Listen Now: Audio Recording from Panel Event “Plastics: The Rising Tide”

Listen Now: Audio Recording from Panel Event "Plastics: The Rising Tide"
We recently hosted a panel event as part of Plastic-Free July to bring together knowledgable advocates to discuss big issues of plastic pollution, recycling, and solutions. This event’s point of departure: worldwide consumption of plastic continues to rise and our strategies for dealing with plastic waste are simply not keeping up. The panel of experts… Read more »

Bay Area Seed Swap & Celebration 3/18/16: THE Event of the Year for Local Gardeners!

Bay Area Seed Swap & Celebration 3/18/16: THE Event of the Year for Local Gardeners!
Join us for a fun and festive Annual Seed Exchange hosted by the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL). Come learn about seed libraries, seed law, swap home-grown garden seeds, share a potluck supper, enjoy live music with Mud Fence and the company of fantastic local gardeners and earth stewards. This event comes around every… Read more »

Naomi Klein’s Best-Selling Book Is Now a Film! Join us at Screening of “This Changes Everything,” 3/5/16

Naomi Klein's Best-Selling Book Is Now a Film! Join us at Screening of "This Changes Everything," 3/5/16
What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Free film screening will be Saturday, March 5, at 10:30 AM at the Rialto Cinemas… Read more »

“Tiny: A Story About Living Small” Film Screening & Panel Discussion on Tiny Homes, 3/3/16

"Tiny: A Story About Living Small" Film Screening & Panel Discussion on Tiny Homes, 3/3/16
What are the benefits of living in a house with a footprint no larger than a parking space? What would it take to make the tiny home movement – well, big? Join us for a film and discussion on Thursday, March 3rd at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall. A screening of “Tiny: A Story… Read more »

Celebrate International Year of Pulses and Save the Date: BASIL Annual Seed Swap Set for 3/18/16

Celebrate International Year of Pulses and Save the Date: BASIL Annual Seed Swap Set for 3/18/16
2016 is the international year of pulses, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. What’s a pulse? The dried seed of a plant in the legume family – so your favorite dried beans, dried peas, lentils, and chickpeas are all part of the pulse club. As legumes, pulses are not only… Read more »