Well Concrete Works Open House Sale
May
21
11:00am11:00am

Well Concrete Works Open House Sale

Sunday May 21, 11-2pm

1137 Los Olivos Ave. Los Osos Ca 93402

Spring is here and Wells Concrete Works is clearing the yard! Over the years we've compiled an inventory of new ideas that have taken form in fire pits, planters, benches, chairs, water features, and lawn decorations, so we invite you to come look around at these creations and name your price.  We'll be firing up the grill and playing music in that crisp Osos sun.  Please join us to add a piece to your property, find inspiration for future projects, or just to celebrate the fact that we get to live in a place where we all appreciate the land and the people we share it with. Bring the kids, the dogs, and the pickup truck.

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Jun
25
2:00pm 2:00pm

In Celebration of Pollination

We (the SLO Grange members and friends) will be hosting a celebration of pollination party from 2-6pm. There will be information booths related to farming and food, farmers with produce for sale, activities for children, music, dancing, food, friends and FUN. If you have any ideas or info that you would like to share at this event, please respond to Sue Sunderland 1sun@sbcglobal.net

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SLO Permaculture Guild - Leadership Meeting
Jun
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

SLO Permaculture Guild - Leadership Meeting

Join us for a discussion on the 8Shields format of organization and how we can create a coherent and strong leadership group along with committees within the 8 positions. Interested in being a part of the guild and want to contribute more towards our growth and mission? Please come to this development meeting

https://www.facebook.com/events/277276465954017/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1465857658697937

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Permaculture Guild Meeting: Ecology of Leadership - Presentation & Discussion with James Stark
May
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Permaculture Guild Meeting: Ecology of Leadership - Presentation & Discussion with James Stark

May 26th ~ 6-8:30PM
Permaculture Guild Meeting:
Ecology of Leadership
Presentation and Discussion with James Stark

SLO Grange Hall
2880 Broad St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
 

James Stark M.A., F.E.S., co-director of the Regenerative Design Institute will be coming to SLO for an intro into his upcoming Ecology of Leadership Program. Like the natural systems and patterns that guide permaculture, James' work now is focused on helping others to lead from the inside out and source their lives from deep nature connection. He believes that creating a loving, peaceful inner world provides the soil for the seeds of our visions to grow in the outer world.

From the Regenerative Design Institute Website (http://www.regenerativedesign.org/programs/ecology-leadership#.VytajPkrLIU)
Since 2006, Ecology of Leadership (EOL) programs have served hundreds of non-profit leaders, community activists, eco-social entrepreneurs, and other conscious change-makers in deepening their paths of service by manifesting their gifts, visions, and passions in their lives, their organizations, their communities, and the world.

Through experiential, nature and community-based leadership development practices, the Ecology of Leadership program blends inquiry and skill development, self-awareness, and deepened nature connection with principles of systems thinking and permaculture. With the support of a powerful and dynamic circle, you will explore leadership from the inside out, envisioning and stepping into the possibilities you hold for your life and your service path.

Come out and meet our respected elder in this time of the "Great Turning"!

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Greywater Installation & Swale Building & Planting Educational - Work Party
May
21
9:00am 9:00am

Greywater Installation & Swale Building & Planting Educational - Work Party

May 21st ~ 9AM-3PM+ (Schedule below)
Greywater Installation and Swale Building & Planting
Educational Work Party with Josh Carmichael

The Lavra Community in Arroyo Grande
2070 E. Deer Canyon Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Join us at the Lavra for a hands-on Greywater and Contour Swale Building Workshop on Sat. May 21st. Learn how to tame steep slopes on your land with on-contour swales using simple A-frame levels and hand cutting techniques. We will then be installing a laundry-to-landscape and branch drain type greywater system to irrigate a food forest on the sloped garden area. There to be lots of fun, music, and learning all in an enchanted Oak forest and we will have Coffee,Tea, breakfast snacks and Lunch for all who come to play! Park in the field and walk on the lower driveway (along the farm pens) all the way back to Paige's Yurt.

Tentative Schedule:
9-10: Education with Josh Carmichael and Paige Wyatt, coffee, tea, breakfast, snacks
10-2: Workshop including greywater installation and swale digging and planting (snacks available)
2-3 : Lunch and run through what we've done
3-dusk: Extra planting, food, drinks, music, relaxation, Permaculture discussions, enjoying beautiful Lavra

Feel free to come from whenever to whenever and contribute however you want to enjoy this educational work party. Extra food, snacks, drinks, music, and friends are always welcome!

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Water Conservation Discussion - Arroyo Grande City Council
Mar
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Water Conservation Discussion - Arroyo Grande City Council

  • City of Arroyo Grande Council Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Carmichael Environmental and other groups will present the best strategies to reduce home water use. Learn how to use rainwater, greywater, permeable paving, smart irrigation, and drought tolerant plants in your landscape and find out more about rebate programs that apply.
Time: 6pm
Cost: Free
Contact Kelly Heffernon at kheffernon@arroyogrande.org for details.

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SLO Permaculture Guild Meeting - Permaculture Basics and More
Feb
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

SLO Permaculture Guild Meeting - Permaculture Basics and More

Join the SLO Permaculture Guild for their second meeting of the year to enjoy a potluck and potlatch and listen in on what we've learned this month in the community, and what we are up to the following month!

Raven will be discussing Permaculture Basics including sheet mulching, companion planting, and plant guilds.

