Postings Related To: Community Building

Soil Not Oil International Conference, Richmond CA September 2015

September 4 - Event Details

SoilnotOilThe 2015 Soil Not Oil International Conference is a cross-sector, inter-ethnic and multilevel gathering that will feature dozens of scientists, elected officials, policy makers, attorneys, farmers, environmentalists, journalists, researchers, community members and agtivists. – See more here.

This five-minute video describes the brilliant solution right under our feet.

The conference is very reasonably priced and it’s right on our doorstep. Read on for more details.

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2015 Building Resilient Communities Convergence

October 8 - Event Details

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The 2015 Building Resilient Communities Convergence, at the beautiful Solar Living Institute in Hopland, CA, is a dynamic and engaging weekend designed to build a powerful movement for community resilience.

Whether you are a permaculture designer, community organizer, or simply excited to learn about new ways of living in thriving resilience with people and the planet, we hope you’ll take advantage of the early bird pricing and join hundreds of other like-minded people for this life-changing weekend.

Keep reading for a taste of why you should come, and to find out about the many ticket options and work-trade opportunities: (more…)

Posted in , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2015

Evening Walk on Albany Hill

August 12 @ 5:25 pm - Event Details
Join Friends of Albany Hill for a leisurely mid-August evening walk on Albany Hill, looking at plants and animals and picking up trash. 
Meet at the meadow on the south side of Cerrito Creek near the benches.
Afterwards grab a bite to eat at Off the Grid on Fairmount Ave between San Pablo Ave and Carlson Blvd in El Cerrito. 
Directions:
Walk north down path from the end of Madison Ave in Albany, or walk east along path on south side of creek from Pierce Street in Richmond, or ford the creek from El Cerrito’s Creekside Park at the south end of Santa Clara Ave. Accessibility: Pierce St is the only wheelchair accessible entrance and the fire road along the south side of creek is level and relatively smooth up to the benches where we meet.
 
 
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LETTING GO OF GRIEF – A Ritual with Sobonfu Somé & Carol Cano

September 20 @ 9:30 am - Event Details
with Sobonfu Somé and Carol Cano
Highly recommended: this a transformational and soul-invigorating workshop, designed to break through our cultural barriers to grief. I have taken this workshop several times and it helps me clear a backlog of grief – about the state of the world, losses I have sustained – and face the future more clearly.

In the traditional world of the Dagara of Burkina Faso West Africa, the ritual of grief, conducted almost daily in different parts of the tribe, is the Dagara people’s way of releasing the tension caused by loss and of restoring continuity in their relationships. We will enter into the ritual space of grief following the traditional model of the Dagara.

Please follow this link for complete information about this event, including instructions on what to bring and how to get to Spirit Rock Meditation Center in the North Bay.

This event is a Benefit for the Spirit Rock Diversity Program. We welcome adults of all races, religions, and sexual orientations. This program is not suitable for children.

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Fruit Tree Care and Summer Pruning Class in the Edible Landscape

(Event Sponsored by Albany Community Foundation & Transition Albany)
July 12 @ 10:00 am - Event Details

Tony Wolcott, the retiring City of Albany Arborist and active supporter of the Edible Landscape Project, will pass on to us a small portion of his wisdom about fruit trees.  P1050779We’ll learn about tree pruning and other care and we’ll get the trees in the ELP pruned for the summer.

Main topics:
• What do we try to accomplish with summer vs. winter pruning of fruit trees?
• How does one plant a fruit tree; what is the soil preparation?  When/why go with bare root vs. root ball with soil?  When should one cut back a tree that is being planted?  How much?
• How do you espalier?  Why?  When?
• What about fertilizing and/or planting other plants nearby to enrich the soil for trees?
• What are pruning principles to keep fruit within reach from the ground or a short ladder?
• What are tips to keep fruit trees healthy in public places?
• How can fruit trees be supported in a drought?
• What else do we need to know to have thriving and productive fruit trees?
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