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April 30, 2010 - May 16, 2010

Greetings Ecology Center members and friends,

Welcome to another list of events, classes, actions, films, conferences, grant deadlines, and more. Our searchable website edition of the calendar contains events further into the future. The Ecology Center's events are listed first, followed by additional community event listings. Please continue to send event listings to calendar@ecologycenter.org

Featured this calendar:
   
   How to Build and Sustain Your School Garden
   Fundamentals of Herbal Medicine - New Dates and Price!
   Perennial Vegetable Workshop and Plant Sale at the Berkeley EcoHouse

Check out and sign up for these special Ecology Center classes!

ECOLOGY CENTER EVENTS

5/3/2010	Climate Change Action Workshop Series (Mon)		Special Event
5/15/2010	How to Build and Sustain Your School Garden		Class
5/16/2010	Urban Drought Solutions: Greywater, Rainwater Catchment, Earthworks		EcoHouse Event
5/22/2010	Annual Strawberry Tasting at the Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market		Farmers' Markets Event
5/23/2010	Revolutionary Ecology: A Commemoration and a Celebration of Revolutionary Resistance		BACH Event
5/23/2010	Fundamentals of Herbal Medicine - New Dates and Price!		Class
5/24/2010	Marking the Moment: 20 Years After the Bombing of Judi Bari		BACH Event
5/27/2010	Author Event: Breakthrough Communities		Special Event
5/29/2010	Perennial Vegetable Workshop and Plant Sale at the Berkeley EcoHouse		EcoHouse Event
6/13/2010	EcoHouse Tour		EcoHouse Event
7/11/2010	Urban Drought Solutions: Greywater, Rainwater Catchment, Earthworks		EcoHouse Event
8/8/2010	EcoHouse Tour		EcoHouse Event
9/19/2010	Urban Drought Solutions: Greywater, Rainwater Catchment, Earthworks		EcoHouse Event
10/10/2010	EcoHouse Tour		EcoHouse Event
11/14/2010	Urban Drought Solutions: Greywater, Rainwater Catchment, Earthworks		EcoHouse Event
12/12/2010	EcoHouse Tour		EcoHouse Event
OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS

