A new food sovereignty project led by Phat Beets and partnering organizations is connecting internationally and internally displaced farmers living in Oakland to peri-urban public land. The Pinole Creek Incubator Farm, located 20 minutes outside of Oakland nestled in the beautiful hills between the city of Pinole and Briones, will be celebrating its Grand Opening… Read more »
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On a drizzly June morning, a group of eight Ecology Center staff, volunteers, and friends visited Dig Deep Farms, an urban farming enterprise with seven farm plots within Alameda County. Our first stop was a plot of land lent to Dig Deep by the next-door… Read more »
The economy has taken a toll on my finances and I expect a real hard time this year coming up with holiday gifts. I’m underemployed and struggling, but I still want to get people good gifts that are green. Do you have some inexpensive ideas for me because I’m a little despairing. —Flat … Read more »
Each year, Ecology Center staff and members of the Berkeley Farmers’ Market Community Advisory Committee visit the farms of three Berkeley Farmers’ Market growers. This year we headed east, winding around Mt. Diablo to Frog Hollow Farm in Brentwood, skirting the labyrinthine canals of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to Lucero Organic Farm near Lodi,… Read more »