Thursday, April 12, 2012

Homestead Skillshare Festival

Sat, May 26th from 10am-6pm
Hayes Valley Farm, 450 Laguna Street, SF
A festival to help educate, inspire and spread sustainable living and self-sufficiency skills.

Scheduled Workshops:
Worm bins, bike powered machines, cob ovens, urban composting, urban gardening in the Bay and container gardening, cohousing and intentional communities, fruit trees, seed-saving, food preservation (wine-making, pickling, miso), disaster preparedness, herbal medicine, herb growing, teas and tincture making, bee-keeping and pollination, backyard livestock (with live chickens and ducks), insects as food, sprouting, solar ovens, mushroom cultivation, soap-making, cheese and yogurt making, natural dyes, candle-making, diy green cleaning, natural beauty, nonviolent communication, water catchment, place-making and more! (Habra traduccion en Espanol, limited Cantonese translation).

Admission: Ticketing on Eventbrite and cash only at the door. Payment of 2 hours donation to Hayes Valley Farm through and/or $20 donation to the BACE Timebank. Kids are free, families welcome. Free & donation-based food onsite and benefit dinner at end of Festival. Rain or shine. No refunds.

Co-sponsored by: the BACE Timebank, Hayes Valley Farm, SF Permaculture Guild, SF Urban Agriculture Alliance, PODER (SF), Occupy SF Sustainability Working Group, the Institute for Urban Homesteading, Transition SF, KitchenGarden SF, SF Bee-Cause, the Connection Action Project, SF Free School, Just One Tree, Ohlone Herbal Center, Planet Drum. Thanks to our media sponsor, Please contact mira at for more info.

Presenters: SF Permaculture Guild, Urban Permaculture Institute, Connection Action Project, Rock the Bike, Shoe Shine Wine, Briones Self-Sufficiency and Urban Homesteading Circle, Taproot Medicine, Mushroom Maestros, Canticle Farm, Tatiana Florentina Craft Almendral, The Village Farm & Fairy Ring Herbs, Institute for Urban Homesteading, SF Bee-Cause, Cohousing California, Kitchen Garden SF, SF Seed Library, Hayes Valley Farm, Alemany Farm, Living Earth Structures, Hayes Valley Farm, Urban Homesteading Institute, Tina Grecchi, Transition SF, Ohlone Herbal Center, Mira Luna, Gabriel Cole, Jennifer Fernandez

Music: Alma Desnuda will be headlining and Nicco Tyson will be playing during the dinner and silent auction.
Food: Arizmendi on Valencia, PODER (SF) and Occupy SF!
Spanish Translation: PODER (SF)

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