For CalFresh Awareness Month, Our Staffer Leah Ricci Is Helping Make Farmers’ Markets More Affordable

For CalFresh Awareness Month, Our Staffer Leah Ricci Is Helping Make Farmers' Markets More Affordable
When she’s not visiting farmers’ markets or presenting to county social service agencies around the state, Leah Ricci, Farmers’ Market Access & Equity Program Manager is often leading calls, webinars, or hiring to expand our work to make farmers’ markets more affordable. We caught up with this busy woman to hear how our Market Match Read more »

Community Choice Action Alert – Contact State Senators By 5PM on Friday, 3/31/17!

Community Choice Action Alert - Contact State Senators By 5PM on Friday, 3/31/17!
We are all for Community Choice Energy (CCE), which will be rolling out in Alameda County very soon. This model, which is growing rapidly in California, is a major gamechanger in the race to speed up our transition to renewables. CCE programs source a greater amount of renewable energy to power residences and businesses in… Read more »

Urban Agriculture & Community Gardens: Interview with Corinne Haskins of BCGC

Urban Agriculture & Community Gardens: Interview with Corinne Haskins of BCGC
Next week, we’re hosting an event about some exciting proposed changes for urban agriculture in Berkeley, which could result in more food to be grown on vacant lots and other spaces. Berkeley has a solid existing network of school, nonprofit, and community gardens – but wait lists are long, and more gardening space is in Read more »

New Tool for Pest Management: Kiosk at the Ecology Center

New Tool for Pest Management: Kiosk at the Ecology Center
One of our staff attended an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training hosted by the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM). It was a day packed with information on safe and effective methods to manage pests in the garden (like aphids and snails), and home (ants, termites, etc.) One exciting outcome of… Read more »