Do you know how hardworking compost is? It builds up the things we want – healthy soils that retain water, sequester carbon, and grow nutrient-dense plants – and reduces the things we don’t, like food waste, synthetic fertilizers, and greenhouse gas emissions. The best way to get up close with compost is to try it… Read more »
The Ecology Center’s weekly farmers’ markets are how we got our start building an alternative food system. Recently, our work in that realm has expanded, but less visibly to our local supporters and farmers’ market customers. That’s because we’re working behind the scenes statewide with other farmers’ market managers and partners, to replicate programs that… Read more »
The Ecology Center is a membership organization built on direct services, strong community connections, face-to-face client engagement, on-line communications, strong administration, and deep organizational relationships. We are seeking a Development Director who can lead a quantum leap in turning our engagement into membership growth, thereby increasing our capacity to achieve ambitious goals.
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Ecology Center staffer Lorenzo Flores has family connections to the UFW and Chicano movements. Here, he shares his history, and how his present role serving on the César Chávez Dolores Huerta Commemoration Committee has brought him full circle.
“Sí Se Puede! Sí Se Puede! Sí Se Puede!” follows the sound of one loud single hand… Read more »
We waste over 40% of our food, while 80% of freshwater use and 33% of fossil fuel emissions are due to our food system. At the same time, 1 in 5 people in Alameda County are food insecure or do not know where their next meal is coming from at some point during the year.… Read more »