Interested in Becoming a Farmer? Training Available

 First Generation Farmers in Knightsen offers several programs to increase interest in sustainable agriculture. For those wanting to go into farming, consider applying for the

“At First Generation Farmers, we believe that recruiting, training, inspiring, and mentoring the next generation of small and mid-size farmers is vital to the strength of our local communities, the health of our land, and the security of our food supply.

This is a rigorous, full-time, residential program designed for those with serious intentions to pursue a career in farming. BFTs (beginning farmers in training) are strongly encouraged to do whatever mental, physical, and financial preparation they need to devote their full time and energy to this learning experience for the duration of the 9-month course.”

Application is available online and is due by December 1.


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Eclipse Viewing and Data Collection

The solar eclipse is just days away. Many resources are available to make the most out of this historic science event. You are invited to participate in a citizen science project on the day of the eclipse by using the Solar_Eclipse_Data_Collection_Sheet  

Collect temperatures before and after the eclipse to see what a difference the sun’s rays make. Even if you are not in the path of the eclipse, you may still collect and submit data. 

Remember, view the eclipse only through approved eclipse glasses. Regular sunglasses do not offer enough protection. 




High School Girls Interested in Medicine/Engineering

Please consider applying to an upcoming Perry Outreach Program on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school and college-aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.

The application is due  by August 23.

See for more information.

Back-to-School Celebration at Bankhead Theater

The community is invited to celebrate the start of a new school year at a free event on Friday, August 11 from 4 – 6 PM at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. Enjoy steel drum music by Shawn Thwaites, visit stations for information about local educational program, and enjoy free ice cream.

The event is sponsored by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.

Fertile Groundworks Pizza Fundraiser

Fertile GroundWorks not only grows organic food for local food banks, it supports many school gardens across Livermore. Help support this nonprofit continue its good work, and get a day off from cooking.

Support Fertile GroundWorks by eating Patxi’s Pizza on June 14!

Treat your family, friends and colleagues to pizza on Wednesday, June 14th and help us run local educational gardens and grow nutritious food for those in need in our community. On that day, Patxi’s Livermore will donate 10% of takeout, delivery and dine-in sales to Fertile GroundWorks. Just mention you’re there or ordering because Fertile GroundWorks sent you!

When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (11AM-10PM)
Where: Patxi’s Livermore, 2470 First St

Paid Summer Internship with PGE for Incoming Seniors

To give our next generation of Californians more opportunities to learn and succeed, PG&E is offering 4-week paid summer internships to local students interested in being a part of California’s clean energy future.
PG&E invites local area high school juniors to apply for a paid internship to explore career opportunities in the energy industry and expose students to a real-world work environment. Interns will work five hours per day for four weeks and earn $10.50 per hour.
Interns will get a head start on an exciting career in clean energy and be provided with industry certifications in OSHA-10 safety, CPR, and traffic control and flagging while developing a professional resume and LinkedIn profile, gaining hands-on experience working alongside PG&E employees and participating in project-based learning.
NOTE:  The closest location is in Stockton


Application due by May 24. 

Cyber Security Program for Teens

Evi Dube, Ph.D, PMP and Celeste Matarazzo from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will lead a program at the Livermore Public Library that will introduce teens to the possibility of a career in computer science and cybersecurity. Students going into grades 6 through 12 will learn how to program Raspberry Pi computers and work in pairs to solve 8-10 cyber security challenges that are unified through a storyline. There will be two identical sessions of this program.

Teens can sign up for either the 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. session or the 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. session on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The event will take place at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Ave. Registration is required for this free event. To sign up, please visit the Library’s Youth Room Information Desk or call 925-373-5504 starting on Monday, May 15, 2017. Parents will be asked to sign a photo release waiver for their teens. 

The program fill fast. Please be certain of your availability for the program when you register.

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