Farmers’ Market Cooking & Preservation Demo: Salsas! 7/19/14

Farmers' Market Cooking & Preservation Demo: Salsas! 7/19/14
HuNia’s Kitchen will be out at our Farmers’ Market Saturday, sharing recipes and techniques for canning two kinds of salsa. Try strawberry and peach salsa, as well as corn, peach, and basil salsa.  There will be free tastings, prizes, coupons and giveaways of canning supplies! Come say hi to HuNia and try her delicious cooking,… Read more »

Join Shoreline Clean-Up, 7/19/14 for Plastic-Free July

Join Shoreline Clean-Up, 7/19/14 for Plastic-Free July
Looking for litter? Try your luck with us at a Shoreline Clean-Up, Saturday, July 19th. According to the California Coastal Commission, post-July 4th is the most polluted time for our public beaches and shores. We can prevent litter at the source by reducing our personal plastic use. By removing existing litter at a clean-up, we … Read more »

Gas or Charcoal for Your Summer Barbecues?

Gas or Charcoal for Your Summer Barbecues?
Time outdoors, fresh and flavorful food, family and friends are all things to love about summer barbecues. What we don’t love? Side effects like hazardous smoke and carbon emissions. What options do grillers have, and how does their environmental impact stack up? The two traditional choices are charcoal or gas grills. At our Store, we… Read more »

“Well, Being” Event, 7/13/14

"Well, Being" Event, 7/13/14
This Sunday, the Ecology Center is collaborating on a unique event. The Kala Art Institute and UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design have partnered to facilitate a series of public art projects located in South-West Berkeley along San Pablo Avenue. The project, Well, Being poses silent walking/movement meditations as explorations of the following questions: “What… Read more »

Workshop: Plastic-Free Show and Tell, 7/13/14

Workshop: Plastic-Free Show and Tell, 7/13/14
Our series for Plastic-Free July continues this weekend with a workshop focused on the hard-to-replace plastic items in your day to day. Participants are invited to bring any plastic items that accumulate and we will share tips and strategies for eliminating them going forward. Beth Terry will be leading this workshop, lending her experience from… Read more »