Monday, August 25, 2014

August 26th, Northbay UpRising morningshow

Get Up and Rise Up in the morning with the Northbay UPrising morningshow!Produced by the Gathering of the Tribes [link]. Listen in on your Smart Phone with our Tune-in App [link], on a Desktop with our live U-stream [link], w. chat box [link], with our Live Mp3 stream (.pls) [link], on a Netbook / Laptop [link]. Check out our FM Transmitter Range [link]!
* Local weather for Vallejo [link], Napa [link], Santa Rosa [link], Dillon's Beach [link], Walnut Creek [link], Richmond [link].
Local Links page with local news portals, and local sports info [link]!
Ongoing Community Events [link], weekly and monthly
Farmer's Markets page [link]. Learn how to make your own artisan products [link]!
Local Food Guide [link]

Year-round gardening in the San Pablo Bay:
* Fall & Winter [link]
* Cool Season Crops [link]
* Organic Gardening for Dummies [link]

Today's morning show interview: 
Visions of the Wild! with Meriel Melendrez of The Student Conservation Association, and Brenda Crawford, a conservationist with the Forest Service, with info on all of the Festival events!
Tune in next week for more Visions of the Wild, with festival event organizer Susan Schneider to talk about how we can help the community support the preserving of our wilderness!

VISIONS OF THE WILD FESTIVAL: Connecting Nature, Culture & Community!
The Wilderness Act is turning 50! Join us September 3-6 for a celebration of wildness in our own backyard. Visions of the Wild is 4 days of entertainment, education and activities for all ages!
The Visions of the Wild Festival in Downtown Vallejo celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act--by connecting diverse urban communities to the wildness of nature around us, with art shows, speakers, films, music, and off-site Field Trips!
Many of the events are free! For music & films featured at Vallejo's Empress Theatre, purchase full festival passes and individual tickets here: [].
Events are being held across Downtown Vallejo: Empress Theatre, The Hub Vallejo, Artiszen Cultural Art Center, The McCree-Goodeau Gallery, Temple Art Lofts, John F. Kennedy Library, The Bank Building, Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, Vallejo Ferry Terminal, USA World Classics Event Center, Vallejo Municipal Marina, and more!
For Festival information and Schedule of Events, please visit [].
To join the Visions of the Wild "Flash Mob," visit: [].
"Visions of the Wild" honors the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and celebrates wildness in our own backyard. The four-day Festival features entertainment, education and activities for all ages, including art shows, speakers, films, music, and field trips. The festival reflects the beauty and diversity of our community and our natural surroundings.
The festival is supported by the following sponsors and partners:
U.S. Forest Service, Vallejo Community Arts Foundation, Callahan Property Management, Carlton Senior Living, Team Superstores Vallejo, Californians for Western Wilderness, Resource Renewal Institute, Sierra Club-Redwood Chapter, Student Conservation Association, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, City of Vallejo, Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control District, Ozcat Radio 89.5 FM KZCT, California State Parks, Domus Development, East Bay Regional Park District, Greater Vallejo Recreation District, Imani Fellowship Presbyterian Church, Sierra Club, Solano Land Trust, Sonoma Birding, Tuleyome-Deep Home Place, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arrastra Vineyards, C&J BBQ, Catering By Ray Martin, Charmed Cupcakery, China Wok, Chris Benz & Friends, City Lights, Coca-Cola, Donsuemor Madeleines, First Street Cafe, Gracie’s, Laird Winery, LifeGear Design, Moschetti's Coffee, Muir-Hanna Vineyards, Napoli Pizzeria, Scotty’s Donuts, Wooden Valley Winery and MORE!
Image at top of this webpage is "Mare Island from Lemon," one of the four original designs created by Vallejo artist Robin McLean, exclusively for the Visions of the Wild Festival.

Positive News Headlines
* California changes law to allow for expansion of alternative monetary systems [link]
* More info about Community Currencies [link]
* Organic Photovoltaic Cells developed by Institute of Materials Science at the University of Tsukuba [link]
* Transparent Luminescent Solar Concentrator developed by Michigan State University [link]

Wednesday the 27th, Sustainable North Bay--the people behind Sustainable Enterprise Conference--is hosting an Open Space Technology format event exploring the question, "What are the barriers to local festivals serving local food?"
If you care about this, Open Space is a great way to bring your unique perspective to a real opportunity for change. This will be a results-oriented activity drawing in part from the Sonoma County Food Action Plan. Have look at this link for more info: []

from "Taproot & Aniseed" newsletter, Aug. 2014, published by Peter Bray, who writes:
Yes! It’s an amalgam of stuff, started in 1987, and it comes and goes, so stay tuned. Currently it’s back to being a monthly for the past 49 issues! By PDF only with LIVE links! Check out some other, recent cool stuff: [] [].
This is only a preview. E-mail me at [PetrBray@)] and I’ll send you the whole Enchilada!

Poets on the Porch" (click or download images for better view). “Methane Jane,” sung at “Poets on the Porch” during Benicia ARTWalk, []

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