Ecology Center Members’ Farm Tour: Beginning Farmers, 4/26/15

Ecology Center Members’ Farm Tour: Beginning Farmers, 4/26/15
Join us as we turn our focus to the people who grow the food we eat, ​and ​social justice issues connected with training, start up costs, and access to land for beginning farmers. We will travel to Hollister, CA to visit with Oya Organics, Golden Rule Organics, and Avalos Organic Farm to discuss challenges and… Read more »

Celebrating César Chávez and Dolores Huerta

Celebrating César Chávez and Dolores Huerta
We have just entered into the peak of spring, and with it, a time to commemorate both César Chávez and Dolores Huerta and their leadership to lift up working people. The commemoration runs from March 20 – April 23, from the spring equinox until the anniversary of Chávez’s death. This year, the committee in Berkeley… Read more »

Top Herbicide Roundup Could Cause Cancer, Says Study from World Health Organization

Top Herbicide Roundup Could Cause Cancer, Says Study from World Health Organization
A new study published this week draws the conclusion that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is a likely carcinogen. This study has quickly caught media attention in part because it is coming from a well-respected, international group of scientists connected to the World Health Organization. Categorizing glyphosate as a probable carcinogen is a strong… Read more »

Día de los Muertos and Halloween Celebration, 10/28/14

Día de los Muertos and Halloween Celebration, 10/28/14
Our annual event to honor deceased loved ones, farmworkers, and celebrate with festive costumes returns to the South Berkeley Farmers’ Market. Please join us, Tuesday, October 28 from 2 – 6pm in honoring and celebrating. This year, a community altar by artist and youth activist Emma Gomez will pay tribute to community members and workers… Read more »

Cesar Chavez Commemoration Brings Ecology Center Staffer Back to His Roots

Cesar Chavez Commemoration Brings Ecology Center Staffer Back to His Roots
Ecology Center staffer Lorenzo Flores has family connections to the UFW and Chicano movements. Here, he shares his history, and how his present role serving on the César Chávez Dolores Huerta Commemoration Committee has brought him full circle.  “Sí Se Puede! Sí Se Puede! Sí Se Puede!” follows the sound of one loud single hand… Read more »