Wild Fermentation with Phat Beetz Youth Pickle Co, 5/2/15

Wild Fermentation with Phat Beetz Youth Pickle Co, 5/2/15
Love pickled vegetables? Learn to make your own! It’s easy, affordable, incredibly healthy, and maybe slightly addictive. Talk with any fermentation enthusiast and you might get a glimpse that pickled vegetables is a gateway into the wild, macrobiotic world of cultured foods. Coming up, Saturday, May 2nd, we have a free event that we hope… Read more »

10 ways we moved the needle in 2014

10 ways we moved the needle in 2014
Here’s what’s inspiring us to think big for 2015: 1. We helped pass Measure D, doing what we always do: convening, creating content-rich events, engaging the community, and changing the environment so it supports health, justice, and resilience. 2. Market Match expanded to 153 farmers’ markets in California, creating 46,412 purchases of affordable fruits and… Read more »

What’s Next for Berkeley’s Soda Tax?

What's Next for Berkeley's Soda Tax?
Dear Friends of the Ecology Center, On November 4th, Measure D passed. Not only that, Berkeley’s sugar-sweetened beverage tax won with 75% of the vote: a landslide! A small community took on one of the world’s largest industries and prevailed, against all odds. The American Beverage Association poured millions of dollars into our city and… Read more »

Youth Interns Broaden Their Horizons through EcoHouse Tour

Youth Interns Broaden Their Horizons through EcoHouse Tour
On a recent Friday, I along with the rest of Ecology Center youth interns took a field trip to the EcoHouse located in North Berkeley. The tour was filled with insights on how to grow a successful garden, ways utilize water resourcefully, and tips for applying these skills to everyday life. The tour started with… Read more »

We’re Hiring for a New Position: Youth Development Program Manager

We're Hiring for a New Position: Youth Development Program Manager
The Ecology Center is seeking a highly committed youth development professional to lead and expand our efforts to empower the next generation of environmental leaders. Our youth come from communities most impacted by poverty as well as environmental and heath disparities. The Program Manager will build on over ten years of vibrant youth food justice… Read more »