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Two Tours for the Price of One!

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Morell's Bread Bakery

 
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Terry Betts at Viks Chaat & Market

 
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June Taylor Jams

Today! A Taste of West Berkeley

Feasting on Local, Artisan Hidden Treasures

BOOK HERE and Register with this code: BAGTFriend

Bring your appetite as Terry Betts, our chef-guide takes you to her favorite stops in West Berkeley to experience local delicacies and interact with the owners, bakers, jammers and brewmasters. Sample an assortment of unique flavors from local producers such as Morell’s Bread, Takara Sake, June Taylor Jam, Cultured Pickle Shop, Vik’s Chaat House, Cafe Rouge and the Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room. This is not your typical tour; Terry offers an insider's knowledge on the local food scene and the emergence of a distinct neighborhood while leading you into nondescript storefronts to meet with these urban artisans who are serving, stirring and pouring some of the Bay Area's most delicious tastings. Register HERE or just join us at

Dates : Wednesday, August 3, 24 & September 14, 21, 28

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Field to Forest with Aspen Madrone

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Picnic at Forest View Apple Ranch

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Aspen Madrone

Two Tours for the Price of One!

Our Field to Forest Tour with Permaculturist Aspen Madrone will introduce you to two stunning model organic farms nestled on either side of Armstrong Redwoods Park. This time of the year Sabor Mexicano Farm is bountiful with tomatoes, corn, tomatillos,, onions, garlic, berries and more, and there's always the goats and chickens. Across the road you'll tour beautiful Forest View Apple Ranch to taste and learn about its 20 varieties of Heritage apples. You'll end the day with a beautiful walk right from the property into Armstrong Redwoods Park!
This is one of the most beautiful corners of Sonoma County.
Why not organize a group of friends and let us know when you would like to join Aspen for a private tour or just sign up to join a group.

You can write us at info@bayareagreentours.org

More Info HERE and Register with this code: BAGTFriend

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On the Waterfront: Adventure at San Francisco’s Scenic Embarcadero

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SF Ferry Building & Farmer's Market

 
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History at Levi's

 
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Ghiradelli Pop Up Market

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Aaron Lander

Two Tours for the Price of One!

Explore the Embarcadero and historic Ferry Building, where the CUESA Farmers Market will delight you with the sights and smells of just-harvested produce, seafood and freshly baked bread. Our knowledgeable guide Aaron Lander will introduce you to our partner farmers and offer interesting facts about the sustainable history of the port, where Spanish explorers first landed 200 years ago. He’ll then lead you on a walk along the Bay, stopping to learn about the history of Levi's and the iconic Ghirardelli Square, one of the earliest examples of “adaptive reuse” projects in the country. Here Aaron will share information about his very own Pop-Upsters market with local makers!
More Info HERE and Register with this code: BAGTFriend

Dates : Saturday, August 20 & September 17

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Into the East Bay: Celebrating the Environment, the Land and its Stewards

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East Bay Regional Parks

 
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Grey Kolevzon

Two Tours for the Price of One!

Jump on a bike with Grey Kolevzon, naturalist and professor of ecological field studies. As you ride along trails through private ranches and farms throughout Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve and Pinole Park, he’ll point out endangered species as well as thriving indigenous plants and animals. The ridge tops afford breathtaking views of a land where Spanish longhorn cattle once roamed. You’ll start at Pinole Park Staging Area and visit New Hope Farms, Bear Creek and Alhambra Valley Ranch. Learn about the watershed from this expert on ecology and land stewardship!
More Info HERE and Register with this code: BAGTFriend

Dates : August 13 & September 10, 24

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Oakland Office Share with BAGT

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15th & Webster, Between Frank Ogawa Plaza & Lake Merritt

Share Spacious Office in Downtown Oakland / 2 desks available at $250 a desk

With:
EcoCity Builders, professionals dedicated to making cities more sustainable
Norcal Community Resilience Network , Susan Silber](http://norcalresilience.org/)
Epicuring, Susie Wyshak

Looking to share with others who care about sustainability and localism to our lovely cooperative work space.

Please help us curate a mission driven group of people who can collaborate and support each other's work by sharing this wonderful opportunity.

Transportation: Between 12th & 19th Street BART and bus lines. Bike parking in basement and racks on streets.
Parking: Generally available paid street parking ($2/hour) and paid parking lots nearby.
Amenities: WiFi, Accessibility, Print/Scan/Copy, Small Conference Room

Contact: marissa@bayareagreentours.org

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North American Permaculture & Building Resilient Communities Convergence

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Rob Hopkins & Andy Lipkis

Your Leading Edge Convergence is Here...

September 14-18, 2016

Solar Living Institute, Hopland, CA.

*2016 North American Permaculture and Building Resilient Communities Convergence*

PERMACULTURE TOUR
September 13 in the East Bay before the convergence
September 19 in Sonoma County after the convergence
More info to follow

The Convergence is a combined effort of the 2nd Annual North American Permaculture Convergence and the 11th Northern California Permaculture Convergence. It will bring together an estimated 1,000 permaculture designers, social and environmental justice activists, community organizers, educators, speakers, individuals and organizations from not only Northern California, but the greater United States, Canada, Mexico, countries from the Caribbean, Central America and beyond.

We’ll gather together for an inspirational five days of intensive focus with a common goal: to design, build, and strengthen regenerative communities and habitats, in accordance with nature, for humans, plants, animals, the greater bioregion, and the Earth at large.

Visit:
www.permacultureconvergence.com

www.northamericanpermaculture.org

Get Tickets Now HERE

Whether you are a seasoned permaculturalist, a transition town activist, a community organizer, or just wanting to learn game-changing skills to live more successfully and in greater harmony with people and the planet... and find community in the process…
this Convergence is for you!

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Spotlight on Sabor Mexicano

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Russian River- 2 Miles Away!

 
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Sonoma County, Russian River Retreat

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Don’t let this summer go by without checking out our partner farm either on a tour with Aspen Madrone or by renting the historic Armstrong Home! There are only a few weekends (or weeks) left this summer.

1.5 hours from the San Francisco, next to towering redwoods, 2 miles from the Russian River, 20 minutes from the Sonoma coast. Nestled in a fertile valley with stunning views. The historic Armstrong home offers full amenities and lodging for up to 15 people.

We hope to host you at the spectacular Sabor Mexicano for an unforgettable adventure!
The ultimate setting for garden parties, receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, and business, yoga and meditation retreats, or simply as your next incredible escape from the city!

Please visit our VRBO page, and under the owner's photo, click on "Send email". We hope to host you at the spectacular Sabor Mexicano for an unforgettable adventure!

A portion of your rental proceeds helps underwrite Bay Area Green Tours non-profit mission.

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See You at Drakes this First Friday!

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The Hive, 2300 Broadway

5:00-9:00 pm

August 5th, Come find us alongside Drake’s Dealership while we celebrate the arts and enjoy the best block party around! Please mark your calendars so that you can plan to join us for subsequent First Fridays.

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Lagunitas Community Beer Garden

Volunteers Needed at Fundraiser

August 25-28th

We are also thrilled to have been selected as a non-profit beneficiary of the new Community Beer Garden - courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company! Mark your calendar and come thirsty to Ghirardelli Square. This is a tremendous opportunity for us to have some fun celebrating local businesses, while raising needed funds to support our mission. If you love great tasting beer, live music and delicious food, please plan to come join us - every bottle and volunteer truly counts!
If you’re interested in hanging out with other BAGTeers while enjoying great music and wonderful events, please contact info@bayareagreentours.org - thank you!

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