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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

Event Fees:

MICROBIOBLITZ

Feb 13,2016 -     Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tardigrades, Diatoms and Nematodes oh my! We'll use microscopes and smartphone magnifying lenses to explore the wonderments of the microscopic world at PLACE for Sustainable Living in Oakland. Have you ever wondered about all of the small organisms that are around you all the time? Finally... you'll have a chance to see them! We will have microscopes, macro lenses for cell phones, and plenty of cool niches at PLACE to look for organisms including water catchment systems, composts, a garden, etc. Expert microscopists will show you how to  use microscopes if you need help. If you have your own microscope and want to learn how to use it, bring it along! We will be attempting to catalog the organisms into the iNaturalist.org platform, so bring your smartphone or digital camera! Please download the FREE iNaturalist app on your smartphone before the blitz. Look for the app in Google Play or the App Store on your smartphone. We have limited space, so please get your FREE ticket for this event here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2488933


Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

Event Fees:

TINY 'TAINER WORKSHOP – HOW TO CONVERT A SHIPPING CONTAINER INTO A TINY HOME

Feb 20,2016 - Feb 21,2016    Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to convert a shipping container into a tiny home, office or studio,  come learn the nuts and bolts at this two day workshop at PLACE for Sustainable Living in Oakland, California. Shipping containers are affordable and portable. You will get to tour a converted shipping container and get hands on experience building one out from the ground up. From designing and planning, to windows and doors you will learn from experienced builders, all levels of experience are welcome. Emphasis on non-toxic and eco friendly materials. Topics covered will range from soundproofing, ventilation and insulation to compost toilets and solar systems. Designs covered include on grid and off grid applications. Mingle with other people interested in creative living. Date: Sat, Sun Feb 20-21, 2016 Time: 10:00am-5:00pm Class Fee: Early bird is $200 before Feb 10, $250 after Feb 10 Work Trade: Email the Instructor, Nik Bertulis, for limited work trade positions. 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 payment and add a note: "Tiny 'tainer Workshop". IF THERE IS ANY DIFFICULTIES, please email us at: info@aplaceforsustainableliving.org with "Tiny 'tainer Workshop" in the subject line. Instructor bio:

Nik Bertulis is a designer/builder who loves tiny homes. He co-founded two design design/build collaboratives, DIG Coop and Monsoon Arsenal after working for several design/build firms including, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Arcosanti and Living Structures.  He currently lives in a converted shipping container tiny house. More examples of his work can be seen at nikbertulis.com.

 


Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

Event Fees: