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April 2, 2010 - April 18, 2010

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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
4/29/2010	Learn How to Facilitate Your Own Climate Change Action Group		Class
5/3/2010	Climate Change Action Workshop Series (Mon)		Special Event

4/2/2010	Food, Culture and Identity in a Global Society	East Bay
4/2/2010	Talk: Legal issues in Energy Policies and Climate Change	East Bay
4/2/2010	BART Community Meeting -- Hayward	East Bay
4/2/2010	Workshop: Decorating Your Panoramic Sugar Eggs	San Francisco
4/2/2010	SPAWN Native Plant Nursery Workday	North Bay
4/2/2010 - 6/25/2010	Edible Art: Works from the Artists of Edible East Bay	East Bay
4/2/2010	Good Friday Demonstration at Livermore Lab	East Bay
4/2/2010	Panel Discussion: Food, Culture and Identity in a Global Society	East Bay
4/3/2010	Party: Taste for Artisans	East Bay
4/3/2010	Workshop: Creating Year-Round Edible Gardens	East Bay
4/3/2010	Workshop: Container Gardening	East Bay
4/3/2010	Class: Medicinal Plants of California	Peninsula
4/3/2010	San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Healthy Saturdays Kick-Off Picnic	San Francisco
4/3/2010	Sick Plant Clinic	East Bay
4/3/2010	Natural Building at Sebastopol Skategarden	North Bay
4/3/2010	Workshop: Urban Composting	San Francisco
4/3/2010	Class: Chinese Plants for Food and Medicine	San Francisco
4/3/2010	Volunteer: Creekside Habitat Restoration with SPAWN	North Bay
4/3/2010	Workshop: Composting and Vermicompost	East Bay
4/3/2010	Class: Tomatoes with Fred Hemple of Baia Nicchia	East Bay
4/3/2010	Class: Growing Tomato Transplants from Seed	Santa Cruz County
4/3/2010	Workshop: Home Repair and Maintenance for Women	SF Bay Area
4/3/2010	Class: Solar Power Basics	San Francisco
4/3/2010 - 6/5/2010	Earth Cafe - Spring Series 2010	North Bay
4/3/2010	Pier 94 Wetlands Restoration Workday	San Francisco
4/3/2010	Urban Permaculture as a Tool for Community Empowerment and Social Justice	East Bay
4/5/2010	BART Community Meeting -- Mission	San Francisco
4/5/2010 - 4/12/2010	Climate Change Action Workshop at Ashkenaz	East Bay
4/5/2010	BART Community Meeting -- West Oakland	East Bay
4/5/2010 - 4/9/2010	Spring Camp: Sarah's Science Stream Camp	East Bay
4/5/2010 - 4/6/2010	Certified Green Building Professional Training (San Jose)	South Bay
4/6/2010	A Taste and a Tour: Green X-Ray House	Peninsula
4/6/2010	Class: Fundamentals of Residential Building Science	East Bay
4/6/2010	Weed Removal at the Berkeley "Meadow"	East Bay
4/6/2010	BART Community Meeting -- Pittsburg	East Bay
4/6/2010	Film Screening: Bread and Roses	East Bay
4/6/2010	BART Community Meeting -- Oakland/Fruitvale	East Bay
4/6/2010	BART Community Meeting -- Bayview	San Francisco
4/6/2010	Bike Traffic Skills 101 Classroom Workshop - Oakland	East Bay
4/6/2010	Talk: Water Harvesting for the Landscape: Supply, Reuse and Conservation	North Bay
4/6/2010	Class: Cheese Making 102 -- Mold Ripened Cheese	East Bay
4/6/2010	Presentation: A Proposal for a Temporary Park at 399 Fremont	San Francisco
4/6/2010	San Francisco Biking Coalition Biking Book Club	San Francisco
4/6/2010	Class: Landscape Watering	North Bay
4/6/2010	Presentation: Global Justice Ecology Project	San Francisco
