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 »

South Berkeley Farmers’ Market seeks a cheese vendor!

South Berkeley Farmers' Market seeks a cheese vendor!
The Ecology Center’s vibrant South Berkeley Farmers’ Market is looking to welcome a new cheese vendor to the market. Please spread the word to your favorite dairy farmers, creameries, and cheesemakers! This market operates every Tuesday from 2-6:30pm at Alcatraz and Adeline on the Berkeley-Oakland border. Preference will be given to local, small-scale producers who… Read more »

#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 »