The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has a draft plan that would give them authority to spray pesticides anywhere in California, with no input from communities affected, into the indefinite future. The Statewide Plant Pest Prevention and Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Report, or Pest PEIR, lists nearly 80 pesticides that include toxins that… Read more »
Do you know how hardworking compost is? It builds up the things we want – healthy soils that retain water, sequester carbon, and grow nutrient-dense plants – and reduces the things we don’t, like food waste, synthetic fertilizers, and greenhouse gas emissions. The best way to get up close with compost is to try it… Read more »
The Ecology Center’s weekly farmers’ markets are how we got our start building an alternative food system. Recently, our work in that realm has expanded, but less visibly to our local supporters and farmers’ market customers. That’s because we’re working behind the scenes statewide with other farmers’ market managers and partners, to replicate programs that… Read more »
Celebrate GMO-awareness month this Thursday evening with a screening of “Genetic Roulette,” and Food Day on Friday with a Pop-up Film Festival of short food films!
The film “Genetic Roulette” points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases,… Read more »
Our annual event to honor deceased loved ones, farmworkers, and celebrate with festive costumes returns to the South Berkeley Farmers’ Market. Please join us, Tuesday, October 28 from 2 – 6pm in honoring and celebrating.
This year, a community altar by artist and youth activist Emma Gomez will pay tribute to community members and workers… Read more »