Postings Related To: Food and Agriculture

North American Permaculture Convergence

September 14 - Event Details

All details here: http://northamericanpermaculture.org/

Posted in , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2016

Responding to Abrupt Climate Change, with Guy McPherson

May 7 @ 1:30 pm - Event Details

Guy McPhersonGuy McPherson, of Nature Bats Last, is a rare phenomenon: a man who is willing to share the facts about the likely imminent effects of climate change on our species – yup: the fate of the human race in the Sixth Great Extinction. He presents the facts with a good dose of “gallows humor.”

He will be making a presentation, “Responding to Abrupt Climate Change” at the West Berkeley Library on Saturday, May 7th at 1:30 pm. Please join Guy and other humans who are willing to hear the stark truths of our predicament, and discover what beauty can arise in life when things are clear. Bring your friends and loved ones.

The free afternoon talk will be followed by a fundraiser and book-signing at the nearby Highwire Coffee Roasters (see image below for addresses). Guy is making his West Coast tour on the gift economy and we welcome your financial contributions. (more…)

Posted in , , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2016

Albany Arts and Green Festival

May 1 @ 11:00 am - Event Details

IMG_9736_2Come and visit our tables at this fun, annual event. There’ll be a chance to make a May Day wreath and then participate in a maypole dance at 2:35 pm!

The Edible Garden will have interesting activities and contests to win unusual starts. The Diverse Housing Working Group will get you thinking about how people live who have no stable home, and how you can help them, and you’ll have a chance to register for May’s Community Resilience Challenge and get more information about Transition Streets – a neighborhood-driven effort to build resilient community.

Plenty of good ideas for greening your lifestyle even more, plus local artists and craftspeople  and entertainment from some of our excellent local musicians including the AHS music classes.

Posted in , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2016

This Changes Everything – a second chance

March 5 @ 10:30 am - Event Details

 

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction best sellScreen Shot 2016-02-12 at 1.16.50 PMer, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

After the film join us for light refreshments at nearby Nong Thon Restaurant and mingle with representatives from local organizations.  Learn how to get involved and take action now.

Take low-carbon transport (bike, transit, or walk) and enter a drawing for green giveaways!

REGISTER HERE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2503289

It’s free. But you’ll want to reserve a seat.

Film Screening: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Mingle: 12:30pm – 2pm @ Nong Thon Restaurant

Info:

Contact rebecca@ecologycenter.org, or the City of El Cerrito at green@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or (510) 215-4350

Event hosted by the City of El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee and the Ecology Center.  
Co-sponsored by Breakthrough Communities, League of Women Voters, Transition Albany, and Transition Berkeley.

 

Posted in , , , , , , on February 12, 2016

Nicotine Bees

November 8, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details

Bees everywhere are struggling to survive widely used systemic pesticides – neonicotinoids or “neonics” – that not only damage their nervous systems but make them addicts. Sound familiar? Most of our food relies, directly or indirectly, on pollination by bees, so this affects us all.

Come and get educated so we can all take effective action. A ban on neonicotinoids in Europe saw an immediate rebound in bee populations.

Screened by KO of Alameda Bee Keepers Association

Posted in , , , on October 26, 2015

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