From Roof to Rain Barrel to Yard: Class with Kim Titus from Urban Farmer Store this Saturday, 2/21/15

From Roof to Rain Barrel to Yard: Class with Kim Titus from Urban Farmer Store this Saturday, 2/21/15
The current drought is caused by warmer temperatures due to climate change, but in 2015 so far, California has had average precipitation. The warming weather means more of it falls as rain, leading to diminishing snow pack to carry us through our dry summers. These type of conditions make capturing and making the most of… Read more »

Bay Area State of Our Water Symposium, 1/29/15

Bay Area State of Our Water Symposium, 1/29/15
Curious about how our water supply is doing in the midst of another dry January? Join our upcoming event, next Thursday, January 29th from 7-9 PM and learn, discuss, and enjoy a night focused on our most precious resource. The Bay Area State of Our Water Symposium addresses the question: what is the state of… Read more »

Spare the Air All Winter? Drought, Poor Air Quality, and Inequity

Spare the Air All Winter? Drought, Poor Air Quality, and Inequity
December seems long gone, along with the big storms it brought. The weeks of dry, sunny and windless winter weather contribute to California’s ongoing drought, and they also have a hard impact on air quality. There’s not too much we can do to change the weather, which is caused by the winter inversion, the high… Read more »

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 »

Get the Low Down on Pee and Poo: Composting Toilet Event, 8/7/14

Get the Low Down on Pee and Poo: Composting Toilet Event, 8/7/14
Composting toilets and urine reuse are drought-savvy practices that we don’t see many public examples of in the US. These systems can be sanitary and ecological, conserving drinkable water for uses other than flushing toilets. Get the low down on repurposing human waste at an evening presentation with Greywater Action, Thursday, August 7th. Learn about… Read more »