Time outdoors, fresh and flavorful food, family and friends are all things to love about summer barbecues. What we don’t love? Side effects like hazardous smoke and carbon emissions. What options do grillers have, and how does their environmental impact stack up?
The two traditional choices are charcoal or gas grills. At our Store, we… Read more »
Turkey pop quiz: what’s the difference between “natural,” “organic,” and “free-range?” What about “heirloom” vs. “heritage?” If you’re stumped but want to choose the best turkey for your table, head over to this article from Grist. It identifies the differences between all those labels, and also has some incredible facts about the vast scale of… Read more »
What’s big, red and rolling your way with organic beer? Local craft brewery Bison is creating the Beer Wagon, a community-focused, sustainable, mobile beer garden that donates 100% of its profits to local charities – including the Ecology Center. The Beer Wagon will raise money by selling draft beer (and other organic beverages) at food… Read more »
The East Bay Express is running their annual “Best of East Bay” vote-a-thon from now until June 27th. Ecology Center fans should freely share their love of our Farmers’ Markets and our organization as a whole by voting for “Ecology Center” in the Non-Profit and “Berkeley Farmers’ Market” in the Farmers’ Market categories. Voters get… Read more »
Beginning this May, fermented apple cider, or “hard cider” will be available at the Ecology Center Saturday Farmers’ Market, as we welcome Devoto Gardens. Here is a snapshot of the past, present, and future of hard cider and apple farms, as told by fermenting enthusiast Dylan Cardiff, our Farmers’ Market Operations Manager.
Hard cider is… Read more »