Some (mostly free) ways to get together with your children and neighbors to make beauty from next-to-nothing while learning new skills! In most cases the dates here are approximate, but we’ll track the year in close alignment with the Solstices, Equinoxes and Celtic quarter days. We hope you’ll stay tuned and join us for some of these fun events. The line-up may change, but this will give you an idea where we’re going….
You’ve probably seen the marketing flags hanging along Solano and San Pablo in Albany, with a single word – “Generous,” “Abundant,” “Radiant,” etc. – followed by the tagline, “Simply Albany.” Each banner sports an evocative image geared to holiday shopping.
The image that got me thinking is the cornucopia spilling with fresh fruits and vegetables on the banner marked “Abundant.” (more…)
We’re showing Homestretch, and collecting new pairs of socks and cereal for young adults currently experiencing homelessness and served by YEAH (Youth Engagement, Advocacy and Housing) in Berkeley.
Please come. Tickets are $20 and there will also be gift cards on sale to benefit YEAH. (No-one will be turned away for lack of funds.)
Co sponsors include East Bay Housing Organizations, Albany Community Foundation, Solano Avenue Association & Stroll, many local churches, and Transition Albany. The Diverse Housing Working Group initiated this event.
If you can come early to help set up and/or help during the event, please contact Allen Cain / Solano Avenue Association 510-527-5358 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Please take this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people who are housing-challenged.
In this seminar you’ll learn everything you need to know about installing your own Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) greywater system at home, something that any reasonably handy person can accomplish.
The seminar covers every detail you’ll need to know, and includes a mock installation where you identify and put together the necessary parts, followed by a visit to to an existing L2L system nearby.
If this is your first encounter with greywater, we suggest you attend the previous seminar about the basics, on Sunday, October 4th (2-3 pm).
Greywater is lightly used water from your shower, washbasin, tub or washing machine. If you would like to see your fruit trees, shade trees and bushes thrive, while you reduce your potable water use by up to half, come to this free one-hour free seminar, co-sponsored by Alameda County Library and ACRAT (Albany Carbon Reduction Action Team). You’ll learn which kind of greywater system, if any, would best suit your situation, the legal framework for greywater systems, and how they actually work.
Note: bring with you the daily water use figure for your household (check the bottom right section of your latest EMBUD bill). (more…)