Growing Cities: Film Screening and Discussion, 5/1/14

Growing Cities: Film Screening and Discussion, 5/1/14
Come see an exciting new documentary on urban farming, and connect with community members around this “growing” movement, Thursday, 5/1/14 at BFUU’s Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley. Meet, greet, and share locally grown snacks at 6:30. The film “Growing Cities” will screen at 7:00 followed by a series of brief presentations on ways to… Read more »

Cider Summit Comes to Downtown Berkeley, 4/26/14

Cider Summit Comes to Downtown Berkeley, 4/26/14
Cider Summit Berkeley is happening this Saturday, 4/26/14 from 12 – 6 PM, in Civic Center Park next to our Saturday Farmers’ Market. Presented by Whole Foods Market, this event will benefit the Ecology Center and the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research. The Cider Summit will feature approximately 90 ciders from throughout the… Read more »

As Groundwater Tables Drop, So Does the Land in the Central Valley

As Groundwater Tables Drop, So Does the Land in the Central Valley
Earlier this month, we posted about how the drought is impacting different farmers in our Farmers’ Markets. One of the big impacts is that surface water delivery has been cut off in many agricultural areas of the state, so farmers have resorted to pumping groundwater to keep their farms in business. Unlike surface water, groundwater… Read more »

Food Politics: How Did Your Legislator Vote in 2013?

Food Politics: How Did Your Legislator Vote in 2013?
Californians have a new tool to track what their legislators in Sacramento are doing for better, healthier food systems. The California Food Policy Council just released their report for 2013, tracking 10 of the most critical proposed food system-related bills. A quick scan shows how each legislator voted across the plank of food bills, increasing… Read more »

EU Bans Insecticide Fipronil to Protect Bees

EU Bans Insecticide Fipronil to Protect Bees
Fipronil has been added to the list of pesticides banned in the EU in an attempt to halt declining bee populations. Bee colony collapse has been linked to use of a certain class of pesticides, called neonicotinoids. Head to this article in the Guardian for more on Europe’s move. We posted a few weeks ago… Read more »