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Sprouts Cooking Club Summer Camps
East Bay and San Francisco sites

Kids visit restaurants and farms, cook with professional chefs, learn knife and safety skills, and taste new creations each day. Campers are ages 7–13, and older kids (ages 14–15) can be junior counselors. Info and registration: sproutscookingclub.org

Rafting in June on the Salmon River
Retzlaff Winery offers a river rafting adventure on Idaho’s Middle Fork Salmon River for adventure-minded food and wine lovers. Trip dates are Saturday June 6 through Thursday June 11. Info: far-away.com or retzlaffvineyards.com

Sunday February 2 & March 15, 7–9pm
Poultry Butchery Class
The Local Butcher Shop,
1600 Shattuck Ave (enter on Cedar St), Berkeley

Learn about the anatomy of birds as you butcher two chickens to take home along with all the meat, bones, and skin. Discussion includes the best way to butcher chicken, turkey, and small birds for different cooking methods. Cost: $90. Info and registration: thelocalbutchershop.com

Saturday February 8, 1–3pm
Valentine’s Celebration and Chocolate Tastings
Market Hall Foods on 4th, 1786 4th St, Berkeley

Meet Bay Area artisan chocolate makers, chocolatiers, and confectioners, and enjoy free samples as you pick up tips for Valentine’s Day entertaining. Stop by the cheese counter for cheese and chocolate pairings and the bakery for sweet treats. Find gifts and specialty baking ingredients. No charge except for purchases. Info: 510.250.6004 or rockridgemarkethall.com

Sunday February 9, noon–1pm
Hot Apple Cider
Tilden Nature Area, N end Central Park Dr, Berkeley

Learn to press fresh apples into a delicious drink. Free. Info: ebparks.org or 510.544.2233

Sunday February 9, 5–8pm
Valentine’s Dinner
Kitchen on Fire Berkeley, 1509 Shattuck Ave

Join the chefs for a fun-filled evening cooking deliciously romantic dishes. Cost: $165.
Info and registration: kitchenonfire.com

Friday February 14, 6:30–9:30pm
Couples Valentine’s Dinner
Both sites, Kitchen on Fire Berkeley, 1509 Shattuck Ave, Kitchen on Fire Oakland, 6506 San Pablo Ave

Join the chefs for a fun-filled evening cooking deliciously romantic dishes. Cost: $165. Info and registration: kitchenonfire.com

Saturday February 15, 2–4pm
Cooking with Hali: Healthy Desserts
Presented by Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont (LEAF)
Odd Fellows Lodge
40955 Fremont Blvd, Fremont

Use seasonal fruits and veggies to prepare healthy desserts. Cost: $57. Info and registration: https://www.meetup.com/Local-Ecology-and-Agriculture-Fremont-Meetup/events/266800036/

Saturday February 15, 6:30–9:30pm
Vegetarian Valentine’s Dinner
Kitchen on Fire Berkeley, 1509 Shattuck Ave

From starters to desserts, learn the art of cooking plant-based dishes for your sweetie.
Vegan options available. Cost: $155. Info and registration: kitchenonfire.com

Sunday February 16, 10am–4pm
Urban Orchard Intensive
Institute of Urban Homesteading, location TBA

Learn about varieties, site selection, planting techniques, and how to maximize fruit production in small spaces. Includes demos and practice in tree care, pruning, and grafting plus info on training young trees and restoring a poorly pruned tree. Cost: $90–150. Info and registration: iuhoakland.com.

Sunday February 23, 7–9pm
Stocks and Broths
The Local Butcher Shop, 1600 Shattuck Ave
(enter on Cedar St), Berkeley

Learn how stock, broths, and bone broths are different, and take part in a tasting. Find out how to choose bones and the steps for making each product. Cost: $35 per person. Info and registration: thelocalbutchershop.com

Sunday February 23, noon–1pm
Hot Apple Cider
Tilden Nature Area, 600 Canon Dr, Berkeley

Meet at the visitor’s center and learn how to press fresh apples into a delicious drink. Info: 510. 544.2233

Sunday February 23, 5:30–7:30pm
Japanese Pickling Techniques
PRESERVED, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Explore techniques using rice bran (nukazuke), sake lees (kasuzuke), and miso (misozuke) to create pickling beds for unique and dynamically flavored pickles. Cost: $55. Info and registration: preservedgoods.com

Thursday February 27, 10–11am
Orchid Repotting Demo
Orchard Nursery, 4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Learn to properly repot your orchid and get tips for fertilizing, pruning, and more. Free, but RSVP required. Info: orchardnursery.com

Saturday February 29, 6–9pm
Fourth Annual “Black Hands in the Soil: A Film Celebration of Black Farming”
Pollinate Farm & Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

