Compost Happens: Compost 101 at the EcoHouse, 11/2/14

Compost Happens: Compost 101 at the EcoHouse, 11/2/14

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… Read more »
New California Law Elevates Farmers' Markets - Part of Behind-the-Scenes Work of the Ecology Center

New California Law Elevates Farmers’ Markets – Part of Behind-the-Scenes Work of the Ecology Center

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,… Read more »
Spread the Word, We're Hiring for a Development Director

Spread the Word, We’re Hiring for a Development Director

The Ecology Center is a membership organization built on direct services, strong community connections, face-to-face client engagement, on-line communications, strong administration, and deep organizational relationships.… Read more »
Cesar Chavez Commemoration Brings Ecology Center Staffer Back to His Roots

Cesar Chavez Commemoration Brings Ecology Center Staffer Back to His Roots

Ecology Center staffer Lorenzo Flores has family connections to the UFW and Chicano movements. Here, he shares his history, and how his present role serving Read more »

Take Action Today: Tell CDFA You Don’t Want a Plan for Unlimited Pesticides

Take Action Today: Tell CDFA You Don't Want a Plan for Unlimited Pesticides
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 »

Compost Happens: Compost 101 at the EcoHouse, 11/2/14

Compost Happens: Compost 101 at the EcoHouse, 11/2/14
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 »

New California Law Elevates Farmers’ Markets – Part of Behind-the-Scenes Work of the Ecology Center

New California Law Elevates Farmers' Markets - Part of Behind-the-Scenes Work of the Ecology Center
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 »

Food Films this Week: “Genetic Roulette,” on Thursday & Real Food Media Short Films on Friday

Food Films this Week: "Genetic Roulette," on Thursday & Real Food Media Short Films on Friday
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 »

Día de los Muertos and Halloween Celebration, 10/28/14

Día de los Muertos and Halloween Celebration, 10/28/14
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 »