Freeing Land for Food: Urban Greening and Gentrification, 9/28/13

Freeing Land for Food: Urban Greening and Gentrification, 9/28/13

The final event in our “Soil in the City” series looks at how urban gardening intersects with social justice. Why are urban soils so toxic in communities that have the least access to healthy foods? Is a community garden in your neighborhood always good for the community and does it meet the needs of the… Read more »

Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, 9/28/13

Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, 9/28/13

“Stand Up for the Earth” with Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Gary Snyder and Robert Hass, with Brenda Hillman, Matthew Zapruder, Brian Teare, Ann Fisher-Wirth (The Ecopoetry Anthology), giovanni singleton, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Barbara Jane Reyes, Mary Mackey, John Shoptaw, Alan Soldofsky, California Poets in the Schools, River of Words, Poetry Inside Out (K-12 Student Poets), The… Read more »

String Band Contest at the Farmers’ Market, 9/21/13

String Band Contest at the Farmers' Market, 9/21/13

The Berkeley Farmer’ Market String Band Contest is the centerpiece of the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention (BOTMC) which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The contest is twenty bands competing for bags of wooden nickels, redeemable for fresh produce at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, which sponsors the contest and is adjacent to the… Read more »

Worm Composting Workshop with Urban Worm, 9/15/13

Worm Composting Workshop with Urban Worm, 9/15/13

The next event in our “Soil in the City” series focuses on one of the most beneficial species for building healthy soil – worms! In addition to their many benefits, worm compost systems are low maintenance and don’t need a lot of space, making them ideal for urban residents.
Join us for a free community… Read more »

Come Visit Us this Sunday at Solano Stroll, 9/8/13

Come Visit Us this Sunday at Solano Stroll, 9/8/13

Our staff will be out enjoying the action this Sunday at Solano Stroll – a big, fun, free street festival on Solano Avenue. Say hello, and test your knowledge of plastics recycling with our game. Winners will get a free year membership to the Ecology Center! You can also pick up resources for going plastic-free… Read more »