Calendar

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Feb
5
Sun
WordPress Training @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Benjamin will be holding office hours near the steps of City Hall

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Feb
12
Sun
WordPress Training @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Benjamin will be holding office hours near the steps of City Hall

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Feb
19
Sun
WordPress Training @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Benjamin will be holding office hours near the steps of City Hall

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Feb
26
Sun
WordPress Training @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Benjamin will be holding office hours near the steps of City Hall

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Feb
27
Mon
occupyoakland.org working group for “about” statement. @ OGP
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

To work on re-formulating the “about” statement on the Occupy Oakland website.

Writing skills, opinions are more relevant than computer/web skills for this one.

meet at 14th and B-way southeast side of OGP.

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Mar
3
Sat
99% Knowledge Share – Workshop and Info Day for the 99% and Occupy @ Alameda county Public Health Department
Mar 3 @ 12:30 pm – Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm

99% Knowledge Share

Workshop and Info Day for the 99% and Occupy

When: 12:30-7pm, March 3rd, 2012
Where: 1000 Broadway, 5th floor, Oakland CA (Alameda county Public Health Department)

Everyone is encouraged to attend this event, whether you are a veteran activist or new to the Occupy and 99% movement. There will be workshops, discussion groups, info tables, and film screening. We will talk about the movement, the social issues it addresses, and various solutions to those issues. This is a free and public event.

Room A Schedule:
1:00 – 2:00 Intro to the Occupy and 99% movement: Group discussion on frequently asked questions and responses
2:00 – 3:00 Healthcare for the 99%
3:00 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:30 Facilitation skills and non-hierarchical group process training
4:30 – 6:30 Corporate control of the food system and Factory farming

Room B Schedule:
1:00-2:00 Data hacking and mining
2:00 – 3:00 Basic investigative research: How to investigate corporate and public officials for corruption and other wrongdoing
3:00 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 6:30 Media training: How to talk with reporters and get your message

We will also have other activities
– Occupy Listening: Tell us your thoughts on the Occupy movement
– Door-to-door organizing: How to talk to strangers (on-street training)
– Occupy & Nonviolent info table
– Film screening room showing shorts and documentaries on related topics

Some of our speakers:
Gary Ruskin, executive director at Commercial Alert
Bill Skeen, executive director at PNHP California
Kate Sassoon, professional facilitator, co-op co-owner
Katie Cantrell, founder at Coalition to Fight Factory Farming
Vish Arya, Food First, Occupy the Food Supply
JT Yu, Co-chair at Cooperative Roots, entrepreneur, independent organizer
Yvonne Yen Liu, senior researcher, Applied Research Center/Colorlines.com

Invite your friends on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/events/229437887147308/

If you would like to reserve a spot for your children in the children’s room, or request for sign language assitance, please register here:
http://www.99knowledgeshare.com/p/pre-registration.html

Speakers and workshops detail coming soon!

Feel free to email us if you have any questions.
info@99knowledgeshare.com

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Mar
5
Mon
Occupyoakland.org “About” workshop @ OGP
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

To work on re-formulating the “about” statement on the Occupy Oakland website.

Writing skills, opinions are more relevant than computer/web skills for this one.

meet at 14th and B-way southeast side of OGP.

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Mar
24
Sat
Occupy Oakland Hackathon 2 @ Applied Research Center's Third Floor Conference Room (Floor 3R)
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm

What
Hackathon II builds on the demos and tools from the first and turns our collaborative energy on visualizing the 5000+ responses to the OccupyResearch General Demographics and Participation Survey (ORGS), Occupy Oakland Serves the People Survey Results, and R-Shief Twitter #occupy tags aggregating since September 2011.


Where

900 Alice Street, Oakland, CA 94607
3rd Rear Floor conference room (3R)
Between 9th and 10th St., Oakland’s Chinatown. Two blocks from Lake Merritt Bart, six blocks from Oscar Grant Plaza.

When
Saturday, March 24th 2012
10:00am to 6:00pm

More info
Email research@occupyoakland.org
http://bit.ly/occupyhackathon
http://www.occupyresearch.net/2012/03/20/occupydata-hackathon-ii/

RSVP
RSVP by emailing research@occupyoakland.org

What to bring
BYOL (laptop)

Everybody is welcome; you do not need to be a hacker to come to the hackathon. Bring ideas, or things you want to learn or teach.
Come by before the OO BBQ at Rainbow Park starts or stop by afterwards.
Check out some of the COOL things folks created at Hackathon I, like the metameme of the Pepper Spray Cop and comparison of mainstream media coverage of Occupy versus tweets about #OWS.

