Thanks to the support of many organizations, elected officials, and individuals, Ecology Center’s Market Match program has secured funding through 2028.
The California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP), which funds Market Match, received $35 million in the 2023 State Budget, thanks to the hard work of many supporters.
Market Match enables CalFresh shoppers to double their… Read more »
City of Berkeley Proclaims Aug. 6-12 “Berkeley Farmers’ Market Week” to Celebrate and Support Local Agriculture
Berkeley, CA – Mayor of Berkeley, Jesse Arreguín, alongside Berkeley City Council members, signed a proclamation on Tuesday declaring August 6-12 as Berkeley Farmers’ Market Week at the July 25th City Council meeting.
Berkeley Farmers’ Market Week will be… Read more »
Dear Ecology Center Supporter,
This spring, we were a cosponsor of the 34th Bioneers conference, hosted in Berkeley for the first time. The event brought together thought leaders in the environmental and social justice movements to discuss practical and visionary solutions. I was struck by how many of the hot topics being discussed there are… Read more »
The well loved Market Match Program, led by the Ecology Center, which enables CalFresh shoppers to double their EBT food dollars for fruits and veggies at 270+ farmers’ markets (and other farm-direct sites), is at risk of losing funding.
That’s why the Ecology Center, Roots of Change, and a coalition of supporters are working to… Read more »
In the US we have been entrenched in a culture of consumption, with little consideration for what waste disposal entails, for decades. In fact, the convenience of disposable products and foodware has long been celebrated; in the 1950s a Time article coined the term “throwaway living,” naming that sentiment. But in recent years, cultural awareness… Read more »