the irresistible fleet of bicycles

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handmade makers market ojai, ca



Ojai, California.

Get your canned goods, pottery, organic body products, cards, handwoven and local plant dyed clothing, essential oil blends, local organic seeds, handmade sandals, fermented foods, goat milk soap, and so much more! Some makers will be demonstrating their crafts. Local nonprofits will have information and opportunites to donate to a good cause in the name of a loved one. Sip Coffee Connection organic coffee and local beverages, munch on tasty local, organic food and sweets and enjoy music by Todd Hannigan and friends. You can have your holiday card photo taken by tintype photographer Lindsey Ross (to sign up call 805.453.6927)

Poco Farm is a very magical place run by some very magical people. You won’t want to miss it!

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Consumed: a new movie thriller about GMOs

Help change the conversation on GMO! Attend a screening of a new movie thriller about GMOs in a theater near you! Consumed is an amazing film, so let’s fill every seat to make sure the world knows how Monsanto controls our food supply!

“Very entertaining, relatable, suspenseful and informative and a real eye opener to what is going on. This film has re-insired and educated me.” – Erin Brockovich

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a combination of funk and angry grampa


Bay area, get ready for your ear drums to get rocked! Arann Harris and The Farm Band are described as one part dumpster fire, touch of summer camp, heap of Alt Gospel, served on a bed of bacon grease and git-down. His music is high-energy and highly entertaining. A mix of old time blues, mountain music, funk and angry Grampa.

The Group will be playing in two of November’s finest Bay Area shows – and you don’t want to miss them! On Saturday, November 21st, they’ll be opening for Sean Hayes at The Chapel in San Francisco and on November 27th, they’ll be joining the T Sisters and David Luning Band at The Mystic Theatre. Get your tickets HERE!

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hoedown hootenanny – an urban barndance benefit for PLACE, nov.14, OAKLAND, CA


DATE: Saturday, November 14, 2015
TIME: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
COST: $10-20

LAST Second Saturday HoeDown Hootenanny of the season! Featuring an eclectic mix of Gypsy, Jazz, Balkan, Blues, Americana, Acoustic, and Dark Carnival sounds for a wild evening of barn dancing!

-7PM: Doors Open
-7:30PM: Thee Hobo Gobbelins, “a wickedly catchy mixture of ancient pirate curses, orcish vaudeville, and eldritch hobo semaphore”
-9PM: The Resonant Rogues, “Gypsy jazz and Balkan music with American folk traditions like old-time and blues”

$10-$20 sliding scale at the door.

PLACE is “a public-serving, experiential learning center to showcase and foster sustainable living practices, urban homesteading, community resiliency & preparedness, social justice and artistic expression.”

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sail freight projects abound! meet the new FoodBargeHack @ It Takes a Region


We are SO HAPPY to see continued discussion of SAIL FREIGHT!

As you may remember, we’ve been obsessed since our first sail freight project in VERMONT a few years ago, and then again in with Maine Sail Freight this past August.

Like they said in the Portland Press Herald:

“It’s art. It’s protest. It’s celebration. And, who knows? It may even be a practical way to get cargo to market.”

AND NOW, inspired by Sail Freight and Farm Hack, there will be a FoodBarge Hack lunch Friday Nov. 13, at NEWSAG‘s It Takes a Region Conference. The event’s organizer’s write:

“Together, we will envision an energy efficient, sustainable regional food system using our waterways. We will focus on how to connect mid-sized upstate farmers with underserved NYC neighborhoods using a barge on the Hudson River, and challenge the status quo. With your help, we want take real steps towards a viable alternative to food filled trucks on our roads.”

Please note that you must be attending the conference and should RSVP to Jill Slater in advance if you would like lunch.


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