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Solar Power Happy Hour

Come learn about clean energy sources and their role in disaster relief at the (non-alcoholic) Solar Power Happy Hour. Biofuel Oasis is raising awareness about twin solar projects, Footprint Project and Rent.Solar, by showcasing their rentable solar-power trailer in the store parking lot. This trailer was recently deployed to Donaldson Way Elementary School in Napa County, where…

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A Baker’s Extraordinary Tale

Kristina’s Bookshelf   Poilâne: The Secrets of the World-Famous Bread Bakery By Apollonia Poilâne (Houghton Mifflin, 2019) As the seasons change, so too do the fresh foods filling market bins. Fall brings a dozen different kinds of apples; bright orange persimmons; corrugated, thick-skinned delicata squash; and the new, unfiltered olive oil called olio nuovo, which…

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Make Your Own Tamales

  Join Zeida Flores for a hands-on workshop in making tamales. Learn about the meaning of the tamal in Mexican culture and go through each step of making black bean and vegetable tamales using organic masa. Zeida Flores is from Jalisco, Mexico, and is currently a student of culinary arts at Laney College. Cost: $50–$75.…

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Mexican Food and Nourishing Conversation

Photo courtesy of Slow Food East Bay Mexican food is featured as Slow Food East Bay hosts the next dinner in its Cultural Food Traditions series. Join in for a memorable evening with chefs from El Huarache Azteca and La Oaxaquena. Hear their stories and discuss pre-Hispanic food traditions, the variety found in Mexican foods, and…

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Rise Up and Read

  Pull out a favorite book and head to the Lake Merritt Sailboat House for an event that features reading, great food, and a silent auction. Meet poet and host Ryan Nicole along with guest author Justina Ireland. Support the work of Acta Non Verba’s Youth Urban Farm Project, a creative outdoor space in East…

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First Season Gathering at the MESA Farm 

  Celebrate the first season of farming and offer gratitude to the land with a day of activities and an ancestral feast at the MESA Farm, a center for urban agroecology in El Sobrante. Come dressed as one of your ancestors, whether in the traditional clothing of your lineage or quite literally as your great…

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Big Book Weekend at Rockridge Market Hall

November 2: Pastry chef, author and Tartine Bakery co-founder Elisabeth Prueitt signs copies of Tartine: A Classic Revisited. The book has been updated and expanded with 67 new recipes, including the most-requested recipe in Tartine history: the Tartine Morning Bun. Have your books signed and enjoy tastings of Cranberry Upside-Down Cake and Gougères (choux pastries…

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Urban Farmer Fall Gathering

  Join other urban farmers* at Urban Adamah for a dinner conversation about resource sharing, network strengthening, and improved collaboration. Share in a big pot of vegetarian soup, salad, plus beer and wine, and bring a dish to share if you feel inspired. Please arrive promptly at 6pm for the meeting. *This gathering is for those…

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Pizza in Community

  Come take part in an outdoor community pizza party, Peralta Rancho-style, to inaugurate the new adobe oven. Make your own pizza and find out how adobe ovens have been used over time for cooking and community gatherings. Adobe artisan Miguel Elliott talks about building the oven. Free. Info: here   Adobe Oven Inauguration &…

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Don’t Toss It – Learn to Fix It!

Broken furniture, appliances, clothing, and more can get a second life at the Repair Café. Hosted by Transition Berkeley & Cal Zero Waste, this is a gathering where community members help one another to fix what’s broken. Toys, electronics, and bicycles needing repair are welcome too. If you’re handy and want to help, please come…

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