Ants, rodents, or slugs – keeping unwelcome critters out of your home and garden doesn’t have to be scary. Join us at the Ecology Center for Pest Fest on Sunday, October 25, 12-4pm! We will have information on least-toxic pest control methods and products, expert speakers, and activities for all ages. Let us know you’re… Read more »
How do you grow more productive, greener, and healthier gardens and farms, with less time and money? The secret is soil – healthy, living soil, that is. Join soil scientist, author, and former agricultural extension instructor, Elizabeth (Ea) Murphy, for a free, 2-hour workshop unlocking the secrets of living soil. Learn how to recognize healthy… Read more »
Join us on Thursday, August 8th, from 7 pm – 9 pm, at the Ecology Center to hear about solutions for managing garden pests. Recently revised, “The Gardener’s Guide to Common-Sense Pest Control” is an update of the popular book, originally published in 1995, for 21st century gardeners. This guide offers alternatives to pesticides, using… Read more »
This coming Thursday evening, Lori Eames will be sharing photos and stories from her new “Backyard Roots” book. The book has beautiful snapshots of urban farms all along the West Coast, with many familiar Bay Area locals featured. Kitty Sharkey, whose urban farm is in East Oakland, will be bringing two of her Nigerian dwarf… Read more »
The hard-working people at the Sustainable Economies Law Center have been leading efforts to get a “cottage food law” on the books in California, and the campaign is very close to a successful finish. Over thirty states have similar laws, which creates a category of food production called a cottage food operation. Unlike other types… Read more »
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