#GivingTuesday: give for more healthy food for more people!

#GivingTuesday: give for more healthy food for more people!
Today, #GivingTuesday, is a global day dedicated to celebrating generosity and giving back to our communities. This #GivingTuesday, help us improve healthy food access for low-income families in 2015! In 2014, the Ecology Center’s Market Match program gave thousands of families who rely on food stamps extra dollars to spend on fruits and vegetables grown… Read more »

New California Law Elevates Farmers’ Markets – Part of Behind-the-Scenes Work of the Ecology Center

New California Law Elevates Farmers' Markets - Part of Behind-the-Scenes Work of the Ecology Center
The Ecology Center’s weekly farmers’ markets are how we got our start building an alternative food system. Recently, our work in that realm has expanded, but less visibly to our local supporters and farmers’ market customers. That’s because we’re working behind the scenes statewide with other farmers’ market managers and partners, to replicate programs that… Read more »

Groundwater Regulation Is a Win, and Not Soon Enough for Local Farmers

Groundwater Regulation Is a Win, and Not Soon Enough for Local Farmers
We’ve gotten a few sprinkles in the Bay Area since Governor Brown signed a package of bills to regulate the state’s groundwater resources last week, but the drought’s far from over. The move is vital to protect the future of local, sustainably grown food in California. It’s also long overdue, and it’ll be years before… Read more »

Jack Johnson Doubles Your Ecology Center Donations!

Jack Johnson Doubles Your Ecology Center Donations!
Jack Johnson and his social action network, All at Once, are passionate about sustainable, local food systems and Plastic-Free initiatives, and so are we! They kindly reached out to the Ecology Center to be a partner organization, as a way to support our work and to encourage people to get involved and make positive change… Read more »

Preservation Demo of Smoothies, Syrups and Shrubs, at Tuesday Farmers’ Market, 6/24/14

Preservation Demo of Smoothies, Syrups and Shrubs, at Tuesday Farmers' Market, 6/24/14
We’re hosting a series of food preservation demos at the Farmers’ Market, to share skills on preserving the summer abundance. Buying produce at the peak of the season means you get the best flavor and value, and with some simple techniques you can extend the shelf life to enjoy them (and share them) for longer.… Read more »