Family Fun Festival at Farmers’ Market, 5/30/15

Family Fun Festival at Farmers' Market, 5/30/15
The annual FREE Family Fun Festival is back this year on Saturday, May 30th at the Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market from 10am-2pm! The event is co-sponsored by the Ecology Center, YMCA, the City of Berkeley, and BART and will feature games, contests, performances, and hands-on activities for all ages! Highlights include a farm animal petting… Read more »

Farmers’ Market Cooking Demo Collaboration with Bauman College Kicks Off Tomorrow, 4/28/15

Farmers' Market Cooking Demo Collaboration with Bauman College Kicks Off Tomorrow, 4/28/15
The Ecology Center is proud to announce a collaboration between Bauman College and our Farmers’ Markets. Beginning Tuesday, April 28th, Berkeley-based holistic nutrition and culinary arts academy Bauman College will be hosting a series of monthly cooking demonstrations at the Ecology Center’s Tuesday and Saturday Farmers’ Markets. These demos will feature healthy, ethically-sourced, affordable, and… Read more »

Wild Fermentation with Phat Beetz Youth Pickle Co, 5/2/15

Wild Fermentation with Phat Beetz Youth Pickle Co, 5/2/15
Love pickled vegetables? Learn to make your own! It’s easy, affordable, incredibly healthy, and maybe slightly addictive. Talk with any fermentation enthusiast and you might get a glimpse that pickled vegetables is a gateway into the wild, macrobiotic world of cultured foods. Coming up, Saturday, May 2nd, we have a free event that we hope… Read more »

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 »

From Roof to Rain Barrel to Yard: Class with Kim Titus from Urban Farmer Store this Saturday, 2/21/15

From Roof to Rain Barrel to Yard: Class with Kim Titus from Urban Farmer Store this Saturday, 2/21/15
The current drought is caused by warmer temperatures due to climate change, but in 2015 so far, California has had average precipitation. The warming weather means more of it falls as rain, leading to diminishing snow pack to carry us through our dry summers. These type of conditions make capturing and making the most of… Read more »