Thursday, February 20, 7:00 PM
Landscape Water Conservation During Drought
Learn the Water-saving Benefits of Being a Drip (System) User,
Landscaper Robert Kourik
Will Share Tips
The recent rains have not cancelled the looming drought, so come learn how to be a proactive water saver at this special free talk.
Landscaping expert Robert Kourik will share tips from his drip book Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates and cover the best ways to distribute water to roots, highlighting tips from another of his books Roots Demystified.
He'll also touch on where roots actually grow--far beyond foliage; daily versus intermittent irrigation; how to use water wisely; and the interaction of soils, roots, and water.
Attend, rain or shine!
Robert Kourik has been designing organic, edible, and ornamental landscapes for over 30 years. He has written 14 books and handbooks, self-publishing eight.
The Seed Bank199 Petaluma Blvd. North in downtown Petaluma
Thursday, February 20, 7:00 PM
The Social Justice Center of Marin
Board of Directors Meeting
Attention all SJCM Members! We will meet in the usual conference room at the Redwoods.
Review notes of the January meeting
Financial report and C(4) status
Annual dinner and membership meeting plans
Discussion… alternate board member – Scott Ahlf
How to educate “young adults” about social justice.
Justine Daniel – Birthday Treat! Please bring a muffin, cake, candles, libations or home grown gifts like wild flowers.
“Chasing Ice”… a film for 4th Monday with support from the 350 Task Force
Any other business or creative ideas for agenda, please call B. Emily Sykes, (415) 388-2821 or email.
40 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA 94941
For more information, please call (415) 388-2821
Thursday, February 20, 8:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 1:00 PM
According to Howard Zinn our ethos is..”what we believe and what governs our politics”.. more importantly how did we come to those beliefs since factoids only play a small part in this magical process? The short leader by Natural Rights Foundation shows a clip of General Westley Clark during an interview on TV announcing the commitment of the US to “take out 7 countries in 5 years”. That is a factoid that should move everyone to do exactly as George Orwell stated at the very end after the feature film…”it’s up to you”.
CMCM, Community Media Center of Marin, Channel #26 or AT&T 99 to view the film, or watch live via the web at http://cmcm.tv/livecommunity
Monday, February 24, 6:30 PM
Housing Opportunities in Marin
David Levin and Susan Kirsch In Discussion
MPJC Pot-Luck 4th Monday Presentation
Pot-Luck at 6:30 PM followed by Panel Presentation 7:15 PM
How does state law help cities and towns meet their housing needs? What challenges do we face as communities to meet those needs? How does location and design determine how well housing fits with the surrounding community. What is regional planning how does it fit in with local planning. Who has the final say? Is there just one solution or a combination of solutions? How does combining Transportation and Housing planning work?
Let's find satisfactory solutions that have been tried and are working -- such as Homeward Bound's "Oma's Village" in Novato or the mixed use San Rafael Town Center, or San Rafael’s West End Village Pacific Bell building restoration and the The Lofts at Albert Park.
In discussion will be David Levin, Mill Valley Affordable Housing Committee, and Susan Kirsch, Non-Profit Consultant.
Contact for additional info...388 2821
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
9 Ross Valley St. San Rafael
Thursday, February 27, 7 - 9 PM
"Reflections on Cuba: Re-patterning for Resilience"
Free Slideshow and Talk:
Daily Acts, co-sponsored by Petaluma Grange, presents this evening of images, insights, and inspirations from their trip to Cuba on Feb. 27th at In late-2013, five Daily Acts-tors had the opportunity to travel to Cuba to participate in the 11th International Permaculture Convergence attended by 425 participants from 47 countries. Join them for this special presentation of photos and stories from their journey. Presenters will include Trathen Heckman, Ryan Johnston, Angelo Silva, John Valenzuela and Erin Axelrod.
According to World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Report in 2007, Cuba is the only sustainable country in the world. Sustainable development in the report is defined as “improving the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of supporting ecosystems.” Through the lens of agriculture, economy and community solutions, this presentation will reflect on how Cuba's successes might inform our own local re-patterning for resilience. It will also include insights and inspirations gained from people putting permaculture into action around the world, rooting it all in the relevance of our work together right here at home!
Please pre-register to let us know you're coming.
The Seed Bank,
199 Petaluma Blvd. North in downtown Petaluma.
Friday, February 28, 7 PM
What Lies Across the Water
Author Introduces New Book on US Policy Toward Cuba
Stephen Kimber will discuss his new book, What Lies Across the Water.
Kimber is a professor of journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax and an award-winning writer, editor and broadcaster. His book covers the story of the Cuban Five and illustrates the injustice and hypocrisy of the U.S. government’s supposed post-9/11 zero tolerance policy toward countries harboring terrorists. Why were men who tried to prevent terrorist attacks against Cuba charged with conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S? And why does the U.S. continue to protect and harbor known terrorists?
This presentation is sponsored by the Task Force on the Americas. A $5-10 donation is suggested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For information call 415/924-3227 or go to www.mitfamericas.org. The venue is NOT wheelchair accessible.
Redwoods Presbyterian Church (Lower Level),
110 Magnolia Avenue (at Alexander), Larkspur.
Saturday & Sunday, March 1 & 2, 9 AM - 3 PM
Support Safe and Sober Grad Night
Help Keep the Planet safe and Help San Rafael Grads
The San Rafael High class of 2014 will be hosting the Fifth Annual SRHS *Free* E-recycling event. All electronic waste and most household goods are free! Charges apply only for large appliances, mattresses, and styrofoam. Drive through drop off in the main San Rafael parking lot (Across from Montecito Shopping Plaza. All donations go towards Safe and Sober Grad Night. 888.832.9839 UnWaste.com for more details.
San Rafael High School Parking Lot