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Homestead Skillshare Festival – A Fundraiser for the BACE Timebank!

Alma Desnuda

Wine-making, Chicken Wrangling, Bee-keeping, Solar-Cooking,
Medicinal Herb Growing, Bike-Powered Machines, Rainwater
Catchment, Oyster Mushroom Cultivation, Cob Ovens, & more!

Over 40 Workshops, Live Music & Silent Auction!

Schedule of Events

Memorial Day Weekend: Over 30 Workshops on Sustainable Living & Urban Homesteading:

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

Open space discussion from 5-6pm.

Translation: Habra traduccion en Espanol, limited Cantonese translation.


Please bring your own water bottle. This is a zero waste event.

Tickets at the Door:  $10-20 sliding scale
Advance Tickets Sales: Register on Eventbrite.

Advance Timebank Payment Options :  2 hours per person, paid to Hayes Valley Farm

Please submit hours to Hayes Valley Farm via the BACE Timebank  by Friday, May 25th!

Kids are free
Families welcome

Rain or shine.
No refunds.

CO-SPONSORS:  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, Arizmendi on Valencia, Rainbow Grocery Cooperative, Bi-Rite Market.

Thanks to our media sponsor,
Please contact mira at for more info.

WORKSHOP PRESENTERS:   SF Permaculture Guild, Urban Permaculture Institute, Connection Action Project, Rock the Bike, Shoe Shine Wine, Briones Self-Sufficiency and Urban Homesteading Circle, Chong Kee Tan, Taproot Medicine, Mushroom Maestros, Canticle Farm, Tatiana Florentina Craft Almendral, Institute for Urban Homesteading, SF Bee-Cause, Cohousing California, Kitchen Garden SF, SF Seed Library, Hayes Valley Farm, Jason Mark of Alemany Farm, Living Earth Structures, Hayes Valley Farm,  Transition SF, Ohlone Herbal Center, Gabriel Cole, Jennifer Fernandez, Alpha Lo, Mira Luna, Tatiana Almendral

Full Workshop Schedule Here

LOCATION: Hayes Valley Farm 450 Laguna, SF (@ Octavia)
[Limited Neighborhood Parking]
MUSIC: Alma Desnuda, Fog City Banjo Brewers, Lea Grant and Nicco Tyson.

Lots of local businesses (more info to come)

Hack with Us at Creative Currency April 27-29

Hack with us at Creative Currency April 27-29 in SF. Creative Currency is an initiative bringing together leading developers and designers with national experts in social finance, local currencies, crowdfunding, sharing platforms, and other leaders of the new economy to envision, prototype, and deploy innovative solutions that reimagine our systems of exchange from the ground up.

How can local currencies support local businesses and community organizations? How can sharing platforms be tailored to fit the needs of under-served communities? How can tools like crowdfunding and microcredit be put to work for social service organizations and individuals alike?

More than a typical hackathon, Collaboration Weekend is the first gathering uniting developers, designers, local leaders, and new economy experts to rapidly prototype community-driven solutions. The BACE Timebank will be one of the projects of the hackathon – we need your support to take this already amazing and already very useful project to the next level as we are a nonprofit and have no funding for paid tech staff. We want to make it more accessible to low income people, seniors and people with disabilities and welcome your innovative ideas to make the Timebank more inclusive and more useful.

More info here:
Register Here:

Bay Area Community Exchange

Bay Area Community Exchange (BACE) is a collaborative network that supports the development of alternative means of exchange in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide research and development support, incubation of alternative exchange projects, and education to the Bay Area community about economic issues. Through our work with currency projects, we will create an economy that is more sustainable, just, and embedded in healthy community connections.

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