Urban Gardening / Eco-Community Work: It’s a party! A Work Party!

Come on out to get your hands dirty, meet new people and build food security in our community! Each month we will be supporting the work party of one of our Circle of Collaborators. Whether you are a neighbor, a community service organization, wanting to meet new people or love gardening – come on out!

Building collaborations and relationships starts by working in the garden together,” Doria Robinson, Executive Director, Urban Tilth

February Work Party: PLACE for Sustainable Living 

DATE: February 25, 10 am – 4 pm

LOCATION: PLACE for Sustainable Living (1121 64th Street, Oakland)

Please come to lend a hand at our community volunteer day! (Every last Saturday). Sunday we’ll be working as well, if you can’t make Saturday. Food, Friends, Music & the Love of building community together!

This Action Day is in support of PLACE’s crowdfunding campaign Safety In Place.
www.youcaring.com/safetyinplace

Co-hosted by PLACE for Sustainable Living, NorCal Community Resilience Network, and Permaculture Action Network; and welcoming special guests: the UC Berkeley chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World.

SCHEDULE
10:00am – Arrive and greetings
10:30am – Orientation to Activities
11:00am-5:00pm – An honest day’s work & play!
12:30-1:15 – Lunchtime discussion: Resilience in the Age of ResistancePROJECTS
-Sheet Rock the barn ceiling
-Skylight window installation
-Some electrical work
-Collect leaves from neighborhood for worm compost
-Pruning out fruit trees
-Weeding and prepping garden beds
-Planting some crops for Spring!

LUNCHTIME PANEL DISCUSSION
How can we concurrently BUILD the healthy and resilient communities we want to live in, while resisting the insane policies of the federal government? NorCal Network founder Susan Silber will lead a discussion and interactive activities to explore this important topic.

For more info email Susan: susan@norcalresilience.org

 

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“I had so much fun working out in Oakland! I got to meet neighbors I had never even met before. I work in the tech industry and am in front of my screen all day, so it was refreshing being outside and getting my hands dirty!” — Sunesh, who participated in the Community Resilience Challenge’s Work Party at an East Oakland residence