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Permaculture Work Day - Sheet Mulching & Soil Health
Feb
15
1:30pm 1:30pm

Permaculture Work Day - Sheet Mulching & Soil Health

Come to Sobyl's beautiful home and actively learn about sheet mulching practices! Food, music, work, fun and learning to be had.
During the hotter times, we'll be having lunch and Amanda Smith presenting on everything to do with soil. Come for the Permaculture Guild's first work day of the year and see what we can do for each other while we laugh, love, and learn on the way.
The event is voluntary, so feel free to come and leave and work as you please, and otherwise come and enjoy the wonderful environment and people at a great place.

Contact us for more details and for the address.

 

Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1165057913519477/

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Permaculture Guild Meeting
Jan
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Permaculture Guild Meeting

The first Permaculture Guild meeting for 2016 will be this day at the SLO Grange Hall.  Tentatively, we would like to have a brainstorming event for the coming year on what we want to learn, what events are going on or we want to have happen, upcoming and hoped-for workshops, and so much more.  

We hope to see you there!

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Oct
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Niner's Pop-up Dinner - Fall Comfort Food

Date: Sun, Oct 25, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Niner Wine Estates
Phone: 805.226.4891
Email: events@ninerwine.com

FAMILY STYLE DINNERS

Join us for pop-up dinners that embed seasonal products into whimsical menus

Taste your way through a family-style meal that is market-driven and susceptible to last minute changes, embellishments and redactions based on what is fresh. Each night will have a theme that drives what we serve. Enjoy a reception period at the tasting room bar and outside patio before dinner, where we will provide a beverage other than our estate wines meant to compliment the cuisine of the night. After the reception, be seated in our dining room for a coursed meal served family style alongside a selection of our estate wines. We invite you to embrace the night and join us at our table for Sunday Dinner. 


MENU

APPETIZER
Pumpkin Puffs

MAIN
Cider Braised Country Style Ribs with Apples
Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
Maple Braised Shallots
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Salad of Frisee, Fennel and Escarole with Pear and Citrus Vinaigrette

DESSERT
Apple and Prune Cake with Port Hard Sauce

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Walk to End Alzheimer's
Oct
24
9:00am 9:00am

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Register, donate, and learn more here.

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

We are collecting donations and are participating in this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's! Please contribute towards this cause in whatever capacity you can.  Thank you for your support.

 

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 Farming for Ecosystem Resilience in a Changing Climate
Oct
20
4:00pm 4:00pm

Farming for Ecosystem Resilience in a Changing Climate

Join us for a discussion about the future of farming in SLO County. What changes can we expect to see in our local environment in the next 30-45 years? How does ecosystem health relate to agriculture, climate change, and nutrition?

4:00-5:15 Introduction by Hunter Francis. Presentation by Rob Rutherford, retired Cal Poly professor of Animal Science, Holistic Management Certified Educator, and consultant with Whole Options LLC.

5:15-6:00 Updates about the SLO County Food System Coalition work groups and policy advocacy.

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2015 National Solar & Green Building Tour
Oct
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

2015 National Solar & Green Building Tour

In October the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) recognizes the importance of solar energy in our communities and the world.

You are invited to join the San Luis Sustainability Group for a 

Solar and Green Building Tour
Sunday, Oct 18th from 1 – 4 pm.

See the Facebook Event here!

Learn about active and passive solar design, green building materials and sustainable landscapes in our county. On the tour you will find an electric vehicle display, mobile solar power system and straw bale passive solar buildings. Sustainable building materials and landscapes will be on display with experts to explain their “green” attributes.
This year’s tour honors local passive solar pioneer Ken Haggard as he turns 80 and continues to promote solar and green building practices.
General admission for the event is $20 and students $15 with a valid ID. (Cash or checks only, please)
Tickets are available at Green Goods located at 111 South St, SLO and at Pacific Energy located at 2121 Santa Barbara St, SLO from: Oct 1 – Oct 15.
Find out more about the event by visiting the National Solar Tour website at nationalsolartour.org or contacting Evy Justesen at evyjust@gmail.com
All of the proceeds from the tour will benefit the San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace

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Oct
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Niner's Pop-up Dinner - O Canada

Date: Fri, Oct 9, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venue: Niner Wine Estates
Contact:$40 pp
Phone:805.226.4891
Email:events@ninerwine.com

 

FAMILY STYLE DINNERS

Join us for pop-up dinners that embed seasonal products into whimsical menus.

Taste your way through a family-style meal that is market-driven and susceptible to last minute changes, embellishments and redactions based on what is fresh (click to view the menu). The theme tonight captures cuisine from a period of youth that Chef Maegen Loring spent in Canada, and America's hat will now meet your plate. After a very polite reception of appetizers and wine, be seated in our dining room for a coursed meal served family style alongside a selection of our estate wines. We invite you (ya hoser) to embrace the night and join us at our table for Sunday Dinner, Canada Style (and don't forget that the Canucks play the following night).

MENU

APPETIZER
Chips w/ Dil Pickle Dip

MAINS
Short Rib Poutine with Cheese Curds
Maple Roasted Veggies with Pea Meal Bacon
Tourtiere

DESSERT
Butter Tarts

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Oct
7
5:30pm 5:30pm

Mayor's Panel: Sustainable Economic Development

Mayors Tom O'Malley and Steve Martin will host a panel of local government officials to discuss sustainable economic development, considering environmental, social, and lifestyle issues. How can a balance be found? Discover the answers among the beautiful grounds of the Portola Inn, where many sustainable practices are at work including permeable surfaces, a gray water system, and a large organic garden. Wine, beer, and other refreshments will be provided.

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