4/7/2010	Colloquium: The Hidden Costs of Energy	East Bay
4/7/2010 - 12/1/2010	East Bay Science Cafe	East Bay
4/7/2010	The Soil Foodweb and Sustainable Gardening with Compost	Peninsula
4/7/2010	Panel Discussion: Beyond Local and Organic -- The Human Cost of Food	San Francisco
4/7/2010	Film & Discussion: "If Only I were an Indian"	East Bay
4/7/2010	Berkeley Path Wanderer's Partly Improved Self Guided Paths Walk	East Bay
4/7/2010 - 4/11/2010	San Francisco International Women's Film Festival	San Francisco Bay Area
4/7/2010 - 4/10/2010	Green Point Rater Training (San Jose)	South Bay
4/7/2010	SPAWNERS Public Meeting and Speaker: You Choose The Topic	East Bay
4/7/2010	A Discussion with Farmers in the Heart of the City	East Bay
4/8/2010	Lecture: Coastal Communities and the Blue Planet	East Bay
4/8/2010	Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting	North Bay
4/8/2010	Artists in the Struggle: Creating Radical Graphics For the Global Movement for Social Justice	San Francisco
4/8/2010	BART Community Meeting -- Excelsior	San Francisco
4/8/2010	A Day of Dialogue and Film Surrounding Women, Art, Activism, and the Environment	East Bay
4/8/2010	Presentation: Traditional Chinese Medicine Part 2: Food as Medicine	San Francisco
4/8/2010	Lecture: Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air	East Bay
4/8/2010 - 4/11/2010	Western Wilderness Conference	East Bay
4/8/2010	Basics of Seed Saving with Bill Merrill	East Bay
4/8/2010	Forestry Seminar Series	East Bay
4/9/2010	North Bay Watershed Conference	North Bay
4/9/2010	Mountain Lion Jamboree	Peninsula
4/9/2010 - 4/11/2010	EPA's 48-Hour Burn Wise Video Contest	
4/9/2010	BART Community Meeting -- Berkeley	East Bay
4/9/2010	Green Friday Potluck: Beyond Recycling, Zero Waste	East Bay
4/9/2010	SPAWN Native Plant Nursery Workday	North Bay
4/9/2010 - 4/10/2010	Conference: California Co-op	North Bay
4/10/2010	Class: Gardening 101: Urban Dirt Farmers	East Bay
4/10/2010	Class: California Natives Plants for Bay Area Sustainable Gardens	South Bay
4/10/2010	Class: Water Conservation Techniques for Your Garden	South Bay
4/10/2010	Class: Landscape Watering	San Francisco
4/10/2010	Class: Water-Wise Organic Vegetable Gardening	South Bay
4/10/2010	Earth Day Celebration On The Richmond Greenway	East Bay
4/10/2010	Workshop: Tomato Tips and Techniques	East Bay
4/10/2010	BART Community Meeting -- El Cerrito	East Bay
4/10/2010	Workshop: Composting 101	East Bay
4/10/2010	OBUGS' Rummage Sale	East Bay
4/10/2010	Presentation: Diet For a Hot Planet	San Francisco
4/10/2010 - 4/11/2010	San Francisco Green Festival	San Francisco
4/10/2010	Class: Edible Landscaping and Container Gardening	North Bay
4/10/2010 - 4/11/2010	Spring Garden Tours at OAEC	North Bay
4/10/2010	Class: Beneficial Insects - Their Jobs, Identification & Attractors	East Bay
4/10/2010	Discussion: Design 4 Resilience: Thriving in an Uncertain World	East Bay
4/10/2010 - 6/26/2010	Urban Permaculture Design Certificate Course	East Bay
4/10/2010 - 4/11/2010	Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Spring Plant Sale	North Bay
4/10/2010	Volunteer: Creek Stewardship Work Day	East Bay
4/10/2010	Class: Grafting	Peninsula
4/10/2010	Program: Salt Pond Restoration 101, An Introduction to the Project	South Bay
