Join herbalist and educator Anna Marie Beauchemin of East Bay Herbals for a four-week course on incorporating herbalism into your everyday life. Learn the basics of herbal medicine, natural remedies for common ailments, and ways to begin using herbs in your home and kitchen. The class includes lessons on simple medicine making, giving…

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    A scion is a young shoot or twig of a plant, especially one cut for grafting or rooting. At the 32nd Annual Fruitwood Scion Exchange, you’ll find the best varieties for growing your own fruit. Discover local favorites and near-forgotten heirlooms as you peruse hundreds of varieties you might want to graft onto your…

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    CUESA welcomes farmer Leah Penniman for an exploration of food, economic equity, systemic racism, and climate. Penniman is the author of Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land and co-executive director of Soul Fire Farm, a project that works toward food and land justice. Come learn about Penniman’s work…

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    Join in for a full-day event to explore ways to bring permaculture into the world beyond gardens and farms. City Repair has helped people in urban neighborhoods reclaim public spaces with art and celebration. Social Forestry connects villages and communities to their forested water catchment basin. Be part of a conversation about how…

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Kristina’s Bookshelf The California Date Cookbook A Collaboration Between Just Date Syrup and Rancho Meladuco Date Farm, 2019 Maybe you’ve noticed the squeeze bottles of Just Date Syrup alongside the sugar and cream at coffee and tea shops around town? The chocolate-brown liquid tastes just as you might imagine: all warm with dark sugar and…

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    Yoga and wine enthusiasts of all levels can enjoy this one-hour vinyasa class followed by a flight of six wines. Côte West produces single-varietal California wines including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé of Counoise, Grenache, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Cost: $25. Info and registration: here Read up on Côte West and other East…

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  Cloverfield Farm, the first certified organic farm in El Sobrante, grows a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and potted plants. People of all ages and abilities who want to help out with winter farm chores are invited to the farm for a volunteer workshop. If you have your own gardening gloves and pruners (for…

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New Year’s Resolutions     Make 2020 the Year You Waste Less Food (while saving money and eating healthier meals)   It’s a new year, and good intentions abound. Maybe yours are to shop less, cook more fresh meals instead of eating out, and tread more lightly on the Earth. Resolve to waste less food,…

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Start the year with this recipe from Market Hall Foods.     Three Apple Slaw Recipe courtesy of Executive Chef Scott Miller, Market Hall Foods Our version of this simple dish has proven to be one of our most sought-after salads. It’s a welcome addition to any table and a refreshing foil for rich holiday…

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  Want to learn more about sustainable farming and urban food systems? A new certificate program at Merritt College can put you on a career path related to small-scale farms, nonprofits, food policy, and food science. Come learn how to plan and design small farms as well as gardens for home, school, and community. Start…

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