eco updates will be provided by Kirk Lumpkin from the Ecology Center and Kirstin Miller from Ecocity Builders. Location: MLK/Civic Center Park, MLK Jr. Way and Center St., Berkeley. Time: Noon - 4pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-526-9105, http://www.poetryflash.org/ .

Saturday, August 18, 2007
Volunteer: "Habitat restoration and planting at Lands End" — Habitat restoration and planting at East Wash, Lands End. Meet at the Lands End parking lot at Pt. Lobos Avenue and Merrie Way, just above the Sutro Baths and the Cliff House, San Francisco. RSVP to both Caroline Christman (ccristman@parksconservancy.org) and Michael Martin (mmartin@goldengateaudubon.org). Location: SF. Time: 1pm - 4pm. Info: 510-843-7295, mmartin@goldengateaudubon.org , http://www.goldengateaudubon.org/ .

Saturday, August 18, 2007
Workshop: Roofwater Catchment — This hands-on course will demonstrate how to safely harvest and store high quality water from your roof for drinking and other uses. Location: Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, 15290 Coleman Valley Rd., Occidental. Time: 9am - 5pm. Cost: $110 ($95 two weeks in advance) . Info: 707-874-1557, ext. 201, oaec@oaec.org , http://www.oaec.org .

Saturday, August 18, 2007
City Slicker Farms Sustainability Film Screening — Join us for an outdoor screening of films on urban farming and the lives that are affected by food justice movements all over the world. By exposing more community members to sustainable practices, we hope to raise awareness of the need to grow organic and healthy produce in all communities. Featuring local organic food tastings, local artists, and urban farming documentaries. Bring your own cup, and a cushion or blanket. Valet bicycle parking or please park on MLK, West St or Market St. Location: The Secret Garden, 5105 Genoa St, Oakland. Time: 6:30pm - 10pm. Cost: $15, no one turned away for lack of funds. Info: 510-763-4241, cityslickerfarms@riseup.net , http://www.cityslickerfarms.org/ .

Saturday, August 18, 2007
Class: Lead-Safety for Remodeling, Repair & Painting Older Homes — HUD & EPA approved class. Free to pre-1978 residential property owners in Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, and Oakland. Class fee for all others is $130. Location: Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Main Office, 2000 Embarcadero, #300, Oakland. Time: 8am - 5pm. Info: 510-567-8280, http://www.aclppp.org/ .

Saturday, August 18, 2007
Nutrition Education/Food Demo — The African-American 5 a Day Campaign @ Healthy Oakland will be hosting a series of nutrition education activities throughout the summer, including food demonstrations at neighborhood retail corner stores on how to prepare simple, quick and nutritious family meals. Location: Friendly Market, 3227 West Street, Emeryville. Time: 10am - 1pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-444-7144, lajpr@aol.com .

Saturday, August 18, 2007
Workshop: Plants for the Water Garden — Water gardens, large or small, add a new dimension to the garden. Learn what to plant in and around water gardens. Take advantage of a boggy area by using water-loving plants. Learn how to design your own patio water garden. With Brian Gabbard, M. G. Propagation Specialist. Come early; enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries, and meander through our unique hideaway. Location: Magic Gardens (Berkeley), 729 Heinz Ave, Berkeley. Time: 10am - 11am. Cost: Free. Info: 510-644-2351, magicgardens@magicgardens.com , http://magicgardens.com/ .

Sunday, August 19, 2007
Medicinal Plant Walk — Explore OAEC's gardens' medicinal plant collection. Led by gardener and midwife Kalanete Baruch, the tour will cover plant identification, medicinal and garden uses, as well as ways of incorporating medicinal plants into garden design. Location: Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, 15290 Coleman Valley Rd., Occidental. Time: 1pm - 3pm. Cost: $25. Info: 707-874-1557 x201, oaec@oaec.org , http://www.oaec.org .

Sunday, August 19, 2007
Community Labyrinth Peace Walk — Everyone welcome. Location: Willard Middle School, Telegraph Ave., between Derby St. and Stuart St., Berkeley. Time: 3pm. Info: 510-526-7377, info@eastbaylabyrinthproject.org .

Sunday, August 19, 2007
Volunteer: "Bernal Hilltop Native Grassland Restoration" — Meet at the foot of road leading to phone company microwave tower near southwest road closure off Bernal Heights Blvd. Bring your own clippers/tools if possible. Location: SF. Time: 11 am. Cost: free. Info: 415-282-5066, bpandrp@peoplepc.com .

Sunday, August 19, 2007
Gardening: "Organic Planet Garden Tour" — Kick off the Organic Planet Festival with this tour of organic gardens, orchards, greenhouses and other creative plantings in the Humboldt area. Contact for more info. Time: 11am - 4pm. Cost: $7 advance, $10 door. Info: 707-445-5100, gardentour@organicplanetfestival.org , http://www.organicplanetfestival.org .

Monday, August 20, 2007
The Return of a World-Class Bay Area Ferry System — Construction of Bay Area bridges in the 1930s doomed our region's ferry system. Before the bridges were built, San Francisco's fabled Ferry Building was the world's second largest transit terminal, hosting 47 million passengers a year (three times current BART transbay levels). Today, traffic congestion and emergency response needs have sparked renewed interest in modern ferries. Steve Castleberry, CEO, Bay Area Water Transit Authority, explores the possibilities. Reserve tickets online. Location: Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, SF. Time: 5:30pm. Cost: $8, free for members. Info: 415-597-6700, club@commonwealthclub.org , http://www.commonwealthclub.org/water/ .

Monday, August 20, 2007
Public Meeting: Draft Regional Rail Plan — Track the Bay Area's rail future at a public meeting on the Draft Regional Rail Plan. After 18 months of analysis and stakeholder involvement, we are unveiling a blueprint for expanding the region's network of rail lines. The Draft Regional Rail Plan will identify potential rail passenger and rail freight improvements. Come to one of a series of public meetings where you can: see and comment on what's proposed to move people and freight throughout the region in the coming 50 years: learn how the regional rail network would be enhanced with proposed CA high-speed rail investments (and view alternatives for bringing high-speed rail into the Bay Area). At this meeting location, there are two identical sessions -- choose the time that works for you: Session One: 3pm-5pm, Session Two: 6pm-8pm. Open house first half hour followed by presentation/discussion. If you are not able to attend the workshops, please visit the regional rail Web site where interactive maps describe the proposed alternatives for the regional rail network. Location: Suisun City Hall Council Chambers, 701 Civic Center Blvd., Suisun City. Info: info@bayarearailplan.info , http://www.bayarearailplan.info/ .

Monday, August 20, 2007
Meeting: Neighbors for Solar Power — Take a look at the efforts of some Berkeley neighborhood associations and other community groups to sign up a large number of homes for solar power system installations at one time. This joint effort is a good way for property owners to save money on solar panels. Stop by one of their upcoming meetings to learn more. Location: Rockridge Library, 5366 College Ave., near Rockridge BART, Oakland. Time: 6:30pm. Info: gagemail@comcast.net .

Tuesday, August 21, 2007
The Future of the Salton Sea — The Salton Sea was an accident, but it is now regarded as a vital piece of California's water puzzle, providing critical habitat for birds and fish, and the hope of recreation and economic development for the arid southeastern corner of California. Yet serious, unresolved challenges face the future of this sea. Come hear three experts discuss what can, might and should be done to tackle the complex future of this California landmark. Reserve tickets online. Location: Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, SF. Time: 5:30pm. Cost: $8, free for members. Info: 415-597-6700, club@commonwealthclub.org , http://www.commonwealthclub.org/water/ .

Tuesday, August 21, 2007
US Social Forum Report Back — 15,000 people from 50 states, and 68 countries attended the US Social Forum in Atlanta earlier this summer. Join us for a report-back to hear: what happened at the USSF and who was there; reflections from Bay Area grassroots organizations on the experience and what it means for the work here at home; assessments about the opportunities and challenges for movement building and a more effective Left; announcement of a follow up discussion about next steps. RSVP by August 10th to request childcare and Spanish interpretation. Meet in the Audre Lorde Room (2nd Floor). Location: Women's Building, 3543 18th St., between Valencia & Guerrero, SF. Time: 6:30pm - 9pm. Cost: $5-10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. Info: 415-431-1918, ussfbay@earthlink.net .

Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Lecture: The Fragile Edge: Wonders and Warnings from the Oceans — Author and filmmaker Julia Whitty has spent much of the past 25 years at sea, exploring coral reefs, fjords, and deep-sea vents, and working alongside dolphins, manatees, killer whales, and more. She has also seen the threats to the ocean grow and spread at an alarming rate. Join Whitty in this lecture as she shares tales and photographs from her new book. Two times: 2pm & 7:30pm. Location: California Academy of Sciences, 875 Howard Street, SF. Cost: $8, free for members. Info: 415-321-8000, http://www.calacademy.org/ .

Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Community Meeting: Emissions Inventory for West Oakland — The California Air Resources Board will be reporting on their emissions inventory for West Oakland. Their goal is to document the public health impact of port operations on the West Oakland community. There will be a community meeting to provide information regarding the draft Emissions Inventory for the West Oakland Diesel PM Health Risk Assessment (HRA). Location: West Oakland Senior Center, 1724 Adeline Street, Oakland. Time: 6pm - 8pm. Info: 916-327-5985, http://www.arb.ca.gov/ch/communities/ra/westoakland/westoakland.htm .

Tuesday, August 21, 2007
(TV) POV Documentary: "Arctic Son" — The clash of tradition and modernity puts a Native father and son at odds in the remote village of Old Crow, 80 miles above the Arctic Circle. Stanley Jr., raised in Seattle, is drifting deeper into drinking and partying. Stanley Sr., a distant, philosophical figure to his son, keeps the ways of his Gwitchin ancestors alive by hunting, fishing and living by his wits in the harsh arctic environment. After a lifetime apart, the two are reunited in the raw, quiet beauty of the Canadian Yukon in a story that captures the dialogue between a father and son from vastly different worlds. Check local PBS listings to verify schedule. Location: t. Time: 10pm. Info: http://www.pbs.org/pov/tvschedule.php .

Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Film: Koyaanisqatsi — The title of this film is a Hopi Indian word meaning "life out of balance." The film is an apocalyptic vision of the collision between two different worlds: urban life, dependent on technology, versus the natural environment that all life depends on. Presented by Pamela Deering. Before and after the film, enjoy our Humanist Tea House. Location: Humanist Hall, 390 27th St. & 411 28th St., Between Telegraph & Broadway, below Pill Hill, Oakland. Time: 7:30pm. Cost: $5 donations accepted. Info: 510-393-5685, humanisthall@yahoo.com , http://www.koyaanisqatsi.org/ .

Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Talk: Water, water everywhere? California's Water Resources — Join Professor John Dracup from UC Berkeley for a discussion on California water management, including water supply, security, and the battle between agricultural and residential use. Location: Cafe Royale, 800 Post Street, SF. Time: 7pm - 9pm. Cost: Free. Info: 415-440-1792, info@sciencecafesf.com , http://www.sciencecafesf.com/ .

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Film Fest: Eco-Amok! presents "Meet the Applegates" — Ed Begley, Jr. and Stockard Channing are Amazonian insects who take on the form of an all-American family as part of a bid to preserve their habitat. Director Michael Lehmann in person! Location: Pacific Film Archive Theater, 2575 Bancroft Way, @ Bowditch, Berkeley. Time: 7:30pm. Cost: $8. Info: 510-642-1124, bampfa@berkeley.edu , http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmseries/ .

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Water and Human Diseases in Developing Countries — The control of many water-borne, often killer diseases - accounting for 40 percent of the total mortality rate in some African countries - continues to prove elusive. Vincent Resh and James Boylson discuss water-related diseases, treatment successes and inexpensive water-purification alternatives. Reserve tickets online. Location: Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, SF. Time: 5:30pm. Cost: $8, free for members. Info: 415-597-6700, club@commonwealthclub.org , http://www.commonwealthclub.org/water/ .

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Public Meeting: Draft Regional Rail Plan — Track the Bay Area's rail future at a public meeting on the Draft Regional Rail Plan. After 18 months of analysis and stakeholder involvement, we are unveiling a blueprint for expanding the region's network of rail lines. The Draft Regional Rail Plan will identify potential rail passenger and rail freight improvements. Come to one of a series of public meetings where you can: see and comment on what's proposed to move people and freight throughout the region in the coming 50 years: learn how the regional rail network would be enhanced with proposed CA high-speed rail investments (and view alternatives for bringing high-speed rail into the Bay Area). At this meeting location, there are two identical sessions -- choose the time that works for you: Session One: 3pm-5pm, Session Two: 6pm-8pm. Meet in Community Rooms A & B. Open house first half hour followed by presentation/discussion. If you are not able to attend the workshops, please visit the regional rail Web site where interactive maps describe the proposed alternatives for the regional rail network. Location: Livermore Main Library, 1188 South Livermore Ave., Livermore. Info: info@bayarearailplan.info , http://www.bayarearailplan.info/ .

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Berkeley City College Global Studies Program: The Developing World — Be a part of Berkeley City College's new Global Studies program. Joan Berezin's course on The Developing World surveys the historical evolution of developing regions of the world: their infrastructures, political stability, economic development, acquisition of technology, environmental problems, and roles in the global economy and international community. Semester begins August 22 (register soon!) but this course begins September 10 and meets weekly 1pm-4:30pm through December 21. Location: Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley. Info: 510-981-2884, jberezin@peralta.edu , http://www.peralta.edu .

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Panel: " San Francisco Stand Up! Defending Our Right To The City" — Less than 10% of the people living in SF can afford to buy an average priced home at $760,000. From Manillatown to Bayview, San Francisco's communities of color have been fighting back against greedy developers and scheming politicians who value profits over people. Join local organizers and neighborhood leaders for the final installment in this panel series delving deep into causes and conditions fueling the fires of gentrification and displacement in San Francisco and the Bay. Location: Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St., at 20th St., SF. Time: 7:30pm. Cost: free. Info: 415-282-9246, http://www.mtbs.com/index.html .

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
GPS Training — Training in the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. To be followed by GPS surveys of Castro Creek on August 25 and a later date to be determined. Event sponsored by the San Pablo Watershed Neighbors Education and Restoration Society (SPAWNERS). Location: El Sobrante Boys and Girls Club, 4660 Appian Way, El Sobrante. Time: 7pm - 8:30pm. Cost: free. Info: 510-665-3538, julianna@thewatershedproject.org , http://www.spawners.org .

