Events

We offer a series of Sustainable Living Skills Workshops that are free-of-charge to members and low-cost to non-members. Proceeds from these Pop Up Reskilling Expo events benefit the TimeBank.

Registration for Saturday classes must be completed by noon the prior Thursday. To register for a class, use the PayPal Donate Button to pay the fee. The PayPal account will say TimeBank Santa Cruz/Reskilling Expo.  When we receive the fee payment, we’ll send you the address. Thank you. For questions, contact here: admin@timebanksantacruz.org

We're also scheduling monthly Socials for members and prospective members. Check this page for dates and venues.

COFFEE AT GAYLE'S

Join us for coffee and a TimeBank Conversation Cafe at Gayle's Bakery in Capitola on Friday, December 1 at 10 am. Info will be available on how to participate in this Sharing-Economy-At-Its-Best infrastructure.

GRAYWATER AND RAIN CATCHMENT CLASS

Drought conditions are still with us. Come learn the best practices to conserve and wisely use water. You'll see three distinct and easy-to-install rainbarrel catchment systems (50 gallons, 200 gallons and 420 gallons) and a graywater laundry-to-landscape system. 

Saturday, Dec 9 from 10:30 to noon

At a Private Home in Capitola

Cost: $10

WINTER RESKILLING EXPO

We’re having our Winter Expo in Pleasure Point on Sunday, Dec 17 from 5 to 8 with a potluck and two how-to demos: Golden Milk and Kombucha. 

BOKASHI COMPOSTING

  • Sunday, January 14 from 10:30 to noon.
  • Location: A Private Home in Capitola
  • Cost: $10

Learn how to reduce your waste stream and artfully lower your carbon footprint with Bokashi Composting.

Food waste is 15.5% of landfill trash in California. As it rots, it produces methane that is 25 times as strong as carbon dioxide. When households keep food waste on site by composting kitchen scraps, GHG emissions are reduced. TimeBank Santa Cruz is promoting Bokashi Composting because it’s quick, easy and highly efficient. You’ll learn each step of this anaerobic fermentation process that quickly converts all food scraps (including meat, fish and bones) into a regenerative fertilizer. It's probiotics for your garden soil that your plants will love.

 

 

HOW TO INSTALL A COMMUNITY CUPBOARD/LITTLE PANTRY

Do you know that 1 in 4 children and 1 in 6 adults go hungry in Santa Cruz County?  We’ll show you how to build a sturdy cupboard/pantry to share food from your curbside. We’ll also discuss the social and emotional benefits of this sharing economy device that builds local resilience as it reduces food insecurity. Bonnie Linden and Bianca McCauley both host Cupboards/Pantries at their homes.

  • Saturday, January 27
  • 10:30 to noon
  • A Private Home on the West Side
  • Cost: $5

BASICS OF BEEKEEPING

  • Saturday, Feb 24 from 10:30 to noon
  • At a Private Home in Capitola
  • Cost: $10

This hour-and-a-half class will cover beekeeping for beginners. We will discuss basic honey bee biology, local equipment suppliers, what equipment you'll need to begin, educational resources, bay area beekeepers associations and the biggest and most challenging topic: where and how to source the bees themselves. 

 

ZERO WASTE: HOW TO REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

  • Date and time: March 3, 10:30 to 12:00
  • Location: Private Home in Capitola
  • Cost: Free but space is limited. Please contact us to register: admin@timebanksantacruz.org

We'll examine what we send to the landfill and what can be recycled and repurposed by taking a close look at consumption and packaging. Plan to bring a bag of landfill trash to sort.