Metameme of Pepper Spray Cop Mosaic

A mosaic image of the Pepper Spraying Cop was created, composed of many tiny remixed Pepper Spraying Cop images.

Mainstream Media Coverage of Occupy vs. Tweets using hashtags #OWS and #Occupy

Comparison of surface area newspapers devoted to Occupy coverage to tweets of #OWS and #Occupy related hashtags over time. Results show that movement-created information distributed via Twitter is a more reliable, grassroots source of information than mainstream media.

Hackathon sponsors include:

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Wilderness First Aid for the Streets! @ the holdout
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 2:00 am

March 24&25, 10am-8pm

This is 20-hour course covering basic patient assessment, recognition of medical emergencies, and first aid in situations where help may be delayed. Developed for wilderness situations, this course is adapted for urban uprisings and will include care for chemical weapons exposure, herbal first aid, and public health considerations for long-term occupations.

The class is dynamic, with a mix of lectures and active scenarios using makeup to simulate injuries. The primary instructor is a Wilderness EMT, Clinical Herbalist and Occupy Oakland medic. Other experienced medics and herbalists will participate in facilitating the workshop.

Certification available through American Red Cross for $20. Scholarships are available.

1.6 CEUs available through IACET for an additional $20.

Please bring: clothes you can move in and get dirty, lunch (or tamale money), note taking supplies, your questions and experiences.

Cost: By donation, pay what you can. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Contact WFAforthestreets@gmail.com 

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Mar
25
Sun
Wilderness First Aid for the Streets @ the holdout
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm

March 24 &25

10am-8pm

at the Holdout, 2313 San Pablo Ave(@23rd St.), Oakland CA

This is 20-hour course covering basic patient assessment, recognition of medical emergencies, and first aid in situations where help may be delayed. Developed for wilderness situations, this course is adapted for urban uprisings and will include care for chemical weapons exposure, herbal first aid, and public health considerations for long-term occupations.

The class is dynamic, with a mix of lectures and active scenarios using makeup to simulate injuries. The primary instructor is a Wilderness EMT, Clinical Herbalist and Occupy Oakland medic. Other experienced medics and herbalists will participate in facilitating the workshop.

Certification available through American Red Cross for $20. Scholarships are available.

1.6 CEUs available through IACET for an additional $20.

Please bring: clothes you can move in and get dirty, lunch (or tamale money), note taking supplies, your questions and experiences.

Cost: By donation, pay what you can. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Contact WFAforthestreets@gmail.com for more information. 

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Apr
4
Wed
Foreclosure Defense Training @ It's Your Move Games and Hobbies
Apr 4 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am

For members to get a grip on the basics of the foreclosure process and the tactics of fighting back. Organizers from several groups already fighting foreclosures will meet up with us to share their knowledge and experience.

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Apr
29
Sun
Street-medic live action role playing
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 12:00 am

Hey there! As a fun way to get ready for may day, we will host a wonderful medic l.a.r.p.ing event.

This event might be more useful if you have already been a street-medic, and or you have been trained. We will not go over a whole training at this event, this is just to  practice your skills and for us to hangout and have fun!

Please bring: Clothes you will get dirty in! supplies to share! A lunch or money/ebt etc to get one. friends who want to be lovely actors, your awesome skills,

Tentative schedule:

9am-12pm workshop skill share discussion, social, maybe breakout groups for detailed workshops

12-1pm lunch and social and supply swap!

1 til 4pm scenarios, feedback, and live action role playing.

4 til 5pm socialize

5pm end of the event!

