Panel and Farm Tour: Two Upcoming Events Tap into Drought, Climate and Food Systems

Panel and Farm Tour: Two Upcoming Events Tap into Drought, Climate and Food Systems
The worst of the drought is looming for farmers. Consumers nationwide may get hit with rising food prices through the summer. Yet the impacts of the drought may go far beyond this summer: our local food system is adapting to a future with a volatile climate. We have two back to back events that will… Read more »

Exciting News: $2.5 Million Market Match Expansion Covered in LA Times

Exciting News: $2.5 Million Market Match Expansion Covered in LA Times
We’re leading the expansion of Market Match, to make healthy, affordable produce easily available to farmers’ market shoppers across California. The program received a big boost with a $2.5 Million grant from our Los Angeles partner, First5 LA, and today the LA Times picked up the story. Several other media outlets also ran articles: Los… Read more »

Ecology Center Partners with First 5 LA to Expand Market Match to 37 Farmers’ Markets with $2.5 Million Grant

Ecology Center Partners with First 5 LA to Expand Market Match to 37 Farmers’ Markets with $2.5 Million Grant
Our efforts to expand our healthy food program statewide celebrated a big success in LA County this past weekend. The press release that went out for the celebration provides a snapshot of the program, our partners, and what impact this collaboration is having for low-income families and farmers in the Los Angeles area. Read on… Read more »

Taste of North Berkeley to Benefit BUSD Garden & Cooking Program, 11/12/13

Taste of North Berkeley to Benefit BUSD Garden & Cooking Program, 11/12/13
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 »

Tell Congress to Save America’s Pollinators

Tell Congress to Save America's Pollinators
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 »