The Institute of Urban Homesteading offers fun, low cost classes in a wide variety of sustainability subjects, including "gardening, urban animal husbandry, food preservation, brewcraft, foraging, fermenting, and much much more." 1
According to their site, "IUH classes take place in the private homes and gardens of our instructors or at other community homestead sites. We are locally based and most classes are in Oakland or Berkeley, with just a few classes in outlying areas (Marin, Alameda, El Sobrante)."1
The Institute of Urban Homesteading was the recipient of the East Bay Express Best Place to learn DIY or Homesteading Skills Readers' Poll Award in 2014.