First come First on the list. Limited room. Please RSVP to bayareastreetmedics@gmail.com

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M1GS Street Action Panel and Skill-Share 4/29/12 (Sunday) Noon-2:30
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

With May Day approaching in less than two weeks, the Safer Spaces committee invites activists and allies together for a two and a half hour panel and skill share session on:

 

*Basic tips for a sustainable street action

*Emotional First Aid: trauma education, emotional self care tips for pre, during and post action

*First Aid: simple street medic tips, physical self-care for pre, during and post action

*Coping with activist burnout and keeping the movement connected

 

When: 4/29/12 (Sunday)

Time: Noon-2:30 (hope everyone is ok with a slight overlapping of the GA)

Where: 19th and Telegraph

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May
3
Thu
Post May Day Self-Care Tip #2
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For  individual or group trauma support, mediations and anti-oppression advocacy, please contact Safer Spaces:

Tel: (510) 502-9466

Email:saferspaces@occupyoakland.org

Healing can take place in the form of reconnecting with Mother Earth.

It can be little steps like birdwatching, hiking, going to the beach or eating freshly picked berries. Ask your five senses what do I see, hear, taste, touch, smell?

Have you tried gardening? Or are you already a gardener? What does your body, mind and soul experience when you dig that dirt, plant the seed, water, trim the weeds, ask the ladybugs to kindly tell some insects to be nice to your plants and watch the phenomenon of  seeds turning into fruits,vegetables or flowers? What does it feel like to struggle with a plant that won’t thrive but one day you go out and it turned into something beautiful? What does it feel like when you can be sustainable and self-efficient through this entire process? What does it feel like to share stories and tips with your fellow Green Thumbs? What does it feel like when you can share your harvest with your friends, family or community?

Healing from trauma is about your body regenerating and flourishing much like  plants. Sometimes you may have to become  a seed again in order to recover. There may be ups and downs but because you are part of Mother Earth, you have the resilience and strength to overcome, no matter how difficult. You are also your own gardener. What can you do for your garden? Our movement went from seeds to the bountiful harvest that it is now because of the care, faith and dedication you  and your comrades gave to it.Take care and be kind to yourself. Take care of each other. We can heal as a community.

On that note, there’s some beautiful healing going on at Occupy the Farm today! Please come if you can.

When: Thursday, May 3

Event Schedule:
“Occupy the Farm”: Permaculture workshop and Maypole 
Join Starhawk and friends to support the wonderful farm being created on a piece of vacant land in the East Bay by the Occupy movement.
Permaculture workshop, 3:00 p.m: Learn some of the basic ethics and principles of permaculture as we put them into practice at this reclaimed farm site.
Maypole celebration, 6:00 p.m.: Dance the Maypole to celebrate the rising tides of life, the diverse forms of love, and the power of regeneration.

Bring food to share.  Donations of seeds and starts for the farm are much appreciated.
Cost: Free! Kids welcome.
Location: Marin between San Pablo and Jackson streets, Albany, California
For more information: http://www.takebackthetract.com/

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Jul
28
Sat
2011 Oak. General Strike, OO & Its Relationship with Labor Struggles @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Oakland General Strike 2011 and the relationships between Occupy Oakland and Labor Struggles

Join organizers and workers of some of the most notable actions to date of the Occupy movement, including the general strike and the coordinated West Coast port shutdown, as well as many actions with workers at American Licorice, Castlewood, Pacific Steel and other sites. Learn about how these events developed. What were the successes, failures, and difficulties? What have we learned? Discuss the ongoing efforts and how we see the fight continuing from here.

This event takes place after the 1946 Oakland General Strike Historical Walk.

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Aug
30
Thu
Perspectives on Occupy @ Cafe Mediteranean
Aug 30 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am

I am Einar Stensson, a sociologist at the Stockholm university and activist in the Occupy Stockholm movement during the fall of 2011. After studying the Occupy Oakland movement during my two months in the Bay Area, I will share my conclusions about the occupy movement based on the interviews (no identities will be revealed, only perspectives) I have conducted with various activists in the Occupy Oakland movement.

Why did the movement start and spread so quickly around the globe?
How is Occupy organized? Who matters in the movement and why?
What is the future of Occupy?
I will first talk for around 40 minutes and then open up for questions/discussion. Please buy something at the cafe when you arrive :)

Einar Stensson’s web site: http://people.su.se/~eist7232/index.html

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Oct
24
Wed
Debtor’s Assembly @ California Hall
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Debt is a permanent feature of most of our lives. Yet the socialization of risk debt represents isolates individuals, locking us in the private misery of our dealings with banks and creditors. Medical debt, student debt, consumer debt, foreclosures — these social forms mark so many personal failings and moral obligations, we are told. Debt, in other words, not only insures our continued servitude to the corporate pursuit of dwindling private profits. It also serves to alienate us from one another, and foreclose the possibility of collective resistance. Debtors’ Assemblies, then, are a first step in fighting back to reclaim our stolen futures. Please join us Wednesday, October 24th from 5-6 in front of California Hall for the first in a series of weekly Debtors’ Assemblies to learn more about the many forms of debt and discuss ways to resist debt’s claim upon our lives. Robert Meister will speak briefly at the beginning of the first assembly.