4/30/2010	Volunteer: Berkeley Youth Alternative Gardens	East Bay
4/30/2010	Symposium: Food -- History and Culture in the West	East Bay
4/30/2010	SPAWN Native Plant Nursery Workday	North Bay
4/30/2010	Poetry Fundraiser: Hold the Light for Haiti & Chile	East Bay
4/30/2010	Compost Give-away at Berkeley Marina for Berkeley Residents	East Bay
4/30/2010	Volunteer: Fruit Tree Planting at Growing Home Community Garden	San Francisco
5/1/2010	Volunteer: Creekside Habitat Restoration with SPAWN	North Bay
5/1/2010	Workshop: Let Worms Eat Your Garbage	East Bay
5/1/2010 - 5/2/2010	Bringing Back the Natives Native Plant Sale Extravaganza	East Bay
5/1/2010	Sick Plant Clinic	East Bay
5/1/2010	Jane's Walks -- Old Oakland	East Bay
5/1/2010	Class: Start an Earth Day Salad Garden	Peninsula
5/1/2010	Jane's Walks -- The Oakmore Stairs	East Bay
5/1/2010 - 5/2/2010	Workshop: Introduction to Ecological Design	Mendocino County
5/1/2010	Expedition: Pacific Environment's Vessel Watch	
5/1/2010	Acterra's 40th Anniversary Party	Peninsula
5/1/2010 - 5/2/2010	Oakland Museum of California Opening Weekend Celebration	East Bay
5/1/2010	Class: Medicinal Plants of the Bay Area	Peninsula
5/1/2010	Jane's Walks -- Lake Merritt, Roses, and Glen Echo Creek	East Bay
5/1/2010	Workshop: Companion Planting	East Bay
5/1/2010	Replace Your Lawn with California Natives	South Bay
5/1/2010	Class: Alternatives To Lawns	Peninsula
5/1/2010	Builders Booksource Spring Cleaning Sidewalk Sale	East Bay
5/1/2010 - 5/2/2010	Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Biodiversity Plant Sale & Tours	North Bay
5/1/2010 - 5/2/2010	Merritt College Horticulture Club Spring Plant Sale	East Bay
5/1/2010	Workshop: Urban Composting	San Francisco
5/1/2010	Bay Area Schools Environmental Conference	South Bay
5/1/2010	Jane's Walks -- Mills College: A Creekside Oakland Gem	East Bay
5/1/2010 - 5/21/2010	Farm Sanctuary California Country Hoe Down	Central Valley
5/1/2010	Info Meeting: Volunteer with the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory	San Francisco
5/1/2010	Healthy Garden Workshop: Conserve Water and Care for your Soil	East Bay
5/1/2010	Open House: Friends of the Eel River	North Bay
5/1/2010	Wine Into Water: An Afternoon of Wine, Cheese, Chocolate and Fundraising	East Bay
5/1/2010	Lindsay Wildlife Museum Pack Rat Sale	East Bay
5/1/2010	Volunteer: Pier 94 Wetland Restoration	San Francisco
5/1/2010 - 5/2/2010	The Watershed Nursery Native Plant Sale Extravaganza	East Bay
5/1/2010	Jane's Walks -- Crocker Highlands/Grand-Lake Stair Walk	East Bay
5/1/2010	Volunteer: Remove Invasives and Plant Wild Flowers at Point Isabel	East Bay
5/1/2010	Free Acupuncture on May Day	East Bay
5/1/2010	Greywater Workshop: Create a Sustainable Life - Gardening with Free Alternative Water Sources	East Bay
5/2/2010	Kassa: Urban Adobe Festival	East Bay
5/2/2010	Electronic Waste Disposal Event	East Bay
5/2/2010	Albany Arts & Green Festival	East Bay
5/2/2010 - 6/21/2010	Class: Permaculture Design Introduction	East Bay
5/2/2010	Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour	East Bay
5/2/2010	Workshop: Vegetable Focus -- Solanums	San Francisco
5/2/2010	Tour: Bike Tour of Presidio Natural Areas with Stephen Phillips	San Francisco
5/2/2010	Garden City: Finding City Land for a Garden	San Francisco
5/2/2010	Women Entrepreneurs Showcase	East Bay
5/2/2010	Jane's Walks -- An Advocate's Walk	East Bay
5/2/2010 - 5/8/2010	Buckeye Gathering: Traditional Arts & Primitive Living Skills	Sonoma County
5/2/2010	A Walk on the Wild Side: Edible Wildflowers, Grasses, and Seeds	North Bay
5/3/2010	Talk: Wildlife Corridors	East Bay
5/3/2010	Discussion: Landscape Panoramas: Expanding Our View of Nature	East Bay
5/3/2010 - 5/24/2010	Climate Change Action Workshop Series (Mon)	East Bay
5/4/2010	Tour of LEED-Platinum Home	Peninsula
5/4/2010	Community Meeting: Help Plan the Future El Cerrito Recycling and Environmental Resource Center	East Bay
5/4/2010	Film Screening Benefit: Food INC, Benefit For Pie Ranch	San Francisco
5/4/2010 - 5/7/2010	Conference: Association of California Water Agencies	Monterey County
5/4/2010	South Bay Green Building Professionals Guild Meeting: Show Me the Money	Peninsula
5/4/2010	Lecture: Oil Exploration and Fishing Livelihoods in Mozambique	East Bay
5/4/2010	Talk: The Plundered Planet - Why the Exploitation of Natural Resources Affects Us All	San Francisco
5/4/2010	Lecture: History of a Ground Water Cleanup Project: LLNL Livermore Site	East Bay
5/4/2010	Discussion: Youth Leaders Speak Up on Driving Down Carbon	San Francisco
