Ecology Center Awarded $3.7 Million Grant from USDA to Expand Statewide Program That Supports Farmers & Feeds Families

Ecology Center Awarded $3.7 Million Grant from USDA to Expand  Statewide Program That Supports Farmers & Feeds Families
[Press Release] Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Ecology Center in Berkeley, California will receive one of the USDA’s first ever Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grants, totaling $3.7 million over two years. The grant will help to expand Market Match, California’s healthy food incentive program to additional farmers’ markets and other outlets… Read more »

Tell Governor Jerry Brown: Stop Fracking, Do It for the Drought.

Tell Governor Jerry Brown: Stop Fracking, Do It for the Drought.
This week, a NASA researcher published an op-ed with the title, “California has about one year of water left,” causing a viral drought frenzy on the internet. Individual drought-shaming is already a trend, and Governor Brown asked every Californian to conserve water when he declared a drought emergency last January. Our collective effort should be… Read more »

Create Your Own Water-Wise Home and Landscape, 3/26/15

Create Your Own Water-Wise Home and Landscape, 3/26/15
From reusing greywater, to collecting rainwater, to installing waterless composting toilets, simple alterations can transform our home water systems. A recent study found that households saved an average of 15,000 gallons a year after installing greywater system! This presentation will teach you how you can transform your own home so it conserves and reuses our… Read more »

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 »