Northern California is rich with organizations and educators that can help us develop the skills we need to strengthen and regenerate our homes, communities, and ecosystems. Through the use of permaculture principles and appropriate technology, communities are launching projects ranging from aquaponics and mushroom cultivation to seed saving and rainwater harvesting, canning, beekeeping, and so much more.
The following programs and organizations host reskilling workshops:
- PLACE for Sustainable Living (North Oakland)
- Biofuel Oasis (Oakland)
- Ecology Center (Berkeley)
- Movement Generation (Oakland)
- Institute for Urban Homesteading (Oakland)
- Urban Adamah (Berkeley)
- Greywater Action (East Bay)
Get more informed about what’s going on in the world of community resilience, climate change and resource depletion. Here are a few groups offering educational events on a consistent basis:
- Transition Berkeley offers a regular movie night on the first Thursday of each month, at the Unitarian Universalist Church.
- Transition Palo Alto hosts a “Films of Vision and Hope” series.
- The Ecology Center hosts regular movies and educational forums; check their EcoCalendar for details.