Original announcement, with poster

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Feb
25
Mon
FBI Repression of Leaders in the Black Freedom Struggle–Marcus, Malcolm, Martin and Mumia @ Holdout
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mar
2
Sat
The OccupyOakland FUck the Police March @ OGP
Mar 2 @ 3:00 am – 6:00 am

Mic check – @Kaymee: Next up on #OpThunderBird Action Agenda: #OpValentine! Then #FTP w/@OccupyTheMob and #oo #osf in March @OccupyToronto 😀 <3

 

 

 

Hello people of the world. It is time that people come and march as a bloc. Let’s keep it fun and cool , we have a set of rules to keep every safe so we can all march in peace.

FUCK THE POLICE MARCH
FTP2.0 – FUCK THE POLICETake our pigs for a walk. They need the exercise. And it only costs the city $50K a week!
*** This event is being called by the Occupy Oakland Tactical Action Committee. It might continue weekly.
The Tactical Action Committee was approved by Occupy Oakland’s GA to perform autonomous actions at their discretion. In that sense it is not an “official” Occupy Oakland event, in the sense that it was not directly, but indirectly, approved through the GA.***
IMPORTANT NOTE:  NV folks are welcome, this is a peaceful protest — whatever that means.
FTP March, Iteration 2.0 March,1, 2013 – Tactical Parameters
Due to the fact that most of our internal issues on each march and action to date have come from a lack of information on what the tactical parameters of a particular action are expected to be, TAC will be calling for tactical parameters on this and all future FTP marches that may change as we learn and practice our skills in the streets.
Note that these are the wishes by the callers of the march. In the interests of solidarity please respect these parameters. These are being called for this march only. This goes both ways — please be respectful enough of the event to not pursue certain actions at this time if they are being put on the “please don’t” list; likewise, if you are uncomfortable with someone performing an action that is acceptable within the march parameters DO NOT INTERFERE with them. This is respect for diversity of tactics, and also proper solidarity in the face of our common enemy. There will come a day that this practice, discipline and restraint will serve us well as a unit.
If you cannot follow the parameters DO NOT ATTEND. They will be read before the march during the rally. People will be given the opportunity to back out if they feel they cannot respect the tactics, with no loss of face.
So, for this march, TAC is asking for the following:
SHIELDS: If you have the capability and the will to march in the front line, make a shield to carry for this Saturday’s action.
NO DAMAGE TO PRIVATE PROPERTY of any kind — people’s cars, any Oakland businesses (especially small businesses – but the Starbucks that was hit last time actually gives free coffee and food to our vigil so we prefer to leave all of them out at this time).
PROPERTY THAT IS FAIR GAME IF YOU ARE SO INCLINED – police vehicles and equipment. The police are not our friends, never have been, and never will be.
NO FRONTAL ASSAULTS ON THE POLICE – i.e., no bottle throwing. Defensive actions are fully accepted and encouraged. Shields, unarresting, disarming cops that are beating comrades, etc. MAKE THE POLICE STRIKE THE FIRST BLOW.
SPLIT-OFF MARCHES AND AUTONOMOUS ACTIONS ARE NOT DISCOURAGED. If you do decide to go your own route, please respect the above parameters. Large banks, huge international corporations that run this city with their money, political organization HQ such as the Democrat campaign office or the chamber of commerce are not considered private property for the purposes of the parameters. If you decide to split off, do your autonomous actions away from the main march, not right next to it.
We are not encouraging anyone to attack any property whatsoever, but some property is more acceptable than others if you really must risk your freedom by doing something of that nature.
FIRE CAN BE FUN – if you want to burn a usa flag in the street (that isn’t somebody’s car) then more power to you. If someone is burning a flag in the street then DO NOT INTERFERE.

