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February 2005: Opportunities

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Ecology Action needs a volunteer to work 4 to 6 hours a week-Tuesday and/or Thursday-in its office on Pine Mountain in Willits. For more information, call (707) 459-3963. Be sure to leave a message that includes your phone number.

Steve Moore, certified intermediate-level GROW BIOINTENSIVE teacher, will be giving two passive solar greenhouse workshops in 2005: March 4-5 and October 14-15. The workshops will cover design, construction and year-round production. The workshop is limited to 25 people. Organic lunches, breaks and free housing are provided on the 55-year-old organic homestead, farm and natural health facility and store. Contact: Steve and Carol Moore, 1522 Lefever Lane, Spring Grove PA 17362; (717) 225-2489;

"Newly formed 300-acre retreat center in Northern Vermont is seeking a hardworking gardener for the May-September growing season. Help needed in expanding the Biointensive vegetable gardens along with maintaining the extensive landscaped flower and rock gardens. Beautiful, peaceful environment, very comfortable private accommodations, swimming ponds, miles of hiking and biking trails. For more info email or call (802) 635-7889."

The Institute for Social Ecology is offering summer classes and ongoing Bachelor and Master of Arts programs. The classes are: Sustainable Design, Building and Land Use, May 27-June 17; Arts, Media and Activism, May 27-June 10; Remaking Society: An Intensive in Social Ecology, June 25-July 23; and Continuing Studies in Social Ecology, dates TBA. The Bachelor and Master programs both begin in June 2005. Contact: 1118 Maple Hill Road, Plainfield VT 05667; (802) 454-8493;

Friends of the Trees Society will be presenting an Inland Northwest Restoration Conference November 4-6. South Columbia Basin venue to be announced. A conference on native plant and habitat restoration in the Inland Northwest-eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, Idaho, Montana and interior British Columbia. Contact: PO Box 4469, Bellingham WA 98227; (360) 927-1274;;

The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center will be offering tours on March 13, March 26, April 2, 9, 10, 23 and 30 and May 1 and 8. The Center will also give classes: Erosion Control and Water Management for homeowners and land managers April 24, Medicinal Plant Walk May 15, Intentional Communities May 20-22, and Introduction to Birding May 22. Contact: 15290 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental CA 95465; (707) 874-1557; fax (707) 874-1558;

The Ninth Annual Conference of the Community Food Security Coalition will be held October 6-9 in Atlanta, Georgia, and will include field trips, workshops, keynote speakers, and networking. Contact: PO Box 209, Venice CA 90294; Conference brochure and on-line registration will be available in June.

The Second National Farm to Cafeteria Conference will be held at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, June 16-18. The theme is "Putting Local Food on the Table: Farms and Food Service in Partnership." Contact:



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