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IT'S CRAF-TEA TUESDAY!

Jul 14,2015 - Dec 29,2015    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

It's Craf-Tea Tuesday!

Join other Makers, Crafters, and Artists who are passionate about the environment and who love making art  in an inspiring & collaborative space. Have some tea, share, learn and create community at the same time. DATE: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesdays! TIME: 7:00pm - 9:30pm FREE with suggested donation of $2-8 Follow and Share our FACEBOOK Event AUGUST TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015 — CLOTHING UP-CYCLE w/ CC of Swap-A-Rama TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015 — MIXED MEDIA COLLAGING w/ Tamika TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015 — TBA or Open Night! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JULY TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015 — MIXED MEDIA COLLAGING with Tamika Heard TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015 — BLOCK PRINTING with Jamie Greene of Biomorphics SIGN-UP AS A CRAFT LEAD: If you love sharing your artistic skills and would like to lead folks on a project for CTT, and if it’s sustainable, fun and teachable, we’d love to meet and collaborate with you. Do you enjoy sharing or serving tea? Please email us for either: info@aplaceforsustainableliving.org. Be sure to include: “Craf-Tea Tuesdays” in the subject line. Last Tuesday of each month is Tuesday Textiles with CC held at ACE Monster Toys’- Ace Monster Toys is a Hackerspace dedicated to education, hacking, and maker culture in Oakland.
SIGN-UP AS A CRAFT LEAD: If you love sharing your artistic skills and would like to lead folks on a project for CTT, and if it’s sustainable, fun and teachable, we’d love to meet and collaborate with you. Do you enjoy sharing or serving tea? Please email us for either: info@aplaceforsustainableliving.org. Be sure to include: “Craf-Tea Tuesday” in the subject line.


Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

Event Fees:

SPANISH IMMERSION COOKING CLASSES WITH FRANCISCO JIMENEZ, COSTA RICA STYLE

Jul 30,2015 - Sep 24,2015    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Spanish Immersion Cooking Classes with Francisco Jimenez, Costa Rica Style

DATE: Thursday nights – July 30th, Aug 13th, Aug 27, Sept 10th, Sept 24th TIME: 6:00pm - 8:30pm COST: $150 ($30/class) before July 17th; After July 17th, it’s $170 REGISTRATION Closes July 25, 2015, 11:00pm Individual Classes are $35/class Share and follow our Facebook Event Cocinando Con Vinagres En Estilo Tropical (Cooking with Homemade Tropical Vinegars!) Come meet people who want to practice speaking Spanish and learn to cook Costa Rican cuisine with homemade vinegars. You will learn how to prepare foods with freshly made vinegars and traditional Costa Rican dishes like: gallo pinto, green plantains (patacones) and vinagreta (pico’e'gallo). “Voy a ensenar a usar vinagres frescos hechos por mi. Tambien ensenare hacer la comida tradicional de Costa Rica como el Gallo pinto, patacones y vinagretas (o sea pico’e'gallo). Todo en Espanol.” July 30 — CLASS 1: Cooking Costa Rica Style Aug 13 — CLASS 2: Making tamales de elote (corn), CR Style Aug 27 — CLASS 3: Cooking with vegetables, CR Style Sept 10 — CLASS 4: Fermentation workshop – Making raw vinegar, CR Style Sept 24 — CLASS 5: Cooking Class for Pregnant Women, CR Style

TO REGISTER: Please go to http://aplaceforsustainableliving.org/support/ and click on the "Donate" button on the middle of the page. Once in paypal, please make a note: "Spanish Immersion Series".

IF THERE IS ANY DIFFICULTIES, please email us at: info@aplaceforsustainableliving.org with "Spanish Immersion Series" in the subject line

About Francisco Jimenez Francisco has been teaching Spanish since 1998 in the Bay Area and cooking all his life. He became interested in making his own vinegars and cooking with them for many years. He delights in sharing his cooking and love for vinegar flavors. You’ll really become inspired by his teaching style and his deep love of people and teaching them about Costa Rican dishes. He has taught at Monroe Public School in San Francisco and teaches Spanish for small groups and tutoring individual students.


Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

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RAW FOODS MADE EASY WITH NIKKI STEPHENS: COOKING CLASS SERIES

Aug 11,2015 - Sep 8,2015    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

