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March 19, 2010 - April 4, 2010

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The Ecology Center's events are listed first, followed by additional community event listings.

3/19/2010	Stomp the Stumps Benefit Dance Party		BACH Event
3/23/2010	César Chávez Commemoration at the Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market		Farmers' Markets Event
3/23/2010 - 5/25/2010	Merritt College Lectures on Natural Building at the Ecology Center		Special Event
3/23/2010	Climate Change Action Workshop Series (Tues)		Special Event
3/24/2010	Learn How to Facilitate Your Own Climate Change Action Group		Class
3/27/2010	Compost Give-Away at the Berkeley Farmers' Market		Farmers' Markets Event
4/5/2010	Climate Change Action Workshop at Ashkenaz		Special Event
4/8/2010	Basics of Seed Saving with Bill Merrill		BASIL Event
4/17/2010	Workshop: Sharing Solutions 101		Special Event
4/18/2010	EcoHouse Tour		EcoHouse Event
4/22/2010	40th Anniversary of Earth Day and The Ecology Center		Special Event

3/19/2010	Art Exhibit Opening: "Dusted: Work by Dustin Fosnot"	San Francisco
3/19/2010	Volunteer: Berkeley Youth Alternative Gardens	East Bay
3/19/2010	Seminar: Household Energy, Air Pollution, Climate, and Health	East Bay
3/19/2010	Screening: "Food, Inc."	East Bay
3/19/2010	SPAWN Native Plant Nursery Workday	North Bay
3/19/2010	Stomp the Stumps Benefit Dance Party	East Bay
3/19/2010	Amazon: Defending Rivers and Rights	East Bay
3/20/2010	Workshop: Spring Equinox Gathering	East Bay
3/20/2010	Be Berkeleyan, Be Counted! Picnic	East Bay
3/20/2010	Workshop: Gardening From The Ground Up	East Bay
3/20/2010	Caring for Your Urban Orchard: A Hands-on Fruit Tree Class	North Bay
3/20/2010	Class: How to Replace Lawn with California Meadow and Natives	South Bay
3/20/2010	Bus Tour: Cohousing in the East Bay	East Bay
3/20/2010	Workshop: Bay-Friendly Gardening Basics	East Bay
3/20/2010	Connecting the Dots for Sustainable Neighborhood Planning	East Bay
3/20/2010	40 years of the Suppressed Histories Archives: Real Women, Global Vision	East Bay
3/20/2010	Worm Composting Volunteer Work Party	East Bay
3/20/2010	Ripple Effects	East Bay
3/20/2010	Restoration at Schoolhouse Creek	East Bay
3/20/2010	Fundraiser: East Bay Vegan Bakesale	East Bay
3/20/2010	Panel Discussion: Eating Our Way To World Peace	San Francisco
3/20/2010	Class: California Native Plants for Bay Area Sustainable Gardens	South Bay
3/20/2010	Rooftop Garden Community Workday	East Bay
3/20/2010	Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Garden Tour	North Bay
3/20/2010 - 4/2/2010	Permaculture Design Course	North Bay
3/20/2010	Class: Herbs in the Garden, Herbs in the Kitchen	Peninsula
3/20/2010	Conference for High School Students: EcoCareer Day	San Francisco
3/20/2010	Workshop: Diesel Car Maintenance	East Bay
3/20/2010	Volunteer: Work Party at Strawberry Creek Lodge	East Bay
3/20/2010	Friends of Five Creeks Work Party in Eastshore State Park	East Bay
3/20/2010	Author Event: "Succulent Container Gardens"	East Bay
3/20/2010	Seminar: A Better Remodel Using Tax Rebates and Incentives	East Bay
3/20/2010	White-Crowned Sparrow Habitat Restoration	San Francisco
3/20/2010	Workshop: Composting and Vermicompost	East Bay
3/20/2010	Volunteer: Creekside Habitat Restoration with SPAWN	North Bay
3/20/2010	Workshop: Seed Saving and Seed Swap	San Francisco
3/20/2010	Conference: Healthy Harvest -- Field to Table	Sacramento County
3/20/2010	Workshop: Advanced Beekeeping	Mendocino County
3/21/2010	Film Screening: Taking Root -- Green Belt Movement of Kenya	San Francisco
3/21/2010	Class: Backyard Chicken Care	South Bay
3/21/2010	Poetry Reading and Release Party at Urban Ore Ecopark	East Bay
3/21/2010	Class: Backyard Beekeeping	East Bay
3/21/2010	Film Screening: "CRUDE: The Real Price of Oil"	South Bay
