Action Item: City of Berkeley Community Gardens Amendment

Action Item: City of Berkeley Community Gardens Amendment
On Tuesday, May 10th, a Community Garden Zoning Amendment will come before the Berkeley City Council. The Ecology Center is urging the Council to vote “yes.” If you are a fan of community gardens and would like to see more of them, we encourage you to contact your Council Member to voice your support. The… Read more »

Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative Is Hiring for New Coordinator

Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative Is Hiring for New Coordinator
The Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative (BCGC) is a network of diverse community and school gardens in Berkeley who share a commitment to organic, urban agriculture, and access to healthy food for Berkeley residents. The beloved long-time leader of BCGC, Beebo Turman, is retiring, and hiring a replacement coordinator. The new Berkeley Community Gardening Coordinator will… Read more »

Freeing Land for Food: Urban Greening and Gentrification, 9/28/13

Freeing Land for Food: Urban Greening and Gentrification, 9/28/13
The final event in our “Soil in the City” series looks at how urban gardening intersects with social justice. Why are urban soils so toxic in communities that have the least access to healthy foods? Is a community garden in your neighborhood always good for the community and does it meet the needs of the… Read more »