4/10/2010	Volunteer: Creekside Habitat Restoration with SPAWN	North Bay
4/10/2010 - 4/11/2010	Oyster Reef Building Campaign	Marin County
4/11/2010	Class: Medicinal Plants of the Bay Area	San Mateo County
4/11/2010	Expedition: Pacific Environment's Vessel Watch	San Francisco
4/11/2010	Fermented Food Skill Share	East Bay
4/11/2010	Northern Spotted Owl Hunting Grounds Restoration	North Bay
4/11/2010	Movie, Presentation, Inspiration: The Joy of Life on Two Wheels	East Bay
4/11/2010	Green Festival After Party	San Francisco
4/11/2010	Workshop: Felting With Plant Dyed Wool	East Bay
4/11/2010	Class: Landscape Watering	East Bay
4/11/2010	Presentation and Hike: Life at the Bottom of the Foodchain	East Bay
4/11/2010	Slow Drinks with Slow Food Berkeley	East Bay
4/11/2010	Meeting: Passive Buildings California Group	East Bay
4/11/2010	Workshop: Introduction To Biodynamic Gardening	Mendocino County
4/11/2010	Speaker: Pam Pierce	East Bay
4/11/2010 - 4/14/2010	Low Impact Development Conference: Redefining Water in the City	San Francisco
4/11/2010	Class: Backyard Beekeeping & Honey Extraction	East Bay
4/11/2010	Program: Mysteries of Wastewater Treatment	South Bay
4/12/2010	Environmental Policy Reform in Unstable Political Systems	East Bay
4/12/2010	California's Long-term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan: It's massive, but is it doable?	East Bay
4/12/2010	Activity: Crafty Crafty	San Francisco
4/12/2010	BART Community Meeting -- Chinatown	San Francisco
4/12/2010	Talk: The Global Footprint of Food	San Francisco
4/12/2010 - 4/16/2010	Monkey Business Spring Break Camp	East Bay
4/12/2010	Talk: Surviving the Storm: Environmental Policy Reform in Unstable Political Systems	East Bay
4/12/2010 - 4/16/2010	Intentional Communities Course	North Bay
4/13/2010	The New Green Gold: Zero Waste	East Bay
4/13/2010	Discussion: What's Happening With AB32	San Francisco
4/13/2010	Green Initiatives in the Workplace: HR's Perspective	North Bay
4/13/2010	Author Event: Eat, Drink, and Be Ecological About It	San Francisco
4/13/2010	Solar Hot Water Basics for Residential Customers	San Francisco
4/14/2010	Film Screening: Grizzly Road	East Bay
4/14/2010 - 5/22/2010	Friends of the Urban Forest Citizen Forester Workshops	San Francisco
4/14/2010	BART Community Meeting -- Concord/Pleasant Hill	East Bay
4/14/2010 - 4/21/2010	Workshop: Natural Insights: Nature as a Spiritual Mentor	East Bay
4/14/2010	Meet the Filmmaker: Mai Iskander of "Garbage Dreams"	North Bay
4/14/2010	Party: High Country News 40th Anniversary	Peninsula
4/14/2010 - 4/16/2010	Tour: Central Valley Water Tour	Central Valley
4/14/2010	Oakland EarthEXPO	East Bay
4/15/2010	After Copenhagen: What Can Be Done to Meet the Economic and Environmental Challenges	East Bay
4/15/2010	Talk: Ratcliff Architects -- From Windrush School to Campus Sustainability Planning	San Francisco
4/15/2010	Secret Ridge, Endangered Wildflowers	North Bay
4/15/2010	Class: Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products	East Bay
4/15/2010	Lecture: Impressions of the Galapagos with Jack Barclay	East Bay
4/15/2010	Seminar: Senior Scam Stopper	East Bay
4/16/2010	SPAWN Native Plant Nursery Workday	North Bay
4/16/2010	Occidental Arts and Ecology Center "Second Chance" Spring Plant Sale	North Bay
4/16/2010 - 4/17/2010	Training: Parent Action for Change in Education	East Bay
