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Volunteers are always welcome.  To volunteer at the Richmond Annex site, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  To volunteer at the Happy Lot Farm & Garden, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  To volunteer at the Parchester Village site, call Paula at (925) 493-1312.  To help create the natural playlot, contact Antonio,  tonyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Warre Beehive making workshop:  Simone Dippone will demonstrate the making of two hives in the style of French beekeeper, Warre, on Saturday, November 6, 2010.  B&B Demolition donates the use of recycled wood; Urban Farmer Store in the Richmond Annex donates the use of their classroom, and Simone donates her mentoring of beekeeping.  To be followed in the Spring with in-the-field instructions on catching a swarm. 

Garden Tool and Hose Drive:  Marvin Gardens Real Estate, the Urban Farmer Store, Westbrae Nursery, Mira Vista Church, the San Rafael 1st United Methodist Church all participate in a garden tool and garden hose drive to contribute to residents of North Richmond wishing to create sustainable environments and grow food within the community. 

A CONVENIENT TRUTH Movie, Discussion & Speaker
Sunday, October 3, 1:30 - 4 pm
Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Ave.
Here is a film about a city where "things are done right." Visionary leadership in the 1970s in the areas of urban transport, city planning and waste management in Brazil's city of Curitiba has created an inspiring example of what can be done to make our cities sustainable and livable. Speaker TBA.

GLOBAL WORK PARTY DAY, 10/10/10
Sunday, October 10, all day
In Your Neighborhood!
Join communities worldwide by getting together with your neighbors to reduce your individual and collective carbon footprint. Some ideas? Plant a new food-bearing garden or build a chicken coop and have a party, join with neighboring households to see how you could increase your homes' energy efficiency and reduce bills, establish a lending library of tools or appliances, set up a skill sharing cooperative, have a "low carbon party"! For ideas or support as you devise and implement a project for your neighborhood, please call 510-528-2261.

BOOK DISCUSSION: "FARM CITY" by Novella Carpenter
Wednesday, October 24, 7-8 pm
Albany Library Edith Stone Room with Rosalie Gonzales of Albany Reads
(For information about the Albany Reads program, please call Ronnie at 526-3720 ext 16)

NOVELLA CARPENTER at Albany Community Center
Sunday, October 17, 2-4 pm
Our local urban farming anti-guru, Novella will talk about her book, Farm City

HOW TO GROW AN URBAN FARM
Wednesday, October 20, 7-8 pm
Tony Wolcott, "Treeman Tony," Albany's famed urban forester, gives urban farming tips for free!

MAD CITY CHICKENS Movie, Discussion & Speaker
Sunday, October 31, 1:30 - 4 pm
Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Ave
A fun and endearing movie about keeping chickens in the city, with Halloween-inspired moments. A donation of $5 per adult will help us cover the hefty screening fee for this movie but is not required. We'll aim to have information about the many opportunities to learn about keeping chickens at home.