3/21/2010	Program: Sheep to Shawl	East Bay
3/21/2010	Rainwater Harvesting for Urban Gardeners	East Bay
3/21/2010	Activity: Edible and Useful Plants Hike	East Bay
3/21/2010	Annual Meatout Celebration	San Francisco
3/21/2010	Cooking Class: Vegetarian Tamales	East Bay
3/21/2010	Slideshow and Walk: Learning All About Our Native Lilies	East Bay
3/22/2010	Class: Green Employee Engagement	San Francisco
3/22/2010	Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards and Water Expo	South Bay
3/22/2010	Transition SF Community Meeting	San Francisco
3/22/2010	Promoting Corporate Responsibility through Shareholder Activism	East Bay
3/22/2010	Seed Swap: Richmond Grows	East Bay
3/22/2010 - 3/27/2010	Friends of Five Creeks Week of Restoration	East Bay
3/23/2010	Presentation: The North Concord BART Plan	San Francisco
3/23/2010	Discussion: Is Your God Green	San Francisco
3/23/2010	Talk: Pollinators & Native Plant Gardens	South Bay
3/23/2010	Conference: NCRA Recycling Update	East Bay
3/23/2010	Speaker: Antonia Jushasz on "Tyranny of Oil"	South Bay
3/23/2010	EcoTuesday: Featuring Pamela Gordon	San Francisco
3/23/2010	Lecture: Linking Deep Scientific Research to the Real World	Marin County
3/23/2010 - 4/13/2010	Climate Change Action Workshop Series (Tues)	East Bay
3/23/2010	César Chávez Commemoration at the Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market	East Bay
3/23/2010	Water Conservation Showcase	San Francisco
3/23/2010	Talk: The Future of the Arctic	San Francisco
3/23/2010 - 5/25/2010	Merritt College Lectures on Natural Building at the Ecology Center	East Bay
3/24/2010	A Taste of North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto: Benefit for Food & Social Justice	East Bay
3/24/2010	Film & Discussion: "Loaded Visions"	East Bay
3/24/2010	Haitian Music Benefit Performance	San Francisco
3/24/2010	Talk: Zero Net Energy and Whole Building Retrofit Options for Affordable Multifamily Housing	East Bay
3/24/2010	Learn How to Facilitate Your Own Climate Change Action Group	East Bay
3/24/2010	Class: Water Conservation Techniques for Your Garden	South Bay
3/24/2010	Class: Natural Building For a Non-Toxic Home	East Bay
3/24/2010	Film: "Dirt! The Movie" (Oakland)	East Bay
3/25/2010	Panel: Empire, Power, and Propaganda	East Bay
3/25/2010	Talk: Joining Forces to Build Smarter	Peninsula
3/25/2010	Critical Animal Studies Film & Artist Lecture Series: Sunaura Taylor	East Bay
3/25/2010	Environmental Health Legislative Training	East Bay
3/25/2010	Dinner and Program: Finding Connection in Nature	East Bay
3/25/2010	Meeting: Tri-Valley Cares	East Bay
3/25/2010	Women's Bike Traffic Skills 101 Classroom Workshop - Emeryville	East Bay
3/25/2010	Can We Achieve a Sustainable Future? The Role of Green Chemistry	East Bay
3/25/2010	Class: Drip Irrigation Design and Installation	South Bay
3/26/2010	Film & Discussion: "The Most Dangerous Man in America"	San Francisco
3/26/2010	A Tool Day Workshop: An Overview of the Tool Lending Library	San Francisco
3/26/2010	SPAWN Native Plant Nursery Workday	North Bay
3/26/2010	Benefit for East Bay Food Not Bombs	East Bay
3/26/2010	Compost Give-away at Berkeley Marina for Berkeley Residents	East Bay
3/26/2010	Volunteer: Berkeley Youth Alternative Gardens	East Bay
3/26/2010	CA Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) Workshop on Surface Water	Sacramento County
3/27/2010	Compost Give-Away at the Berkeley Farmers' Market	East Bay
3/27/2010	Women's 2020 Leadership Caucus: Facing the Climate Crisis, Collaborating for Solutions	Marin County
3/27/2010	Workshop: Flashy Flowerpots	East Bay
3/27/2010	Workshop: Gardening From The Ground Up	East Bay
3/27/2010	Speakers: Stories From the Freedom Movement	San Francisco
3/27/2010	Workshop: High-Performance Plants for Low-Water Gardens	East Bay