Thursday, August 23, 2007
Garden Flowers for Attracting Native Bees — With UC Berkeley Entomologist Gordon Frankie. Location: Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, SF. Time: 7:30pm. Cost: Free, donations appreciated. Info: 415-554-9600, info@randallmuseum.org , http://www.randallmuseum.org/ .

Thursday, August 23, 2007
Fall Classes Begin: Environmental Studies Department at Merritt College — One of the first Environmental Studies programs in the nation, Merritt College's Environmental Studies department features introductory classes as well as hands-on field courses taught by professionals. Location: Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland. Cost: $20/unit. Info: 510-434-3840, ecomerritt@peralta.edu , http://merritt.peralta.edu .

Thursday, August 23, 2007
People's Grocery Youth Graduation & Office Warming — Join People's Grocery as we celebrate our youth interns' graduation from the CHASE summer program. Meet our staff and tour our new office space in West Oakland. Hors d'Ïuvres and refreshments, including fresh watermelon from our farm. Learn about what People's Grocery is up to and what's next for us in our work. Located at the corner of Market and Brockhurst. Location: People's Grocery, 3236 Market St, #103 (2nd floor), Oakland. Time: 4pm - 6pm. Info: 510-652-7607, http://www.peoplesgrocery.org/ .

Friday, August 24, 2007
Dinner & Auction: "Alameda Creek Alliance 10th Anniversary" — The Alameda Creek Alliance will celebrate our 10th anniversary in August with a celebration dinner and silent auction fundraiser. Celebrate a decade of protecting and restoring the natural ecosystems of the Alameda Creek watershed. Event will feature food, Chouinard wine, live music, local celebrity speakers and the silent auction. Location: Chouinard Winery along Stonybrook Creek in Niles Canyon. Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Cost: $40-100/person, sliding scale. Info: 510-499-9185, www.alamedacreek.org .

Saturday, August 25, 2007
Volunteer: GPS Survey at Castro Creek — Use the county's GPS units to map creek features such as bank composition and slope, vegetation and canopy, and natural and man made structures. Come prepared to get wet and dirty and meet fellow creek enthusiasts. Attendance at the 8/22/07 training session is recommended. Register for training and/or survey by email or phone. Location: Richmond. Time: 9am - 1:30pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-665-3538, juliana@thewatershedproject.org , http://www.spawners.org/ .

Saturday, August 25, 2007
Point Reyes Field Seminar: Native Trees and Shrubs — This course will focus on how to recognize the rich assortment of woody plants and their roles in the Point Reyes ecosystems. Instructor Glenn Keator will present slides from around the Peninsula and lead a four-mile field excursion to present as much variety as possible. Location: Point Reyes National Seashore, Pt. Reyes Station. Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm. Cost: $55/$53 members. Info: 415-663-1200, http://www.ptreyes.org .

Saturday, August 25, 2007
Women's Equality Day Parade & Rally — Circle the Earth - Grassroots Women Taking Action for a Sustainable Future Invites you to join the Women Vote for Mother Earth Contingent at the upcoming Our Vote = Our Voice Women's Equality Day Parade & Rally 2007. Commemorating the heroic suffragettes' struggle in winning the right to vote. Parade starts at 9:30am at Southside Park, 7th at T Street. 11am rally with speakers, info booths and music at the Capitol's West Steps. Women Vote For Mother Earth Contingent will gather between 9:15-9:30am. Please email if you would like to march with Women Vote for Mother Earth! Register your organization's own parade float or contingent online or by phone. If you are marching as a group or organization, the registration fee for the group participation is $25. Location: Sacramento. Time: 9:30am. Info: 707-636-2888, infocircletheearth@gmail.com , http://www.womenequalityparade.com/ .

Saturday, August 25, 2007
Workshop: Mediterranean Food Gardening — Getting the most from your Bay Area food garden means adapting to our Mediterranean seasonal rhythms. Learn some of the best crops you can grow year-round even in a small garden. Taught by Pam Peirce. Common Ground is a project of the 501 (c) (3) non-profit Ecology Action. Location: Common Ground, 559 College Ave, Palo Alto. Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm. Cost: $25. Info: 650-493-6072, http://www.commongroundinpaloalto.org .

Saturday, August 25, 2007
Workshop: Earth Oven Construction — This class will teach you how to construct a simple wood-fired baking oven for less than $100, perfect for baking pizzas, artisan breads, and almost anything else. Location: Potter Valley. Cost: $50-100 sliding scale. Info: michael@emeraldearth.org .

Saturday, August 25, 2007
Fundraiser: "Fourth Annual 10k/5k On The Bay Race/Walk" — Join us for a morning of running or walking along the San Francisco Bay to benefit the programs and facilities of the Hayward Shoreline. Participate in naturalist-led activities, collect fun prizes, and maybe an event T-shirt! Registration begins at 7:30am. Children under 10 free. Location: Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave., Hayward. Time: 8:30am. Cost: $25. Info: 510-670-7270, hayshore@earthlink.net , http://www.10konthebay.org/Main.html .

