Backyard Beekeeping 101 with Susan Repon Time: Saturday, October 26, 10am-11:30am Instructor: Susan Repon Location: Press Street Gardens, 800 Homer Plessy Way (corner of Plessy and Dauphine); rain location at 5 Press Gallery, one block away ABOUT THIS CLASS This 90-minute workshop is the first of Susan Repon's multi-part "honey harvest" series, which will walk bee lovers through the fascinating process of becoming a backyard beekeeper. This introductory class will offer an overview of the field: attendees will learn about the tools and techniques of the trade, the different types of hives available, the best locations to set up a hive, and the minimal time investment needed to keep a hive happy and healthy. Join us, and you'll go home with a set of plans for building your own hive, as well as a list of required tools (including prices and vendors). When you're done, you'll be ready for the second class in the series, in which Susan will guide you step by step through the process of hive building! ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Susan Repon is a hobbyist beekeeper who hails from San Francisco. She is the co-founder of California Spiral Gardens, creating green community space including urban beehives, which she maintained for many years. She has taught classes on beekeeping and other subjects, sold garden honey at farmers markets, and worked with local herbalists to create salves and other products from bees and the gardens they help grow. REQUIREMENTS No previous experience or training is required. This will be an outdoor event, so please bring blankets, umbrellas, chairs, sunscreen, and anything else you might need to be comfortable in a garden environment for 90 minutes. There will be no live bees in this class, but you may encounter bees and other animals in the gardens. WAIVER, RELEASE, AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT By registering for this class ("the Activity"), which is offered by The NOCCA Institute, you represent, covenant, and agree, on behalf of yourself and your heirs, assigns, and any other person claiming by, under, or through you, as follows: 1. You acknowledge that participating in the Activity involves certain risks (some of which you may not fully appreciate), and that injuries, death, property damage or other harm could occur to yourself or others. You accept and voluntarily incur all risks of any injuries, damages, or harm which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, including any associated travel, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other fault of The NOCCA Institute, NOCCA, and/or its or their departments, trustees, affiliates, employees, officers, agents, or insurers ("Released Parties"). 2. You waive all claims against any of the Released Parties for any injuries, damages, losses, or claims, whether known and unknown, which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or part by the negligence or other fault of any of the Released Parties. You release and forever discharge the Released Parties from all such claims. 3. You agree to indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless from all losses, liabilities, damages, costs, or expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys' fees and other litigation costs and expenses) incurred by any of the Released Parties as a result of any claims or suits that you (or anyone claiming by, under, or through you) may bring against any of the Released Parties to recover any losses, liabilities, costs, damages, or expenses which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or part by the negligence or other fault of any of the Released Parties. 4. You have carefully read and reviewed this Waiver, Release, And Hold Harmless Agreement. You understand it fully, and you execute it voluntarily by registering for the Activity. This class is hosted by The NOCCA Institute, NOCCA's nonprofit support and advocacy organization. Proceeds support an array of programs for NOCCA students, faculty, and the community.