Groundwater Regulation Is a Win, and Not Soon Enough for Local Farmers

Groundwater Regulation Is a Win, and Not Soon Enough for Local Farmers
We’ve gotten a few sprinkles in the Bay Area since Governor Brown signed a package of bills to regulate the state’s groundwater resources last week, but the drought’s far from over. The move is vital to protect the future of local, sustainably grown food in California. It’s also long overdue, and it’ll be years before… Read more »

Empty Reservoirs, Fallow Fields: Panel Discussion on Drought, Climate and Food, 5/27/14

Empty Reservoirs, Fallow Fields: Panel Discussion on Drought, Climate and Food, 5/27/14
This is the first of two events we have coming up that look at the impact the drought and climate change will have on our food system. In the coming years, drought, hotter temperatures, and extreme weather will team up to reduce crop yields around the world, making food scarcer and more expensive. Here in… Read more »

As Groundwater Tables Drop, So Does the Land in the Central Valley

As Groundwater Tables Drop, So Does the Land in the Central Valley
Earlier this month, we posted about how the drought is impacting different farmers in our Farmers’ Markets. One of the big impacts is that surface water delivery has been cut off in many agricultural areas of the state, so farmers have resorted to pumping groundwater to keep their farms in business. Unlike surface water, groundwater… Read more »

Fracking in California 101, 11/19/13

Fracking in California 101, 11/19/13
Fracking is expanding all over the country, but it’s also already being used here in California. Understanding what fracking is, how to talk about it, and what can be done to protect communities from its risks are all going to be addressed at a free upcoming workshop, Tuesday, November 19th from 7 to 9 PM.… Read more »

Bay Area Big Oil Getting Bigger? Panel Discussion 11/6/13

Bay Area Big Oil Getting Bigger? Panel Discussion 11/6/13
Did you know that we live next to five oil refineries in the East Bay and that several are considering plans to process Canadian tar sands crude oil, described by the Sierra Club as “the most toxic fossil fuel on the planet”? On Wednesday, November 6th, from 7-9 PM, a panel event at the Ecology… Read more »