BLOC UP: If you hear the shout, “Bloc up!” Or “Tighten up!” It is in your best interest to clump together with the main group in tight formation. Be aware of distance and do not string out along the march route. Do not give the police an opportunity to snatch you and plant evidence on you to conflate charges with.
And to repeat:
NO INTERFERING IN OTHER PEOPLE’S ACTIONS EVEN IF YOU DO NOT PERSONALLY AGREE WITH THEM. Do not yell stop. Do not grab your comrades. If you feel unsafe, move away. The parameters listed above are for our own use so that we can hold one another accountable afterwards for things that may not have gone according to plan. But in the face of the enemy WE SHOW FULL SOLIDARITY. Afterwards we can argue about stuff. Not during the action.
We are all adults. We are all comrades. We have a common enemy and we will have to learn to work as a unit. Following the action parameters on each FTP march should mitigate the fighting and problems we have consistently had after every action to date.
Thank you for your cooperation.
***
The Oakland Police Department has harassed and brutalized Occupy Oakland and participants in the vigil. Camps and liberated foreclosed buildings have been raided and shut down. OOers at the vigil have been arrested for as little as standing nearby when the police decide to raid, all the way up to the ridiculous charge of lynching. People have been physically assaulted by those supposed to protect and serve, but only do so in the interests of the 1%.
With dozens of our comrades having been arrested in the past couple of weeks, and culminating in the city’s revocation of the vigil’s permit and the immediate threat of another police raid to clear the plaza, the time has come to rise up and let them know what we think of them and that we will no longer meekly accept their violations of our civil and human rights.
Spread the word, send the invite, join us as we march in solidarity against police repression.
Wear blackBring shields if you are able and willing
Rally at 7:00 pmMarch on OPD HQ at 9:00 pm
THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING OCCUPY OAKLANDSOLIDARITY
We are Anonymous,
We are legion,

We never forgive, 

We never forget,

we are 3 months

Late but still
you should have
Expected us.

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Oct
13
Sun
Come out on SUNDAY to the Gill Tract Farm for a Community Field Day!
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Come out on SUNDAY to the Gill Tract Farm

for a Community Field Day!

THIS SUNDAY:  Oct 13th, 10am-4pm.

For the first time, a community event is being planned between the College of Natural Resources and a coalition of community groups (which includes Occupy the Farm), to discuss what we’d like to see happen on the Gill Tract!  1.5 Acres has been allocated for the project, so come check it out and let’s brainstorm!

 

SCHEDULE

10:00 Opening Ceremony

10:10 Welcome!

  • Glenda Humiston,USDA Rural Development California State Director
  • Keith Gilless, Dean, UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources
  • Daniel Cardozo, Community Farmer-Researcher & Albany Farm Alliance member
  • Miguel Altieri, Professor, Department of Environmental, Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley

10:20 Intro to Community Agroecology Research Project (Professor Miguel Altieri)

10:30-12:00 Ongoing Workshops & Activities

12:00-1:00 Lunch – With vegetables from the Gill Tract Farm!

1:00-2:00 Storytelling Circle – “Where We’ve Been” and “Visions for the Future”
With storytellers from our community: Hank Herrera, Dig Deep Farms; Miguel Altieri, UC Berkeley Professor, Agroecology; Jeff Romm UC Berkeley Professor, Environmental Science, Policy & Management; Alexa Hauser, Albany Farm Alliance; Keith Gilless, Dean, UCB College of Natural Resources; Joy Moore, Garden Teacher and Community Food Activist

2:00-4:00 Community Forum & Breakout Groups
Visions for the Future: Share your ideas about how the Gill Tract can serve the community as a center for education and research and connect with others who share your vision.

ACTIVITIES

Plot 1   Draw and color with children of all ages.  Walk through the rows and talk about the different vegetables that are planted, then draw and color what we see!
Plot 2   Bob for apples and guided plot tours
Plot 3   Read about the abundance of food produced on this plot sinceAugust 10th.
Plot 4   Harvest squash and cucumbers for today’s salad andlearn how 
to save the seeds.
Plot 5   Wander and searchthrough our plot in search of answers to clues. “Nature” prizes for completing your lottery/bingo card
Plot 6   Plant a patch of narrow leaf milkweed as a Monarch butterfly way station (habitat) +giveaway of seeds and information
Plot 7   Dig in the soil and identify plants, both loved and misunderstood.
Plot 8   Plant rainbow seedlings to take away, adorn scarecrows, and paint signs
Plot 9   Scavenge & hunt for all ages
Plot 10  Dye natural fabrics and yarns with flower dyes. Stamppaper with handcut vegetable stamps. Identify – unusual and useful plants

Area A: 10:30-12:00
Kid’s Activity: Dig for Worms and Other Critters!
UC Cooperative Extension, Alameda
Kids and families CAN touch the soils and learn about worm anatomy and soils ecology together, and the role those decomposers play in healthy plant growth.  

