Ecology Center Store Warming Sale, 2/20/16

Ecology Center Store Warming Sale, 2/20/16
Come visit the Ecology Center store, help desk, and library at our temporary digs. We’re remodeling for the next couple months, but we’re still open at a temporary home just down the block at 2506 San Pablo Avenue. There we have the same great products in stock to support your healthy home, body, and environment,… Read more »

El Niño Rains Are Good for Farmers – But They Need Customers, Too!

El Niño Rains Are Good for Farmers - But They Need Customers, Too!
Farmers’ Markets typically slow down in the winter, but this season has been especially tough: farmers are finally getting the rain they need, but the customers have dried up. Months of wet weather can make a big dent in profits for a farmer set up at an outdoor market. The solution is customers who are… Read more »

Volunteer Highlight: English Studies Institute Volunteers Make Our Farmers’ Market Events Festive

Volunteer Highlight: English Studies Institute Volunteers Make Our Farmers' Market Events Festive
It’s a quieter time of year for us, which gives us time to recognize and appreciate some of the special folks who are part of our work during busier months. We are thrilled to recognize volunteers from our longstanding partners the English Studies Institute (ESI), a language school that provides high-quality English instruction and builds… Read more »

Ecology Center Hosts Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Tour of Local Food Justice Movement

Ecology Center Hosts Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Tour of Local Food Justice Movement
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation hosted their national public health conference in Oakland last month, and reached out to the Ecology Center to host a tour to visit local food justice sites. Ecology Center’s Executive Director, Martin Bourque, led participants through an overview of the rich history of food justice and school & community gardens… Read more »

Market Match’s Role to Increase Healthy Food Access in California – Read in Civil Eats this Week

Market Match's Role to Increase Healthy Food Access in California - Read in Civil Eats this Week
One of our furthest-reaching programs, Market Match, is getting a nice spotlight in the media. Civil Eats, known for its provoking coverage of all things food-related, ran a piece this week that covered California’s efforts to address the 4 million residents who lack consistent access to adequate food. Market Match is pointed to as a… Read more »