Saturday, August 25, 2007
Jazzy Tomatoes at the Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market — Jazzy Tomatoes-the third event in a series celebrating 20 years of the Ecology Center's Berkeley Farmers' Markets includes a Downtown Berkeley Jazz Festival Concert (10:30am-2:30pm) featuring headliner Mike Marshall with Brazilian pianist Jovino Santos Neto and delicious tomato dishes by Venus Restaurant (served noon-3pm, sales benefit the Ecology Center). Program Description: Downtown Berkeley Jazz Festival Concert with the Addison Street Band: A tribute to Steely Dan!: 10:30-11:15am, featuring multiple vocalists, guitars, keyboards, percussion, tenor saxophone, trumpet, bass, and drums. Kaz George: 11:30am-12:30pm, high-energy modern jazz with some of the finest high school age jazz musicians in the country. Kaz George, saxophone; Savannah Harris, drums, Danny Mertens, piano; Jonathan Stein, bass; and Ariel Vento, trumpet. Mike Marshall and Jovino Santos Neto: 1-2:30pm, Mike Marshall is one of the world's most accomplished and versatile acoustic musicians, a master of mandolin, guitar, and violin whose playing is as imaginative and adventurous as it is technically thrilling. Able to swing gracefully from jazz to classical to bluegrass to Latin styles, he puts his stamp on everything he plays with an unusually potent blend of intellect and emotion, a combination of musical skill and instinct rare in the world of American vernacular instrumentalists. The barriers between classical, jazz, and indigenous Brazilian music are obscured by Rio de Janeiro-born and Seattle-based pianist, flutist, composer, producer, and arranger Jovino Santos Neto. A member of Hermeto Pascoal's legendary band from 1977 to 1992. Delish Tomato Dishes (pasta/tomato sauce dish and a bruschetta) (served noon-3pm) by Venus Restaurant & Amy Murray, Chef, Owner, & creator of "organic, inspired, seasonal cuisine." Near downtown Berkeley BART, lot & street parking. Location: Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market, Center St. at MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley. Time: 10:30am - 3pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-548-3333, http://www.ecologycenter.org/bfm/ .

Saturday, August 25, 2007
Volunteer: Cerrito Creek Work Party — At our next work party, we'll focus on erosion control for areas where we worked over the summer - it will be satisfying to see how much has been done! Location: Creekside Park, south end of Santa Clara Ave., El Cerrito. Time: 10am. Info: 510-848-9358, f5creeks@aol.com , http://www.fivecreeks.org/ .

Sunday, August 26, 2007
Tour: "Valley Orchard Tour" — Visit Lagier Ranches' organic almond orchard in Escalon, CA. If we're lucky, this tour will occur during harvest and we'll see the almonds being shaken from the trees. We'll also be there at the peak of ripeness for Pawpaws, Bronx grapes, and Charentais melons! Meet at 1 Ferry Bldg. Location: Ferry Building, Embarcadero & Market, SF. Time: 8:45am - 5pm. Cost: $25, includes lunch. Info: 415-291-3276 x106, julie@cuesa.org , http://www.cuesa.org .

Sunday, August 26, 2007
Festival: "Organic Planet Festival" — While at the Organic Planet Festival, check out the World's Largest Organic Salad, explore the Kids' Village, peruse the wares of natural and organic exhibitors, learn how to shop for organic food on a budget and how to avoid using toxics in your home. At Halvorsen Park, at the end of 'L' Street on the waterfront in Eureka. Time: 11am - 7pm. Info: 707-445-5100, info@organicplanetfestival.org , http://www.organicplanetfestival.org .

Sunday, August 26, 2007
Oak Grove Music Festival — Featuring music by Super Thief, Phoenix + After Buffalo, Funky Nixons, December, Ariel Lucky, Joshua Eden. Free food, art, tree climbing! Location: Memorial Oak Grove, East side of UC campus just off of Gayley Road, Berkeley. Time: 1pm - 7pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-938-2109, http://www.saveoaks.com .

Sunday, August 26, 2007
Workshop: Intro to Herbal Medicine — Topics covered will include: cultivation techniques; wild harvesting; plant identification; ecological and social issues relating to medicinal plant use; medicine making; dosage and safety; much more! The class will harvest medicinal plants from the Solar Living Institute's garden, and wild plants from nearby land. There will be a hands-on herbal medicine making session where you will learn to hand-craft these gathered plants into tinctures, teas and salves. Register online. Location: Real Goods Solar Living Center, 13771 S. Highway 101, Hopland. Time: 9am - 5pm. Cost: $95. Info: jamie.eldrett@solarliving.org , http://www.solarliving.org/workshops/ .

Monday, August 27, 2007
Twilight Tour: Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon — The Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon are earthquake sag ponds with fascinating geology and wildlife, right next to the Fremont BART Station. Families can see Tule Ponds under the light of the setting sun. Listen to the story of the Wetland in the City and take a guided tour of the ponds in the evening. With careful and quiet viewing you could even get a look at some of the animals that come out in the night. Bring binoculars to see all the creatures. This walk is not for little ones that require a stroller. Tours are limited to 25 people. Registration by phone or email required. Location: Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon, 1999 Walnut Ave, Fremont. Time: 7pm - 9pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-790-6284, york@msnucleus.org , http://www.msnucleus.org/watersheds/tule/events.html .