In honor of Black History Month, come see a feature and shorts about the legacy of Black farming in the U.S. and globally. Program TBD. Proceeds benefit Farms to Grow. Light refreshments served. Cost: $5–$25 sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds. Info: pollinatefarm.com or 510.686.3493

Tuesday March 3, 6:30–8:30pm
Making Yogurt, Kefir, & Butter
PRESERVED, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Churn some cultured butter and start a jar of milk kefir as you learn the basics of fermentation and taste an assortment of fermented products. Cost: $60. Info and registration: preservedgoods.com

Saturday March 7, 1–4pm
Fixit Clinic
Berkeley Public Library, Tarea Hall Pittman Branch, 1901 Russell St

Bring a broken household item and learn how to disassemble, troubleshoot, and (possibly) repair it with the help of a volunteer Fixit coach. Free. Info: cultureofrepair.org

Saturday March 7, 5–7pm
Cooking with Hali: Meal Salads
Presented by Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont (LEAF)
Odd Fellows Lodge
40955 Fremont Blvd, Fremont

Use nuts, seeds, grains, beans, fruit, and other add-ins to keep salads interesting. Cost: $57. Info and registration: https://www.meetup.com/Local-Ecology-and-Agriculture-Fremont-Meetup/events/266800036/

Saturday March 7, April 4, & May 2
Film to Table Dinners
Babette Café at BAMPFA (Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive)
2120 Oxford St, Berkeley

Enjoy four-course film-inspired dinners following movie screenings. Cost: $95 includes dinner, wine, tax, and tip, reserved at babettecafe.com. Purchase movie tickets and find show time separately at bampfa.org

Sunday March 8, 2–4:30pm
Spring Management of Your Beehive
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Ave, Berkeley

Learn how to work with the bees’ natural growth in spring and to keep your hive healthy. Cost: $35. Info and registration: biofueloasis.com

Sunday March 8, 5:30–7:30pm
Making Marmalade
PRESERVED, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Rachel Saunders, author of Blue Chair Jam Cookbook and I Love Jam, demonstrates how to make seasonal marmalade. Cost: $60 includes two jars made in class. Info and registration: preservedgoods.com

Sunday March 8, April 19, & May 10, 7–9pm
Sausage Making
The Local Butcher Shop, 1600 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley (enter on Cedar St)

Make your own pork sausages. Learn about grinding, mixing, casings, recipes, and proportions, and take home approximately 3 pounds of pork sausage and 2 pounds of lamb sausage. Cost: $115 per person. Info and registration: thelocalbutchershop.com

Tuesday March 10, 6:30–8:30pm
Making Bitters
PRESERVED, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Learn about bitters and medicinal herbs, taste bitter tinctures, and craft your own infusion to take home. Led by herbalist Kate August of August Bitters. Cost: $60. Info and registration: preservedgoods.com

Friday March 13, 5–7pm
Local Carbon Network Open House
ALL Power Labs, 1010 Murray St, Berkeley

Come learn how to compost with biochar to help sequester carbon in the soil. Free event. Info: allpowerlabs.com

Sunday March 15, 2–5pm
Grafting Urban Fruit Trees
Pollinate Farm & Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

Learn the art and science of grafting, a great way to expand the types of fruit growing in your yard. All skill levels welcome in this hands-on workshop. Cost: $75. Info and registration: pollinatefarm.com or 510.686.3493

Monday March 16, 8:30am–4pm
Introduction to Zero Waste
Ecology Center Classroom, 2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Join Zero Waste USA to explore the connection between zero waste and climate change, social justice, and green jobs. Learn how businesses benefit by pursuing zero waste. Certification available. (Follow-up class on Zero Waste Principles and Tools offered on Friday March 20.) Cost: $125. Info and registration: ecologycenter.org

Friday March 20, 5–7 pm
Spring Salad and Sourdough Pizza Dinner
Niles Pie Company, 32990 Alvarado-Niles Rd, Ste 960, Union City

Celebrate the arrival of spring produce with locally inspired salads and sourdough pizza. Pie with whipped cream for dessert. BYOB and your pals. Cost: Adults $22.50, Kids under 12: $12.50. Info: nilespie.com

Saturday & Sunday March 21 & 22, noon–4:30pm
Barrel Tasting Weekend
Various Livermore Valley wineries

Meet winemakers and sample wines right out of the barrel. Start your day with a Wine Country Brunch. Cost: $45–$75. Info and tickets: lvwine.org

Sunday March 22, 7–9pm
Confit & Rillette Making
The Local Butcher Shop, 1600 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley (enter on Cedar St)

