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Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94702, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

October 22, 2014

Join us for a celebration and slide show presentation on wild edible weeds! Author Katrina Blair will prepare wild green juice cocktails and share her knowledge about 13 wild edible and medicinal plants found growing growing near human communities all over the world. This event will offer practical inspiration for simple living in alignment with our environment that will ultimately lead to embodied health, deep trust, and a true sense of belonging to our home planet. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, Katrina’s book, The Wild Wisdom of Weeds, includes over 100 unique, nutrient dense recipes for food, medicine, and self care. Whether based at home or traveling, the book aims to empower individuals to maintain a state of optimal health with minimal cost and effort. Katrina teaches us how to prepare these wild plants in soups, salads, first-aid concoctions, body care products, and more. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Date: October 22, 2014 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

October 23, 2014

Do you still wonder what happened with Prop 37? Well, there are still many grassroots volunteers working to bring transparency and democracy to our food system.

Join us for a night of GMO Awareness with a movie showing of Genetic Roulette by Jeffrey Smith followed by a Q & A with the Bay Area organizers.

Bring your friends, family and anyone you know who eats to learn all about GMOs and the risks we are taking with eating them.

Never-Before-Seen-Evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn.

Panelists —

Rachel Haight is currently a volunteer coordinator for LabelGMOs.org East Bay. During the grassroots campaign to label GMOs in California, she worked as a volunteer gathering signatures, tabling at farmer’s markets, and the like. Later, when the ballot initiative became Proposition 37, she worked as the volunteer coordinator in Berkeley.

Sofia Pavlova worked as the Proposition 37 Campaign Administrator. She was also the volunteer coordinator for Oakland. After the campaign she worked for Jeffrey Smith as the Event Coordinator at the Institute for Responsible Technology. She currently is co-coordinating the LabelGMOs.org East Bay volunteer group.

Rachel Pachivas started with the grassroots group, Label GMOs in July of 2011 as the local leader for the East Bay. She then became the field coordinator for Northern California for Proposition 37 and the California Right to Know. Presently, she’s a volunteer coordinator for LabelGMOs.org East Bay.

Date: October 23, 2014 7:00 pm