Last week, community members gathered at the Ecology Center to hear updates about revenue from the soda tax, and how that money is being used to support Berkeley’s public school gardening program. The soda tax, which drew in $116,000 from its first month, is projected to add $1.2 million annually to the City’s general fund.… Read more »
The City of Berkeley will be looking brighter, and lighter some carbon emission pounds, come January. The plan is to replace the old, yellow-hued sodium streetlights with bright, energy efficient LED lights. The 8,000 streetlights add up to a lot of energy used by the city, and cost savings on the energy bill are expected… Read more »
Berkeleyside put out a list of “Berkeley’s secret rooftop gardens,” which includes the EcoHouse garden shed living roof. While some of the rooftops listed by Berkeleyside are not accessible to the public, you check out the EcoHouse garden roof up close by attending one of our tours. Look out for an upcoming Ecological Design, or… Read more »
If you shop at the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets, you might have been tantalized by Blue Heron Farms’ beautiful produce: thick orange carrots, juicy baby bok choy, luscious curly kale, tender lettuce, and gorgeous flower bouquets are some of them.
Berkeley Bites interviewed Aaron Betesh, an East Bay resident who has been selling Blue Heron’s produce… Read more »