Open House at the Santa Fe Right of Way, 10/12/13

Open House at the Santa Fe Right of Way, 10/12/13

The Chinese Brake ferns have grown big along the former Santa Fe Right of Way railway line, and it’s time to have an open house to invite neighbors, gardeners and the community in to learn about this project. The event will be Saturday, October 12 from 3 – 5 PM. To learn more about this… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Urban Gardens & Heavy Metal: Keeping Lead Off the Menu, 9/7/13

Urban Gardens & Heavy Metal: Keeping Lead Off the Menu, 9/7/13

We have a new event series this September, dubbed “Soil in the City.” The classes, workshops and panels in this series are designed to give urban residents tools to understand and create healthy soil, which in turn will grow healthy food, and be a part of healthy urban places.
The first event in the series… Read more »