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 Read more »
Ebbs and Flows: State of Water in California

Ebbs and Flows: State of Water in California

Galen Folk is the Ecology Center’s Youth Program Assistant. Since 2015, Galen has worked at the Farm Fresh Choice stand, providing healthy, affordable food every 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 Read more »
When Washington Goes Low, We Go Local

When Washington Goes Low, We Go Local

On this inaugural day of 2017, a billionaire climate-denying demagogue and his corporate cronies move into the center of our democracy, rebuking the norms, traditions,… Read more »

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 »

Ebbs and Flows: State of Water in California

Ebbs and Flows: State of Water in California
Galen Folk is the Ecology Center’s Youth Program Assistant. Since 2015, Galen has worked at the Farm Fresh Choice stand, providing healthy, affordable food every Tuesday to South Berkeley, and has supported our Education & Engagement program, and communications staff. Galen was key to the launch of the Ecology Center’s new Instagram account. This post 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 »