Transition Berkeley Presents: Money, Banking and Investing for Transition, Tuesday, 12/11/12

Transition Berkeley Presents: Money, Banking and Investing for Transition, Tuesday, 12/11/12
On our blog this week, we shared how the Ecology Center moved our money out of big banks. It’s an important conversation not just for organizations, but businesses, individuals and families. Our friends at Transition Berkeley are putting together a free event this Tuesday, from 7-9 PM for those who want to learn more about… Read more »

Fresh Veggies for Sale in a Berkeley Backyard Near You!

Fresh Veggies for Sale in a Berkeley Backyard Near You!
Just in time for the abundance of tomato and zucchini season, Berkeley City Council passed legislation to allow neighbors to sell what they grow in their gardens. Adopted by City Council on July 31st, the ordinance updates the Berkeley Municipal Code to cover the sale of non-processed fruit, vegetables, nuts, honey and eggs.… Read more »

Berkeley City Council Considers Sunday Streets Tuesday, 7/17/12

Berkeley City Council Considers Sunday Streets Tuesday, 7/17/12
The Ecology Center is excited to get involved with Sunday Streets Berkeley, a transformative community event that is identified as an Action Item in Berkeley’s Climate Action Plan. At the Berkeley City Council meeting on July 17, councilmembers will have the opportunity to endorse the City’s sponsorship of Sunday Streets Berkeley. Come show your support,… Read more »

Berkeley Edible Gardens Initiative: Report back from April 4th Planning Commission Meeting

Berkeley Edible Gardens Initiative: Report back from April 4th Planning Commission Meeting
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Berkeley Planning Commission’s hearing on the Edible Gardening Initiative. Here is a recap of what happened: Two options were presented to the Planning Commission: option A would allow people to sell and trade their homegrown edibles with no zoning certificate, while option B would require that… Read more »

Exciting Update on Berkeley Edible Gardens Initiative

Exciting Update on Berkeley Edible Gardens Initiative
The Ecology Center and the Berkeley Food Policy Council support the Berkeley Edible Gardens Initiative (BEGI), a campaign to allow neighbors to sell or trade the surplus edibles they produce in their yards. For more background on how BEGI got started, see this article from a past issue of Terrain. We are pleased to share… Read more »