About Us

We are a public-serving, experiential learning center to showcase and foster sustainable living practices, urban homesteading, community resiliency & preparedness, social justice and artistic expression. Our goal is to incubate a local sustainability hub to allow people to see solutions in practice; to gain access to the knowledge and resources to empower them to take action in their own lives, neighborhoods, towns, cities and bio-regions. We hope to grow this green-center model into communities across the world in partnership with community centers, schools, park & recreation facilities and other local organizations.

Components

Demonstration Stations / Educational Exhibits

In a variety of sustainable practices: Rainwater Collection, Grey Water Systems, Composting, Aquaculture, Renewable Energy Systems (Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Pedal Power, etc), Gardens in a variety of Containers, Rooftop, Window boxes, etc.

Urban Garden/Farm

Vegetables, Fruits, Culinary Herbs, Native Plants, Medicinal Plants, Micro-Greens, Chickens, Bees and other beneficial insects and animals, Nursery & Greenhouse

Workshops

Gardening, Farming, Permaculture & Homesteading, Rainwater Harvesting, Greywater Systems, Natural Building: Cob, Strawbale, recycled/reclaimed materials, Mycelium/Mushroom Remediation, Renewable Energy Systems, Food Justice, Food Security, Slow Food, Composting (including Vermiculture), Arts and Crafts

Green Corps—Resiliency Response Teams

Training & coordinating local volunteers in neighborhood sustainability projects

Art Barn

This is our venue space for events, classes, movie nights and panel discussions and talks, east bay permaculture monthly meeting and more.

Fab Lab

Bicycle Mechanics, Art BIKES, and bicycle trailers, Metal, Wood & Jewelery making. MORE

The Makery

This is our maker space featuring local artists’ creative work using natural materials and environmental themes. MORE

Coworking Space

Our shared working environment offers an alternative to cafes, libraries and your kitchen table. MORE

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Official Fragrance Free Policy:

In order to provide a friendly atmosphere for all, we strive to maintain a fragrance-free environment during all public gatherings. We encourage all visitors to refrain from using and /or applying natural and synthetic perfumes and essential oils, incense, and cleaning products.