Success! California Assembly Approves AB 1321

Success! California Assembly Approves AB 1321
Update: AB 1321 was approved by the Assembly on Wednesday, June 3, with strong bipartisan support in a vote of 61 to 16! Thank you to all who advocated and contacted Assemblymembers to secure this important step. It is currently being held in the Conference Budget Committee, which is holding this item until Monday. If… Read more »

Act Now to Support AB 1321 in California’s Budget: Nutrition Incentives Act Is Win-Win for Low-Income Families & Small Farmers

Act Now to Support AB 1321 in California's Budget: Nutrition Incentives Act Is Win-Win for Low-Income Families & Small Farmers
Last week Governor Brown released his revised budget for the state. In response to the Governor’s proposal, the California state Assembly and Senate are in the process of preparing their counter-proposal. Now is the time to ask California’s Budget leaders to Fund Nutrition Incentives Act, AB 1321. For background on AB 1321, click here. How… Read more »

Ask California’s Budget Leaders to Fund Nutrition Incentives Act, AB 1321

Ask California's Budget Leaders to Fund Nutrition Incentives Act, AB 1321
UPDATE: Thanks to all our emails and letters, the Senate Budget Committee included $2.5 million in their proposed budget for AB 1321! However, we need to continue to let a few key decision-makers know that this is a budget priority for our state. We need your help to make sure that the $2.5 million makes… Read more »

Ecology Center Members’ Farm Tour: Beginning Farmers, 4/26/15

Ecology Center Members’ Farm Tour: Beginning Farmers, 4/26/15
Join us as we turn our focus to the people who grow the food we eat, ​and ​social justice issues connected with training, start up costs, and access to land for beginning farmers. We will travel to Hollister, CA to visit with Oya Organics, Golden Rule Organics, and Avalos Organic Farm to discuss challenges and… Read more »

Ecology Center Awarded $3.7 Million Grant from USDA to Expand Statewide Program That Supports Farmers & Feeds Families

Ecology Center Awarded $3.7 Million Grant from USDA to Expand  Statewide Program That Supports Farmers & Feeds Families
[Press Release] Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Ecology Center in Berkeley, California will receive one of the USDA’s first ever Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grants, totaling $3.7 million over two years. The grant will help to expand Market Match, California’s healthy food incentive program to additional farmers’ markets and other outlets… Read more »