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CLASSES TO LOOK FORWARD TO FOR 2016!

Dec 8,2015 - Dec 31,2016    Time: 6:00 am - 6:00 am

Rainwater Catchment, Rocket Mass Heater, Tiny Home, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Cooking, Permaculture Gardening, Jewelry Making, and so much more to come. Also, is there a class you really want us to host? Do you know of some great teachers on related topics? We want to hear from you! Please email us at: info@aplaceforsustainableliving.org. Be sure to include: “Classes at PLACE”, in the subject. Are you a returning teacher to PLACE? We value our Team of Teachers throughout the years of hosting some amazing classes! Thank you for participating and making our educational center a valuable community resource! Would you like to teach here again? We’d love to have you scheduled for 2016! Please fill out the Class Proposal Form that you have seen before! We look forward to hearing from you! Are you a new teacher who would like to teach at PLACE? We’d love to read your class proposal!. Please contact us by going to our contact form for teachers. We'll get back to you about your future in teaching at PLACE.


Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

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URBAN GRIOTS PRESENTS: WORDPLAY!

Jun 26,2016 -     Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

WORDPLAY!—An Open House Fundraiser for the 2016 Word Sound Life Creativity Camp

COST:  $5-55 Sliding Scale (portion of proceeds will fund teen scholarships for 3 week Creativity Camp from August 8-26) FACEBOOK EVENT
Join the Urban Griots Collaborative, as they kick-off the 2nd Annual Word Sound Life Creativity Camp season. Their theme will be Bay 2 Shasta, exploring practices and feelings around wellness, on a personal, interpersonal, environment and spiritual level. Joining them are guest artist-mentors and youth-apprentices from the Music is Healing collective. This event is all-ages. Please feel free to share with friends. **** Word Sound Life promotes wellness in communities through media-arts projects for change. We offer various educational services (consulting, research, development, and media production) to local schools and not-for-profit community-based organizations. As a community arts and media learning organization, Word Sound Life aims to create open spaces of creative self expression and cultural production. Our service is to the Word. Urban Griots Collaborative events are mentoring and networking opportunities for artists to connect and create with youth, teachers and parents; to share their skills and knowledge through interactive workshops; and to experience the power of one's voice as an agentive force for creative change in the world through a variety of media. Schedule: 6:00pm—Doors open 6:15pm—Creative writing workshop 7:00pm—Community radio workshop 7:30pm—Film screening - re:turn to the healing grounds 8:00pm—soul session performance-dance party dancers | djs | poets + singers + players of instrument (open stage sign-up sheet) Featured Performer: aKWErius is an African poet and emcee based in the United States fusing Conscious Hip Hop and Roots chanting into an original style called "Afro Roots Hop". aKWErius has been on the spoken word circuit since 1996, recording and performing his poetry nationwide (Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Oakland). His work has been featured in several publications and compilations, including "The Wind" in Contrary Magazine (2003),  "A Future Now" by the Afromerican Project (2008) and "Four Directions" by Circadian Riddims (2010). aKWErius is set to release his solo album "Bright Side" in 2016. Stay Tuned! To listen, visit: http://reverbnation.com/akwerius | http://aquarianproject.bandcamp.com Camp Registration: The Word Sound Live Voices C.A.M.P. (aka Creativity Camp) is a 3-week media-arts production workshop offered in Berkeley/Oakland. Sign up to participate in our collective projects and receive weekly training (2 days/week) in creative writing (publishing), community media (radio/video reporting) and design. Registration is open to mentors and teens (ages 13-18) across the Bay Area. Apply Now. Space is limited. Sign-up via the link: http://doodle.com/poll/hmdy8sx5fsbq4wpz Contact: musicishealingus@gmail.com Word Sound Life: http://wordsoundlife.org/

Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

Event Fees:

THE PLACE EVENTS POD OPEN HOUSE

Jun 29,2016 -     Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

BRING: Food or drinks to share

PLACE For Sustainable Living is expanding its Events Team! Are you looking for an affordable and community oriented space for your awesome workshop, class, or event? Are you looking to get involved in the planning of inspiring cooperatively-managed events in your area but don’t know where to plug in? ALL WELCOME...NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! EVENTS SUPPORT DESCRIPTION PLACE for Sustainable Living is seeking enthusiastic event planners and coordinators interested in an opportunity to contribute to the mission of PLACE by helping to produce awesome events while dancing/cooking/singing/learning/growing/creating in community! Event Collaboration Opportunities can include: Panel Discussions, Lectures, Movie nights with Q+A and Discussions, Music events, Cooking events, Rituals and Ceremonies, Non-Profit/Local Project Meetings, Arts and Craft Shares and Classes, Block Party/Festival Planning, Sustainability Training Classes (Tiny Home Builds, Grey-Water system course, Permaculture Design, etc.), Garden Party Work Days, Swaps (clothes, seeds, etc.), and much more! Evening Schedule 6:45pm—Doors Open 7:00pm—Potluck/Network with each other and PLACE 8:00pm—Presentation on PLACE Events Vision and Process 8:30pm—Comments, Feedback, Discussion Read more about the perks and the role of an Events Support Team member on our SOCIAL MEDIA Event Page. Reach out to PLACE Events Steward, Molly, with questions at placeforsustainableliving@gmail.com

Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

Event Fees:

MUSHROOM CULTIVATION & APPLICATION COURSE WITH RADICAL MYCOLOGY

Oct 28,2016 - Oct 30,2016    Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

2016 oakland mushroom cultivation course

THIS OCTOBER, MYCOLOGY CO-FOUNDER PETER MCCOY RETURNS TO PLACE FOR A 20-HOUR INTENSIVE ON THE ART, SCIENCE, AND REGENERATIVE APPLICATIONS OF MUSHROOM CULTIVATION.

Designed for the beginner as well as the experienced grower, this Mushroom Cultivation & Application Course is one of the most up to date and accessible courses of its kind in North America. Founded on the principles of Radical Mycology, this course will teach you not only the life skills of fruiting mushrooms and growing mycelium (spawn), but also how to integrate fungi into any regenerative urban, rural, or alternative lifestyle. Using an easy to follow format and an emphasis on practices that minimize waste, cost, and complexity, this class will leave you empowered to start cultivating mushrooms anywhere and on any budget. Throughout the weekend, Peter will explain his personal approach to cultivating fungi for food, medicine, and soil health. Through a variety of hands-on activities and in-depth explorations of fungal biology and ecology, you will learn both the how of cultivation and, more importantly, the why behind its many practices. With this combination of concepts and skills covered, you will leave this course equipped with effective growing protocols to practices as well as the design principles for adapting any mushroom project to fit your needs. Whether you want to grow your own mushrooms for food or medicine or you plan to start a mushroom-based business, this course will cover the core skills you need to hit the ground running. TOPICS COVERED, REGISTER, & MORE INFO  

Course Tuition

$250 before September 1 // $275 after August 31

(Tuition includes 4 mushroom cultures [a $100+ value], supplies, and a 100-page workbook of the techniques covered) Group discounts are available. The worktrade space for the course is full  

About the Instructor

Peter-McCoy
          Peter McCoy is a co-founder of Radical Mycology and the author of Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing & Working With Fungi, one of the most comprehensive books on accessible myology and mushroom cultivation written to date. Peter’s unique approach to sharing mycology has brought him to teach at various organizations around the world and he has taught Mushroom Cultivation & Application Courses to hundreds of people in cities across North America. A dedicated teacher, Peter’s instruction model works to engage all modes of learning by offering a blend of visual presentations, live demonstrations, and hands-on practice sessions. For more information about Peter, read his full bio and see interview links here.


Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

Event Fees: