Just in time for the abundance of tomato and zucchini season, Berkeley City Council passed legislation to allow neighbors to sell what they grow in their gardens. Adopted by City Council on July 31st, the ordinance updates the Berkeley Municipal Code to cover the sale of non-processed fruit, vegetables, nuts, honey and eggs.… Read more »
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 »
The Berkeley Edible Gardens legislation is on the Berkeley Planning Commission’s agenda next week. The proposed legislation will facilitate small scale donation, selling and trading of edibles from Berkeley yards, with many benefits gained from a low-impact change. Berkeley residents who support food localization and small business growth should plan to be there or convey… Read more »
The Ecology Center is promoting changes to Berkeley’s zoning codes to facilitate the growing and raising of food. To read more about the Berkeley Edible Gardens Initiative, click here. This initiative is part of a larger movement, which this LA Times story describes: “Although San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland are the first California cities to… Read more »
The Berkeley Edible Gardens Initiative is a campaign to allow neighbors to sell or trade the surplus edibles they produce in their yards (fruits, vegetables, eggs, and honey). Currently, Berkeley’s Municipal Code prohibits this type of activity unless one applies for costly permits. A coalition of local activists and organizations including the Ecology Center has… Read more »