Book Launch Party: The Essential Urban Farmer, Thursday, 4/26/12

Book Launch Party: The Essential Urban Farmer, Thursday, 4/26/12

We’re looking forward to an upcoming evening with urban farmers Willow Rosenthal and Novella Carpenter, who just hatched a new book, The Essential Urban Farmer… Read more ». In this indispensable guide, the authors share their experience as successful urban farmers and provide practical blueprints and rich visual material for novice and experienced growers looking to bring

Urban Adamah Grand Opening and Farm Festival 6/19/11

Urban Adamah Grand Opening and Farm Festival 6/19/11

Please join us on Sunday, June 19, for the grand opening of Berkeley’s new Jewish urban farm! Urban Adamah is a new community farm and environmental educational center at the corner of San Pablo and Berkeley in West Berkeley. The Grand Opening, from 10:00 – 1:30, will feature diverse programs for kids and adults of… Read more »

East Bay residents contend for right to sell home-grown edibles

East Bay residents contend for right to sell home-grown edibles

Recent efforts by East Bay homesteaders to sell home-grown produce have met stringent resistance from local government. In an issue of Terrain Magazine… Read more », we covered the difficulty North Berkeley resident Sophie Hahn met in obtaining a permit that would allow her to sell produce grown from her yard in a local CSA-type program. “That’s

City of Oakland Shuts Down Novella Carpenter’s Urban Farmstand

City of Oakland Shuts Down Novella Carpenter's Urban Farmstand

Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, has shut down her Oakland-based farmstand in response to a warning the City is imposing for lacking a conditional use permit to sell chard at her farmstand. “I’m getting in trouble for selling… Read more » the chard. It is legal to grow vegetables and