Please consider joining us for free food and a focus on a community-wide response to the announcement of a Stage Four Drought Emergency in California. We will be enjoying Sam’s Log Cabin’s recently refurbished large patio in the back. Still looking for musicians ….
Speakers from EBMUD and beyond will share information and there will be many free and low-cost resources available for self-help (as well as help from others) for making your home water-wise.
Please put us in your calendar and “Watch this space!”
Part of Earth Week at the Gill Tract, recognizing the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day with farming, workshops, panels, and fun in the spirit of the 45 year history of the Gill Tract Farm. We hope for a week-long community reflection — multi generational, intersectional — discussing where we’ve been, where we are now, and what this moment calls on us to do in the interest of the next seven generations. (more…)
The second annual Connect the Dots: Refinery Corridor Healing Walks is a series of four walks, one each month from April through July. The walks proceed along the Northeast San Francisco Bay refinery corridor.
The walks are led by Native American elders and others in prayer, with those walking behind in conversation. Prayers for the water are conducted by Native American women at the beginning and end of each walk. Walkers stop at each refinery and toxic sites along the way for teach-ins and prayer circles. During the final mile of each walk, walkers are encouraged to envision the “future they want” beyond fossil fuels. At the end of each walk, walkers are invited to draw or write their visions on squares of muslin. These small art pieces will be sewn into a quilt. The quilts from the 2014 walks will be on display at the beginning and end of each walk.
A 10-mile ride, mostly on roads with bike lanes/sharrows. Three places we’ll go inside, 12 – 15 places we’ll just stop outside the property and hear from the developers. During the tour we’ll discuss how affordable housing mitigates against gentrification, enhances neighborhoods, sparks economic development, and stabilizes communities.