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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:

TENDING TO OUR SORROW – COMMUNITY GRIEF RITUAL

May 7,2016 -     Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Everyone feels grief, but not everyone has been supported in understanding it's true purpose and power. In our modern Western culture grief has gotten a bad rap. Many of us were raised to swallow our tears, or we were told that it's weak to have grief, or that we're too emotional. When we suppress this natural function within us, we create energy blocks which in turn create health imbalances. Emotions are energy in motion. They are supposed to move and flow through us like a river. It is an internal human balancing mechanism; a renewing and cleansing process. Community grief rituals support us in accessing our sometimes hard to reach emotions. They give us a focus (the grief altar) and a container (skilled facilitators) within which to safely relax our hearts. They also validate us in whatever we're feeling, whether it's personal or global, grief, anger or numbness. There is a reason why grief exists and if we allow these waters to flow inside of us, we will learn a great deal about rejuvenation, emotional intelligence, forgiveness, compassion and peace. THE DETAILS Facilitators: Maria Owl Gutierrez and Mike Shea Please arrive 15 minutes early to get settled. COST: $100 - $150 Sliding-scale Includes a light mid-day meal. Tea and water on site. SOCIAL MEDIA EVENT REGISTER HERE – PLEASE INCLUDE THIS NOTE IN THE "PURPOSE" FIELD: "PLACE" BRING • Bring any snacks you may need • Flowers • Photos of Ancestors • Candles: Unscented in glass holder: Red, Blue, White, Yellow, Green • Fabric to decorate altars: Black, Blue, Red, Yellow, White, Green • Comfortable layered clothing • Water bottle • Thermos Mug with lid • Warm hat, socks, scarf • Journal w/pen ABOUT MARIA OWL From Maria Owl, author of the forthcoming book The Weight of the World: Women and the Work of Grief-tending: I know that in order to stay sane, I must feel my grief - my personal grief and my grief for the world. This grief is so huge, that it would swallow me alive if I didn't consciously acknowledge it and tend to it. Feel the fear and rather than avoiding or rejecting it, walking right into it - thereby transforming it into embodied wisdom. MORE ABOUT MIKE SHEA Mike is an initiated man through the Men of Spirit Program of Wisdom Bridge in Sonoma County which was led by Francis Weller . In 2001 he was part of a Ritual Village training with Francis and his wife Judith. For the past 15 plus years he has experienced his own healing and transformation through ritual and longs to bring these gifts to other people. MORE


Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

Event Fees:

CREATING COMMONS FESTIVAL 2016!

May 14,2016 -     Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


D  O   N   A   T   E  !

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO THIS FREE EVENT! Your financial support will help pay for the cost of putting on this free event. Simply click on the gold DONATE button located on the middle of our Support page and please include a note once in PAYPAL that reads: "CCF2016”. Thank you for your support, every little bit makes a difference!
Join us again for this neighborhood celebration! It is also our 5 year anniversary! Please get involved early this year! Our Form for Participating is below. FEATURING Educational skillshares, clothing and crop swaps, garden installs, kid’s activities, street art, music, potluck, placemaking projects and more. Full Schedule TBA! This event, that re-imagines the creation of the public commons, will be at PLACE and the intersection of 64th and Marshall Streets to San Pablo Avenue, the confluence of Northwest Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville. Additionally, we are collaborating for a third year with the Community Resilience Challenge occurring for the month of May. CRC encourages local communities to activate projects showcasing solutions through permaculture, transition town, homesteading, and resiliency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IT'S FUN TO PARTICIPATE! Please read through the list of activities below and consider getting involved in any one of it!! The PARTICIPATE FORM is for you to check off areas of interest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ZONES & ACTIVITIES WE ARE PLANNING - SUBJECT TO CHANGE PROJECTS: neighborhood garden installs, permaculture blitz, othersSKILL SHARES: 30 min - 1 hour sessions (sustainability, urban ag, homesteading, resiliency, etc) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DEMOS/OPEN SPACES/PRESENTATIONS • KID ZONE, Conscious Carnival games, face painting, henna art, art making, placemaking, puppet show, and magic tricks • INTERACTIVE: Whimsical bikes, art in the streets, peace flag making • HEALING TENT: Healing practitioners in massage, accupressure, reiki, and other modalities • SACRED SPACE: Restorative justice circle and other sacred sharing modalities • COMMUNITY CIRCLE: Blessing and Share your “Piece on Peace”* • FOOD ZONE: PLACE cob oven pizzas, Community Potluck, Tea Cart, Church BBQ • SWAPS: Clothing, Seeds, Plant starts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COMMUNITY CIRCLE — YOUR “PIECE ON PEACE” Inspired by our neighborhood mural derived theme of Peace, this ceremony takes place in the intersection of 64th and Marshall Street. We ask faith holders, neighbors, poets, & friends: “What’s Your Piece on Peace” – They will share inspiring poetry, songs, writings, prayers, and dances that speak to this theme. If you wish to share, please let us know on the form. This is the HEART of this community gathering — voices heard on a subject that speaks to many. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INTERSECTION MURAL PROJECT At the intersection of 64th and Marshall in the Golden Gate District Theme: "Declaring Peace Through All Our Relations"
After 2 1/2 years, we finally were permitted by the city of Oakland to paint our mural last year at our Creating Commons Festival! Come view our beautiful mural. And if you are interested in placemaking projects for your neighborhood, we are working with our councilman, Dan Kalb on pilots programs in Oakland neighborhoods - not just murals. Contact us: info@aplaceforsustainableliving.org
To read more about this STREET MURAL PROJECT and see the art created by mural artist: Suaro Luis Cervantes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PARTICIPATE Please fill out our PARTICIPATE FORM to help streamline our organizing efforts.


Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

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WILD VEGETABLE FERMENTATION

May 21,2016 -     Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Fermentation on Wheels is a traveling culinary research hub with a mission to harvest & preserve, encourage sustainability, and teach fermentation. Tara Whitsitt will teach the simple tradition of preserving vegetables through bacterial collaboration using local, seasonal ingredients. She will share the benefits of fermentation and how you can creatively & fearlessly ferment in your own kitchen. This workshop targets novice through intermediate students, offering a thorough overview of the art of fermented vegetables. This is a hands-on class. BIO: Tara has taught this course over 100 times who makes a living teaching. Read more here: www.fermentationonwheels.com COST: $15 - 20 Sliding Scale Facebook Event


Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

Event Fees: