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 »

Berkeley’s School Garden and Cooking Program Will Continue, and Is Hiring for a Program Supervisor

Berkeley's School Garden and Cooking Program Will Continue, and Is Hiring for a Program Supervisor
The well-loved Garden and Cooking Program at Berkeley’s public schools has received critical support from the School Board and community. The programs at 14 Berkeley public schools are facing an uncertain future, due to $1.9 million per year in federal funding being cut (head to KQED’s Bay Area Bites blog for detailed background reading). The… Read more »

Chef HuNia Bradley at the Albany Farmers’ Market, 6/26/13

Chef HuNia Bradley at the Albany Farmers' Market, 6/26/13
Next Wednesday, taste and learn one of HuNia Bradley’s delicious recipes at the Albany Farmers’ Market. HuNia will be leading a cooking demonstration as part of our Farmers’ Market Cooking Demonstration series. This series was created to provide people with knowledge that they can easily take home and put to use in their own kitchens.… Read more »

Know Your Rights Workshop This Thursday, 6/13/13

Know Your Rights Workshop This Thursday, 6/13/13
Farm Fresh Choice invites young people, youth advocates, and East Bay community members to learn about criminal law directly from lawyers who work to promote social welfare through the defense of human and civil rights. Emily Abraham and Gautam Jagannath, staff attorneys at Social Justice Collaborative, will give a talk about street law topics such… Read more »

Hard Apple Cider: Reinventing Tradition

Hard Apple Cider: Reinventing Tradition
Beginning this May, fermented apple cider, or “hard cider” will be available at the Ecology Center Saturday Farmers’ Market, as we welcome Devoto Gardens. Here is a snapshot of the past, present, and future of hard cider and apple farms, as told by fermenting enthusiast Dylan Cardiff, our Farmers’ Market Operations Manager. Hard cider is… Read more »