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Albany Hill Summer Evening Walk

July 29 @ 5:30 pm - Event Details

From: “Margot Cunningham bunchgrassmarg@gmail.com [Albany-CA]” <Albany-CA@yahoogroups.com>
Date:2015/07/23 17:56 (GMT+00:00)
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Subject: [Albany-CA] enjoy nature while helping Albany Hill

Summer evening walk on Albany Hill Wednesdays July 29, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm. We’ll do a leisurely walk, looking at plants and animals and picking up trash. (more…)
Posted in on July 24, 2015

Albany Hill Work Day

(Event Sponsored by Friends of Albany Hill)
July 25 @ 9:30 am - Event Details

From: “Margot Cunningham bunchgrassmarg@gmail.com [Albany-CA]” <Albany-CA@yahoogroups.com>
Date:2015/07/23 17:56 (GMT+00:00)
To: albany-ca@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Albany-CA] enjoy nature while helping Albany Hill

Join Friends of Albany Hill on our last Saturday of the month work day, July 25, 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Enjoy listening to birds and looking at native plants in the oak forest while pulling ivy and passion fruit vine and picking up trash. (more…)

Posted in on July 24, 2015

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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Home

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany and ACRAT)
May 31 @ 2:00 am - Event Details

HOmeIn the past 200,000 years, humans have upset the balance of planet Earth, a balance established by nearly four billion years of evolution. We must act now. It is too late to be a pessimist. The price is too high. Humanity has little time to reverse the trend and change its patterns of consumption.

Through visually stunning footage from over fifty countries, all shot from an aerial perspective, Yann Arthus–Bertrand shows us a view most of us have never seen. He shares with us his sense of awe about our planet and his concern for its health. With this film, Arthus-Bertrand hopes to provide a stepping-stone to further the call to action to take care of our HOME.

HOME is the first film that has been made using aerial-only footage. The film marks artist-activist Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s feature film directorial debut.

HOME the movie is carbon offset. All of the CO2 emissions engendered by the making of the film are calculated and offset by sums of money that are used to provide clean energy to those who do not have any. For the last ten years, all the work of Yann Arthus-Bertrand has been carbon offset.

Posted in , , , , , , , on May 28, 2015

Greywater DIY Laundry-to-Landscape Workshop

May 16 @ 10:00 am - Event Details

Don’t let your laundry water go down the drain. Learn how to install a greywater system to water your plants with your recycled laundry water. Save water by learning how to install a laundry-to-landscape greywater irrigation system. Come to our DIY greywater workshop on Saturday, May 16th from 10-4.

Greywater workshop will:

  • Show you how to design and install a greywater system
  • Give you hands-on experience with parts and tools
  • Guide you to rebates to help with costs
  • Tell you which plants and detergents will work best

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Time: 10am-2pm

Cost: $25

Location: Class will be held at a private residence in Berkeley. Once you RSVP, address will be provided.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To RSVP, sign up online at:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1556190
Sponsored by the Water Working Group of the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition and The Ecology Center.

 

Posted in , , , , , on April 25, 2015

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