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 »

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 »

We’re Hiring for Youth Positions, Administrative Associate, Lead Farmers’ Market Manager & Events Coordinator – Apply Soon!

We're Hiring for Youth Positions, Administrative Associate, Lead Farmers' Market Manager & Events Coordinator - Apply Soon!
Come work with us! Our Youth Development program is offering exciting new youth positions that offer first steps for the next generation of environmental leaders. We’re also looking for part time and full time staff in our Education & Engagement and Food & Farming programs. Brief details for these positions are below. Help us find… Read more »

Barriers to Entry: Challenges and Resources for Beginning Farmers

Barriers to Entry: Challenges and Resources for Beginning Farmers
“Are you making a profit?” is a tough question for any farmer to answer, especially for a beginning farmer like Marsha Habib, a young woman of color who has overcome incredible odds to be doing what she clearly loves. Marsha answers honestly that at best it’s a break-even business, mentioning the challenges that come with… Read more »