Goats and Backyard Roots at the Ecology Center, Thursday, 5/9/13

Goats and Backyard Roots at the Ecology Center, Thursday, 5/9/13

This coming Thursday evening, Lori Eames will be sharing photos and stories from her new “Backyard Roots” book. The book has beautiful snapshots of urban farms all along the West Coast, with many familiar Bay Area locals featured. Kitty Sharkey, whose urban farm is in East Oakland, will be bringing two of her Nigerian dwarf… Read more »

Eat Pray Lulov: A Sukkot Harvest Festival, this Sunday, 10/7/12

Eat Pray Lulov: A Sukkot Harvest Festival, this Sunday, 10/7/12

Our neighbors at the Urban Adamah farm are hosting a great event this weekend, back by popular demand! Eat Pray Lulav, a Sukkot Harvest Festival will be their biggest family event of the year, with live musical performances by Octopretzel and The Bearded Ladies! They will also have plenty of goats, storytelling, cob stove building,… Read more »

Richmond Community: Do You Want Your Garden Tested?

Richmond Community: Do You Want Your Garden Tested?

Urban Tilth is leading an effort to test Richmond gardens that may have been affected by last weeks’ Chevron fire. They are hoping to gather as much data as possible to build a coordinated community response. If you or someone you know has a garden that is potentially contaminated, Urban Tilth has put together this… Read more »

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

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 »