In this hands-on class, learn to confit meats and make pork rillette. Go home with one pound of pork rillettes, one jar of confit giblets, and one confit duck leg. Cost: $90 per person. Info and registration: thelocalbutchershop.com

Tuesday March 24, 6:30–8pm
Brewing Kombucha
PRESERVED, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Learn how to brew kombucha at home. Prepare your own flavor infusion from fruits, herbs, and spices, and take it home along with your kombucha SCOBY. Cost: $60. Info and registration: preservedgoods.com

Thursday March 26, 10–11am
DIY Easter Terrarium Workshop
Orchard Nursery, 4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Create a living terrarium complete with bunny and Easter egg accessories, and learn how to care for it. Cost: $50, includes all materials. Info and RSVP: orchardnursery.com

Friday–Sunday, March 27–29
14th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival
Sonoma County Event Center, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa

Meet California’s top artisan cheese makers, authors, chefs, and winemakers, as they conduct seminars, pairings, tastings, farm tours, cheese-making classes, and cheese-focused demonstrations. Cost: $25–150. Info and tickets: artisancheesefestival.com

Saturday, March 28, 10am–noon
Edible Garden Workshop
Mills Community Farm, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

Learn how to design a food garden, build healthy soil, and grow your own produce year round. Info: stopwaste.org/gardening

Saturday March 28, noon–4pm
The Spring Plant Exchange
4500 Lincoln Ave, Oakland

Gardeners, landscapers, urban farmers, and enthusiasts exchange plants, equipment, tools, lawn furniture, and more. Gardening demos start at 11am. Free. Info: theplantexchange.org

Sunday March 29, 5:30–8pm
Brewing Beer
PRESERVED, 5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Learn how to brew a one-gallon batch of beer from a medley of fresh whole grains on a kitchen stovetop. Sample beers from various breweries. Cost: $60. Info and registration: preservedgoods.com

Wednesday April 1, 7:30–9:30pm
Demo: Working with Chocolate
1287 Gilman St, Berkeley

Demo, tasting, and Q & A with chocolatier Karen Urbanek of flying noir. Chocolate available for purchase. Info: flyingnoir.com

Sunday April 12, 11am–noon
Edible Nests and Eggs
Coyote Hills Regional Park, 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd, Fremont

Make nests from shredded wheat, melted chocolate, and marshmallows. Learn about birds that make nests out of sticks, mud, and spiderwebs. Ages 2+yrs. Free. Info: ebparks.org or 510.544.3220

Sunday April 19, noon–3pm
Fundamentals of Pie
Niles Pie Company, 32990 Alvarado-Niles Rd, Ste 960, Union City

Learn to make a foolproof pie crust and fill it with local fruit. Go home with a pie and extra crust. Ages 15 and over. All materials included. Cost: $85. Info and registration: nilespie.com

Sunday April 19, 2–4pm
Book Signing and Tastings with NYT Columnist Melissa Clark
Rockridge Market Hall, 5655 College Ave, Oakland

Meet New York Times food columnist Melissa Clark and learn about her newest cookbook Dinner in French: My Recipes by Way of France. Sample artisan French products and recipes from the book. The book’s 150 new recipes,provide a ready resource for everyday dinners and special occasions. No charge except for purchases. Info: rockridgemarkethall.com or 510.250.6005

Sunday April 19, 6:30–9pm
Varroa Mite & Virus Management
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Ave, Berkeley

Learn how to keep your hive healthy year round by keeping mite levels low and your bees thriving. Instructor Jennifer Radtke demonstrates detection and preventative measures and discusses treatment options. Cost: $35. Info and registration: biofueloasis.com

Saturday April 25, 9am–2pm
Demo Food Forest Garden Tour
Benicia and Vallejo private and public gardens

Tour a dozen private and public gardens to see edible, waterwise landscapes that support communities and provide natural habitat. Includes a talk from a permaculture expert before the self-guided tour. Suggested $10 donation. Info and registration: sustainablecoco.org

Sunday May 10, 10am–noon
Mothers’ Day Brunch
Niles Pie Company, 32990 Alvarado-Niles Rd, Ste 960, Union City

Join in at communal tables for a neighborly and festive brunch featuring frittata or French toast, bacon, biscuits, dessert bar, coffee, tea, fresh-squeezed orange juice. BYOB, no corkage. Cost: $35 per person. Info: nilespie.com

Saturday May 16, 9:30am–12:30pm
Get a Grip on Drip
Pittsburg Environmental Ctr, 2581 Harbor St, Pittsburg

At this installation workshop, you’ll learn to install or upgrade your drip irrigation system to save water and effort while improving the health of edible and ornamental landscaping. Cost: $10. Info and registration: sustainablecoco.org or search “get a grip on drip” on eventbrite.com.