The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation hosted their national public health conference in Oakland last month, and reached out to the Ecology Center to host a tour to visit local food justice sites. Ecology Center’s Executive Director, Martin Bourque, led participants through an overview of the rich history of food justice and school & community gardens… Read more »
If you go past Spiral Gardens on Tuesday afternoons, a large black fence and “For Sale” sign may be what you notice instead of the Ecology Center’s Farm Fresh Choice produce stand. The stand is still running though, near the side entrance on Oregon Street. Spiral Gardens is also still running, and not for sale.… Read more »
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 »
This is one event that has been a long time coming, and we hope you join the celebration! For years, neighbors and gardeners in South Berkeley have been advocating for creating a usable public space on the Santa Fe Right of Way, a 40 foot wide swath that runs through residential neighborhoods along an old… Read more »
Farm Fresh Choice, Spiral Gardens, and Network for a Healthy California collaborated to pull off a great opening celebration for the Tuesday produce stand. There was a great turnout from new and old supporters, and the new location is looking tidy thanks to two volunteer work parties. Games, spoken word, and a cooking demonstration were… Read more »