Monday, August 27, 2007
Workshop: "Photovoltaic Design for Engineers & Designers" — High Sun Engineering presents a 4-Day Course on Producing PV Design Documents. This is an intensive solar workshop for design professionals on the specific skills needed to produce high quality feasibility reports, drawings and specifications that are currently in high demand by architectural design teams, engineering firms, developers, and discerning property owners. This class will refine your skills and help you confidently negotiate through design development, stringent building dept & DSA reviews, the bidding process, and construction administration. Learn How To: assess solar site conditions; determine optimal PV technology options; perform PV sizing calculations and create computer models, produce accurate PV feasibility reports, create professional PV construction drawings and specs that ensure smooth approval by building officials, quality installations, & maximum PV energy production; coordinate with architectural design teams; manage PV construction projects including bidding, installation oversight, and verification of system performance. Who Should Attend: electrical & mechanical engineers & designers wishing to gain valuable solar design skills; contractor's engineers & designers seeking a competitive edge; industry professionals wanting insight on the design process; engineering students & graduates wanting to start off in the solar industry & make a positive impact on the future of energy. You also get course materials including: workbook with course topics, quick references & calculation tools; CD-R with pdf drawing sets of various sample project types to use as reference for your future designs; full-size drawing set for in-depth study during class. This is not a hands-on class for installers or homeowners, but is geared towards professionals and is a strong complement to the many basic PV classes available. Held at the solar-powered Bay Conference Center in Tiburon, CA with beautiful grounds overlooking San Francisco Bay. Register early for discount. $200 discount for registered college students. Fee includes classes, course materials & lunches. Register online. Location: Tiburon. Cost: $1,100. Info: 707-869-9391, christina@sunengineer , http://sunengineer.com/workshops.htm .

Monday, August 27, 2007
Public Meeting: Draft Regional Rail Plan — Track the Bay Area's rail future at a public meeting on the Draft Regional Rail Plan. After 18 months of analysis and stakeholder involvement, we are unveiling a blueprint for expanding the region's network of rail lines. The Draft Regional Rail Plan will identify potential rail passenger and rail freight improvements. Come to one of a series of public meetings where you can: see and comment on what's proposed to move people and freight throughout the region in the coming 50 years: learn how the regional rail network would be enhanced with proposed CA high-speed rail investments (and view alternatives for bringing high-speed rail into the Bay Area. Open house first half hour followed by presentation/discussion. If you are not able to attend the workshops, please visit the regional rail Web site where interactive maps describe the proposed alternatives for the regional rail network. Location: San Mateo County Transit District Offices, 1250 San Carlos Ave, 2nd Floor Auditorium, San Carlos. Time: 3:30pm - 5pm. Info: info@bayarearailplan.info , http://www.bayarearailplan.info/ .

Monday, August 27, 2007
Sacred Water — All over the world, ancient wells from as early as 420 B.C. have claimed miraculous powers. This engaging talk will explore the legends and myths surrounding many of these water sources and the continuing phenomenon of belief over science. McCarroll is the chair of Bay Area Skeptics and a longtime medical educator, having taught at College of Marin in Kentfield, Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley and many Kaiser Permanente locations around the Bay Area. Reserve tickets online. Location: Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, SF. Time: 5:30pm. Cost: $8, free for members. Info: 415-597-6700, club@commonwealthclub.org , http://www.commonwealthclub.org/water/ .

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Water in Israel: A Political and Environmental Issue — Ecologist Booker Holton explains what the world's water crisis will mean for Israel and its neighbors, which rely on the Sea of Galilee for fresh water. Holton will discuss the history and politics of water issues in the region and Israel's innovative approaches to water management. Reserve tickets online. Location: Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, SF. Time: 5:30pm. Cost: $8, free for members. Info: 415-597-6700, club@commonwealthclub.org , http://www.commonwealthclub.org/water/ .

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Tomato Tasting at the Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market — An opportunity to sample, for free, all at one table, the whole amazing range of tomato varieties (about 35) at the Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market. Location: Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market, Derby St. at MLK, Jr. Way, Berkeley. Time: 2pm - 7pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-548-3333, http://www.ecologycenter.org/ .

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - Tuesday, December 11, 2007
UC Berkeley Extension Sustainable Design Program Fall Schedule — Designed with the working professional in mind, this year-long program focuses on developing the mandated knowledge needed by architects, designers, builders, developers, project managers, and other decision makers who want to be leaders in the sustainable, cradle-to-cradle revolution now in progress. The professional program consists of two 10-week core curriculum courses, Principles of Sustainable Design and Practical Applications of Sustainable Design, and four six-week electives from a wide range of choices, for a total of eight semester units. There are two tracks: Track I serves the needs of architects, developers, and builders; Track II addresses the needs of interior architects and interior designers. Location: UC Berkeley Extension, 95 Third St, SF. Info: 415-284-1041, interiordes@unex.berkeley.edu , http://www.unex.berkeley.edu/profseq/sustain.html .

