Today is Food Day!

Today is Food Day!
Today is the first annual Food Day! Organizers describe it as a day that “seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life…to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.” Organizations around the country are planning events for the day. To learn more, click here.… Read more »

A new place to take your e-waste in downtown Berkeley

A new place to take your e-waste in downtown Berkeley
In honor of Earth Day, GreenCitizen, a new business accepting electronics for recycling, celebrated its grand opening in downtown Berkeley, at 1971 Shattuck Avenue. The e-waste center accepts computers, printers, televisions, cell phone, batteries, and styrofoam for free or with a small charge depending on the item. Once customers drop off their e-waste, GreenCitizen monitors… Read more »

East Bay residents contend for right to sell home-grown edibles

East Bay residents contend for right to sell home-grown edibles
Recent efforts by East Bay homesteaders to sell home-grown produce have met stringent resistance from local government. In an issue of Terrain Magazine, we covered the difficulty North Berkeley resident Sophie Hahn met in obtaining a permit that would allow her to sell produce grown from her yard in a local CSA-type program. “That’s… Read more »

Willow Rosenthal of City Slicker Farms interviewed by Berkeleyside

Willow Rosenthal of City Slicker Farms interviewed by Berkeleyside
Berkeley-based blog Berkeleyside interviewed City Slicker Farms founder Willow Rosenthal around the work she’s done in West Oakland and Berkeley propagating the idea of fresh, affordable food that can be grown locally. (In the last issue of Terrain Magazine, we featured an article mentioning Rosenthal’s work in transforming the backyard of Berkeley resident Sophie… Read more »

Berkeleyside interviews BYA garden teacher Kim Allen

Berkeleyside interviews BYA garden teacher Kim Allen
The Ecology Center’s Farm Fresh Choice program works closely with Berkeley Youth Alternatives to provide socio-economically challenged adolescents with paid internships that teach the youth valuable skills that they can take with them beyond high school. Berkeleyside interviewed BYA garden teacher Kim Allen, highlighting some of the unique aspects of working with youth in a… Read more »