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 »

Changemakers for Climate, 2/3/16

Changemakers for Climate, 2/3/16
Whether you’ve never attended a public meeting or you are already deep in the trenches, this monthly brief will get you up to speed on Bay Area climate campaigns and next steps for action. Issues include Crude by Rail, Bay Area Coal Exports, BAAQMD Refinery Rules, and Community Choice Energy. These targeted campaigns have impacts… Read more »

Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at EcoHouse, 2/7/16

Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at EcoHouse, 2/7/16
Growing your own food from trees is a satisfying, abundant way to eat and share your favorite varieties. Getting started and caring for a tree in your garden does require some special knowledge. Whether you want to learn how to better take care of your fruit trees, or are interested in picking up tips for… Read more »

Watersong Summit This Sunday, 1/17/16 to Explore Sustainable Water Solutions

Watersong Summit This Sunday, 1/17/16 to Explore Sustainable Water Solutions
This Sunday, we’ll be part of the Watersong Summit, an event that brings together innovative solutions, learning, and conversation on water. Part block party, part conference, and part design expo, the event begins during the day with a FREE musical walking tour. Follow behind New Orleans-style marching band MJ’s Brass Boppers on a West Oakland… Read more »

“Climate Action Now!” Report Back from Paris + Local Updates, 1/7/16

“Climate Action Now!” Report Back from Paris + Local Updates, 1/7/16
What really happened at the Paris Climate Talks and what does it mean now that they are over? Why does local action matter? Hear first hand from: Kathy Dervin, 350 Bay Area; Andy Katz, Sierra Club; and Tom & Jane Kelly representing Community Choice Energy. Learn about the City of Berkeley’s progress in reaching its… Read more »