Press Release: Berkeley Farm Stand Debuts at New Downtown Berkeley Plaza

Press Release: Berkeley Farm Stand Debuts at New Downtown Berkeley Plaza
[Berkeley, CA] Starting October 22nd, the Ecology Center will operate a farm stand at the new BART Plaza in downtown Berkeley, offering fresh produce to the public year round, Monday through Friday, from 3:00 -7:00 pm. The Berkeley Farm Stand’s mission is to provide healthy, affordable, locally-grown food to those who work and live in… Read more »

Ask the EcoTeam: My New Carpet is Off-Gassing!

Ask the EcoTeam: My New Carpet is Off-Gassing!
Fall 2018 Update: The original version of this post, first published in 2010, has been one of the most popular pages on our site for almost a decade. We’re updating it now with some new information, but perhaps the most important update is that there isn’t much new information out there. After months of researching Read more »

What I Did for Plastic-Free July & How to Break Free from Plastic All Year

What I Did for Plastic-Free July & How to Break Free from Plastic All Year
 Nizam Porter was recently promoted to Youth Program Assistant at the Ecology Center. A Berkeley native, Nizam is passionate about building a strong, healthy, and conscious community. Here’s his reflection and photos from the Shoreline Cleanup he joined for Plastic-Free July. Get inspired and check out our next cleanup, September 11 at the South Berkeley Read more »

Weirauch Creamery Farm Visit

Weirauch Creamery Farm Visit
Farmers’ Market vendors Joel and Carleen Weirauch are best known for their small-batch sheep cheese, but their farmstead creamery brings more than cheese to table. With an emphasis on community, humane animal husbandry practices, and sustainable agriculture Weirauch Farm exemplifies the quality and care found only at your local farmers’ markets. Joel studied mycology at… Read more »

Top 5 Wins in the Senate Farm Bill

Top 5 Wins in the Senate Farm Bill
We previously wrote about the disastrous House version of the 2018 Farm Bill, here, which was passed along party lines earlier last month. Subsequently, the Senate has displayed a refreshing sense of bipartisan value, passing a Farm Bill that benefits farmers, the environment, and low-income Americans. Here’s what we love in the Senate’s Farm Bill:… Read more »