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 »

Remediation Strategies for Urban Soils: An Evening with Steve Calanog, 9/26/13

Remediation Strategies for Urban Soils: An Evening with Steve Calanog, 9/26/13

The fourth event in our “Soil in the City” workshop series brings an EPA expert with local remediation experience to the Ecology Center. Join us for an enriching evening talk with Steve Calanog, U.S. EPA Federal On-Scene Coordinator, soil expert, and gardener! Steve will address some of the biggest concerns for urban gardeners — 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 »