Thursday, May 24, 2012

Urban Homestead Skillshare Festival May 26

Homestead Skillshare Festival

Sponsored by Bay Area Community Exchange

A festival to educate, inspire and spread sustainable living and self-sufficiency skills

Sat, May 26th from 10am-6pm

Hayes Valley Farm, 450 Laguna Street,
San Francisco, CA 94102

Live bands!

Alma Desnuda (folk) will be headlining
with Fog City Brewers (blue grass),
Lea Grant (folk) and Nicco Tyson (African).

Learn how to backyard compost, create an urban garden, grow fruit trees, raise chickens, grow herbs for medicine, create cohousing, cultivate oyster mushrooms & more! There's something for everyone!

40 Scheduled Workshops!

Cohousing * Urban Power Foods * Soil Fertility * Worm Bins and Composting* Gift Circles * Qi Gong * Chickens * Ducks * Bike-Powered Machines * Cob Ovens * Urban Composting * Urban Gardening in the Bay Area * Container Gardening * Homestead Design Lab * Fruit Trees * Seed-saving * Food Preservation * Wine-making * Disaster Preparedness * Beginning Herbal Medicine * Herb Growing * Teas & Tincture-making * Bee-keeping & Pollination * Making Community Meetings Fun * Solar Ovens * Mushroom Cultivation * Soap-making * Cheese-making * Candle-making * DIY green cleaning * Natural Health and Beauty * Activist Communication Skills * Water Catchment * Place-making and more!

Tenative schedule here. Open space discussion during dinner from 5-6pm.

Tickets: You may do one of the following:
1) If you are a current BACE Timebank member, you can donate 2 hours to Hayes Valley Farm through the Timebank. To pay Hayes Valley Farm in hours, please log into your Timebank account, then search in the search box for Hayes Valley Farm and under their logo, click "give credit", enter number of hours and "Homestead Festival".
2) You can bring cash at the door or pay on Eventbrite by credit card in advance. Kids 15 and under are free, families welcome! No refunds.

Presenters and Sponsors:

The BACE Timebank, Hayes Valley Farm, SF Permaculture Guild, Cohousing California, SF Urban Agriculture Alliance, PODER (SF), Occupy SF Sustainability Working Group, the Institute for Urban Homesteading, Transition SF, KitchenGarden SF, SF Bee-Cause,Just One Tree, the Connection Action Project, SF Free School, Ohlone Herbal Center, Planet Drum, Shoe Shine Wine, Urban Permaculture Institute, Connection Action Project, Rock the Bike, Briones Self-Sufficiency and Urban Homesteading Circle, Taproot Medicine, Mushroom Maestros, Canticle Farm, Tatiana Florentina Craft Almendral, Institute for Urban Homesteading, SF Bee-Cause, Kitchen Garden SF, SF Seed Library, Alemany Farm, Living Earth Structures, Urban Homesteading Institute, Ohlone Herbal Center, Mira Luna, Gabriel Cole, Jennifer Fernandez, Apryl Uncapher, the San Francisco Milk Maid, Alpha Lo, David Glaser, Urban Worm, Just One Tree, Chong Kee Tan.

Please contact for more info.

Food: Arizmendi on Valencia, Rainbow Grocery Cooperative.

Limited food will be available on site. Stay for dinner for a benefit for the Timebank.

Thanks to our media sponsor.


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