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Hidden Villa is "a private non-profit 1,600-acre organic farm and wilderness preserve located in Los Altos Hills, California." They are looking for 8 interns-6 for Environmental Education, and 1 each for Animals and Community Education. These internships are from September 2005-May 2006. Contact (send resume and cover letter to): Intern Coordinator, Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills CA 94022; fax: 650-948-1916;

The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center is offering classes: Intentional Communities, May 20-22; School Garden Training, July 11-15 and August 1-5; Medicinal Plant Walk July 23; and Sustainable Forestry, July 23. Garden tours will be given May 28, June 11 and 26, July 16 and 31, and August 13, 21, 27 and 28. Contact: 15290 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental CA 95465; 707-874-1557; fax: 707-874-1558;;

The Permaculture Institute of Northern California is offering a Summer Permaculture Design Course May 28-June 11. They will also be giving a Four Seasons Permaculture Design Course, which starts July 23 and 24 and will take place one Saturday each month until June 2006. Contact: Penny Livingston, Regenerative Design Institute, Permaculture Institute of Northern California, PO Box 341, Point Reyes Station CA 94956; 415-663-9090;;

The Resurgence Association is presenting its fourth Resurgence Conference, "Crisis, Opportunity, Convergence: Bringing Together People of Ecology and Faith", June 9-12 at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Contact: Resurgence, PO Box 467, Woodstock NY 12498; 845-679-8761;

The University of California, Davis, Student Experimental Farm will be giving Sustainable Agriculture and Organic Farming: Principles and Practices, June 27-August 18. Contact: Mark Van Horn, Student Farm, Plant Sciences (Mail Stop 2), University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616; 530-752-7645;;

The 6th Annual Heartland Festival, "a celebration of food, farming and healthy living in the San Joaquin Valley," will be held at Double T Acres Ranch in Stevinson, California, May 21 and 22. Contact: The Ecological Farming Association, 406 Main Street, Suite 313, Watsonville CA 95076; 831-763-2111; info@eco-farm;



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