The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation hosted their national public health conference in Oakland last month, and reached out to the Ecology Center to host a tour to visit local food justice sites. Ecology Center’s Executive Director, Martin Bourque, led participants through an overview of the rich history of food justice and school & community gardens… Read more »
2015 has been quite a year!
We have had several exciting successes this year, as we continued to provide daily direct services to our community. Our classes and events have received record attendance, our farmers’ markets finished the year strong, and we continue to advance our Zero Waste goals. We succeeded in passing legislation in… Read more »
On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1321, a bill we have been pushing hard for. The Farm Bill contains money to incentivize SNAP (food stamp) recipients to buy fresh produce at farmers’ markets. AB 1321 sets up the framework for California to attract those federal funds, which will make healthy eating choices more… Read more »
Starting October 1st, 2015, the North Shattuck Farmers’ Market will be operating from a new location, occupying the frontage road that runs alongside CVS Pharmacy and continues into the parking lot of businesses just south of CVS. The market will feature the same array of farmers and vendors, and will take place at the same… Read more »
A story this week on NPR’s food blog, The Salt, emphasized one of the hard impacts of poverty in America: those on food stamps eat less nutritious food. Their story highlighted a review of 25 studies over the past decade that look at food spending and diets of Americans receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).… Read more »
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