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 »

Go Bug-Free and Healthy with Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Bug Repellents

Go Bug-Free and Healthy with Environmental Working Group's Guide to Bug Repellents
Staff at our Info Desk recommend the Environmental Working Group’s resources for providing accurate information on healthy choices for products and foods. EWG’s latest resource is a guide on bug repellents, to help adults, kids and pregnant women find the most effective and least toxic choice to avoid mosquitos and ticks. The first step for… Read more »

Explore the West Berkeley Design Loop, Saturday, 7/20/13

Explore the West Berkeley Design Loop, Saturday, 7/20/13
Get in the Loop! Did you know West Berkeley has the highest concentration of independent, home improvement businesses in the Bay Area? On Saturday, July 20th, these merchants invite you to explore the West Berkeley Design Loop, and participate in free DIY workshops. Enter a sweepstakes at each of the 20 participating stores (including the… Read more »

July 4th Holiday Schedule for Ecology Center Programs

July 4th Holiday Schedule for Ecology Center Programs
Please note some of the Ecology Center’s programs and services will be observing the holiday this Thursday. The Thursday North Berkeley Farmers’ Market will be closed. Stock up on produce at South Berkeley Tuesday market and Albany Wednesday market instead. Click here for location and hours for our Farmers’ Markets. The Ecology Center Store and… Read more »

Goats and Backyard Roots at the Ecology Center, Thursday, 5/9/13

Goats and Backyard Roots at the Ecology Center, Thursday, 5/9/13
This coming Thursday evening, Lori Eames will be sharing photos and stories from her new “Backyard Roots” book. The book has beautiful snapshots of urban farms all along the West Coast, with many familiar Bay Area locals featured. Kitty Sharkey, whose urban farm is in East Oakland, will be bringing two of her Nigerian dwarf… Read more »