Julianna Oldroyd
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How Did Toby Hemenway Inspire You to Take Action?
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Please share with the SCOCO team how the Toby Hemenway presentation inspired you to take action.  What new action(s) are you planning on doing this year?  Did you learn more about permaculture,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tina King Neuhausel Apr 23, 2014.

 

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Jul 10
Ellen Greco commented on Julianna Oldroyd's blog post A Danville-Girl's Perspective of Permaculture
"I know this article was posted a while ago, but I'm newer to SCOCO. Great story! Thanks for sharing your experience, Julianna. The point about diversity at the end is especially striking. I think a good amount of people still tend to associate…"
Jan 2, 2015
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By: Jessica Zischke-- Action of the Month- Prevent Phantom Power Loss

If you’ve been rooting around in our Action Guides, you may have seen this suggestion from us before, but it’s one of the easiest ways to reduce your energy use and save money! Although it’s hard to keep track of exactly which appliances are plugged in and all to easy to leave your phone or computer plugged in much after it’s fully charged, these tips can make a real difference in your energy footprint. Although phantom energy loss only represents about…See More
Aug 1, 2014
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Garden Work Days at South Berkeley

June 1, 2014 from 11am to 4pm
weeding, clearing brush, amending soil for planting.planting startsfinishing a hugelkultur bedSee More
May 31, 2014
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May 13, 2014
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Cooperative Takeover! A Teach-in at SELC's Resilient Communities Legal Caf at Impact Hub Berkeley, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 400, Berkeley

May 14, 2014 from 7pm to 8:30pm
This workshop will explain how employees of a business with publicly traded securities can convert it to a worker cooperative. Unlike other conversions methods this only requires action on the part of the workers, and does not require the consent of the owners. This conversion also works better for high profit companies, opening a new range of opportunities for the conversion of larger businesses in growing industries and strategic sectors. For more info and to RSVP, please visit…See More
May 13, 2014
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California Environmental Protection Agency- State Refinery Task Force Information Session at Contra Costa County Board Chambers

May 7, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) will host the State Refinery Task Force Information Session.  The public meeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Contra Costa County Board Chambers, located at 651 Pine Street, Martinez CA, 94553.CalEPA formed this Task Force on refinery safety in August 2013 and its members consist of ten state agencies, U.S. EPA, and local agencies from areas of California that contain refineries. The session is…See More
May 4, 2014
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Apr 28, 2014
Tina King Neuhausel replied to Julianna Oldroyd's discussion How Did Toby Hemenway Inspire You to Take Action?
"I got planting and started reading Gaia's Garden! I've started interplanting different things that support each other - plants with different root depths and nitrogen fixers in between things that use up nitrogen. I'm inspired to turn…"
Apr 23, 2014
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Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden Work Party at Pleasant Hill

April 27, 2014 at 2pm to May 30, 2014 at 6pm
Help create and maintain a beautiful, water-conserving garden that demonstrates healthy garden practices using water recycling, mulch, drought-tolerant and native plantings, and no pesticides. Garden work parties may prepare beds, apply sheet mulching, compost, chip, weed, prune, water, plant, transplant, construct paths, construct benches or storage areas, construct berms or dry streambeds. Volunteers learn better gardening practices, drought-tolerant and native plant identification, soil…See More
Apr 21, 2014
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How Did Toby Hemenway Inspire You to Take Action?

Please share with the SCOCO team how the Toby Hemenway presentation inspired you to take action.  What new action(s) are you planning on doing this year?  Did you learn more about permaculture, sustainability, or yourself?  We would love to hear your thoughts!Kind regards,The SCOCO TeamSee More
Apr 16, 2014
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Free Film Screening: Chasing Ice! at Rialto Cinemas

April 17, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
I'm pleased to be a speaker and panelist at an important community discussion on global warming Thursday, April 17 at the Rialto Cinema El Cerrito.This free event includes a screening of …See More
Apr 14, 2014
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Green Restaurants Seminar at FSTC- San Ramon

May 1, 2014 from 9am to 1pm
A recent survey by the National Restaurant Association shows that 40% of food service customers nationwide take sustainability into account when choosing a place to dine. But, where do you start, how do you get the information, and how do your customers know that you are implementing sustainability? This seminar will explore the various pathways to the greener restaurant and how to take advantage of the available resources. Attendees will learn how easy it is to use utility incentives as a…See More
Apr 11, 2014
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An Evening with Toby Hemenway: "The Joys Of Drought- Living With Nature's Cycles" at Diablo Valley College, Diablo Room

April 5, 2014 from 5pm to 9pm
Sustainable Contra Costa - Rodgers Ranch Urban Farm - DVC Culinary Department present An Evening with Toby Hemenway- "The Joys of Drought - Living with Nature’s Cycles". Internationally acclaimed best-selling author and permaculture expert. The subject of drought is on everyone's minds these days.  Toby will be talking about the upside of nature's forces, and how to work with the drought and whatever else Nature throws at us to strengthen both community and our environment.  Yes, you can still…See More
Apr 3, 2014
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2014 Expo and Plant Sale at Rodgers Ranch

April 5, 2014 from 10am to 5pm
Join us on April anytime from 10am-4pm for the 2014 Expo and Plant Sale at Rodgers Ranch Urban Farm. We've gathered a variety of exhibitors, classes, and experts on hand to provide you with all the resources you need to make this your best gardening season yet.  Toby Hemenway, Permaculture Specialist and Internationally-Acclaimed Best Selling author will be present to answer questions.  For more information, click here: …See More
Mar 25, 2014

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By: Jessica Zischke-- Action of the Month- Prevent Phantom Power Loss

If you’ve been rooting around in our Action Guides, you may have seen this suggestion from us before, but it’s one of the easiest ways to reduce your energy use and save money! Although it’s hard to keep track of exactly which appliances are plugged in and all to easy to leave your phone or computer plugged in much after it’s fully charged, these tips can make a real difference in your energy footprint. 

Although phantom…

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Posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:11pm

Cosmetic Consumers

The season of giving has swiftly arrived and it’s time we do our holiday shopping; but do we know what we’re really giving our loved ones?  Cosmetic companies advertise their products to be “natural”, “luxurious”, or “flushable” even though these claims couldn’t be further from the truth.  Most consumers are unaware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has no authority to require…

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Posted on December 3, 2013 at 10:00am

A Danville-Girl's Perspective of Permaculture

Before I left for what I imagined would be “permaculture camp”, I did some research so I wouldn’t be that girl pretending I knew what everyone was talking about. I googled enough permaculture terms where I finally felt comfortable reciting its textbook definition.  I looked up images of fancy, swirly garden designs. I even found some readings on famous permaculture designers and had pieces of their biographies memorized.  Although I’m glad I arrived at the convergence with a basic…

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Posted on November 6, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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