5/5/2010	East Bay Green Building Professionals Guild Meeting: Greywater - Current State of the Art for Planning, Codes and Installation	East Bay
5/5/2010	Workshop: Reusable Transport Packaging Solutions	Peninsula
5/5/2010	Presentation: Taking (Temporary) Root: Pop-up Storefronts and an Urban Farm in Hayes Valley	San Francisco
5/5/2010	Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library Orientation	East Bay
5/5/2010 - 5/15/2010	Food Sovereignty Tour To Cuba	Outside California
5/5/2010	Green Medicine Webinar: Green Pediatrics	
5/5/2010	Presentation: The Plundered Planet	San Francisco
5/5/2010	Author Event: "Transforming Power"	San Francisco
5/5/2010	Berkeley Stanford CleanTech Conference: Car 2.0, The Race for Electric Transportation Leadership	San Francisco
5/5/2010	Lecture: Sneaky Sea Slugs!	San Francisco
5/5/2010	Panel Discussion: Feeding 9 Billion with the Challenges of Climate Change	East Bay
5/6/2010	Nutrition Movie Night: "Food, Inc."	East Bay
5/6/2010 - 5/7/2010	Certified Green Building Professional Training (Oakland)	East Bay
5/6/2010	SDForum's Green Evening: 'The Modern Green Supply Chain'	Peninsula
5/6/2010	A Vermicomposting Extravaganza, Live Demonstrations and Lecture	Peninsula
5/6/2010	Tour: Green Corridor	East Bay
5/6/2010	The Latest in Greywater and Rainwater Capture	Peninsula
5/7/2010	May Day Film Showing & Discussion - Sacco and Vanzetti	San Francisco
5/7/2010	SPAWN Native Plant Nursery Workday	North Bay
5/7/2010 - 6/5/2010	Paddle to the Sea 2010	Northern California
5/7/2010 - 5/16/2010	Affordable Housing Week -- East Bay	East Bay
5/7/2010	Art Opening: FRESH DIGS	East Bay
5/7/2010	Volunteer: Berkeley Youth Alternative Gardens	East Bay
5/7/2010	Sustainable Enterprise Conference	North Bay
5/7/2010	Occidental Arts and Ecology Center "Second Chance" Biodiversity Plant Sale	North Bay
5/7/2010	Hands-On Cocktail Class with Scott Beattie and Lance Winters	San Francisco
5/7/2010	National Public Garden Day	East Bay
5/7/2010	California Trout Benefit Gala & Auction: California Blue Ribbon Waters	San Francisco
5/7/2010	Class: Fearless Meditation Practice Built for Justice	East Bay
5/8/2010	Workshop: Gardening to Manage Pests Naturally	East Bay
5/8/2010	Solar Hot Water Basics for Residential Customers	San Francisco
5/8/2010	Workshop: Composting and Vermicompost	East Bay
5/8/2010	Workshop: Let Worms Eat Your Garbage	East Bay
5/8/2010	Class: Water-Wise Gardening	North Bay
5/8/2010	Volunteer: Creekside Habitat Restoration with SPAWN	North Bay
5/8/2010	Class: Medicinal Plants of the Bay Area	East Bay
5/8/2010	Class: Soils, Bed Preparation and Amendments	SF Bay Area
5/8/2010	Class: Medicinal Herbs - The Endangered to the Common, Their Uses and Cultivation	East Bay
5/8/2010	Kids in Gardens Teacher Workshop	East Bay
5/8/2010	Workshop: Bamboo Trellises and Other Structures	East Bay
5/8/2010	Class: Drip Irrigation	Peninsula
5/8/2010	Workshop: Design a Bay-Friendly Garden	East Bay
5/8/2010	Class: Herbs with Jill Sheppard of Baia Nicchia	East Bay
5/8/2010	Kids Creek Fest	East Bay
5/8/2010 - 5/9/2010	Annual Plant Sale	East Bay
5/8/2010	Workshop: World Fair Trade Day Celebration, Recycled Magazine Jewelry Making	San Francisco Bay Area
5/8/2010	Talk & Book Signing: "Teaming with Microbes"	East Bay
5/8/2010	Volunteer: Kids Creek Fest	East Bay
5/8/2010	Volunteer: Broom Busting at El Cerrito Hillside Natural Area	East Bay
5/8/2010	Richmond Greenway Gathering	East Bay
5/8/2010	Spring Tracking Series	Marin County
5/8/2010	Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library Orientation	East Bay
5/8/2010	OBUGS' Spring Community Planting Event: "Spring into the Garden"	East Bay
5/8/2010	Benefit: Urban Beets Dance Party	East Bay
5/8/2010 - 5/15/2010	Affordable Housing Week -- San Mateo	San Mateo County
5/8/2010	SCRAP Workshop: Re-Frame It!	San Francisco
5/8/2010	Temescal and Rockridge Walk	East Bay
5/9/2010	Class: City Chickens and Ducks -- (2pm)	East Bay
5/9/2010	Workshop: Succulent Propagation	East Bay
5/9/2010	Class: Urban Goats 101	East Bay
5/9/2010	Meeting: Passive Buildings California Group	East Bay
5/9/2010	Garden City: Navigating Permits, Procedures and Building Community Support for Your Garden	San Francisco
5/9/2010	Concert: Junkestra by Nathaniel Stookey	San Francisco
5/9/2010	Workshop: Vegetable Focus -- Brassicas	San Francisco
5/10/2010 - 5/11/2010	Certified Green Building Professional Training (Richmond)	East Bay
5/10/2010	Author Event: "Toxic Loopholes"	San Francisco
5/10/2010 - 5/24/2010	Call for Entries: What the World Needs Now	East Bay
