Video: Undersecretary Concannon Visits Our Farmers’ Market

Video: Undersecretary Concannon Visits Our Farmers' Market
Earlier this month, a very special guest came to our farmers’ market: United States Department of Agriculture’s Undersecretary of Agriculture Kevin Concannon visited for National Nutrition Month! Our staff met with Undersecretary Concannon to discuss CalFresh (California’s food stamps, referred to as SNAP nationally) access at farmers’ markets and incentives like Market Match. Our Market… Read more »

El Niño Rains Are Good for Farmers – But They Need Customers, Too!

El Niño Rains Are Good for Farmers - But They Need Customers, Too!
Farmers’ Markets typically slow down in the winter, but this season has been especially tough: farmers are finally getting the rain they need, but the customers have dried up. Months of wet weather can make a big dent in profits for a farmer set up at an outdoor market. The solution is customers who are… Read more »

Gather Your Unwanted Coats! Coat Drive Runs Through 12/20/15

Gather Your Unwanted Coats! Coat Drive Runs Through 12/20/15
We’ve been finding out exactly which of our cold-weather clothes we wear these past few weeks. The less-loved garments don’t need to languish, though – there’s a better use for them. The Ecology Center is partnering with One Warm Coat to host a winter coat drive this holiday season. In the spirit of reuse and… Read more »

Ecology Center Program Schedules this Week for July 4th Holiday

Ecology Center Program Schedules this Week for July 4th Holiday
This is the schedule for Ecology Center’s programs and services for the holiday, July 3-4th : Farmers’ Market – Thursday North Berkeley Farmers’ Market runs as usual; Saturday Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market runs as usual. Recycling – Curbside recycling operates its usual schedule and routes this week. Store – Open on Friday and Saturday, regular… Read more »

We’re Hiring for Youth Positions, Administrative Associate, Lead Farmers’ Market Manager & Events Coordinator – Apply Soon!

We're Hiring for Youth Positions, Administrative Associate, Lead Farmers' Market Manager & Events Coordinator - Apply Soon!
Come work with us! Our Youth Development program is offering exciting new youth positions that offer first steps for the next generation of environmental leaders. We’re also looking for part time and full time staff in our Education & Engagement and Food & Farming programs. Brief details for these positions are below. Help us find… Read more »