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 »

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 »

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, and institutions that allow us to pursue a more perfect union. We must brace for the worst: heinous policy agendas and an all-out assault on basic, democratic tenets. But we… Read more »

#BlackLivesMatter to the Ecology Center

#BlackLivesMatter to the Ecology Center
Two years ago, the Ecology Center formed a Solidarity and Allyship working group, comprised of staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The committee’s work is supported with a budget, so we can take the lead on internal assessments and staff trainings. In its two years, we have successfully implemented two all-day trainings, hosted several topical… Read more »