Book Launch Party: The Essential Urban Farmer, Thursday, 4/26/12

Book Launch Party: The Essential Urban Farmer, Thursday, 4/26/12

We’re looking forward to an upcoming evening with urban farmers Willow Rosenthal and Novella Carpenter, who just hatched a new book, The Essential Urban Farmer… Read more ». In this indispensable guide, the authors share their experience as successful urban farmers and provide practical blueprints and rich visual material for novice and experienced growers looking to bring

Berkeley Edible Gardens Initiative: Report back from April 4th Planning Commission Meeting

Berkeley Edible Gardens Initiative: Report back from April 4th Planning Commission Meeting

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Berkeley Planning Commission’s hearing on the Edible Gardening Initiative.
Here is a recap of what happened:
Two options were presented to the Planning Commission: option A would allow people to sell and trade their homegrown edibles with no zoning certificate, while option B would require that… Read more »

City Chicks at the Ecology Center Bookstore 12/1/11!

City Chicks at the Ecology Center Bookstore 12/1/11!

This Thursday, join us for a discussion with author Patricia Foreman on chickens and how they can help city-dwellers live more sustainably. Pat’s new book, “City Chicks”, describes in detail how to develop your own “Chicken Have More Plan” for increased self-sufficiency. Learn how to create hyper-fertile soils to produce nutritious food from your garden.… Read more »