We host many work parties at a community-based garden or farm in the East Bay. Come join us! The parties are family-friendly and guaranteed fun. We also partner with and support other related events.

  • Resilience Hubs Tour and Celebration


    DISCOVER innovative approaches to neighborhood organizing and climate resilience.

    ENGAGE with local governments and community-based organizations about resilient neighborhoods

    CELEBRATE the NorCal Resilience Network’s Circle of Collaborators


    JOIN the NorCal Resilience Network, EBMUD, government officials from the City of Berkeley and neighborhood organizers for a tour and cross-sector dialogue about building resilient neighborhoods. Learn about the Resilient Hubs Initiative, a project which has the potential to dramatically scale up ecological resilience, while strengthening community in neighborhoods across the East Bay and beyond (more below).


    We’ll also celebrate the reactivation of the Network’s innovative membership model - the Circle of Collaborators - with food and drinks. We look forward to discovering, engaging, and celebrating with you! 

    Thank you to EBMUD, which pilot tested the Resilient Hubs model last year by spearheading work parties across six East Bay sites that built water conservation projects and is sponsoring this tour.


    The NorCal Resilience Network’s Resilient Hubs Initiative is an exciting new project that combines the power of community with the urgent need to transform sites - homes, schools, community gardens and neighborhood centers - into permaculture-inspired, regenerative places that are “ready for anything”, better prepared for natural disasters, climate change and other stresses in our community.

    1 pm — Tour and discussion at Berkeley Youth Alternatives

    Learn about BYA’s innovative youth programs (including its garden and orchard), and its role as a City of Berkeley’s Community Resilience Center. Then be inspired by a Cross-Sector Discussion: NorCal Resilience will introduce the Resilience Hubs Initiative and innovative membership model. A discussion will be facilitated with governmental and community leaders.

    Scheduled guests include City of Berkeley Council Member Cheryl Davila, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Khin Chin, EBMUD Water Conservation Manager Richard Harris, and Resilience Hubs Leader Jessica Bates.

    3 pm: Ashby Garden Tour (1376 Ashby Garden)

    Bike or carpool over to another Resilience Hub, the Ashby Garden (about a mile away) for a tour of the garden and its innovative water conservation features. Continue the conversation about Resilience Hubs and how to get involved in this project in your neighborhood or city.

    4 pm-5 pm: Happy Hour and Celebration

    We will end the afternoon with food and drinks to celebrate the revitalization of the NorCal Resilience Network’s Circle of Collaborators. Connect with new members and learn what’s next for our Network.

    5 pm—(Casual dinner outing optional and dependent on interest)


    8 pm—PLACE for Sustainable Living Birthday Benefit at the New Parish

    (1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, California 94612

    Continue with an evening at the New Parish in Oakland to celebration PLACE’s 8 year anniversary and to kick off their fundraising campaign: For the Love of PLACE. Enjoy local musical favorites: David Satori's Flea Market Jam (members of Beats Antique and Dirtwire), Dogon Lights, Audio Pharmacy and SambaFunk! while supporting the amazing work of PLACE for Sustainable Living, a Resilience Hub, and Network partner.


  • PLACE for Sustainable Living's 8-year Birthday Benefit

    • Friday, April 26, 2019 at 08:00 PM – April 27, 2019
    • The New Parish in Oakland, CA


    We're very excited to be celebrating 8 years of building community via classes, events, placemaking projects, neighborhood activities, street festivals, street art activism, teach-ins and so many more valued collaborations we have engaged in with our allies and partners! And we'd like to be able to do more... As such, this benefit is in conjunction with our fundraising campaign: For the Love of PLACE! 

    We recently acquired a 3-year lease extending through 2021 and with this renewed sense of security at our location, we intend to raise the money needed to become ADA accessible and make some upgrades to the facilities for more youth programs.

    We hope you'll join us and help get the word out about this benefit and our campaign that will get announced on Earth Day.



    We're honored to have an opening Ohlone blessing by Kanyon Sayers-Roods from Indian Canyon Nation; Mutsun-Ohlone.


    DAVID SATORI’S FLEA MARKET JAM featuring members of Beats Antique and Dirtwire.


    THE DOGON LIGHTS, West Oakland meets West Africa, a bumpin’ combo that combines influences from hip-hop and electronica, funk and reggae, rock, trance and far-flung international traditions from Brazil to Mali.


    AUDIOPHARMACY LIVE / DJ Set by Indigenous World Hip-hop ensemble featuring a diversity of musicians and performance artists from all corners of the Earth. Teao Sense featuring Ras K'Dee x The Cardinal Project & more


    SAMBAFUNK! Carnaval Explosion presents FUNKTERNAL, who combine cultural elements from Africa, Brasil and the Americas, SambaFunk! using music and dance to bridge cultural gaps while creating a healthy and safe place of cultural creativity.


    OUR MCEES FOR THE EVENING: Hood Hippies & BT CLN: Band Together Creative Liberation Network, founded by Bay Area local hood hippies  #theRealHoodHippies, Amutabi Todaii Haines and Amani Will / Wa Ama & The Lion Truth. An artist collective and an experiment in the merging of edge zones, the decentralization of power, and the Banding Together in Creative Liberation. A Band of story-tellers, educators, artivists, healers, and earth workers, amplifying the frequencies that set us free and show us how free we already are. IG:CLNnow


    Donate An Item or Service To Our Silent Auction

    Whether you’re a massage therapist, tree pruner, have gardening or automotive skills, can offer art instructionals or counseling, or any number of other valuable skills or items with some value, we’d be grateful to you for the offering it to our silent auction! Simply fill out the required sections in our short, Get Involved form and we’ll get back to you!


    Work Trade Available?

    This is a benefit fundraiser which kicks off our #FortheLoveofPLACE crowdfund campaign, so we're inviting $$ contributions. But we understand that some of our PLACE friends and family are not in a position to contribute financially, and there are other ways to support! Eg. distributing flyers, helping w/our silent auction, or donating to it (art, books, skills, services, more!), tabling support, general support, and more. If you wish to be on our team for this, please fill out our short, Get Involved form and we’ll get back to you!