4 Classes in this series with an added Advanced Workshop for $60 on Saturday, Sept 12th, 12-4pm ((see below for information on this) DATES: 4 CLASSES: August 11th, 18th, 25th, & Sept. 8, 2015 TIME: 6:30-8:30pm FEE: $45/per class or $170 for all 4 classes. EARLY BIRD:$40/per class or $150 for all 4 classes; pre-register for all 4 classes by Aug. 2nd for the Early Bird savings! MATERIALS: included in price Work-trade/discounted spaces available. For this, please contact the instructor TO REGISTER: Please go to http://aplaceforsustainableliving.org/support/ and click on our gold "Donate" button on the middle of the page. Once in paypal, please make a note: "Raw Food Class". IF THERE IS ANY DIFFICULTIES, please email us at: info@aplaceforsustainableliving.org with "RAW FOOD CLASS" in the subject line. Share and follow our FACEBOOK EVENT Summer is here… The abundance of fruits and vegetables, and the natural heat the season presents us with, calls for a new adventure in the culinary world. Now is the perfect time to learn the magic of (vegan) raw food. In this workshop series , you’ll discover the secrets of health, vitality, weight loss and most of all great flavors, as made famous by the likes of David Wolfe, Ani Phyo, Juliano and the Bay Area’s own Café Gratitude. Through simple, quick and low cost recipes, you’ll learn how to incorporate more seasonal fruits and vegetables to your diet, source your ingredients cheaply from local farmers or home gardens, and expand your palate, while enjoying food in it’s primal, natural, and nutrient-dense form. At the end of each class, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the creations we’ll prepare together! CLASS 1 (Aug 11) — Why Raw Food? Tools of the Trade, The basic ingredients CLASS 2 (Aug 18) — A field trip to farmers market/ Berkeley Bowl/ Community Garden CLASS 3 (Aug 25) — Seasonal salads CLASS 4 (Sept 8) — Juicing and Blending FOR ALL CLASSES, BRING: Notebook, pen/pencil, camera if you want to take pictures and your favorite apron for the class photoshoot! AND. . . ADVANCED WORKSHOP — Sept 12, $60/student 12 - 4pm, dinner at 4pm • dehydrating • complete meal plan (Also, Nikki will be serving up some raw pizzas for our Hoe down Hootenanny that evening! 7pm - Get 'em while they last!) Email for Nikki S: nourishbyinsight@gmail.com Info on Instructor: www.nourishbyinsight.com ABOUT NIKKI STEPHENS: Nikki Stephens of "Nourish By Insight" is a local natural food chef and a health advocate. Her life is driven by the purpose of healing the world through the use of diet and change of lifestyle. She’s currently working in and around the Bay Area as both a private chef and a caterer, and is a student at The Integrative Institute of Nutrition, in their Health Coach Certificate program.


Location

PLACE
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

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BOLO & LULACRUZA MUSIC CONCERT

Aug 20,2015 -     Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BOLO & LULACRUZA Aug 20 | Thursday | Oakland 7-11PM $10-20 Sliding Scale Lulacruza "Lulacruza bring together Colombia and Argentina with the rest of the world in an electro ethnic ritual” - Rolling Stone Traversing the jungles and mountains of South America, Lulacruza performances entrance like a shamanic ritual inviting all to “delve into deeper waters”, leaving ripples in your core. This is a rare opportunity to catch Lulacruza while they are in the United States. Hailing from Colombia and Argentina, their raw performances have garnered a reputation for transporting audiences with their intimate, meditative qualities. Heavily informed by South American ritual and folklore, Lulacruza masterfully tread the line between electronic and acoustic, ancient and avant-garde. The duo play South American indigenous instruments like the Colombian cuatro, Charango and Bombo Legüero and utilize electronic processing and sequencing, complemented by songbird Alejandra’s powerful, stirring vocals. LISTEN & Pay-What-You-Want Download: www.music.lulacruza.com BoloMusic.org Joining rhythms and instruments from many lands, BOLO's music spans worlds: entrancing sounds to move your body and uplift the soul. BOLO is the inspired collaboration of three highly acclaimed musicians from musical projects Dirtwire, Eliyahu & The Qadim Ensemble, Shimshai, Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Hamsa Lila, and Stellamara.


Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

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FROM POOP TO FOOD – AN OFFSITE COMPOST TOILET WORKSHOP

Sep 26,2015 - Sep 27,2015    Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cost: Two Day Workshop; 9am to 4:40 pm workshop $95-$120 sliding scale, includes lunch, (with some limitations on satisfying dietary needs). Early-bird Discount thru Friday, SEPT 11th: $85.

TO REGISTER: Please go to http://aplaceforsustainableliving.org/support/ and click on the gold "Donate" button on the middle of the page. Once in Paypal, please make a note: "Compost Toilet".

IF THERE IS ANY DIFFICULTIES, please email us at: info@aplaceforsustainableliving.org with "Compost Toilet" in the subject line

Enjoy the Sierra Nevada mountains while learning the ins and outs of compost toilets and sustainable sanitation with (no) water expert Nik Bertulis. Workshop topics covered include: commercial compost toilets vs owner-built, wet vs dry compost toilets, urine diversion, hygiene theory, soil microbiology, disinfection ecology, treatment wetlands, and sanitation forestry. About the Instructor: Nik Bertulis is an ecological design innovator, social change catalyst and amateur naturalist. Nik co-founded the water systems design/build firm Dig Cooperative that facilitated some of the first permitted greywater and rainwater systems in the bay area. Nik has designed and built over a dozen Eco-San systems including the first zero discharge, urine diverting flush toilet in California. He is a co-founder of the Urban Permaculture hub, PLACE for Sustainable Living in North Oakland and teaches in the Environmental Management program at Merritt College. Location: The workshop takes place at Panta Rhea Farm - a beautiful secluded, large oak tree and dry creek ridden ten acre farm-in-the-making near Groveland, CA. Panta Rhea is twenty-two miles from the entrance to Yosemite National Park and five miles from the Tuolumne River. Accommodations: Free onsite camping is available with registration. The national forest is 10 miles down the road (tho limited camping options within 15-20 minutes) and the fun and friendly Town of Groveland holds many hotel/motel options. During the workshop, we'll be are building a compost toilet inside of a large greenhouse, with a system that plants directly into the human biological produce stream! This event is co-produced by PLACE for Sustainable Living and Wholly H2O.


Location

pla
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

Event Fees: