Exhibit: Berkeley: From Farm to Urban Farming, 1850-2013
The Berkeley Historical Society is very pleased to present food-and-garden organizer and educator, Joy Moore. Back in 1999, Joy transformed the Malcolm X School community through grants for gardening and better food. In her presentation, Joy will share her insights into the central role played by healthy food in creating healthy students and communities in Berkeley.
The exhibit highlights the farms, dairies, nurseries, and orchards that dotted the land before Berkeley was founded and chronicle the continued importance of agriculture in Berkeley’s life today through the community farm and urban farm movements. The exhibit will feature photographs, maps, objects, and first-hand accounts in documenting the transitions. A brief annual meeting will also be held to elect Berkeley Historical Society officers and board members.
Exhibit runs April 14 through Sept. 28. 2013. The History Center is open and staffed by volunteer docents most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm.
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