Berkeley Collects First Month of Soda Tax, Projects $1.2 Million per Year

Berkeley Collects First Month of Soda Tax, Projects $1.2 Million per Year
[Press Release] The City of Berkeley announced yesterday that it collected $116,000 for the month of March from Measure D, the sugar-sweetened beverage tax that voters passed overwhelmingly last November. Given that the tax focused solely on a few dozen major distributors, the City estimates annualized receipts of at least $1.2 million. “The implementation has… Read more »

Save Berkeley’s School Gardens! Attend School Board Meeting Tomorrow 4/22/15

Save Berkeley's School Gardens! Attend School Board Meeting Tomorrow 4/22/15
We know so many parents, community members, and especially students, past and present, who are big fans of Berkeley’s public school Garden & Cooking Program. We are too, because the program provides invaluable health, nutrition, and food literacy lessons to a broad swath of Berkeley’s kids. We’ve been concerned by the repeated cuts to the… Read more »

Benefit Gala for the Berkeley Public Schools Gardening Program, 6/7/14

Benefit Gala for the Berkeley Public Schools Gardening Program, 6/7/14
Join us in supporting BUSD’s public school garden program! With strong community support, this program will be able to rise above severe funding cuts. An upcoming gala on Saturday, June 7th will help raise money for the program’s 2014-15 school year, and tickets are on sale now! Get yours online here, only a limited number… Read more »

Berkeley Dine Out Event to Support School Gardening Program, 5/13/14

Berkeley Dine Out Event to Support School Gardening Program, 5/13/14
Join us for a meal at a partnering restaurants on Tuesday, May 13th, and a portion of your bill will support the Berkeley Public School Gardening Program! It will be an evening of wining and dining in support of connecting student learning with real world experiences around food, while exploring topics of health, wellness, and… Read more »

Taste of North Berkeley to Benefit BUSD Garden & Cooking Program, 11/12/13

Taste of North Berkeley to Benefit BUSD Garden & Cooking Program, 11/12/13
This coming Tuesday, stroll, sip and taste at Gourmet Ghetto eateries, shops and galleries and help keep school gardens alive! All proceeds of this one-night event benefit the Berkeley Unified School District Garden and Cooking Program. If you are a parent, grandparent or supporter of food literacy, come join. A few schools will have tables… Read more »