WORKSHOPS

Phat Beets Table: 10:30-12:00
Kimchi making Workshop
Phat Beets Produce 
Make, taste and take home your own small jar of kimchi to watch ferment!

Big Circle: 10:30-11:15
Encouraging Pollinator Habitat and Conservation in Home Gardens
Professor Claire Kremen, Hillary Sardinas (grad student), Emily Kearney (grad student), Leithen M’gonigle (post doc), Kerry Cutler (lab manager) from the Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley.  Appreciate the importance of pollinators for food security; Discover some of the diversity of pollinators in our area; Learn how to support bee populations in your garden, through creating both nesting and floral resources for a variety of bees; Learn to make an Osmia colony in your backyard.

Little Circle 2: 10:30-12:00
Native California bees are everywhere, just look around your garden!
Professor Gordon Frankie, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Little Circle 1: 11:00-12:00
Participatory Mapping Project
Adam Calo, PhD Student in Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley
See how Local Ground—an innovative mapping technology– can be utilized as a visioning tool to capture diverse perspectives on what the Gill Tract means to them & how it could be used in the future.

Welcome Table: 11:30-12:00
Codornices Creek Walk!
Amy Merrill, Senior Riparian Ecologist, Stillwater Sciences
Explore Codornices Creek to discover what lives in urban creeks and their potential for restoration.

SOGA space: 11:00-12:00
Seed Babies Workshop
The Berkeley Student Organic Gardening Association (SOGA) 
Make balls of seeds, clay, and soil that you can throw into empty plots of land to encourage life. The technique originated in the 1970’s when the Guerilla Gardening Movement threw balloons filled with tomato seeds and fertilizer into empty city lots to beautify the streets. We will make clay capsules with moisture in them to encourage germination after landing. Come learn how to make your own seed baby with clay, compost, and other materials.  You can take one home for your own garden, or maybe use it as a form of protest to beautify our Bay Area landscape.

Area A, 11am-12:00
Soil Sampling
Professor of Agroecology, Miguel Altieri  
Take soil samples of the Area A for analysis of basic nutrient levels, pH and lead levels. Help spread lime and also sow winter cover crops that will help enhance organic matter levels necessary for spring 2014 plantings.

Plot 7: 11:15-12:00.
Urban Ag 101
Joy Moore- Garden teacher and Community Food Activist
The further back we can look the further ahead we will see! This soil, this land is sacred as is all soil, all land! The future of urban agriculture is not new – it is a reflection of the past; or at least it should be. We are gathered here today to discuss what the future might be, what we may envision and realize will happen here on this soil, on this land. We must trust that the seeds we plant today in this soil, on this land may grow to be the future!

Big Circle, 11:15-12:00
Cultivating Resilience in the Law: Policy Initiatives and Innovative Strategies for Just Local Economies 
Chris Tittle, Sustainable Economies Law Center
Our food system is not well served by today’s predominant food business models, which incentivize growth, shareholder profit maximization, absentee ownership, and exploitation of land and people. Converse with the Sustainable Economies Law Center about creative strategies for creating local wealth and community ownership, including food policy initiatives that remove legal barriers and models for community-owned food enterprise.

Master Gardener’s Booth, All Day
Master Gardeners – Plant Doctor Booth
Get Help from a Trained Master Gardener from the UC Cooperative Extension Alameda/Master Gardener Program!
Alameda County Master Gardeners help gardeners by answering questions about plants and plant/garden problems and extending the information they have learned through community events and projects, including seminars, demonstration workshops and newspaper articles.  Volunteers answer gardening questions on a plant doctor hotline, through email, at local farmers markets, at our three demonstration gardens, and at various community events such as the Alameda County Fair.

UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Booth
MyPlate, Fruits & Vegetables, and Physical Activity
UC CalFresh – All Day

 
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