Family Fun Festival at Farmers’ Market, 5/30/15

Family Fun Festival at Farmers' Market, 5/30/15
The annual FREE Family Fun Festival is back this year on Saturday, May 30th at the Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market from 10am-2pm! The event is co-sponsored by the Ecology Center, YMCA, the City of Berkeley, and BART and will feature games, contests, performances, and hands-on activities for all ages! Highlights include a farm animal petting… Read more »

Act Now to Support AB 1321 in California’s Budget: Nutrition Incentives Act Is Win-Win for Low-Income Families & Small Farmers

Act Now to Support AB 1321 in California's Budget: Nutrition Incentives Act Is Win-Win for Low-Income Families & Small Farmers
Last week Governor Brown released his revised budget for the state. In response to the Governor’s proposal, the California state Assembly and Senate are in the process of preparing their counter-proposal. Now is the time to ask California’s Budget leaders to Fund Nutrition Incentives Act, AB 1321. For background on AB 1321, click here. How… Read more »

Berkeley Collects First Month of Soda Tax, Projects $1.2 Million per Year

Berkeley Collects First Month of Soda Tax, Projects $1.2 Million per Year
[Press Release] The City of Berkeley announced yesterday that it collected $116,000 for the month of March from Measure D, the sugar-sweetened beverage tax that voters passed overwhelmingly last November. Given that the tax focused solely on a few dozen major distributors, the City estimates annualized receipts of at least $1.2 million. “The implementation has… Read more »

Changing Farming, One Lentil at a Time: “Lentil Underground” Book Event & Seed Swap, 5/23/15

Changing Farming, One Lentil at a Time: "Lentil Underground" Book Event & Seed Swap, 5/23/15
Lentil Underground by Berkeley author Liz Carlisle is the true story of a group of Montana farmers who launch a farm-to-table movement, developing lentil farming as a strategy to restore depleted soils while creating a market for an unlikely cash crop. By collectively sharing their skills, experiences, and resources, this diverse group of farmers venture… Read more »

Bike to Work Day is Tomorrow, 5/14/15, Visit Pop-Up Bikeway on Milvia

Bike to Work Day is Tomorrow, 5/14/15, Visit Pop-Up Bikeway on Milvia
Get ready to show a little extra bike motivation tomorrow, it’s Bike to Work and School Day in the East Bay. The forecast is for a few showers, making it unusually exciting weather for this annual event, which last year had record-breaking participation. Members of the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition‘s Transportation Working Group will be… Read more »