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Ride Electric!

  What’s happening locally with electric vehicles and clean energy? Come learn the latest about electric vehicles, including home and public charging, rebates and incentives, and special programs for lower income drivers. Get resources to make your living space a clean-energy home. Presented by the Ecology Center, City of Berkeley, 350 Bay Area, and the Berkeley…

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Meet Local Makers and Crafters

  Come explore O2AA, a West Oakland eco-industrial park where artisans work together to develop environmentally progressive projects. O2AA tenants practice sustainable methods as they share space, resources, tools, and machinery. The group welcomes the public to its fourth annual festival, a chance to visit artisans’ studios, shop for crafts, enjoy a variety of street…

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Treat Yourself to Barbecue and Soul Food

  Join Slow Food East Bay for Black America, the latest meal in their ongoing Cultural Food Traditions Project. Come taste outstanding barbecue and soul food prepared by Fernay McPherson of Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement and Rashad Armstead of Crave BBQ and Grammie’s. Fernay recently expanded her spot in the Emeryville Market and Rashad won…

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Peach Pleasures at Community Foods Market

  Celebrate summer as Community Foods Market hosts Peach Day, featuring tastings, a peach pie bakeoff, and a kids’ peach-themed poster contest. The bakeoff winner will have their pie featured on the menu of the markets’ Front Porch Cafe. Want to be more peach savvy? Join Bill Fujimoto, former manager of Monterey Market, for a…

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Come On Up to the Roof!

  Kitchen Table Advisors partners with farmer and floral designer Joanna Letz for an evening tour of Bluma Farms rooftop garden. Come see the vibrant seasonal blooms set against a backdrop of the San Francisco Bay. Following the tour, Joanna leads a bouquet-making demonstration and invites guests to create their own hand-held bouquets of fresh-picked flowers. Berkeley-based…

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Celebrate Local Makers

  Côte West Winery invites the community to a celebration of local artisans and small businesses. Join in for a fun afternoon of food, art, jewelry, and woodwork. Wine tasting offered for $15/flight (fee waived with bottle purchase). Kids & dogs welcome. Free. Info: here   Made in Oakland Saturday August 24, 2–6pm  Côte West Winery…

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Get Grubby at Cloverfield Farm

    Want to help out in an organic vegetable garden, fruit orchard, and small plant nursery? Cloverfield Farm’s summer workshop is an opportunity for volunteers to lend a hand with farm chores. Wear old clothes and a sun hat and bring gardening gloves if you have them. No experience is needed, and people of…

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Artisanal Drinks and Food Highlight Women Crafters

Pour Your HeART Out showcases female stars in the worlds of hand-crafted wine, beer, food, spirits, and music. Presented by Alameda-based Rhythmix, the event benefits the organization’s free youth arts programing provided to over 2,500 East Bay students annually. Come enjoy artisanal wines, hand-crafted brews, small-batch spirits, tantalizing treats, live music, a wine raffle, and…

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Step into Salsa!

  Bring your dancing feet to the farmers’ market, as the Ecology Center hosts its annual Salsa Festival. It’s a day filled with dance and music, featuring Grammy award–winning percussionist Christian Pepin y Su Orquesta Bembé as well as salsa demos and lessons. Special fun for kids and families includes dancing on the plaza and…

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A Reader Writes …

  Here’s a letter we were thrilled to receive from reader Richard Hasbrouck in response to Nikki Goddard’s story on Retzlaff Vineyards in our Summer 2019 issue:   Editor:   Please compliment Nikki Goddard on her excellent heartfelt article about Retzlaff Vinyards, and Gloria Retzlaff Taylor in particular. Bob Taylor and my wife were long-time…

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