Book Launch Party for Everyday Cheesemaking, 7/24/14

Book Launch Party for Everyday Cheesemaking, 7/24/14
Come to the Ecology Center Thursday, July 24th for a night of local cheese, goats and tips from a new book Everyday Cheesemaking: How to Succeed Making Dairy & Nut Cheese at Home. Local cheesemaker and homesteader K. Ruby Blume will be celebrating the launch of her book with goat milking and cheesemaking demonstrations,… Read more »

July 4th Schedule for Ecology Center Programs

July 4th Schedule for Ecology Center Programs
The Ecology Center Store, office and environmental services will be closed on Friday in observance of the 4th of July holiday. We will be open with regular hours on Saturday and Sunday. Recycling pick up will be operating as usual on Friday. The Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market will be operating also as usual on Saturday.… Read more »

Get Your Summer Sun Safely: EWG’s Guide to Sunscreens

Get Your Summer Sun Safely: EWG's Guide to Sunscreens
Environmental Working Group has put out an updated Guide to Sunscreens, and this year, they have also launched a Sun Safety campaign. The reason? Two-thirds of the sunscreens they assessed did not work well enough, or contained ingredients that are toxic. Meanwhile, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Big… Read more »

Family Fun Festival, 5/31/14

Family Fun Festival, 5/31/14
This Saturday is the 10th Annual Free Family Fun Festival, co-sponsored by the Downtown Berkeley YMCA, the City of Berkeley, Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Dept., and BART. From 10 AM to 3 PM, check out a whole range of free games, contests, performances and activities in Civic Center park, next to our Saturday Farmers’ Market.… Read more »

Holiday Hours, Tips and Staff Picks for Gifts from the Ecology Center

Holiday Hours, Tips and Staff Picks for Gifts from the Ecology Center
Our Store, Farmers’ Market, Farm Fresh Choice and Recycling all have special holiday schedules in the next few weeks. Farm Fresh Choice and the Farmers’ Market will be closed between 12/23/13 and 1/1/14. Recycling will not be running pick up service on 12/25/13, and 1/1/14 but will resume Thursday, 12/26/13 – Saturday, 12/28/13, and Thursday,… Read more »