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 »

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 »

Urban Gardens & Heavy Metal: Keeping Lead Off the Menu, 9/7/13

Urban Gardens & Heavy Metal: Keeping Lead Off the Menu, 9/7/13

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 »

Fresh Veggies for Sale in a Berkeley Backyard Near You!

Fresh Veggies for Sale in a Berkeley Backyard Near You!

Just in time for the abundance of tomato and zucchini season, Berkeley City Council passed legislation to allow neighbors to sell what they grow in their gardens. Adopted by City Council on July 31st, the ordinance updates the Berkeley Municipal Code to cover the sale of non-processed fruit, vegetables, nuts, honey and eggs.… Read more »