The Drought Is On: Get Free Water-Saving Devices to Reduce Your Use

The Drought Is On: Get Free Water-Saving Devices to Reduce Your Use

Governor Brown made California’s drought an official emergency last week, asking all businesses and residents to cut back water use by 20%. Conserving now means that our existing water supplies will go further, and is the least expensive strategy for both water users and water districts to cope with the drought. Simple water saving devices… Read more »

Will 2014 Be a Drought Year?

Will 2014 Be a Drought Year?

2013 is leaving us high and dry. It was California’s driest year on record, and our local water agency, EBMUD, is reporting rainfall was less than 30% of average years. Rainfall in the next few months will be critical to replenish reservoirs, snow pack and water tables to carry us through the summer. If not… Read more »

Celebrate Food Sovereignty! Earth Day Celebration and Pinole Farm Grand Opening, This Sunday, 4/21/13

Celebrate Food Sovereignty! Earth Day Celebration and Pinole Farm Grand Opening, This Sunday, 4/21/13

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 »