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 »

Ecology Center Awarded $3.7 Million Grant from USDA to Expand Statewide Program That Supports Farmers & Feeds Families

Ecology Center Awarded $3.7 Million Grant from USDA to Expand  Statewide Program That Supports Farmers & Feeds Families
[Press Release] Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Ecology Center in Berkeley, California will receive one of the USDA’s first ever Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grants, totaling $3.7 million over two years. The grant will help to expand Market Match, California’s healthy food incentive program to additional farmers’ markets and other outlets… 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 »

16th Annual Bay Area Seed Swap & Celebration, 3/7/15

16th Annual Bay Area Seed Swap & Celebration, 3/7/15
One of our favorite events is coming up very soon, back for another year! Join us for a fun and festive Annual Seed Swap hosted by the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL). Come learn about seed libraries, swap home-grown garden seeds, share a potluck supper, enjoy music and the company of fantastic local gardeners… Read more »