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Hidden Villa

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco.

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Edible East Bay

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

This quarterly magazine covers local food and farming, with an emphasis on sustainable and organic practices.

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Conexions

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A non-profit collaborative organization working towards bringing the region into right relationship with Earth’s systems and with each other.

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Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust works to ensure that future generations will continue to enjoy a local source of food. They work with local farmers on agricultural conservation easements that will keep precious, prime farmland available for farming forever. They build connections between local farmers and Bay Area neighbors who support local farmers who provide fresh, healthy food to the Bay Area and keep food dollars in local, Bay Area communities.

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Back to the Land at Hidden Villa

February 21, 2012 by Lisa M. Krieger

Whether you're looking for lessons in seed saving or hikes in nature, you'll find them in the hills above Los Altos at Hidden Villa, which was home to the region's first youth hostel and interracial summer camp.

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Big solar on ice in Alameda County

December 12, 2011 by Alison Hawkes

After one solar company proposed covering 2,000 acres of open space in eastern Alameda County, county planning officials are preparing a new solar policy that will take into account environmental concerns like the loss of wildlife habitat. The debate is the latest in a series of clashes nationwide between green power and conservation.

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Beyond the Bounty at Food Landscape Forum

November 17, 2011 by Dan Rademacher

Panelists at a sold-out forum on November 16 talked about their farming and farm-education enterprises on the San Mateo Coast, San Francisco, West Marin, and Santa Rosa. From food sovereignty to occupying your foodshed, check out the highlights.

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Jewish farm brings spirit to the art of cultivation

November 10, 2011 by Paul Epstein

Urban Adamah is a one-acre farm and Jewish environmental education center that recently opened in West Berkeley, just a stone’s throw from Interstate 80. Named for the Hebrew word for “earth,” Urban Adamah provides local food banks and community organizations with fresh produce while accommodating 500 visitors a month.

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Cultivating Community in Santa Rosa

October 01, 2011 by Jacoba Charles

Bayer Farm brings open space and food security to a section of Santa Rosa that needs more of both. With help from the nonprofit Landpaths, people in the Roseland neighborhood are helping each other plant and harvest food, and community.

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