5/11/2010	Class: Landscape Watering	North Bay
5/11/2010	CA Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) Workshop on Surface Water	Sacramento County
5/11/2010	An Evening Dedicated to the Protection of The White Lions	Peninsula
5/11/2010	Ecotopia Revisited: A Conversation With Ernest Callenbach and Novella Carpenter	San Francisco
5/11/2010	Give Comment: El Cerrito Animals Ordinance -- Proposed Revisions	East Bay
5/11/2010	Webinar: EPA's Role in Water Resources Management for a Changing Climate	
5/11/2010	Information Session: Landscape Architecture Certification Program at UC Berkeley	San Francisco
5/11/2010	Panel: Confronting the Global Crisis on Migration and Displacement	San Francisco
5/12/2010	North Bay Green Building Professionals Guild Meeting: PG&E Residential Retrofit & New Construction Programs	North Bay
5/12/2010	Class: Replace Your Lawn with California Natives	South Bay
5/12/2010	Discussion: The Urban Farming Movement	San Francisco
5/12/2010	Forum: Local Codes: Mapping and Transforming the City's Forgotten Public Space	San Francisco
5/12/2010	Panel: Navigating the Road to Sustainability	San Francisco
5/12/2010	Informational Meeting: Black Mesa Weavers Annual Wool Buy	East Bay
5/13/2010	Volunteer: Bike to Work Day	San Francisco Bay Area
5/13/2010 - 5/14/2010	Certified Green Building Professional Training (San Rafael)	North Bay
5/13/2010	Fundraiser: Bubbles & Bivalves	San Francisco
5/13/2010	Sustainable San Anselmo Presents: Cuba -- A Model of Sustainable Living	North Bay
5/13/2010	Bike Away From Work Party and Fashion Show	San Francisco
5/13/2010	The Green Edge: Differentiating Your Business and Improving Your Bottom Line	San Francisco
5/14/2010	Volunteer: Berkeley Youth Alternative Gardens	East Bay
5/14/2010 - 5/16/2010	Class: Plants of Mount Diablo, Identifcation and Medicinal Use	East Bay
5/14/2010	Ferment Change Fermented Feast Fundraiser	East Bay
5/14/2010 - 5/15/2010	Exhibition: "The Uncanny Valley Orphanage" & "Break in Case of Emergency"	San Francisco
5/15/2010	Class: Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden	East Bay
5/15/2010	Volunteer: Creekside Habitat Restoration with SPAWN	North Bay
5/15/2010	Workshop: Introduction To Permaculture	Mendocino County
5/15/2010	Class: How To Start Your Vegetable Garden	Peninsula
5/15/2010	Class: How to Trap Gophers	North Bay
5/15/2010	Eco-Garden Tour -- Marin County	Marin County
5/15/2010	Volunteers Needed for Eco-Friendly Garden Tour	Marin County
5/15/2010	Healthy Gardens without Toxic Chemicals	East Bay
5/15/2010	Class: Landscape Watering	San Francisco
5/15/2010	Class: No Fuss Landscape Beautification	South Bay
5/15/2010	Class: Secrets of Drought Tolerant Landscaping	South Bay
5/15/2010 - 5/16/2010	Intro to Practical Permaculture Workshop	Northern California
5/15/2010	Volunteer: Martin Luther King Jr. Shore Restoration	East Bay
5/15/2010	How to Build and Sustain Your School Garden	East Bay
5/15/2010	Workshop: Compost	San Francisco
5/15/2010	Sustainable Landscape Program: Plants and Plant Communities	North Bay
5/15/2010	Volunteer: White-Crowned Sparrow Habitat Restoration	San Francisco
5/15/2010 - 5/16/2010	Workshop: Processing Animals for Food	North Bay
5/15/2010	Workshop: Bees in the City	San Francisco
5/15/2010 - 5/16/2010	350 Garden Challenge	Sonoma County
5/15/2010	Workshop: Diesel Car Maintenance	East Bay
5/15/2010	Lecture: What Makes Water Wet? The Latest Word on the Most Important Molecule in the Universe	East Bay
5/16/2010	City Slicker Farms Bike Tour and Potluck	East Bay
5/16/2010	$$Smart and Green Day	East Bay
5/16/2010	Class: Landscape Watering	East Bay
5/16/2010	Commonweal Gardens Open House and Tour	North Bay
5/16/2010	Class: Greywater for Backyard Gardeners	East Bay
5/16/2010	Urban Drought Solutions: Greywater, Rainwater Catchment, Earthworks	
5/16/2010	Garden City: Diggin In -- Getting Your Garden Started	San Francisco
5/16/2010	Workshop: Advanced Permaculture	Mendocino County
5/16/2010	Walk: Medicinal Plants in the Garden	San Francisco
5/16/2010	A Celebration of Old Roses	East Bay
5/16/2010	Informational Meeting: Black Mesa Weavers Annual Wool Buy	East Bay
5/16/2010	Community Event: La Pena's Food Justice Series Presents: Foodshare	East Bay
5/16/2010	Workshop: Composting and Vermicompost	East Bay

Carrie Bennett
Ecology Center

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Thanks to David, James, and Serena for help with the EcoCalendar.
Thanks to Beck Cowles for guidance.

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