3/27/2010	Really Really Free Market	San Francisco
3/27/2010	Workshop: Basic Backyard Composting	East Bay
3/27/2010	Class: Design Your Own Spring Victory Garden	San Francisco
3/27/2010	Greywater System Workshop	South Bay
3/27/2010	Sustainable Spring Festival -- Fairfax	North Bay
3/27/2010	SCRAP Workshop: Braided Rug and Basket Making	San Francisco
3/27/2010	Class: Water Conservation Techniques for Your Garden	South Bay
3/27/2010	Class: Grow Your Own Salad	East Bay
3/27/2010	Class: Growing Great Tomatoes	Peninsula
3/27/2010	Walk: El Cerrito's Hidden Paths, Urban Paths and Mid-Century Marvels	East Bay
3/27/2010	Solar Electricity For Your Home Seminar	East Bay
3/27/2010	Habitat Restoration for Mission Blue and San Bruno Elfin Butterflies	Peninsula
3/27/2010	Workshop: Composting and Vermicomposting	East Bay
3/27/2010	Volunteer: Creekside Habitat Restoration with SPAWN	North Bay
3/27/2010	Class: Organic Gardening 101	East Bay
3/27/2010	Class: Urban Food Production	San Francisco
3/27/2010 - 2/27/2011	4-Seasons Permaculture Certification Course in Bolinas	North Bay
3/27/2010	Class: Pests & Pesticides (to use or not)	East Bay
3/27/2010	Is Nuclear Power a "Clean" Energy Source In Response To Climate Change?	East Bay
3/27/2010	Free Neighborhood Plant Exchange	East Bay
3/28/2010	Rain Garden Design & Build Workshop	Marin County
3/28/2010	Workshop & Field Trip: Learning All About Native Lilies	East Bay
3/28/2010	Class: Design A Salad and Herb Garden	East Bay
3/28/2010	Class: Beginning Beekeeping	San Francisco
3/28/2010	Class: Bees and Backyard Beekeeping with the Kenyan Top Bar System	East Bay
3/29/2010	Lecture: Fossil Fuel + Dependance = Security Risks?	San Francisco
3/29/2010	Film Screening: Flow, For Love of Water	East Bay
3/29/2010 - 4/2/2010	Monkey Business Spring Break Camp	East Bay
3/29/2010 - 4/2/2010	Spring Camp: Sarah's Science Streams Camp	East Bay
3/30/2010	Critical Animal Studies Film & Artist Lecture Series: Vasile Stanescu	San Francisco
3/30/2010	Film Screening: "John L. Walker: Striving For Equality"	East Bay
3/30/2010	Creeks, Dunes and Watersheds -- A Short History of San Francisco's Waterscape	San Francisco
3/31/2010	Women and Water: Solutions for Community Resilience	East Bay
3/31/2010	Film & Discussion: "The Greater Circulation"	East Bay
3/31/2010 - 6/5/2010	Class: Urban Permaculture Design Certification Course	San Francisco
3/31/2010	Discussion: Bay Area As Incubator	San Francisco
3/31/2010	Class: Cheesemaking 101	East Bay
4/2/2010	Panel Discussion: Food, Culture and Identity in a Global Society	East Bay
4/2/2010	Good Friday Demonstration at Livermore Lab	East Bay
4/2/2010	Workshop: Decorating Your Panoramic Sugar Eggs	San Francisco
4/2/2010 - 6/25/2010	Exhibit: Edible Art (Works from the Artists of Edible East Bay)	East Bay
4/2/2010	SPAWN Native Plant Nursery Workday	North Bay
4/3/2010	Workshop: Creating Year-Round Edible Gardens	East Bay
4/3/2010	Sick Plant Clinic	East Bay
4/3/2010	Class: Medicinal Plants of California	Peninsula
4/3/2010	Party: Taste for Artisans	East Bay
4/3/2010	Pier 94 Wetlands Restoration Workday	San Francisco
4/3/2010	Class: Chinese Plants for Food and Medicine	San Francisco
4/3/2010	Workshop: Container Gardening	East Bay
4/3/2010	Urban Permaculture as a Tool for Community Empowerment and Social Justice	East Bay
4/3/2010	Class: Tomatoes with Fred Hemple of Baia Nicchia	East Bay
4/3/2010 - 6/5/2010	Earth Cafe - Spring Series 2010	North Bay
4/3/2010	Workshop: Composting and Vermicompost	East Bay
4/3/2010	Class: Growing Tomato Transplants from Seed	Santa Cruz County
4/3/2010	Volunteer: Creekside Habitat Restoration with SPAWN	North Bay
4/3/2010	Class: Solar Power Basics	San Francisco
4/3/2010	Workshop: Home Repair and Maintenance for Women	SF Bay Area

Carrie Bennett
Ecology Center

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