Get Your Green On With These 4 Rad Urban Homesteading Events

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This fall, hardcore homesteading fans have plenty to look forward to! For starters, homesteading queens K. Ruby Blume and Rachel Kaplan, (who literally wrote the book on the practice!) will be delivering organic lifestyle tips straight from their how-to guide, Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living, this week, Wednesday, September 28th. Then, just a few days later, folks can put the stuff they've read to the test when Kaplan hosts a day-long workshop of homestead activities, where she’ll demonstrate how to preserve food, manage waste, and help build a community. And that's not all. Two final Kaplan-hosted events, on October 22nd and October 29th, will bring it all home with tips on the best ways to utilize garden space and how to sprout your own heirlooms. Events like these have us budding with excitement! Info on how to sign up below.
Urban Homesteading Book Reading
When: Wednesday, September 28, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Oakland Public Library, Main Branch, 125 14th Street (between Oak and Madison streets) Oakland; 510-238-3134.
Price: Free
Urban Homesteading Work Shop
When: Saturday, October 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main Street, Alameda; 510-755-1102.
Price: $50; Email for tickets.

Urban Homesteading Design Lab

When: Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m.
Where: Magic Gardens, 729 Heinz Avenue (at 7th Street) Berkley; 510-644-2351.
Price: Free

Practical Gardening: Sustainability From The Ground Up Work Shop
When: Saturday, October 29, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Garden Center at Lake Merritt, 666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland.
Price: $45
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