Happy Farmers’ Market Thanksgiving: The Not-So-Secret Holiday for Zero Food Waste

Happy Farmers' Market Thanksgiving: The Not-So-Secret Holiday for Zero Food Waste
Did you need something else to love about Thanksgiving? Here you go: it’s a perfect poster child holiday for zero food waste. Thanksgiving, after all, falls before another very important holiday, unofficially known as Leftovers Day. More than just plates full of our favorite foods, Thanksgiving is also a day to respect and honor the… Read more »

The Event for Local, Sustainable, and Handmade Crafts Is Just Around the Corner, 12/13 & 12/20/14

The Event for Local, Sustainable, and Handmade Crafts Is Just Around the Corner, 12/13 & 12/20/14
The Ecology Center is proud to present its 23rd Annual Crafts Market, now under new leadership! This year the Crafts Market will take place on Saturday, December 13 and December 20 alongside the Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market in Civic Center Park. Look forward to an even greater selection of local, handmade, and sustainable work from… Read more »

Join Our Team! We’re Hiring for a Development Director, Deadline 11/30/14

Join Our Team! We're Hiring for a Development Director, Deadline 11/30/14
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. We are a… Read more »

We Did It: Berkeley Beat Big Soda

We Did It: Berkeley Beat Big Soda
Thank you, Berkeley, for being so amazing! Thank you for passing Measure D! Berkeley’s sugar sweetened beverage tax passed last night with a 75% landslide vote. In a time of such political darkness, our local politics are a shining light of true democracy. This is a watershed moment: a tale of a small community taking… Read more »

New California Law Elevates Farmers’ Markets – Part of Behind-the-Scenes Work of the Ecology Center

New California Law Elevates Farmers' Markets - Part of Behind-the-Scenes Work of the Ecology Center
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 »