4/16/2010	Volunteer: Quail Rangers	East Bay
4/17/2010	Class: Making Every Drop Count	South Bay
4/17/2010	Class: Water Conservation Techniques for Your Garden	South Bay
4/17/2010	Emeryville's Earth Day Celebration	East Bay
4/17/2010	Class: Start an Earth Day Salad Garden	Peninsula
4/17/2010	Workshop: Creating Year-Round Edibles	East Bay
4/17/2010	Class: Designing Water Efficient Landscaping	South Bay
4/17/2010	Class: Complete-Diet Mini-Farming	Peninsula
4/17/2010	Workshop: Sharing Solutions 101	East Bay
4/17/2010	Benefit: "Bring yo' Motha'"	East Bay
4/17/2010	The Salmon Crossroads	North Bay
4/17/2010	Search for the Mission Blue Butterfly	North Bay
4/17/2010	Class: Bamboo Basics For The Bay Area	San Francisco
4/17/2010	Earth Day Fair -- Santa Rosa	North Bay
4/17/2010	Community Resilience Workshop	San Francisco
4/17/2010	Volunteer for a Day at Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden	North Bay
4/17/2010	Berkeley Shoreline Cleanup	East Bay
4/17/2010	Class: Backyard Mushroom Cultivation	East Bay
4/17/2010	Class: Succulents	East Bay
4/17/2010	Workshop: Composting and Vermicompost	East Bay
4/17/2010	Volunteer: Creekside Habitat Restoration with SPAWN	North Bay
4/17/2010	Sustainable Landscape Program: Water Resources	North Bay
4/17/2010	Earth Stroll	San Francisco
4/17/2010	Volunteer: Ivan Dickson State Trail Day Project	East Bay
4/17/2010	Workshop: Diesel Car Maintenance	East Bay
4/17/2010 - 3/20/2011	Four Seasons Permaculture Design Certification - Santa Cruz	Santa Cruz County
4/17/2010	Class: How to Trap Gophers	North Bay
4/17/2010	Activity: Earth Day Seed Planting	East Bay
4/17/2010	Bike Traffic Skills 101 Classroom Workshop - Albany	East Bay
4/17/2010	Volunteer: Quail Rangers	East Bay
4/17/2010	Plant Sale: Regional Parks Botanic Garden	East Bay
4/17/2010	Activity: Earth Day -- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle	East Bay
4/17/2010	Volunteer: Earth Day Cleanup at Ravenswood Point	Peninsula
4/17/2010	Beekeeping in the City: Introduction to Hive Management	San Francisco
4/17/2010	Earth Day -- Richmond	East Bay
4/18/2010	Walking Tour: Nature, The Human Habitat, and Public Policy	San Francisco
4/18/2010	Class: Integrated Urban Animal Husbandry	East Bay
4/18/2010	Class: Hazardous Plants of the Bay Area	East Bay
4/18/2010	Workshop: Change the Story, Change the Future	East Bay
4/18/2010 - 4/20/2010	Investors' Circle Spring Conference and Venture Fair	San Francisco
4/18/2010	Extract Beer Brewing with Chris	East Bay
4/18/2010	Earth Day "Making Movement Matter" Move We w/ Wheel Unite	East Bay
4/18/2010	People's Earth Day Celebration -- SF	San Francisco
4/18/2010	Earth Day Tread'n Water Aqua Boogie w/ Wheel Unite	East Bay
4/18/2010	Guided Walk: A Taste of the Refuge	East Bay
4/18/2010	EcoHouse Tour	East Bay
4/18/2010	Berkeley Path Wanderer's Psychogeography Walk	East Bay
4/18/2010	Activity: Sheep Shearing Day	East Bay
4/18/2010	Activity: Nature's Pharmacy	East Bay
4/18/2010	Earth Day Fest at Full Circle Farm	South Bay
4/18/2010	Class: Rainwater Harvesting from the Roof	East Bay
4/18/2010	Class: Rainwater Harvesting for Paved Areas	East Bay
4/18/2010	Going Native Garden Tour	South Bay

Carrie Bennett
Ecology Center

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