Homestead Skillshare Festival – Saturday, May 26th

- a fundraiser for the Bay Area Community Exchange Timebank -

- Workshop and Entertainment Schedule -

TIME
AREA
TOPIC
PRESENTER(S)
10-10:15am4: Cob
Oven
Urban Power Foods
Insects and Sprouting for Small Dwelling Food Production
Mira Luna
Bay Area Community Exchange
http://www.bace.org
10:15-10:45am15: Plateau Rainwater Catchment
Learn more about designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds—the building blocks of rain-catching gardens.
Apryl Capher
Creating Rain Gardens Book
http://www.timberpress.com/books/creating_rain_gardens/woelfle-erskine/9781604692402
10:15-10:45am8: Compost
Fwy
Chicken Wrangling for all Ages
Amy Chionis & Darrell McAuley
Institute for Urban Homesteading
http://www.iuhoakland.com/
10:15-10:45am9: Cob
Benches
Cohousing 101
a workshop designed to help you start, find and live in shared community housing.
Raines Cohen
Cohousing California
http://www.CalCoho.org
10:15-11:15am5: ClassroomTea, Herbal Honey and Tinctures,
demo and lecture
Tatiana Almedral
Tatiana Florentina Craft Almendral
http://www.FlorentinaCraft.com
10:45- 11:15am8: Compost
Fwy
Urban Composting Meredith Buck
Hayes Valley Farm
http://meredithbuck.com
10:45-11:15am9: Cob
Benches
Gift Circles
Workshop on the power and function of gift circles in changing the world we live in
Alpha Lo
Open Collaboration http://opencollaboration.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/how-to-change-the-world-through-circles/
10:45-11:15am 10: Worm
Bins
Ducks
Care and Feeding.

Live ducks!
Gabriel Cole
10:45-11:15am15: Plateau Planting for Bees
Ensuring pollination of your home garden/orchard
Shawnecee Schneider
SF Bee-Cause
http://www.sfbeecause.org
11-12pm2: StageLIVE MUSIC: LEA GRANT
(Folk Music)
http://www.leagrant.com/index.html
11:15-12pm14: SW CornerSolar Ovens, Part 1,
demo and lecture
David Glaser
11:15-12pm6: Seed
Library
Biochar Seed Bombs
Learn about wrapping seeds in "biochar" nutrients which are said to mitigate climate change, via carbon sequestration, increase soil fertility, raise agricultural productivity and reduce pressure on forests. These seed bombs can be cast anywhere - such as vacant lots and parks.
Stephanie Ciancio & Amanda Ravenhill
Biochar Association
http://biocharassociation.org/
11:15-12pm11: Community
Space
Cheese-making
demo and lecture
San Francisco Milk Maid
http://www.sfmilkmaid.com
12-2pm2: Stage LIVE MUSIC: FOG CITY BANJO BREWERS
(Bluegrass Music)
http://www.myspace.com/fogcitybanjo
12-1pm6: Seed
Library
Seeds and Seed-savingKaren Schulkin
SF Seed Library
http://www.sfseedlibrary.org
12-1pm 10: Worm
Bins
Worm Composting Spanish & EnglishHayley Currier
Urban Worm
http://urbanwormcomposting.org
12-1pm11: Community
Space
Guerrilla Gardening
A workshop on gardening in unused temporary spaces.
Mimi Shang
12-1pm5: ClassroomBeginning Herbal Medicine
demo and lecture
Rebecca Sang & Katie Novotny
Ohlone Herbal Center
http://ohlonecenter.com
12-3pm 4: Cob
Oven
Cob Ovens,
demo and lecture
Miguel Elliott
Living Earth Structures
http://www.livingearthstructures.com
1-2pm 13: Kitchen
Sink
Oyster Mushroom CultivationPatty Lanier
Mushroom Maestros
http://www.mushroommaestros.com
1-1:45pm5: ClassroomDisaster Preparedness
Learn about preparing for earthquakes, and other natural disasers. from a permaculturist's perspective.
David Cody
SF Permaculture/Urban Permaculture Institute
http://www.upisf.com
1-2pm10: Worm
Bins
Qi Gong, Part 1Chong Kee Tan
1-2pm11: Community
Space
Wine-making
Will cover the entire winemaking process, focusing on tips and lessons learned that will allow avid home winemakers to take educated risks that elevate the wine beyond ordinary. Local resources provided.
Eric Cohen
Shoe Shine Wine
http://www.shoeshinewine.com
1-2pm12: Upper
Driveway
Remedios Caseros /
Homemade Cures
PODER
1-2pm8: Compost
Fwy
Year-Round Gardening & Soil Fertility Jason Mark
Alemany Farm
http://www.alemanyfarm.org
2-4pm2: StageLIVE MUSIC: ALMA DESNUDA
(Folk Music)
http://4nakedsouls.com/
2-2:30pm13: Kitchen
Sink
Green Health & Beauty
demo and lecture
Sharon Kulz
Hayes Valley Farm
http://www.hayesvalleyfarm.com
2-2:30pm9: Cob
Benches
Community Works
making group meetings fun
Raines Cohen
Cohousing California
http://www.CalCoho.org
2-3pm10: Worm
Bins
Qi Gong, Part 2Chong Kee Tan
2-3pm11: Community
Space
Cold-process Soap making (for adults):
demo and lecture
Brandy Reynolds
Briones Self-Sufficiency and Urban Homesteading Circle
http://www.meetup.com/homestead-briones
2:30-3:30pm5: ClassroomDIY Herbal Medicine MakingRebecca Sang & Katie Novotny
Ohlone Herbal Center
http://ohlonecenter.com
3-4pm11: Community
Space
Mapping Your Home
Planet Drum will lead a mini map-making workshop exploring where your home is.
Judy Goldhaft
Planet Drum
http://www.planetdrum.org
3-4 pm14: SW CornerSolar Ovens, Part 2
lecture and demo, with solar cooked food
David Glaser
3:30-4pm14: SW CornerBike-powered Machines
Operate machines using pure pedal-power!
Spencer
Rock the Bike
http://rockthebike.com
3:30-4pm9: Cob
Benches
Cultivation and uses of a few key local medicinal plantsFrieda Kipar
Taproot Medicine
http://http://www.taprootmedicine.org
3:30-4:30pm5: ClassroomLacto-Fermented Vegetables
demo and lecture of preparing traditionally fermented vegetables using salt, water and spices - where the resulting lactic acid prevents decomposition.
Veena West & Adelaja Simon
Canticle Farm
4-6pm2: StageLIVE MUSIC: NICCO TYSON
(World/African Music)
http://www.reverbnation.com/niccotyson
4-4:30pm13: Kitchen
Sink
DIY Green CleaningJennifer Fernandez
Homesteadish
http://homesteadish.com
4-5pm15: PlateauUrban Beekeeping RealitiesShawnecee Schneider
SF Bee-Cause
http://www.sfbeecause.org
4:15-5pm9: Cob
Benches
Activist Communication SkillsJudith Katz
Connection Action Project
http://connectionaction.org
4:30-5pm11: Community
Space
Candle-making
demo and lecture
Jennifer Fernandez
Homesteadish
http://homesteadish.com