Final Event in Soda Series: Big Soda & the Environment, 10/9/14

Final Event in Soda Series: Big Soda & the Environment, 10/9/14
Sugary drinks harm our bodies, but what about our ecosystems? Their ads for good feelings in a bottle are not the full story. Behind that friendly corporate face is a swath of destructive practices. Earth Island Journal editor Jason Mark and guests explore the environmental impacts of Big Soda, from litter and recycling woes, to… Read more »

Next in Soda Series: Is Soda the New Tobacco? 10/7/14

Next in Soda Series: Is Soda the New Tobacco? 10/7/14
This morning when the proposed soda taxes in San Francisco and Berkeley were discussed on KQED’s Forum, a question came up: is there even one doctor who is against a soda tax? They are sure keeping quiet. In contrast, a long list of medical, dental, and health professionals are vocal supporters of the soda tax.… Read more »

Calling All Crafters: 2014 Farmers’ Market Crafts Fair Application Available Now

Calling All Crafters: 2014 Farmers' Market Crafts Fair Application Available Now
A favorite event of the Farmers’ Market community is right around the corner: the Crafts Fair! This year, the event will be held on two Saturdays, December 13 and December 20. After being run by the incredible Kirk Lumpkin for many years, the Crafts Fair is under new leadership. We’re looking for both new and… Read more »

Groundwater Regulation Is a Win, and Not Soon Enough for Local Farmers

Groundwater Regulation Is a Win, and Not Soon Enough for Local Farmers
We’ve gotten a few sprinkles in the Bay Area since Governor Brown signed a package of bills to regulate the state’s groundwater resources last week, but the drought’s far from over. The move is vital to protect the future of local, sustainably grown food in California. It’s also long overdue, and it’ll be years before… Read more »