This coming Tuesday, stroll, sip and taste at Gourmet Ghetto eateries, shops and galleries and help keep school gardens alive! All proceeds of this one-night event benefit the Berkeley Unified School District Garden and Cooking Program. If you are a parent, grandparent or supporter of food literacy, come join. A few schools will have tables… Read more »
Beyond Pesticides is championing a new effort to create national protection for bees and insect pollinators. The proposed bill comes after 50,000 bees died in an Oregon parking lot last month, due to application of neonicotinoid pesticides. Read their call to action, contact your congressperson, and spread the word!
On July 17th, Representatives John Conyers… 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 »
The Ecology Center is perhaps best known for our local, service-oriented work. But as we’ve created infrastructure and piloted projects, we have frequently found ourselves at government’s door, advocating for policy changes that would stop harmful practices and allow our positive, local solutions to scale up. Even in this jaded age of low government expectations,… Read more »