Next Up in the “Soil in the City” Series: Remediating Arsenic in the Santa Fe Right of Way, 9/12/13

Next Up in the "Soil in the City" Series: Remediating Arsenic in the Santa Fe Right of Way, 9/12/13

The Santa Fe Right of Way, a stretch of open space that used to be a railway line, runs through several neighborhoods in South and Central Berkeley. It’s the site of a bioremediation project that we’ve blogged about in the past, and next week we’re running a workshop there as part of our Soil in… Read more »

Intermediate Seed Saving for Urban Farmers and Gardeners

Intermediate Seed Saving for Urban Farmers and Gardeners

The second event in our “Reclaim, Rebuild, Reskill” series is for people ready to take their seed saving to the next level. This workshop will cover basic and advanced seed concepts including basic taxonomy and botany, choosing the right variety or crop, ideal population sizes, preventing cross-pollination, selecting for improved varieties, seed maturation, seed harvest,… Read more »

BASIL Seed Sorting Party Tomorrow, 8/25/12

BASIL Seed Sorting Party Tomorrow, 8/25/12

Come down to the Ecology Center tomorrow, from 1 to 3 PM to help with a little end-of-summer tidying and processing of the seed library’s holdings. This is a great chance to meet other seed savers, learn some seed saving tips, and snag some seeds for your fall planting. All experience levels welcome! We hope… Read more »

Best of East Bay Express: Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative

Best of East Bay Express: Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative

Nothing brings people together quite like a garden, and nothing brings small-scale urban farmers together quite like the Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative. Founded in 1995, the collaborative now supports nineteen schoolyard gardens and eleven neighborhood gardens on public and private land throughout Berkeley by securing funding, serving as a liaison with the city, and facilitating… Read more »

Composting for Renters Class this Saturday, 6/9/12

Composting for Renters Class this Saturday, 6/9/12

Yes, renters can compost! In this workshop we will explore several solutions for composting with limited space and provide ways to overcome the common obstacles that renters face. We’ll review several options for composting your kitchen scraps indoors and possibilities for how to use your finished compost. One popular and accessible method is worm composting… Read more »