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Film: Baraka — Baraka is an ancient Sufi word, which can be translated as a blessing, or as breath, or essence of life. This film has no plot, no actors, and no script, but a series of breathtaking images showing the beauty and destruction of nature and humans. Before and after the film, everyone's invited to the Humanist Tea House. Location: Humanist Hall, 390 27th St. & 411 28th St., Between Telegraph & Broadway, below Pill Hill, Oakland. Time: 7:30pm. Cost: $5 donation accepted. Info: 510-393-5685, humanisthall@yahoo.com , http://www.humanisthall.org/ .

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Info Session: Sustainable Architecture and Design — Learn about the UC Berkeley Extension Sustainable Design Program. Designed with the working professional in mind, this year-long program focuses on developing the mandated knowledge needed by architects, designers, builders, developers, project managers, and other decision makers who want to be leaders in the sustainable, cradle-to-cradle revolution now in progress. See curriculum details online. RSVP for info session online. Location: UC Berkeley Extension, 95 Third St, SF. Time: 6:30pm - 8pm. Cost: Free. Info: 415-284-1041, interiordes@unex.berkeley.edu , http://www.unex.berkeley.edu/profseq/sustain.html .

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
(TV) POV Documentary: "Libby, Montana" — Nestled under the rugged peaks of the Northern Rockies in Montana lies one of the country's worst cases of community-wide exposure to a toxic substance in U.S. history. In the small town of Libby, many hundreds of people are sick or have already died from asbestos exposure. "Libby, Montana" takes a long working day's journey into this community where the American Dream exacts a terrible price. Check local PBS listings to verify schedule. Location: t. Time: 10pm. Info: http://www.pbs.org/pov/tvschedule.php .

Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Environmental Educators Docent Training — Bouverie Preserve presents its 2007 Environmental Education Docent Training Program, on Wednesdays from 9am-2pm, from 8/292007 through 2/20/2008. Topics covered include birds, wildflowers, mammals, amphibians, Coast Miwok Culture, spore and seed producing plants, regional plant communities and environmental education techniques. Three units of college credit are available. Materials included in tuition. Location: Glen Ellen. Time: 9am - 2pm. Cost: $120. Info: 707-938-4554, nancy@egret.org , http://www.egret.org/ .

Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Talk: Saving the Bay Again — Lessons learned from the 1960s movement to save SF Bay have been influential around the world and are still being applied to today's efforts to protect and restore the bay. Come meet early heroes and current leaders in protecting the bay and find out what we need to do today to protect and improve this crucial ecosystem. 5:30 pm, Reception, 6:00 pm, Program. RSVP online. Location: Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, SF. Time: 5:30pm. Cost: $8, free for members. Info: 415-597-6700, club@commonwealthclub.org , http://www.commonwealthclub.org/ .

Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Film Fest: Eco-Amok! presents "Habitat" — In a world without an ozone layer, a family's would-be garden of Eden becomes a horticultural hell. Director Rene Daalder in person! Location: Pacific Film Archive Theater, 2575 Bancroft Way, @ Bowditch, Berkeley. Time: 7:30pm. Cost: $8. Info: 510-642-1124, bampfa@berkeley.edu , http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmseries/ .

Thursday, August 30, 2007
The Struggle for Water Justice — Many low-income communities and communities of color drink contaminated water from their taps, have their culture and traditions severely impacted because of water development, or are unable to participate in decisions around their local water resources. Panelists will discuss the intersection of environmental justice and water issues in statewide water management policy, and will feature several community activists and organizers who are struggling in different ways to secure access to safe, clean, affordable water for their communities. Reserve tickets online. Location: Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, SF. Time: 5:30pm. Cost: $8, free for members. Info: 415-597-6700, club@commonwealthclub.org , http://www.commonwealthclub.org/water/ .

Thursday, August 30, 2007
Fish Forever: Lunch and Discussion — Enjoy a three-course lunch of award-winning coastal cuisine paired with a selection of wines from New Zealand, against the backdrop of Farallon restaurant's "Pool Room." Paul Johnson, author of "Fish Forever," and Ed Euber of the National Park Service will discuss sustainable seafood and the need to maintain our oceans for future generations. Reserve tickets online. Location: Farallon, 450 Post Street, SF. Time: 11:30am. Cost: $75/$65 members. Info: 415-597-6700, club@commonwealthclub.org , http://www.commonwealthclub.org/water/ .

Friday, August 31, 2007
Deadline: Weed Photo Contest — Send your favorite photo of weeds or weed warriors to the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) photo contest! Complete instructions available online. Location: t. Info: http://www.cal-ipc.org/symposia/index.php#funstuff .

Friday, August 31, 2007 - Monday, September 3, 2007
0 to 100 Watts in 4 Days: Build an FM Broadcast Transmitter — A workshop sponsored by Free Radio Berkeley to teach you how to build a 40 watt FM broadcast transmitter (and related items such as antennas) and set up a low power community radio station capable of covering a broadcast radius up to 10 miles. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, you will learn how to solder, identify electronic components, assemble a 40 watt transmitter from a kit of parts, build and tune an antenna, properly setup and test broadcast equipment, and more. Location: Free Radio Berkeley Workshop, 2311 Adeline, Unit P, Oakland. Time: 10am - 6pm. Cost: $200-$250 sliding scale. Info: 510-625-0314, xmtrman@pacbell.net , http://www.freeradio.org/ .

Friday, August 31, 2007
Application Deadline: Office Space Available in Ecology Center Building — The Ecology Center has office space to lease. It is cubicle-style office space in a light, airy, open office in the same building the Ecology Center occupies. Space fits two desks. The building is located in West Berkeley, in the area referred to as the "Left Bank." Other tenants that share the space include small environmental nonprofits and projects. Please contact Amy Kiser for more information. Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley. Info: amy@ecologycenter.org , http://www.ecologycenter.org .

Friday, August 31, 2007
Free Compost for Berkeley Residents — Weather permitting. First priority is given to Berkeley Unified School District and Berkeley Community Gardens. Tractor operator on site between 8:45am-11:45am. General public (self-serve), 11:45am-2:45pm. Please complete sign-in log before loading compost. Location: Berkeley Marina Maintenance Yard, 201 University Ave, Next to Adventure Playground, Berkeley. Time: 8:45am - 2:45pm. Info: 510-644-6566.

Saturday, September 1, 2007
Workshop: Natural Building Intensive — Learn how to build your own beautiful, inexpensive, and energy-efficient home with non-toxic local materials such as clay, straw, and unmilled wood. This comprehensive natural building workshop covers site analysis, passive solar design, and hands-on practice in different techniques, including straw bale, cob, straw-clay, and wattle-and-daub; round pole framing; alternative foundations; earth and lime plasters; home-made paints; and adobe floors. Location: Emerald Earth Workshops, Boonville. Cost: $500. Info: 707-972-3096, workshops@emeraldearth.org , http://www.emeraldearth.org/ .

Saturday, September 1, 2007 - Saturday, December 1, 2007
Eco-City Sketchbook Design Competition — Submit your single page sketch of a slice of life in the green city of tomorrow. The purpose of the Califia Sketchbook Design Competition is to express to a wide variety of people what life will be like in Califia, a proposed next generation eco-city in the SF Bay Area. People from around the world are invited to enter a conceptual sketch revealing smarter greener ways of building, powering, maintaining, and inhabiting the urban fabric. Register online. Location: t. Info: http://www.greencenturyinstitute.org/sketchbook.html .

Sunday, September 2, 2007 - Thursday, September 6, 2007
Meeting: "American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting" — The dynamics between science and society are changing rapidly, especially in fisheries and aquatic resources. Limited natural resources, competitive economic systems, a highly educated public, and changing climatic structures are the focus of the 137th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society in San Francisco. Location: SF. Info: 707-547-1988, dmanning@scwa.ca.gov , http://www.fisheries.org/ .

Sunday, September 2, 2007
EcoHouse Tour - 10am — Tour the Ecology Center's environmentally friendly demonstration home and garden. Get a comprehensive vision of many of the simple improvements anyone can make to their urban home. Tour includes: solar panels, on-demand water heater, water saving fixtures, natural and recycled building materials, Berkeley's first city-permitted wetland / graywater system, water catchment strategies, ducks in the city, a living roof garden, organic permaculture gardening, native drought tolerant plants, mushroom cultivation, and more. RSVP by 8/31/07. Location: EcoHouse, 1305 Hopkins St., (enter via garden entrance on Peralta), Berkeley. Time: 10am - Noon. Cost: $10 sliding scale, no one refused for lack of funds. Info: 510-548-2220 x242, ecohouse@ecologycenter.org , http://ecologycenter.org/ .

Sunday, September 2, 2007
EcoHouse Tour - 1pm — Tour the Ecology Center's environmentally friendly demonstration home and garden. Get a comprehensive vision of many of the simple improvements anyone can make to their urban home. Tour includes: solar panels, on-demand water heater, water saving fixtures, natural and recycled building materials, Berkeley's first city-permitted wetland / graywater system, water catchment strategies, ducks in the city, a living roof garden, organic permaculture gardening, native drought tolerant plants, mushroom cultivation, and more. RSVP by 8/31/07. Location: EcoHouse, 1305 Hopkins St., (enter via garden entrance on Peralta), Berkeley. Time: 1pm - 3pm. Cost: $10 sliding scale, no one refused for lack of funds. Info: 510-548-2220 x242, ecohouse@ecologycenter.org , http://ecologycenter.org/ .

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 Carrie Bennett
 Ecology Center

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